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Sep 26, 2021

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Study finds more microplastic in baby poop than in adult

Sep 24, 2021: In a recent study published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology Letters, scientists found 10 times more microplastic in babies' feces than in adults'.

3deluxe's first zero-carbon super-yacht sold as an NFT

Sep 24, 2021: If you've been trying to figure out how to spend that pesky $500 million, here's the answer. This zero-carbon super-yacht made a huge splash, pun intended, at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Take a trip to explore natural beauty on the San Juan Islands

Sep 24, 2021: As I pick my way between the crazily-shaped logs, to the water of South Beach on San Juan Island, it's a driftwood lover's dream come true. Some pieces are propped up to make primitive shelters.

Severe droughts cause 14% drop in US hydropower generation

Sep 24, 2021: In 2021, electricity production by hydropower plants across the U.S. will reduce by 14% compared to 2020 levels. This is due to the extreme drought conditions affecting western states.

Honeybee swarm kills 63 African penguins

Sep 24, 2021: Sixty-three endangered African penguins were the victims of a tragic attack last week. The culprits: a swarm of Cape honey bees.

Siemens Gamesa starts installing first 14MW offshore wind turbine prototype in Denmark

Sep 24, 2021: European turbine manufacturer installs 150-metre-plus tower for SG 14-222 DD at test site in Østerild…

New York City makes plans to become key offshore wind player

Sep 24, 2021: New York City Mayor de Blasio and the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC) have announced a 15-year, $191 million Offshore Wind Vision (OSW) plan to make the city a leading destination for the offshore wind industry. The plan also ensures the city meets nation-leading climate goals of 100% clean electricity by 2040 and… The post New York City makes plans to become key offshore wind player appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Chinese OEM MingYang ‘plans wind turbine plant’ in southern Germany

Sep 24, 2021: Planned factory would be first major wind manufacturing facility in Europe built by a Chinese company…

US and China make big climate pledges at UN General Assembly

Sep 23, 2021: Two of the world's largest economies — and by far the largest carbon contributors — have committed to stop financing the climate crisis. On Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, the U.S. and China pledged to cut off financing for activities that fuel the climate crisis.

McDonalds Happy Meal toys to get more sustainable by 2025

Sep 23, 2021: Young activists know that today's plastic toys are tomorrow's non-recyclable waste. In response, McDonald’s is making its Happy Meal toys more sustainable.

Massive greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

Sep 23, 2021: The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College already holds several design awards, including the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner for Architecture + New Technology. After several years of planning and construction, it is nearly complete.

This apple factory turned artist ranch is a budding community

Sep 23, 2021: This is the story of how a decommissioned apple processing facility became a modern rural retreat. Created by Best Practice Architecture, Cloud Ranch is an amazing combination of the old and the new.

Morgenfarm proposes vertical farms to replace Berlins Autobahn

Sep 23, 2021: Morgenfarm offers a utopian vision for Berlin’s infrastructure where toxic fumes are replaced by green space and healthy vegetables.

Tesla battery operator sued in Australia over alleged service failures

Sep 23, 2021: Australian Energy Market Operator claims Hornsdale Power Reserve did not provide power services as promised…

Colbun to build one of Latin America’s largest wind farms

Sep 23, 2021: Developer set to build 778MW wind farm in Chile, which is due to supply power to a local copper mine…

GWEC and Irena push for 380GW offshore wind by 2030

Sep 23, 2021: Wind and renewables groups form offshore wind pact to accelerate global deployment to 380GW by 2030 and then 2TW by 2050…

Officials worry COP26 climate conference is at "high risk of failure"

Sep 22, 2021: The highly anticipated U.N. climate conference COP26 is at "high risk of failure," according to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. Planned to take place this November in Glasgow, COP26 intends to bring together global leaders to address the climate crisis.

