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Author Archives: Carolyn Fortuna

Transmission Upgrades & Expansion Are Necessary To Meet Increasing Demand For Wind & Solar

January 15th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna

A newly released report from the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) calls upon transmission planners to take into account the significant renewable energy demand of large non-utility customers, especially from Fortune 500 companies. That's because big companies are increasingly signing deals to buy wind and solar power, and their large and growing demand for transmission upgrades may exceed existing plans


CleanTechnica Divestment Year in Review 2017

December 23rd, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Divestment has reached an all-time peak in 2017, with religious, higher education, wealth fund, and other institutions joining in to end the fossil fuel infrastructure and transition to 100% renewable energy for all


LeBron James Pitches For Driverless Cars, Intel Takes Risks With Media Campaign

October 16th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

LeBron James has added a new corporation to his already robust endorsement portfolio of Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, Verizon, and Kia Motors. Welcome to the Lebron James empire, Intel. The company known for its processors has branched out into the Internet of Things (IoT), Associative Memory AI, climate research with Arctic conservationists, commercial drones, and self-driving car technology. And the latter is where LeBron James comes in. His important assignment is to build trust in autonomous vehicles


Landscape Architects Argue That Sustainable Design Results In Net-Zero Homes

September 28th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Landscape architects and clean tech? Sounds like the old nature-versus-society conundrum, doesn't it? Well, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) says that homeowners can implement cutting-edge methods so that residential landscapes support the environment — no matter the location or property size. And the ASLA is backing up its argument with a series of free online sustainable design guides to help spread understanding about sustainable and resilient residential practices


Pittsburgh’s Cleantech Leadership Flowering

August 24th, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Pittsburgh has committed to 50% reduction in CO2 emissions and energy and water usage by the year 2030, leading North American cities in this regard. It has made significant headway toward these goals, largely by applying lots of cleantech, according to the Pittsburgh 2030 District’s newly released 2016 Progress Report



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