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Clean Power

Parts Of Europe Could Become Windier In A 1.5˚C World

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new study has concluded that the United Kingdom and large swathes of northern Europe could become windier if global temperature levels rise to 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels, resulting in far-reaching implications for wind energy generation. ... Read More


Recycling

Scientists Develop Recycling Process That Could Lead To “Zero Waste” Cell Phones

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Researchers have developed a process to separate fiberglass from resin. This was a task that had proved nearly impossible earlier — and the primary reason the two substances are nearly impossible to recycle. They must be separated to make them reusable. Scientists hope their research will be used to develop a “zero-waste” cell phone. ... Read More


Air Quality

US Cities Are Losing Millions Of Trees Each Year

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Nexus Media

New research suggests that American cities and their surrounding areas have been losing as many as 36 million trees a year. That might not sound like a lot when you think about the number of trees in our nation’s forests, but those trees have a powerful impact on health and well-being — and on climate change... Read More


Climate Change

“The Accountants Are Taking Over” In The Oil & Gas Industry

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Most energy companies today report on their climate, environmental, and social impacts. In the EU, they are even legally obliged to do so. But how transparent are these reports? How can they be compared? And how will they be used by investors and policymakers? Clare Taylor spoke to a number of experts and learned that energy companies are increasingly under pressure to improve their non-financial reporting – and that there is more legislation to come. Meanwhile, one NGO is working on a global benchmark. “The accountants are taking over.”... Read More


Clean Power

We Examined 885 European Cities’ Plans To Tackle Climate Change — Here’s What We Found

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Around the world, cities endeavor to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and help limit the world’s mean temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels... Read More


Batteries

Germany’s Battery Storage & Redispatch Costs Hit Record Highs In 2017

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Renewable energy generation is still on the rise in Germany, though at a much lower pace than in the years around 2010, writes Marius Buchmann of Jacobs University in a detailed overview of the German electricity market in 2017. Costs of the feed-in tariff are stagnating, notes Buchmann, but redispatch costs which grid operators incur to keep the system stable, reached a new record far above €1 billion... Read More


Bicycles

World Record For Fossil-Free Mobility Parade Targeted

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Leeuwarden, 2018 European Cultural Capital from the Netherlands, will be heaven for electric vehicles for two weeks. From July 1st through 14th, an electric driving world record should be broken by Frisian and international e-drivers... Read More


Batteries

#1 Electric Car In Germany … $7,000 Of Tesla Model 3 Repairs … When To Mow Your Lawn … (#CleanTechnica Top 20)

Published on May 22nd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week were ... some weird ones. Have a look, read what you missed, and share everything with the world! Topics include electric car sales, the EV revolution, the Tesla Model 3, mowing your lawn(!), the Nissan LEAF, the Chevy Bolt, BMW EVs & PHEVs, EV charging, and more... Read More


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