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The UK Just Got More Power From Renewables Than Fossil Fuels, a First Since 1882

It’s been an eventful year for carbon-free energy in the UK. First, Great Britain went a week without coal for the first time since the Industrial Revolution. Then the country fired (wound?) up the world’s largest offshore wind farm. Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Renewable Energy, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy, Transitions, UK First Great Britain


Old power station in Berlin is converted into off-grid arts center that runs on energy generated by woodchips

The former industrial town of Luckenwalde now has a beautiful new arts center that not only aims to bring a little vibrancy back to the German region, but a whole lot of sustainability. Artist Pablo Wendel just unveiled E-Werk, a defunct power station that he has turned into an innovative arts center that is projected to run on recycled wood chips rather than coal. Although an artist at heart, Wendel obviously has an admirable talent and passion for creating machinery that generates clean ener...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Architecture, Urban Design, Clean Energy, Sustainable Design, Adaptive Reuse, Wendel, Art Studios, German Architecture, E-Werk, E-WERK Luckenwalde, Kunststrom power station, E-Werk arts center, Contemporary Art Center In Germany, Kunststrom Art Power


friday power

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. [some links are to the complete Twitter thread] “I f you never change your mind, why have one?” —Edward de Bono — via @stiggylou “I’m taking an online data analytics class from the Wharton School of Business. The last module is 4.5 hours of how we can track people. Exactly 0 minutes of that is spent on ethics. Just in case you’re wondering what elite business schools ar...
Tags: Germany, Clean Energy, World Bank, eLearning, Wharton School of Business, Friday's Finds, Edward de Bono


Amazon Sets Electric Vehicle, Carbon Footprint Goals Amid Criticism

Amazon unveiled a new series of ambitious, long-term sustainability goals on Thursday that would continue the company’s efforts to make its operations more environmentally friendly.Under what Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has dubbed “The Climate Pledge,” the tech giant said it has ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from Rivian, a Michigan startup Amazon has backed previously. The Seattle-based ecommerce company also committed to reduce its carbon footprint by getting more energy from renewable ...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Startups, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Trends, Tech, Sustainability, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Software, Electric Vehicles, United Nations, Wind Power, Aws


Fintech and clean tech? An odd couple or a perfect marriage?

The Valley’s rocky history with clean tech investing has been well-documented. Startups focused on non-emitting generation resources were once lauded as the next big cash cow, but the sector’s hype quickly got away from reality. Complex underlying science, severe capital intensity, slow-moving customers, and high-cost business models outside the comfort zones of typical venture capital, ultimately caused a swath of venture-backed companies and investors in the clean tech boom to fall flat. Yet, ...
Tags: Energy, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, New York, Enterprise, Finance, Funding, US, Tech, Renewable Energy, Risk Management, Venture Capital, Renewables, Wind Energy, Clean Energy


‘Weirdo’ Fintech VC Anthemis marches to its own drummer

Entering into the world of Anthemis is a bit like stepping into the frame of a Wes Anderson film. Eclectic, offbeat people situated in colorful interiors? Check. A muse in the form of a renowned British-Venezuelan economist? Check. A design-forward media platform to provoke deep thought? Check. An annual summer retreat ensconced in the French Alps? Bien sûr. Sitting atop this most unusual fintech(ish) VC is its ponytailed founder and chairman Sean Park, whose difficult-to-place accent and Philos...
Tags: Energy, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, New York, Finance, Funding, Tech, Risk Management, Banking, Park, Netflix, Venture Capital, Clean Energy


Concern over climate change propelling the left ahead of Australia's election

Surrounded by the rugged national parks on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, the small seaside town of Tathra has not forgotten the inferno that burnt 65 homes to the ground last March. Many residents believe the out-of-control bushfire was the result of climate change and, ahead of a general election on Saturday, concerned voters like these are dragging Australian politics left-wards as they demand action. “You could see the fire coming and you could see these explosions of flame.  It was ...
Tags: UK, Science, Labor, Australia, North Korea, America, Britain, Liverpool, New South Wales, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Clean Energy, National, Scott Morrison, Liberal, India China


