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Jan 20, 2021

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House of Childhood is a daycare that emphasizes energy efficiency

Jan 20, 2021: Translated House of Childhood, the building was designed by Tectoniques Agency and is functional, inviting, striking and environmentally friendly.

Federal court dismisses Trump's rollback on regulating carbon emissions

Jan 20, 2021: A federal court has turned down the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to lessen carbon emission regulations for coal plants.

Gothenburg, Sweden develops world's first zero-emissions zone

Jan 20, 2021: The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world's first large-scale zero-emissions city zone. In collaboration with Volvo Cars, Gothenburg's Green City Zone initiative will be open to economic activities, allowing people to participate in businesses while supporting a sustainable environment.

Former prison site to transform into green mixed-use district

Jan 20, 2021: In the Copenhagen suburb of Albertslund, the former Vridsløselille prison site will take on new life as an attractive mixed-use district with a strong emphasis on nature. The development plan for the 160,000-square-meter district will combine the design proposal by Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and landscape architects BOGL with the scheme put forth by COBE Architects.

EDP Renewables establishes new leadership team

Jan 20, 2021: Portuguese utility EDP's new management team will lead the wider group as well as its renewables division. Its leaders quit last year amid a corruption scandal…

Need a bike helmet? 'Grow It Yourself' with mycelium

Jan 20, 2021: Tired of replacing all those plastic bike helmets? Now, there's a more sustainable option. The 100% compostable Grow It Yourself Helmet is made from mycelium.

IEA awarded construction contract for 118-MW Illinois wind farm

Jan 20, 2021: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, has been awarded a wind construction contract for the Shady Oaks II Wind Farm in Illinois. Algonquin Power & Utilities, a growing renewable energy and regulated utility company, awarded the project to White Construction, a subsidiary of IEA that… The post IEA awarded construction contract for 118-MW Illinois wind farm appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

US set to rejoin Paris Climate Agreement under Biden

Jan 20, 2021: US president Joe Biden’s rhetoric around wind contrasts sharply with the outgoing Donald Trump, who claimed wind turbines drive down house prices, kill birds and cause cancer…

RWE Renewables completes first Oklahoma wind farm with 148-MW Boiling Springs project

Jan 20, 2021: The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-MW project, located in Woodward County, Oklahoma, has achieved commercial operation. The facility is RWE’s first project in the state and in the Southwest Power Pool. “Under very challenging conditions, our teams have delivered this project with outstanding dedication to our… The post RWE Renewables completes first Oklahoma wind farm with 148-MW Boiling Springs project appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

155-MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm providing power to South Dakota electric cooperative customers

Jan 20, 2021: Avangrid Renewables completed commissioning of the 154.8-MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm on January 5, 2021. The facility’s 56 wind turbines are located in Deuel County, South Dakota, northeast of Brookings. The facility is owned by Tatanka Ridge Wind, which is jointly owned by Avangrid Renewables (15%) and WEC Energy Group (85%). Dairyland Power Cooperative has… The post 155-MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm providing power to South Dakota electric cooperative customers appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

├śrsted commits to first green hydrogen project

Jan 20, 2021: Ørsted expects to produce its first green hydrogen from offshore wind later this year…

The Mountain tiny home comes with a skylit cedar shower

Jan 19, 2021: Designed and built by CoMak Tiny Homes in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this tiny home on wheels packs a ton of cool features into a pretty small package.

Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL project on first day in office

Jan 19, 2021: Sources close to the US. President-elect Joe Biden indicate that the President plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project.

US solar panels may be partially produced via slave labor

Jan 19, 2021: The production of polysilicon and other solar panel parts in Xinjiang is suspected to be through slave labor. Will the US stop importing these problematic parts?

A new LEED Gold civic center will reinvigorate downtown Long Beach

Jan 19, 2021: Long Beach Civic Center Master Plan redesigns the downtown area into a vibrant, mixed-use district with multiple LEED-certified structures.

Equinor offshore wind boss leaves for Aker Solutions

Jan 19, 2021: Equinor's senior vice president of wind and low-carbon development, Stephen Bull, is leaving to join offshore wind sector newcomer Aker Solutions…

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2020

Jan 19, 2021: A surge of offshore wind farm finance in 2020 set an all time record for the sector, smashing the old benchmark by more than 56%, new findings show…

Could contraception for pigeons be a humane option for population control?

Jan 19, 2021: To get rid of pigeons, people typically trap, shoot or poison them. OvoControl is trying long-term birth control instead.

Aker Horizons to take control of Mainstream Renewable Power

Jan 19, 2021: Norwegian investment firm Aker Horizons' deal to buy a 75% stake in Mainstream Renewable Power values the Irish developer at €1 billion…

RWE sells further stakes in Texas portfolio

Jan 19, 2021: As part of a global reboot, German developer RWE has pressed ahead with its divestment of 207MW of onshore wind capacity in Texas to UK investment manager Greencoat…

The Wzai 2.0 smart plant can give anyone a green thumb

Jan 18, 2021: Have you ever found yourself with a struggling houseplant, demanding to know why it won't thrive? Let the Wázai 2.0, the world's smartest bonsai, turn you into a master home gardener.

Seagrass purges 900M plastic bits from the Mediterranean yearly

Jan 18, 2021: A new study has found "Neptune Balls" full of plastic that wash ashore are the product of seagrass, which collects and purges plastic pollution from the water.

Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable

Jan 18, 2021: If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla, you might be able to afford one in a few years thanks to cobalt-free batteries.