Wind energy can deliver vital slash to global warming

Sep 22, 2021: Implementing advance wind energy scenarios could achieve a reduction in global warming atmospheric average temperatures of 0.3 to 0.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, according to new research.

Extreme heat pushes Biden administration to pursue worker protections

Sep 22, 2021: President Biden has directed labor officials to draft laws that will protect workers under extreme heat conditions. The directive comes months after a hot summer, in which several workers were reported dead due to extreme heat.

Climate clock ticks out shame for rich nations

Sep 22, 2021: Activists in New York are trying to shame rich countries into keeping an expensive promise to the Global South. A new version of a digital "climate clock" displayed in Union Square shows a climate-action timeline along with an amount rich countries still owe.

Off-grid design helps rebuild school structures lost in fire

Sep 22, 2021: Frederick Fisher & Partners recently completed a project at the Ojai Valley School’s Upper Campus in Ojai, California, replacing structures previously lost to the Thomas Fire in 2017.

State-owned utilities dominate India’s latest wind-solar hybrid tender

Sep 22, 2021: India's tranche 4 wind-solar hybrid tender saw a shift from private developers to state-owned utilities, while prices fell…

These shipping container tiny homes provide for the unhoused

Sep 22, 2021: The pandemic showed us all how close anyone can come to having nothing. Many people are much closer to losing everything than they even want to know. Monarch Village, created by Studio 804, offers a shelter solution to meet the needs of unhoused people and families.

New offshore wind-to-green hydrogen project to host electrolysers on jack-up rigs

Sep 22, 2021: A renewables developer is teaming with offshore engineers and contractors on an innovative green hydrogen solution…

Renewables company RES hires Vestas’ North American leader for CEO role

Sep 22, 2021: Vestas’ North American president Eduardo Medina is to replace Ivor Catto as RES chief executive from 1 November…

Ørsted and US gas giant Williams to explore power-to-X projects

Sep 22, 2021: Danish utility looks to onshore wind business to develop renewable hydrogen platform with new agreement…

EDP Renewables agrees 15-year PPA for Canadian wind farm

Sep 22, 2021: Renewables producer EDPR has signed a contract to sell output from a planned new wind farm in Canada to TransCanada Energy…

The City One is a compact, community-focused electric car

Sep 21, 2021: If less is more, then The City One is more car than you’ve ever seen before! This car is small, efficient, eye-catching, tough, and yeah — it’s electric.

Air Company wins first place in NASA's CO2 Conversion Challenge

Sep 21, 2021: A technology, engineering and design-based company in New York has secured first place in NASA’s CO2 Conversion Challenge with a project that converts CO2 into sugars to create new resources on Mars.

City of Telosa enlists Bjarke Ingels Group for urban utopia

Sep 21, 2021: A plan for the world’s most sustainable city has been designed and is expected to welcome its first residents by 2030. Proposed for construction in an undecided desert location in the United States, the city of Telosa is estimated to cost $400 billion and accommodate a population of 5 million.

Fortum-Rusnano wins up to 1.6GW in latest Russian wind tender

Sep 21, 2021: Finnish-Russian joint venture takes lion share of wind power capacity on offer, to be commissioned by 2025-27…

Coral reef capacity has declined by 50% since the 1950s

Sep 21, 2021: A recent study published by One Earth has revealed the troubled state of coral reefs globally and their impact on the ecosystem. The researchers established that the coral reefs' capacity to offer ecological services relied upon by humans has declined by 50% since the 1950s.

What causes zombie plants?

Sep 21, 2021: Parasitic bacteria can teach us a lot, according to scientists who have just discovered a manipulation mechanism used by the bacteria to slow down plant aging. Their insights might lead to new ways to protect food crops from disease.

