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Apr 14, 2021

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A solar-ready holiday home disappears into a Czech forest

Apr 13, 2021: When Czech architecture firm NEW HOW Architects was asked to design a holiday home in the Ore Mountains, it decided to craft a nature-inspired home that would go against the trend of white plaster houses in the area.

French government to ban short domestic flights in favor of trains

Apr 13, 2021: The French government is planning to end all short flights for routes that could be traveled in 2.5 hours or less by train in order to reduce carbon emissions.

Nepal's rhino population is on the rise

Apr 13, 2021: The 2021 numbers are up 16% for a total of 752 rhinos, according to results released by Nepal’s government this week.

Charlotte McCurdy, Phillip Lim design carbon-neutral algae sequin dress

Apr 13, 2021: Fashionable materials like sequins don’t have to come at a cost to the environment.

Virtual Pollinator Park shows a future with or without pollinators

Apr 13, 2021: What will the world be like once pollinating insects, like the honeybee, are gone?

Iberdrola plans green hydrogen production at Whitelee wind farm

Apr 13, 2021: The Spanish company’s Scottish subsidiary plans to use the Whitelee wind farm and new solar and battery capacity to produce hydrogen…

Google-contracted Swedish wind farm sees another crane crash

Apr 13, 2021: Wind farm developer Treblade reports no injuries or construction delays after auxiliary crane overturns at Björkvattnet wind farm…

Permitting the key obstacle to EU wind investments – WindEurope

Apr 13, 2021: Despite investor appetite, inadequate permitting frameworks in some European markets mean there are insufficient available projects…

Redevelopment project brings major green space to Tokyo

Apr 12, 2021: Set for completion in 2023, the Toranomon-Azabudai Urban Redevelopment Project is a collaboration between urban landscape developer Mori Building Co. and luxury hotel operator Aman.

Harmful algal blooms release "Very Fast Death Factor" into air

Apr 12, 2021: A new study shows that the dangerous anatoxin-a, produced by cyanobacteria and found in algal blooms, can be released into the air, posing serious health risks.

Do we really need to mine the deep seas to power EVs?

Apr 12, 2021: Electric vehicle manufacturers are turning to deep sea mining for metals necessary for EV batteries. But this can be detrimental to these ecosystems.

An airy multigenerational home shows adaptive reuse done right

Apr 12, 2021: OEOOO has transformed and expanded a disused farmhouse into the Hehl Tenne House, a warm and inviting multigenerational home wrapped in timber inside and out.

Acciona shareholders approve renewable energy spin-off

Apr 12, 2021: Acciona hopes the move will give greater visibility to its strategic business line, reduce its capital costs and strengthen its balance sheet…

Wright-inspired home has trees growing through the roof

Apr 12, 2021: Dubbed the House in Repino, the project will focus on minimizing the removal of existing trees.

US Wind begins oceanographic surveys for Maryland offshore lease area

Apr 12, 2021: Maryland-based offshore wind developer US Wind has launched oceanographic survey activities within its Maryland offshore lease area. A team of scientists and other experts will collect data beginning in April into July 2021 to inform project design, including foundation type, turbine location and cable burial routes. “These seabed surveys are an important next step in… The post US Wind begins oceanographic surveys for Maryland offshore lease area appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Time to re-invent the seal for wind turbines

Apr 12, 2021: By Andras Kaldos, Product Engineering Group Manager, Key Industries, James Walker In recent years wind turbines have made significant increases in size as operators and OEMs seek to optimize the costs of power generation by building fewer larger and more efficient turbines. Whilst these will produce substantially more energy than they take to manufacture, install… The post Time to re-invent the seal for wind turbines appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Enercon signs up investors for German onshore wind

Apr 12, 2021: The German turbine manufacturer and developer's fund is investing in operational German onshore wind farms. It plans to launch similar investment products…

Aerie launches REAL GOOD swimwear made with recycled nylon

Apr 9, 2021: Whether you plan to swim laps, go diving or just sunbathe in the backyard, Aerie’s new collection of sustainable swimwear is sure to make a splash.

Industry requests larger offshore wind infrastructure budget in letter to Congress

Apr 9, 2021: The American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and several offshore wind industry members addressed a letter to Congress requesting the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program’s budget be increased to $750 million in the FY 2022 infrastructure appropriations bill. The letter cites President Joe Biden’s clean energy goals and coastal states’ goal of nearly 30 GW… The post Industry requests larger offshore wind infrastructure budget in letter to Congress appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Adventurer plans to drive EV from South Pole to North Pole

Apr 9, 2021: Chris Ramsey is planning to cover 17,000 miles in electric vehicles.

Sea level rise creates "ghost forests" along the Atlantic coast

Apr 9, 2021: Sea level rise is killing forests in protected areas on the eastern U.S. coast, according to a recent study.

Dismountable dojo in Vietnam is topped with a rice husk roof

Apr 9, 2021: Energy efficiency, Japanese design and an emphasis on low site impact are combined at DOJO Saigon, a new light-filled judo training hall in Ho Chi Minh City.

Solar-powered Zamasport HQ produces over half of its energy needs

Apr 9, 2021: Designed to follow the architecture firm’s philosophy of “slow architecture,” the sustainably minded headquarters prioritizes energy efficiency and worker wellness.