This green-roofed cabin is made from local cedar and glass

Jan 18, 2021: Made from sustainable building materials, the Bowen Island House maintains deep connections to nature while minimizing environmental impact.

South America takes biggest share of December onshore wind orders

Jan 18, 2021: Driven by large orders in Brazil and Colombia, South America accounted for the bulk of global onshore turbine deals in the final month of 2020. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the figures…

Dolmen Shelter renderings imagine stone-shaped guest rooms

Jan 18, 2021: Sibling team Davit and Mary Jilavyan have imagined a boutique hotel with stone-shaped guest rooms partially inspired by their housing complex in Moscow. The project, known as Dolmen Shelter, is a fictional rendering that the duo hopes to someday see brought to fruition by their friends in the building industry.

Acciona researching Spanish offshore wind-solar-green hydrogen hybrid

Jan 18, 2021: EU backs first-of-a-kind green hydrogen experiment project with €6m to establish an industrial-scale floating wind and solar array in the laboratory… x Mylea Better Shoes are made from mushroom leather

Jan 15, 2021: As the fashion world looks for alternatives to plastic and leather, mycelium is rising to the top of the material supply chain.

Trump administration opens 3.4M acres of owl habitat to loggers

Jan 15, 2021: More than 3 million acres of land, formerly protected habitat for threatened owls, have been opened to loggers.

Former Michigan governor charged for role in Flint water crisis

Jan 15, 2021: Seven years after the infamous Flint, Michigan water crisis, former governor Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday for his part in the environmental disaster.

A micro-house offers a formerly homeless resident both privacy and connection

Jan 15, 2021: In working closely with the client, the architects crafted a home that respected her desires for privacy without compromising a sense of community.

Offshore wind newcomer divests 80% of Swedish lake project

Jan 15, 2021: UK investment firm Downing will buy a majority stake in a 100MW wind farm in Lake Vänern for around €29 million…

Stefano Boeri Architetti designs prefab COVID-19 vaccination centers for Italy

Jan 15, 2021: All aspects of the project, which was completed free of charge, are united by a floral logo of a pink primrose and the motto “With a flower, Italy comes back to life.”…

Massachusetts governor vetoes higher offshore wind target

Jan 15, 2021: A climate bill that would have raised the state’s offshore wind target by an additional 2.4GW has been stymied by the governor on the grounds that cutting emissions by an extra 5% in the next ten years would cost $6 billion…

European demand helps Nordex orders level in 2020 despite coronavirus

Jan 15, 2021: Nordex received more than 6GW of orders in 16 countries in 2020 thanks to strong demand in Q4…

Vestas halts 150 turbines following blade investigation

Jan 15, 2021: Vestas has removed from operation 150 turbines of its V150 turbines, following a collapsed turbine at a Swedish wind farm last year.

Past and future come together at the sustainable Auric Hall

Jan 14, 2021: How can architecture serve the needs of culture and civilization? IMK Architects, a pioneer in urban design founded in 1957, answers that question with Auric Hall, its new project in Aurangabad, India.

Drought leaves Istanbul with just 45 days' worth of water

Jan 14, 2021: Turkey's capital Istanbul could run out of water in the next 45 days if rain does not fall.

The European bison population is no longer vulnerable

Jan 14, 2021: The European bison’s population has increased sufficiently for it to be removed from IUCN’s list of vulnerable species.

A bamboo meditation center overlooks sunset views in Chiang Mai

Jan 14, 2021: Locally sourced bamboo and adobe bricks make up the new Meditation Cathedral & Sunset Sala, a cluster of organically shaped buildings on top of a hill in northern Chiang Mai.

Adidas Outdoor line furthers brand's push for sustainability

Jan 14, 2021: While many big businesses and brands cause overwhelming environmental problems, Adidas works to clean up its act. In a bold move last January, Adidas acknowledged its contribution to plastic waste, noting the waste's negative impacts on the world's oceans.

Six groups join race for Denmark's Thor offshore wind farm

Jan 14, 2021: The Danish Energy Agency has prequalified sector giants and energy companies from across Europe to develop the up to 1GW offshore wind farm — the country's largest yet…

Turn of the year sees US commissioning surge

Jan 14, 2021: Wind farm commissioning ramped up significantly in the US towards the end of 2020, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly…

Equinor and BP victorious in New York offshore wind tender

Jan 14, 2021: Equinor and BP have been selected to build nearly 2.5GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York, taking the US state’s total offshore commitments with the energy giants to 3.3GW…

Wind to contribute 30% of new US capacity this year despite sharp drop

Jan 14, 2021: Even though new wind power additions are expected to fall sharply in 2021, wind will still account for a third of total new US generating capacity this year, government data suggest…

Vestas to cut jobs as part of offshore wind JV integration

Jan 14, 2021: Vestas plans to cut about 220 jobs as it integrates MHI Vestas into the company…

An autism-friendly hospital emphasizes nature for resiliency and healing

Jan 13, 2021: Charleston, South Carolina has raised the bar for inclusive healthcare design with the opening of the new Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion.

2 gorillas at the San Diego Zoo test positive for COVID-19

Jan 13, 2021: The gorillas showed symptoms, including coughing, at the San Diego Zoo last week.

Trumps name found scraped into a manatees back

Jan 13, 2021: A manatee in Florida has been found with the name Trump scraped into the algae on its back. Authorities are asking for help finding the person responsible.

Mint Tiny Homes Loft Edition model is full of natural light

Jan 13, 2021: For those who love the idea of a tiny home but hate the thought of feeling cramped inside a small space, the Loft Edition model from Mint Tiny Homes should definitely be on the radar.