Australian election: Climate change firestorm fuels rise of the Left

Surrounded by the rugged national parks on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, the small seaside town of Tathra has not forgotten the inferno that burnt 65 homes to the ground last March. Many residents believe the out-of-control bushfire was the result of climate change and, ahead of a general election on Saturday, concerned voters like these are dragging Australian politics left-wards as they demand action. “You could see the fire coming and you could see these explosions of flame.  It was ...
Tags: UK, Science, Labor, Australia, North Korea, America, Britain, Liverpool, New South Wales, Sydney, Bill Shorten, Clean Energy, National, Scott Morrison, Liberal, India China


Britain Just Went a Week Without Coal For the First Time in 137 Years

Coal may have helped birth the Industrial Revolution in Britain, but the nation is working hard to leave it behind. And it just hit a big milestone: This marks the first time since 1882 that Britain has run a week without coal.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Britain, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy


The Engineers’ Plan for Creating Border Security With Clean Energy

A proposal imagines how building solar panels and wind turbines along the U.S.-Mexico border could unite calls for a Green New Deal and a border wall.
Tags: Mexico, Management, Clean Energy


Inslee Climate Plan Aims to Quash Coal, Reach 100% Clean Energy

Inslee, who is the governor of Washington and is making climate change a centerpiece of his bid for the White House, modeled his blueprint on initiatives in the state. The effort comes as Democratic presidential candidates race to outline their visions for combating climate change and the greenhouse gas emissions that drive the phenomenon.
Tags: Science, Washington, White House, Clean Energy, Inslee


Outdoor Updates: Man accused of threatening hikers along the Appalachian Trail

Man accused of threatening hikers along the Appalachian Trail A man accused of threatening hikers along the Appalachian Trail has been arrested. Thirty-year-old James Jordan of Massachusetts, who goes by the name of “Sovereign,” was arrested in Unicoi County, Tennessee. He was carrying a large knife and is charged with possession of schedule six drugs, drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation. Jordan allegedly threatened hikers at a shelter along the Appalachian Trail and chased peopl...
Tags: Hiking, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Sport, Canada, Cycling, Clean Energy, Jordan, NHL, National Hockey League, Jefferson County, Greene County, Madison County, Appalachian, Appalachian Trail, James Jordan


Outdoor Updates: How will you celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. How will you celebrate? Today is Earth Day, an annual day of support and advocacy for our planet. The first Earth Day was held in 1970 and founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in. Senator Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work. More than 170 countries celebrate Earth Day across the globe and monumental environmental legislation has been passed on Earth Day, including the 2016 Paris Agreement, a landmark gre...
Tags: Death, Environment, Sport, Canada, United States, Cycling, Wildlife, National Parks, Missouri, Climbing, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Endangered Species, Clean Energy, North America, North Carolina


The Dirty Truth About Green Batteries

If we’re going to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we’ll need an energy revolution. Specifically, we need to replace our dirty, fossil fuel-based grids and dirty, fossil fuel-powered vehicles with clean, carbon-free grids, and electric vehicles that charge off them. But there’s a big problem.Read more...
Tags: Science, Batteries, Clean Energy, Battery Recycling, Everything Has A Cost, Dirty Truth About Green Batteries


Amazon Is Aggressively Pursuing Big Oil as It Stalls Out on Clean Energy

In 2014, Amazon announced that it would power its rapidly expanding fleet of data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Apple, Facebook, and Google made similar pledges two years before that, and pressure from consumers and environmental groups drove Amazon to follow suit. For the next two years, the tech giant…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Clean Energy, Automaton, Apple Facebook


Outdoor Updates: Naked Man on Hiking Trail + Mom Fights off Cougar

Greensboro, NC woman encounters nearly naked man on hiking trail Runners and hikers in Greensboro, NC are being warned to stay alert after a nearly naked man was spotted on a popular trail Tuesday morning. A woman running near the entrances of the Nat Green and Palmetto trails near Old Battleground Road encountered a man wearing a “black jacket and sneakers but nothing else.” The man was described as a thin, 6-foot-tall white man with brown hair and a bit of facial hair. The woman who sa...
Tags: Hiking, Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, Clean Energy, Rivers, Raleigh, Raleigh NC, Vancouver Island, Greensboro NC, Lockhart, Mountain Lions, Newswire, Zachery, Neuse River