‘US renewables forecast falls short of Biden ambition’ - BloombergNEF

Apr 9, 2021: The US’s wind and solar fleet is set to nearly triple in the next ten years, according to new analysis. But this will not be enough to decarbonise the power sector by 2035…

Equinor and ESB plan 1.4GW Irish floating offshore wind farm

Apr 9, 2021: The developers' planned Moneypoint project will be part of a multi-billion-euro programme to transform a coal-fired plant into a renewable energy hub…

Artist Hugo McCloud spotlights waste with art made of plastic bags

Apr 8, 2021: Artist Hugo McCloud, known for using unusual medium choices such as aluminum sheeting, tar paper, scrap metal and solder, spent his quarantine in Mexico, layering together tiny pieces of plastic bag waste.

Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish

Apr 8, 2021: "Seaspiracy" is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides.

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

Apr 8, 2021: A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa's largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

Warming in deepest parts of the Great Lakes could be irreversible

Apr 8, 2021: New research published in the journal Nature Communications shows that the deepest parts of the Great Lakes are warming up.

Understanding NFTs and energy consumption

Apr 8, 2021: Non-fungible tokens (or NFTs) are the newest players in the cryptocurrency market, and their environmental impact may surprise you.

Allbirds creates a plant-based leather

Apr 8, 2021: Allbirds put its best foot forward when it stepped into the sustainable footwear sphere. Now, the company is going further with the development of a new, plant-based leather.

Investors slam Texas wind power balancing bills

Apr 8, 2021: Critics argue making renewable energy operators pay for grid balancing services is based on wrong assumption they were to blame for Texas blackouts…

Nekkar developing automated wind turbine installation method

Apr 8, 2021: The Norwegian firm claims a ‘major turbine manufacturer’ is supporting the development of its SkyWalker technique…

Ørsted, PGE, RWE awarded Polish offshore wind CfDs for 2.9GW

Apr 8, 2021: The developers are the first to be awarded power contracts for Polish offshore wind farms. The energy regulator is still considering applications…

Brooklyn Home Company designs passive townhouse with raw wood elements

Apr 7, 2021: A passive townhouse in Brooklyn features wood design accents and a rooftop patio for lounging.

COVID-19 lockdowns lead to decreasing light pollution

Apr 7, 2021: One welcome side effect of COVID-19 lockdowns is the reduction of light pollution.

Neurological disorder leaves bears in California vulnerable

Apr 7, 2021: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is concerned over increasing incidences of bears with rare neurological disorders showing up in residential areas.

Studio Gang transforms coal plant into LEED Silver-targeted student union

Apr 7, 2021: Riverfront revitalization and sustainable adaptive reuse combine at the Beloit College Powerhouse, a Studio Gang-designed student union focused on recreation and wellness.

Meet the artists creating sustainable artwork for Nespresso's flagship cafes

Apr 7, 2021: Nespresso's parent company, Nestlé, has certainly come under fire for things like bottling water in California during historic droughts and sourcing water near Flint, Michigan in the past. While the company attempts to offset the environmental impact of its coffee business via a recycling program, Nespresso will also highlight sustainability through art.

Seven 100MW-plus wind farms brought online in March

Apr 7, 2021: Windpower Intelligence recorded several large onshore wind farms being commissioned in the US, India and New Zealand last month…

Iberdrola agrees investment joint venture with Spanish insurer

Apr 7, 2021: Energy utility partners with leading insurer to co-invest in up to 1GW of wind and solar projects in Spain. Their initial portfolio will consist of 230MW…

Ørsted to sell half of Borssele 1 & 2 to Norwegian oil fund

Apr 7, 2021: Ørsted will sell 50% of the 752MW wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands to Norges Bank Investment Management, with close expected this summer…

Customizable, natural lichen green walls require no maintenance

Apr 6, 2021: These vertical gardens, made from 100% natural and stabilized lichen moss, don’t attract dust or insects and are adaptable to almost every type of interior space.

UK launches world's largest ocean monitoring system

Apr 6, 2021: The U.K. has announced a plan to install an underwater network of cameras to monitor and protect ocean biodiversity.

Leaking wastewater pond causes state of emergency in Florida

Apr 6, 2021: A leak in a wastewater pond caused a state of emergency in Manatee County, Florida last weekend.

Rainwater-capturing holiday home is an extension of the landscape

Apr 6, 2021: This home includes passive cooling systems, high-performance insulation, recycled natural resources and a garden irrigation system.

Eco-tourism company Banyan Tree Group plans expansion in 2021

Apr 6, 2021: The Banyan Tree Group is celebrated globally for its commitment to sustainable practices in the hotel industry.

French construction firm buys Spanish renewable energy developer for nearly €5bn

Apr 6, 2021: Vinci's acquisition of ACS Group's energy business with a 22GW project pipeline will boost the French infrastructure giant's role in the renewables sector…

Masdar adds to Uzbekistan’s wind pipeline with 1.5GW plans

Apr 6, 2021: Developer's agreement with the government means two 1.5GW wind projects are now planned in a country that currently has just one 750kW turbine installed…

Green-roofed Czech cabin is built with recyclable hempcrete

Apr 5, 2021: After living as a modern nomad for years, Ondřej Koníček finally decided to settle down by realizing his dream cabin on a 20,000-square-meter wooded property in southeast Czech Republic.