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Big Data: ‘Green’ coronavirus recovery would keep global emissions below 2019 peak

The world has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to pour investment into clean energy and create millions of new jobs, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Its “sustainable recovery plan” for the coronavirus pandemic lays out a series of measures that the agency says would ensure 2019 was the “definitive peak” for global emissions. By Josh Gabbatiss Carbon Brief Launched […]

July 22nd

When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control flooding and create recreational opportunities such as slack-water boating and waterskiing. But dams can also threaten public safety, especially if they are old or poorly maintained. By Jon Honea, Emerson College The Conversation On May 21, 2020, residents of Midland, […]

Tesla stands out for its tech – “Simple in one arena, profound in another”

The automotive industry has slowly evolved from producing mechanical behemoths to offering complex technological systems on wheels. The new cultural environment of transportation software precision has been guided by R&D from Tesla — Tesla has ushered in technological transformations that recreate vehicles into smart devices, deviate from fossil fuel dependency, infuse connectivity, and provide infotainment. […]

April 29th

Safer, more-sustainable transportation in a post- Coronavirus world

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents. By Ben Welle and Sergio Avelleda  World Resources Institute But coronavirus pandemic […]

April 28th

World’s first zero-emissions electric construction site!

Even in cities like Oslo, Norway, which is typically thought of as progressive and “green” here in the ‘States, more than 20% of the total CO2 emissions comes from heavy-duty construction equipment. That’s a huge number, and you can bet that older, less regulated machines in other major cities are even worse. That fact has motivated the […]

April 9th

Manufacturing powerhouse 3M commits to 100% renewable energy

American manufacturing powerhouse 3M announced last week that it was committing to move to 100% renewable electricity across all its global facilities by 2050 and has started the process by switching its company headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota (pictured below), to 100% renewable electricity last Friday and kickstarting the company’s efforts by bringing its company-wide […]

March 12th

Investment in DOE’s energy efficiency & renewable energy office reaps billions. Trump wants to kill it.

Donald Trump, putative president of the United States of America, wants to take a sledgehammer to funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. According to Bloomberg, the administration’s proposed budget will slash funding for that office by 70% from $2.3 billion to just $700 million. By Steve Hanley Cleantechnica The proposed […]

March 11th

Climate action: Moving to zero-carbon buildings would save consumers a huge amount of money

How can municipalities grow the market for clean, low-emission heating sources in new and existing homes and buildings? Can building electrification really save consumers billions of dollars compared to other carbon reduction strategies? Those and other questions are answered within new white papers that highlight opportunities and challenges of finding ways to significantly support building electrification, slash […]

March 6th