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U.S. Renewables Are Set to Generate More Electricity Than Coal for the First Time

This is set to be the year renewables take off. A new report from the Energy Information Administration shows that electricity generation from renewables is finally set to surpass that of coal, a major milestone in the efforts to a clean energy economy. The coronavirus is helping drive this shift.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, Oil And Gas, Clean Energy, Energy Information Administration, First Time


Marc Andreessen, Florence Nightingale and building in a vacuum

James Wise Contributor Share on Twitter James Wise is a partner at Balderton Capital, a trustee of the think tank Demos and a former specialist advisor to UK Parliament on Social Enterprise. If you want to get a structural engineer excited, ask them what they could build in space. Freed from the constraints of gravity and aerodynamics, a single human could move skyscrapers like LEGO bricks. A fraction of the rocket fuel neede...
Tags: Column, Balderton Capital, Japan, England, Technology, London, Opinion, Tech, Policy, Lego, Healthcare, Nursing, Clean Energy, Dyson, Marc Andreessen, Govtech Fund


An LA-led, public-private partnership pitches a $150B green infrastructure package to Congress

Representatives from the government and the utility managing the power of Los Angeles are proposing a sweeping infrastructure package worth roughly $150 billion centered on the broad electrification of transportation and industry. Drafted by the Los Angeles-based public-private Transportation Electrification Partnership, a collaboration between the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Southern California Edison, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, New York, Obama, Congress, La, Senate, US, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Southern California Edison, Electric Vehicles


Virginia Passes Landmark Clean Energy Legislation

On Sunday, Virginia became the first southern state to commit to transition to clean energy by 2050 when Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Clean Economy Act into law.Read more...
Tags: Science, Virginia, Pollution, Carbon Emissions, Clean Energy, Green Energy, Ralph Northam, Virginia Passes Landmark Clean Energy Legislation


Hydroelectric art gallery will generate enough wave power to be 100% self-sustaining

London-based architect Margot Krasojevic has just unveiled a futuristic art gallery that runs on hydroelectric power. Slated for the coastal Russian region of Sochi, the Hydroelectric Sculpture Gallery will harness enough wave energy to not only be 100% self-sufficient, but it will also be able to channel surplus energy back into the grid, powering around 200 nearby houses and businesses as a result. The art gallery will be located on Sochi’s coastline, where it will use the exceptionally stron...
Tags: Art, South Korea, Design, London, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Wind Power, Clean Energy, Sochi, Black Sea, Wave Power, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Architecture, Hydroelectric Power, Margot Krasojević, Krasojevic


Jimmy Carter's solar plant powers half his Georgia hometown

Half of Plains, Georgia’s energy comes from solar panels, thanks to former President — and former farmer — Jimmy Carter. Since installing a solar plant on his former farm in 2017, Carter’s nearly 4,000 solar panels have kept the lights on for many of Plains’ 727 residents. The company SolAmerica first approached Carter with the idea to turn his land into a solar farm. SolAmerica Energy President George Mori recently told People that this experiment is still fueling the town a few years later. On...
Tags: Design, News, White House, Environment, Barack Obama, Georgia, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, Clean Energy, Solar, Solar Power, Sierra Club, Carter, Plains Georgia, SolAmerica Energy


Heliogen’s Solar Farm Could Drastically Reduce Global Emissions

Backed by Bill Gates, clean energy company Heliogen has developed a concentrated solar energy source that could eliminate carbon-emitting industrial processes—essentially “transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels.” The advancement would allow heavy machinery to forego fossil fuels and employ those created from the process (like hydrogen or syngas), ultimately reducing global carbon emissions by 10%. The technology at the center of Heliogen’s innovative idea …
Tags: Energy, Science, Design, Climate Change, Environment, Tech, Fossil Fuels, Bill Gates, Innovation, Solar Energy, Clean Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Linkaboutit, Solar Farm, Heliogen


Venture Investors Bets on Healthcare, and Milwaukee, With $75M Fund

Venture Investors is going all-in on healthcare with its latest venture fund.Launched in 1982, Venture Investors (VI) is the oldest venture firm in Wisconsin, and one of the older VCs in the US. Historically, early-stage life sciences and healthcare startups have made up the majority of its investments, but it has also backed young companies in sectors such as software and alternative energy. No longer.The firm’s sixth fund, a $75 million vehicle in early October, will focus exclusively on he...
Tags: Milwaukee, US, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Clean Energy, Life Sciences, Roche, Accuray, Hologic, Medical College of Wisconsin, Atlas Venture, National blog main


Portland AT&T customers to get refunds from wrongly collected energy tax

The only thing that comes close to the chaos that is tax law is a telephone bill. Especially a cell phone bill. In addition to the phone charges — Remember those? That's when you use your device to talk to another person. — there are, among lots of other line items, things such as data charges, text charges and, of course, taxes. My monthly mobile phone bill is six pages long. One of those pages, thankfully sent digitally, is full of taxes and user fees. That's an excerpt of some them in the ph...
Tags: Taxes, Oregon, Portland, Clean Energy, Portland Oregon, Austin Texas, AT T, U S Department of Energy, Multnomah County Circuit Court, OregonLive, Portland AT amp, Portland Clean Energy Community


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


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


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


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 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


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


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