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Dec 08, 2019

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Shmas Bangkok Green Link wants to add over 30 miles of greenways to Bangkok

Dec 6, 2019: In a bid to reconnect the city to nature and encourage residents to adopt healthier lifestyles, the project links major neighborhoods and transportation nodes with lush linear parks with diverse programming.

Minimalist home in the Brazilian countryside is made from mining waste

Dec 6, 2019: Brazilian architectural firm Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados (GPA&A) has unveiled a tiny, minimalist home with a small stature that conceals a powerhouse of sustainable design.

Families in China create an eco-community of timber, A-frame cabins

Dec 6, 2019: Spanning more than 20 acres in China's Mogan River Valley, Wiki Tribe Park consists of multiple A-framed cabins made out of cross-laminated timber.

Flowing marine research center inspired by tsunami waves

Dec 6, 2019: This proposed marine research center is inspired by tsunamis — inside and out.

Vineyard success in Connecticut

Dec 6, 2019: Vineyard Wind's 804MW Park City Wind has been selected in an offshore solicitation in Connecticut.

Museum of Plastic pops up during Art Basel Miami Beach

Dec 6, 2019: Inhabitat speaks with Lonely Whale executive directory Dune Ives about the Museum of Plastic.

Clearway Energy repowers 122-MW Texas wind farm

Dec 6, 2019: Clearway Energy Group, through its ownership interest in Repowering Partnership II, has completed its first wind repowering project. Elbow Creek, a 122-MW wind farm located in Howard County, Texas, originally completed in 2008, began post-repowering operations in November. Construction for the repowering was led by Mortenson and turbine equipment was provided by Siemens Gamesa. “The… The post Clearway Energy repowers 122-MW Texas wind farm appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Geronimo Energy’s 200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations

Dec 6, 2019: Geronimo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid Plc, announced commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm, a 200-MW wind energy project located in Clark County, South Dakota. Crocker has virtual power purchase agreements in place with leading corporations, Walmart and Cargill. The project was built by Wanzek Construction and utilizes GE 2.7-116 wind turbines.… The post Geronimo Energy’s 200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Hybrid projects to 'become the new norm'

Dec 6, 2019: Developer-utility ScottishPower has submitted permit applications to add solar power capacity to existing wind projects in the UK, which its CEO says will become increasingly common in the early 2020s.

Danish wind nearly subsidy free

Dec 6, 2019: The latest joint technology tender in Denmark has seen subsidies fall to an average price of DKK 15.4/MWh (€2.06/MWh), with the lowest wind price of just DKK 10/MWh (€1.34/MWh). Meanwhile, wind-solar hybrid projects are also successful.

Vineyard Wind wins bid for 804-MW offshore wind project for Connecticut

Dec 5, 2019: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Katie Dykes announced today that a bid from developer Vineyard Wind has been selected to advance to contract negotiations with the state’s electric distribution companies to provide 804 MW of offshore wind through the development of the Park City Wind Project. The bid was selected through… The post Vineyard Wind wins bid for 804-MW offshore wind project for Connecticut appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Impress loved ones with these homemade foods for holiday gifts

Dec 5, 2019: Everybody has to eat, and a food gift doesn’t hang around forever, taking up space.

Study shows how plant-based catering can greatly reduce events' carbon footprints

Dec 5, 2019: A recent analysis published by the Center for Biological Diversity’s Catering to the Climate report finds that replacing meat with plant-based menu offerings at conferences, corporate gatherings and holiday parties can greatly reduce the impact of these events.

Solar-powered Dutch home produces all of its own energy with surplus to spare

Dec 5, 2019: The Energy Plant House combines solar panels, passive solar strategies and a highly insulating envelope to achieve its energy-plus goals.

This durable, recyclable cooler is made from bamboo, wool, steel and aluminum

Dec 5, 2019: Called the Wooly Mammoth, this cooler strives to solve the problem of trashed coolers filling landfills, where they remain for generations.

Luca Curci Architects proposes a self-sustainable Vertical City of the future

Dec 5, 2019: Italian architecture firm Luca Curci Architects has unveiled the Vertical City, a futuristic proposal for urban development comprising a series of modular, zero-energy skyscrapers anchored into the ocean floor.

COP25: Global emissions continue to climb

Dec 5, 2019: Research by the Global Carbon Project shows that the increase in emissions for 2019 will likely be considerably slower than the previous two years, but that the world is still a long way off the rapid cuts to emissions required to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C.

Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

Dec 5, 2019: The 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project is facing reduced revenues as it misses out on a subsidy deadline caused, in part, by Senvion's insolvency procedures.

These DIY backyard saunas are just what you need to stay warm and toasty this winter

Dec 4, 2019: Are you dreading the dark, frigid months of winter? A DIY sauna is the cure for those cold-weather blues.

Historic schoolhouse is reborn into a contemporary hotel in the Columbia River Gorge

Dec 4, 2019: Historic preservation meets modern hospitality design in The Society Hotel in the Columbia River Gorge.

Perkins and Will designs modular, affordable housing for the homeless

Dec 4, 2019: In response to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, Perkins and Will’s Los Angeles studio has proposed DOME.

Chic B&B in New South Wales is inside a shed made of upcycled materials

Dec 4, 2019: If you are thinking about going down under for a vacation, make sure to check out this beautiful B&B located in a shed in New South Wales.

Sustainable holiday gift ideas for your friends

Dec 4, 2019: Check out this green gift guide to give every friend on your list the gift of sustainability this holiday season.

Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

Dec 4, 2019: France has committed to tendering up to two offshore wind projects annually and to ease the permitting hurdles facing the industry, the president has said.

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Dec 4, 2019: Ørsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.