Outdoor Updates: Naked Man Spotted on Hiking Trail + Mom Fights off Cougar

Greensboro, NC woman encounters nearly naked man on hiking trail Runners and hikers in Greensboro, NC are being warned to stay alert after a nearly naked man was spotted on a popular trail Tuesday morning. A woman running near the entrances of the Nat Green and Palmetto trails near Old Battleground Road encountered a man wearing a “black jacket and sneakers but nothing else.” The man was described as a thin, 6-foot-tall white man with brown hair and a bit of facial hair. The woman who sa...
Tags: Hiking, Environment, Water, Sport, Cycling, Clean Energy, Rivers, Raleigh, Raleigh NC, Vancouver Island, Greensboro NC, Lockhart, Mountain Lions, Newswire, Zachery, Neuse River


Trump's Goons Now Forced to Say They Have No Idea Whether Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

Last night at a Republican fundraiser in DC, Donald Trump claimed that wind turbines cause cancer with the citation, “They say the noise causes cancer.” This may be because the president has a grudge against wind power because he thought it would spoil the view from one of his golf courses in Scotland or it might just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Scotland, Renewable Energy, Conservation, Fossil Fuels, Wind Power, Wind Energy, Clean Energy, Donald Trump, Wind Farms, Trump, Mind Garbage


Outdoor Updates: Drilling ban restored + Hellbender sightings

A federal judge restores Obama-era drilling ban On Friday, a federal judge in Alaska threw out President Trump’s order to revoke an Obama-era ban on oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, calling the order illegal. The judge’s ruling protects 128 million acres of federal waters from drilling, including 98 percent of the Arctic Ocean and undersea canyons in the Atlantic that stretch from the Chesapeake Bay to New England. The decision could impact a five-year leasing plan the...
Tags: News, Obama, Environment, Sport, Atlantic, Cycling, Wildlife, Conservation, Alaska, Arctic, Clean Energy, Exercise, North Carolina, Offshore Drilling, Arctic Ocean, New England


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


New Mexico Passes Landmark Clean Energy Bill, But Some Tribal Groups Feel Left Out

The clean energy revolution has arrived, and... it’s complicated. New Mexico is now the third state to adopt a 100 percent clean energy mandate, with the legislature passing a bill Tuesday mandating the state reach that goal by 2045. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the bill any day now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indigenous Rights, Oil And Gas, Clean Energy, New Mexico, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Womp Womp Womp


North Carolina Governor proposes offshore wind energy study

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s $25 billion budget includes a line item that could impact the state’s wind energy future. The proposal asks for $300,000 to study the state’s potential to manufacture, ship and service offshore wind turbine components that are now imported from Europe. A number of states in the Northeast have done their own assessments and are starting to corner the U.S. offshore wind market. The study is about “keeping up with other states and maintaining competitive adv...
Tags: Energy, Europe, News, Environment, Sport, Cycling, Clean Energy, North Carolina, Cooper, Northeast, Roy Cooper, Tomasz Sienicki, Newswire, Energy News, Katharine Kollins, Southeastern Wind Coalition


Clean Energy Fuels to offer Zero-Carbon Redeem renewable natural gas at all of its fueling stations by 2025

In Arizona, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon1 Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025, summarized in its Corporate Sustainability Report unveiled at the GreenBiz Conference. By transitioning exclusively to Redeem by 2025 and by achieving Zero-Carbon intensity, Clean Energy would outdistance other alternative fuels, including electric vehicles, which are not excepted to hit that mark until 2045. “In 2014, the first full year it was avail...
Tags: Clean Energy, Producer News, Clean Energy Fuels, Arizona Clean Energy Fuels Corp, Zero Carbon intensity Clean Energy, Andrew J Littlefair, Clean Energy `` Clean Energy


