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A Propulsion System for a 186-seat Electric Aircraft

Posted: 03.18.2020 no comments

 

So far, e-planes can carry only a few people on board. Now, the easyJet airline has started working with California startup Wright Electric to develop an engine for a 186-seat electric aircraft called Wright 1. From 2030, the first flights will already be available, and 186 passengers can be transported with zero emissions.     Wright […]

 

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Mercedes-Benz Frees Up Cash to Build Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

Posted: 03.11.2020 no comments

 

Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a sweeping cost cutting plan to free up cash to build electric and self-driving cars, a step which could see entire engine families and platforms eliminated, Daimler board member Markus Schaefer said on Tuesday. “We will review our current lineup and the idea is streamlining the portfolio,” Schaefer said in a conference […]

 

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View “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”

Posted: 03.04.2020 no comments

 

by David Houle   Last week I wrote about the climate change conference that The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank  was presenting. Called “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change” it was unique in the sense that in the morning was the 2020 updated reality of what the climate crisis now looks like. […]

 

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A Drop of Water Lights Up 100 LED Bulbs

Posted: 02.26.2020 no comments

 

A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently developed a new form of droplet-based electricity generator (DEG). It features a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that allows for high energy-conversion efficiency, and its instantaneous power density is increased by thousands of times compared to its counterparts without FET-like structure. This […]

 

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Massive Economic Losses from Nature Destruction and Massive Economic Gains from Nature Restoration

Posted: 02.19.2020 no comments

 

A landmark study by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) titled Global Futures has used cutting-edge modelling to explore the global economic impacts of natural capital depletion, and shows how any chance of resilient economic growth on the planet is tied to the restoration of natural resources.     It warns of potential risks to the world’s future economic […]

 

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Resurrecting American Passenger Trains

Posted: 02.12.2020 no comments

 

When Patrick Goddard managed boutique hotels in Miami, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands, no detail was too miniscule for him to fuss over. “Like I don’t want to crawl under the bed to find an outlet to plug in my phone,” he says.     He’s still obsessing over the fine points of comfort; now […]

 

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Portuguese Oil Firm Becomes Major Solar Player

Posted: 02.05.2020 no comments

 

Portuguese oil company Galp Energia will become one of the biggest players in Europe’s booming Spanish solar market after closing a €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) deal for the solar assets of Spanish construction firm ACS.      The deal includes 900 megawatts of operational assets and a pipeline expected to yield a further 2 gigawatts […]

 

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The Super-Cool Materials that Send Heat to Space

Posted: 01.29.2020 no comments

 

When businessman Howard Bisla was tasked with saving a local shop from financial ruin, one of his first concerns was energy efficiency. In June 2018, he approached his local electricity provider in Sacramento, California, about upgrading the lights. The provider had another idea. It offered to install an experimental cooling system: panels that could stay […]

 

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Fossil Fuel Companies Acknowledge Climate Litigation Threatens Their Bottom Line

Posted: 01.23.2020 no comments

 

Fossil fuel companies facing climate-related litigation are starting to acknowledge in their financial disclosure forms that these legal challenges could harm their business.   Dozens of companies have been named in more than a dozen climate liability lawsuits filed by communities across the country. Those lawsuits seek to recover climate-related damages and attempt to hold […]

 

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California 2030 Climate Goals and Huge Cost Savings

Posted: 01.16.2020 no comments

 

California is one giant experiment in combating climate change. The state is trying all sorts of policies to choke off emissions in time to hit a series of ambitious, self-imposed goals. If it is successful, the other 49 states will have a model as they find their way.     But California is not on […]

 

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