Striking, sinuous home outside of So Paulo is inspired by the shape of native pine trees

Dec 3, 2019: The Pinhão House boasts a unique, elliptical volume with various levels and a leaf-shaped roof that juts out over a covered swimming pool, which is also integrated into the home's curved shape.

Cedar Haven is a forest retreat made with reclaimed logs

Dec 3, 2019: Blending contemporary design with natural materials, Washington-based residential architecture firm Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture completed a stunning timber home that feels like an extension of its alpine forest environment. Created for a homeowner who wanted a residence that echoed the tranquility of its mountain surroundings, the aptly named Cedar Haven was built mainly from stone and timber—much of which was reclaimed from the site itself. Several salvaged logs and other found objects...

Olson Kundig designs worlds first Recompose facility for composting human remains

Dec 3, 2019: Olson Kundig has unveiled designs for the flagship facility of Recompose, a company that will offer a new and sustainable after-death care service, in which human rains are gently converted into clean soil.

A family builds an impressive, 300-square-foot tiny home to travel the world

Dec 3, 2019: Their custom tiny home on wheels, as functional as it is beautiful, features all of the creature comforts of a contemporary family home.

Dutch company collects plastic pollution from rivers to make parks and products

Dec 3, 2019: Plastic pollution is a worldwide problem, with piles of debris along coastlines, on roadsides, in landfills and floating in waterways. Environmentally conscious companies are looking for ways to clean up the mess while simultaneously seeking out methods to recycle products into other products. One Dutch company, The Recycled Island Foundation (RIF), is tackling both problems with one solution — Litter Traps.

Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

Dec 3, 2019: French cable supplier Nexans will build a cable facility in the US, after signing a framework agreement with offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

Patagonias Black Hole Bags are made from recycled plastic bottles

Dec 2, 2019: Patagonia is setting the bar for high-quality and sustainable products with its new line of bags made from recycled plastic bottles.

Students fight urban sprawl with a subdivision for two LEED Platinum houses

Dec 2, 2019: In an effort to fight urban sprawl and accommodate the growing population in Lawrence, Kansas, nonprofit Studio 804 has created a subdivision for two sustainable homes to show how urban density can be achieved in established neighborhoods.

Sigurd Larsen completes a luxurious, treetop hotel cabin in a Danish forest

Dec 2, 2019: The tiny treehouse is elevated 26 feet in the air and is accessible by a wooden bridge that leads directly into a stunning, luxurious interior.

Eco-friendly subscription boxes to gift this holiday season

Dec 2, 2019: Giving the gift of a subscription box can provide year-round enjoyment for any recipient.

Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

Dec 2, 2019: The Irish government has approved a new renewables auction scheme but the wind industry trade body has warned of a gap in installations.

Tesla Cybertruck is an electric pickup truck with Blade Runner appeal

Dec 2, 2019: Elon Musk has unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck, an impressive, unique and fully electric pickup truck.

Timber Woody office in France embraces Paris' largest park

Nov 29, 2019: Nicknamed “Woody” after its timber build, the office is located on the eastern edge of Paris right next to the Bois de Vincennes.

Prefab homes on stilts include solar panels, water collection systems and organic gardens

Nov 29, 2019: Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has unveiled a beautiful, eco-friendly concept for a series of prefabricated homes that are elevated off the landscape on stilts.

6 helpful ways to give back to nature this Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2019: Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it is the best time to reflect on our planet and give thanks for nature and all of its glories.

This tiny farmhouse features a quaint reading nook

Nov 28, 2019: New York-based tiny home builder Willowbee Tiny Homes has managed to combine a comfy farmhouse aesthetic with a sophisticated and space-efficient tiny home.

ESB joins Neart Na Gaoithe

Nov 28, 2019: EDF Renewables has firmed up the supplier list for its 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland and announced a new financial partner, as the project moves towards construction.

Equinor makes Hywind performance data available

Nov 28, 2019: Project partners Equinor and Masdar have shared performance data from a single turbine at the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia.

9 tips for eco-friendly Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping

Nov 27, 2019: Follow these tips to take advantage of the seasonal deals without damaging the planet.

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act is signed into law

Nov 27, 2019: In a bipartisan win, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act has been signed into law, making serious harm to “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians” a federal crime.

Beachfront hotel in Costa Rica pays tribute to the land and its inhabitants

Nov 27, 2019: A new hotel, Hotel Nantipa, located in the Puntarenas area of Costa Rica, has been built with several sustainable features while also paying homage to the indigenous Chorotegan people who first inhabited the area. Designed by local firm Garnier Arquitectos, the hotel is integrated with water-saving systems, solar-powered water heaters, reclaimed building materials and more.

Biodiversity and wind energy

Nov 27, 2019: The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central government authorities, environmental NGOs and expert offices is that the current mechanisms for the protection of bats in wind power projects are insufficient.

Amsterdams new circular archives building sustainably generates all of its own energy

Nov 27, 2019: The city of Amsterdam has officially opened the Depot Amsterdam Noord, a new repository for the capital’s Stadsarchief city archives.

These ultra-cool, vintage-style travel trailers can go off the grid for a week

Nov 27, 2019: Handcrafted in California by Bowlus Road Chief, these aluminum-clad travel trailers offer race car-inspired aerodynamics that provide the smoothest ride possible. Additionally, the incredible campers can even go off the grid for various periods of time before needing recharged.

WindEurope Offshore 2019: 'Work with China' to boost innovation

Nov 27, 2019: Europe's offshore wind industry, academia and research bodies all need to widen their horizons and collaborate with the Chinese to boost innovation in the sector and face up to the huge challenge of cutting carbon emissions.