Meet Squid: Key West's solar-powered boat for dolphin tours

Visitors who want to see the 200 wild bottlenose dolphins that live around the lower Florida Keys now have a more eco-friendly option. Squid, the first lithium ion battery-powered hybrid charter boat with electric motors, takes visitors on four-hour dolphin watching and snorkeling tours. The solar-powered boat’s electricity stores can be recharged at shore, via solar panels or, when necessary, with a diesel generator. The amount of energy Squid consumes varies day to day, depending on the loca...
Tags: Design, Boat, Solar Energy, Clean Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Alternative Energy, Key West, Squid, Eco Tourism, Coast Guard, Florida Keys, Walworth, Sunflare, Solar Powered Boat, Eco-boats


This on-the-go carafe heats or cools water instantaneously as you pour

Good news for coffee and tea drinkers: No more wasting time and energy waiting for the perfect cup. Thanks to Heatworks, the company responsible for creating an innovative new heating carafe, you won’t have to. Using patented Heatworks’ Ohmic Array Technology, the DUO Smart Untethered Carafe has the power to heat (or cool!) water to the exact degree while you pour. The DUO Carafe has Frog Design to thank for its modern, sleek exterior, and it is the third in a line of award-winning collaboratio...
Tags: Design, Interviews, Ces, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Green Technology, Carafe, Heater, Callahan, Hot Water, Filtered Water, Heatworks, Jerry Callahan, Heating Technology


RFA tells EPA to include missing RIN gallons in planned RVO “reset”

In Washington, requesting that the planned “reset” of renewable volume obligations for 2020-2022 take into consideration the 500 million gallons of renewable fuel improperly waived from the 2016 standards, as required by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ remanding Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA, the approximately 232 million RIN “write-off” as part of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing, LLC (‘‘PESRM’’) bankruptcy settlement, and the 2.25 billion RINs attributable to 48...
Tags: Washington, Policy, Clean Energy, Epa, RFA, D C Circuit Court of Appeals


Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia

Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and wind projects across North and South America, as well as Europe. The agreement is a collaboration between Google, several Taiwanese energy companies, and the country’s government, which recently revised Taiwan’s Electr...
Tags: Google, TC, Asia, Europe, Singapore, Tech, Renewable Energy, Taiwan, Clean Energy, South America, North, Solar Panels, GreenTech, Tainan City Taiwan, Taiyen Green Energy J V Energy, Chuanghua County


GoSun unveils solar cooker that lets you serve up some sizzling meals at night

San Francisco-based GoSun has become synonymous for their ground-breaking solar-powered cookers that use nothing more than sunlight to cook entire meals. Now, the company has just unveiled two new game-changing products at this year’s CES event, the GoSun Fusion, a solar stove capable of cooking day or night, and the GoSun Chill, a solar refrigerator system that can keep food and beverages cold without using a drop of fuel. Using the company’s patented solar cooking technology, the GoSun Fusi...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Ces, Gallery, Innovation, Clean Energy, Solar Power, Sustainable Design, Eat & Drink, Green Innovation, Solar Cookers, CES 2019, Gosun, GoSun Fusion, Solar Ovens, Solar-powered Refrigerators


Saving Half of the Clean Energy in the USA and the World

Nuclear power provides half of the low-carbon clean energy in the United States. Providing $12-17 per megawatt hour in credits would preserve this clean energy. This would be the cheapest way to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Usa, World, United States, Innovation, Clean Energy


From Google to Gates: Malta Targets Power Storage With Molten Salt

A new and unconventional power storage startup is preaching the gospel of salt and antifreeze as the long-sought answer to how to bottle up renewable electricity from intermittent solar and wind projects.Malta, based in Cambridge, MA, announced today it has graduated from Alphabet’s X, the Moonshot Factory—where it was known as Project Malta—and is heading off into the world with a $26 million Series A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the climate change fund led by Bill Gates....
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Boston, Trends, Tech, Renewable Energy, Launch, X, Bill Gates, Venture Capital, Wind, Clean Energy, Solar, Cleantech, Battery