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Jun 23, 2021

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Ranch Dressing house sets example for modernization with minimal impact

Jun 22, 2021: Located in Mill Valley, California, this midcentury home has undergone an impressive, green renovation.

Single-use food packaging waste nearly doubled during the pandemic

Jun 22, 2021: A new report from the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has seen an uptick in single-use food packaging waste as well as masks collected during beach cleanups.

Record-breaking heat waves ravaging the West are not normal, scientists warn

Jun 22, 2021: This year, several states have witnessed persistent scorching temperatures that cannot pass for the normal summer heat.

Leeward Renewable Energy constructing 145-MW wind farm for Colorado utility

Jun 22, 2021: Guzman Energy and Leeward Renewable Energy have executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 145-MW Panorama Wind Farm in Weld County, Colorado. The project will be Leeward’s third project in Weld County, bringing its total installed capacity in the county to 617 MW, reflecting an aggregate capital investment of over $850 million. “Electric cooperatives,… The post Leeward Renewable Energy constructing 145-MW wind farm for Colorado utility appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

LA's Barnsdall Art Park revives historic olive grove

Jun 22, 2021: The restoration project is in line with Los Angeles' climate strategy to plant more trees.

Therme Art unveils 3 urban sustainability projects at Venice Architecture Biennale

Jun 22, 2021: These three projects explore how urban design can contribute to wellbeing for all.

Albania launches first 100-150MW onshore wind tender

Jun 22, 2021: Balkan state expects to announce the winners in the country’s first onshore wind tender in the first half of 2023…

Asia Pacific wind and solar spend to hit $1.3trn this decade

Jun 22, 2021: Investments in renewables in Asia Pacific are set to rise in the next decade, while fossil fuel spending is due to decline…

Vestas secures its largest French wind turbine order ever

Jun 22, 2021: The Danish manufacturer will supply TTR Energy with 30 of its V150-4.2MW turbines for a wind farm in Marne, northern France…

Nordex racks up 500MW of wind turbine orders in Finland in 2021

Jun 22, 2021: The German manufacturer secures new 199.5MW order for four projects in booming Finnish wind market…

Five months into the Biden Administration: A whirlwind of federal action on offshore wind

Jun 21, 2021: By Georgena Terry, research associate, Clean Energy States Alliance In late March, President Joe Biden announced an offshore wind goal of 30 GW by 2030 in a manner that protects environmental assets and creates employment. Through a coordinated multi-agency approach, Biden plans to fast track the deployment of utility scale offshore wind. The focus will… The post Five months into the Biden Administration: A whirlwind of federal action on offshore wind appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

Transportation hub in Sweden has a futuristic, floating solar roof

Jun 21, 2021: The “floating” solar roof in Sweden’s new Västerås Travel Center may be just an illusion, but the power it generates is entirely real.

Potentially harmful PFAS found in makeup products sold in North America

Jun 21, 2021: Potentially harmful traces of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals", have been found in several makeup products sold in the U.S. and Canada.

Stock up on sustainable personal care products this Prime Day

Jun 21, 2021: If you want to take care of the Earth while also taking care of yourself, check out this round-up of sustainable personal care deals for Amazon’s 2021 Prime Day.

New Sodexo Montreal offices include "Quality of Life" spaces

Jun 21, 2021: The offices invite a well-rounded recipe of collaboration, peace of mind and wellness.

Tech deals for Amazon Prime Day 2021

Jun 21, 2021: Here are the top deals on tech products for Prime Day 2021.

New report shows 200 GW of offshore wind projects have been announced in last year

Jun 21, 2021: More than 200 GW of new offshore wind projects have been announced since the beginning of 2020 — accounting for more than 44% of all global capacity at the pre-construction or early development phase — according to the “2020 Global Offshore Wind Annual Market Report” issued today from The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG). Despite a… The post New report shows 200 GW of offshore wind projects have been announced in last year appeared first on Windpower Engineering & Development.

New offshore wind development hits 200GW since start of 2020

Jun 21, 2021: Government and investor ambition could be thwarted by supply chain constraints and poor frameworks, consultancy RCG warns…

Setback for Australia's 26GW wind-solar green hydrogen hub

Jun 21, 2021: Australia’s environment department flags impacts on wetlands and migratory bird species in decision on Asian Renewable Energy Hub…

Prime Day Deals on zero-waste essentials

Jun 20, 2021: If you are shopping during this Prime Day, consider these top deals on zero-waste products to help you ditch plastic for good.

Shine Turbine is a wind-powered portable device charger

Jun 18, 2021: This portable wind-turbine weighs less than three pounds and fits in your backpack.

Rocky Mountains experience more severe and frequent wildfires

Jun 18, 2021: According to the study, climate change has led to decreased snowfall and increased the length of summers, triggering more wildfires.

EU parliament calls for ban on caged farming practices

Jun 18, 2021: On Thursday, the European Parliament approved a report petitioning the European Commission to end caged farming of animals.