Duke Energy enters Iowa market with 207-MW wind project

Sep 21, 2021: Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions is planning to construct the 207-MW Ledyard Windpower project in Kossuth County, Iowa, the company’s first renewable energy project in the state. Verizon has entered a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 180 MW of wind energy generated by Ledyard Windpower to support the company’s sustainability goals. “We’re excited to… The post Duke Energy enters Iowa market with 207-MW wind project appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Parker develops bladder replacement kits for wind turbines

Sep 21, 2021: Parker Accumulator and Cooler, a motion and control technologies manufacturer, has developed a line of replacement kits for bladder-style accumulators used in wind turbines. The kits let wind turbine technicians replace bladders in the field, avoiding potential downtime and power capacity disruption. The bladder replacement kits are engineered with rubber compounds that Parker formulated specifically… The post Parker develops bladder replacement kits for wind turbines appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables to divide US offshore wind assets

Sep 21, 2021: US offshore wind pioneers agree to restructure JV ahead of starting construction at their flagship Vineyard 1 project…

Developers jostle for capacity in India’s 1.2GW wind tender

Sep 21, 2021: The country’s latest wind-only tender sees more bidders offering lower prices, with the full 1.2GW volume being allocated…

Ecuador seeks 200MW of wind in renewables tender

Sep 21, 2021: South American country launches tender as part of plans to add 1GW of renewables capacity by the middle of the decade…

Failing to curb emissions puts Earth on "catastrophic pathway"

Sep 20, 2021: The world will face catastrophic weather events unless governments take steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This is according to a new report released by the United Nation last Friday. The report reviewed all the commitments submitted by the Paris Climate accord signatories and found that the globe would experience a 16% rise in greenhouse gasses by 2030 compared to 2010 levels.Scientists have warned that the world would be inhabitable if governments will not stop greenhouse gas emissions and...

Wind tech jobs are one of the fastest growing in America

Sep 20, 2021: Are you mechanically inclined? Do you enjoy climbing tall ladders and yearn to join the green economy? If so, consider retraining and switching to the fastest-growing job in the U.S. — wind turbine technician.

Zip around the city with CAKE's new electric moped, the Makka

Sep 20, 2021: With this new electric moped, reducing your carbon footprint is a piece of CAKE.

Proposal for worlds largest timber structure offers possibilities

Sep 20, 2021: All over the world, unique projects are being developed to mitigate carbon emissions. One such project comes from Anders Berensson Architects in Sweden. The firm's bold proposal is for Bank of Norrland, the world's largest timber structure.

Ørsted signs new offshore wind PPA with German supermarket chain Rewe

Sep 20, 2021: German food retailer Rewe Group signs ten-year power purchase agreement for 100MW of power from offshore wind farm…

Vestas to close three European wind turbine component factories

Sep 20, 2021: Manufacturer says introduction of new products and integration of onshore and offshore businesses are behind closures…

SSE has made ‘no decision’ to spin out renewables unit

Sep 20, 2021: Media reports have suggested the Scottish utility and offshore wind farm developer could be carved up…

Vattenfall aims to quadruple wind and solar to reach net-zero by 2040

Sep 20, 2021: Swedish utility plans to grow renewables fleet, phase out coal and help hard-to-decarbonise sectors boost electrification…

OFS furniture is eco-driven from tree to delivery

Sep 17, 2021: Based out of Huntingburg, IN, with multiple showrooms around the country, furniture manufacturer OFS sets the bar high for sustainable production, protecting the environment and setting an example for other companies.

High PFAS levels associated with breastfeeding issues

Sep 17, 2021: A study of 1,286 pregnant women found that those with high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies are 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early.

Los Angeles County to begin phasing out oil and gas drilling

Sep 17, 2021: When people think of Los Angeles, celebrities and fast cars probably come to mind before oil and gas drilling. But the county has a surprising number of active and abandoned wells. On Wednesday, Los Angeles County supervisors said no more drilling.

ACWA Power in line for 100MW wind farm in Uzbekistan

Sep 17, 2021: Saudi developer grows its pipeline in the central Asian country with a $25.65/MWh winning bid in a tender…