DMAA designs Residential Greenhouse in Germany

Jun 18, 2021: A new urban district is rising from the dust of the former Kellogg's site on the Überseeinsel in Bremen, Germany.

All-electric affordable housing in Aspen to run on solar energy

Jun 18, 2021: A new, 53,000-square-foot building in Aspen is set to become one of the first multi-family structures run entirely off of electricity and solar energy in Colorado.

Saitec plans pilot with three 15MW floating wind turbines

Jun 18, 2021: Spanish engineering firm aims to install three 15MW turbines on its Sath (swinging around twin hull) concrete floating platforms…

Acciona Energia IPO plans value renewables unit at nearly €10bn

Jun 18, 2021: Spanish energy and engineering company Acciona reveals details of upcoming IPO for renewable energy unit…

Loci vegan shoes give back to animal conservation efforts

Jun 17, 2021: Loci is changing the game with vegan sneakers made from recycled materials.

Federal judge overturns Biden's pause on oil, gas leases

Jun 17, 2021: President Biden previously halted oil and gas leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico for environmental review. But a federal judge has overturned this decision.

Cruise ships, shipping vessels can now earn a "Whale-Safe" label

Jun 17, 2021: An Italian NGO has launched a new eco-label that will be awarded to freight and cruise companies that take steps to prevent their ships from colliding with whales.

WSU Everett building sets the gold standard for campus design

Jun 17, 2021: Explore the sustainable architecture that earned the Washington State University Everett building a LEED Gold rating.

Descendants Of Earth is a video game that tackles real-world problems

Jun 17, 2021: This is a mobile game that merges real-world environmental action with gameplay.

Vessel 'oil leak' halts offshore work at Saint Brieuc – updated

Jun 17, 2021: Iberdrola has stopped drilling work at the site off Brittany, France, after hydraulic fluid leaked from a jack-up vessel…

Oil major Shell joins hunt for Norwegian offshore wind

Jun 17, 2021: Shell, BKK and Lyse will apply for licences in the Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord Norwegian offshore wind auctions…

Iberdrola targets Asian wind and solar projects

Jun 17, 2021: Spanish energy giant signs pact with GS Energy to build renewables projects in South Korea and other Asian markets…

Chile delays power tender deadline amid new lockdown

Jun 17, 2021: Tender traditionally dominated by renewables pushed back by six weeks as Chilean capital enters Covid-19 lockdown…

Ocean Winds JV plans 1.2GW offshore wind in South Korea

Jun 17, 2021: EDP Renewables and Engie announced plans for the new project at an investment forum in Madrid, according to South Korean officials…

FreeWater is the startup connecting people to free, clean water

Jun 16, 2021: FreeWater provides beverages in eco-friendly, BPA-free packaging paid for by the ads printed directly onto the bottles.

Scientists use bacteria to turn plastic waste into vanilla flavoring

Jun 16, 2021: Scientists have converted plastic bottles into vanilla flavoring using genetically engineered bacteria.

Critical Antarctic ice shelf breaking away at an alarming rate

Jun 16, 2021: A new study published in Science Advances has revealed that the Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf is breaking away at a rate much faster than previously measured.

Adventuring in New River Gorge, the newest US national park

Jun 16, 2021: Here's what to expect on a visit to New River Gorge National Park.

Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center is a hidden art hall in China

Jun 16, 2021: Made using sustainable materials like local wood and low-emissivity glass, the Sino-Italian Cultural Exchange City Reception Center helps link the area’s surrounding ecological forest with the architecture of China and Italy.

CWP plans 30GW wind and solar power-to-x in Mauritania

Jun 16, 2021: North African country’s government pledges to accelerate $40 billion project’s permitting and development…

Vestas secures large turbine orders in Brazil and Ukraine

Jun 16, 2021: Danish OEM Vestas secures more than 700MW of orders for different wind turbine models in Brazil and Ukraine…

Call for Europe-wide ban on landfilling wind turbine blades

Jun 16, 2021: WindEurope believes landfilling ban will accelerate development of sustainable recycling technologies for wind turbine blades…

PSUs LEED Platinum School of Business features regionally sourced timber

Jun 15, 2021: Downtown Portland’s reputation for sustainability has been elevated yet again with Portland State University’s latest addition.

G7 leaders commit to curb climate change, but fall short on coal

Jun 15, 2021: On Sunday, G7 leaders committed to take action against global warming and to protect biodiversity, but they failed to set a date to stop coal exploration.

8 eco-conscious Prime Day Deals

Jun 15, 2021: Here are some of the top eco-friendly deals for Prime Day 2021.

BREEAM-certified residential development in Spain earns the name 'Nature'

Jun 15, 2021: Kronos Homes uses green design to create a functional and visually attractive housing complex in Spain.

Northland Power wins Polish offshore wind contract

Jun 15, 2021: Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 5.5GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea…