October 30th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
Team Trees is an initiative by YouTuber MrBeast. The goal: plant 20 million trees around the world by January 1, 2020. So far, as of this writing, more than 10 million trees have been pledged at $1 each. Elon Musk donated funds to plant 1 million trees. YouTube is matching the next million-dollar donation to Team Trees, and even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made a donation
October 30th, 2019 | by Gerard Reid
I came across a very interesting statistic the other day from the IEA's Renewables 2018 report. The statistic is that 50% of total energy consumption globally is used for the production of heat for our homes, industry, and other applications
October 30th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Seven years ago, CleanTechnica published its policy position to not cover thorium nuclear reactors. Today, the United States has a Democratic Presidential candidate in the top 10 who loves thorium, yet CleanTechnica still ignores it. Why is that
October 30th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bill McKibben warns that parts of California may now be uninhabitable as climate change makes wildfires nearly a daily occurrence
October 28th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Researching air-carbon capture for use post-2050 remains a very good means of establishing the intellectual capital and basic technologies for when it makes sense to use them. But attempts to commercialize them today are premature
October 28th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Newly released grants are directed to diagnose coral reef degradation and to find solutions
October 28th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Calls for the end of investor-owned utilities are increasing across America as people realize their social cost is just too high.
October 28th, 2019 | by The Beam
Our responsibility for future generations does not end as we get older
October 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
The LA Times has published an article talking about how Elon Musk kept his promise regarding the Tesla short burn of the century and I just wanted to remind people that it's more than just burning shorts. Of course, we are speaking in metaphors here, and not literally setting people on fire. A "short burn" is practically a technical term in the investment world
October 27th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
For background, please see this previous article: "Will A Watershed Event Turn The Tide Against Fossil Fuels?"
A watershed event is defined as: An event or period that is important because it represents a big change and the start of new developments
October 27th, 2019 | by Andy Miles
That question “can Tesla save the Earth?” is a condensed way of asking, what impact can Tesla cars and electric vehicles in general have in our war against climate change? War it is, because we either win and survive, or we lose and perish, and losing is unthinkable, so certainly we have to do everything we can to live more responsibly and more sustainably. We either change voluntarily with the possibility of a favorable outcome, or change will be forced upon us in the most drastic, cataclysmic, and unpleasant way possible. The choice is ours
October 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Senator Schumer says he wants a rebate program to pay consumers to buy "clean" vehicles. Is it too bold or not bold enough?
October 25th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.
We are still not at a mitigation level to avoid 1.5ºC or even 2ºC temperature rise, but of course we hope to get there before runaway climate change destroys us. Part of what we can do is to be prepared for extreme climate events. They can happen to anyone, and there is no way to know who that will be and when
October 25th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
When you look at your finances and see that you're upside down in your current car, that your credit is shot to hell, or that you can't get into a car payment right now (or all of the above), you can't simply wish your way out of that hole, even if you wish really, really hard. Continuing to drive a gas vehicle in that situation doesn't make you a bad person or a sinner
October 25th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Scientists at the UN say an investment of $300 billion would buy the world 15 to 20 years to figure out how to solve the climate crisis. That's how much the world spends on military defense every 60 days.
October 24th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
The IMF says a price on carbon is far more effective than government rules and regulations. It recommends a minimum cost of $75 per ton of carbon dioxide.
October 24th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli
Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based nonprofit with a mission to support cleantech innovation in underserved markets, is excited to identify and help support high-potential founders of startup companies who are female or people of color working on innovative clean energy, sustainability, and environmental solutions
October 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Google began with the motto "Don't be evil." That was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
October 19th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
It was a mild and breezy evening on Fulton Street Alley in New Orleans, where several supporters and stakeholders who hope to make a difference in the world via alternative fuels came together for an award ceremony presented by Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)
October 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Volvo sees the opportunity in building a line of lucrative, low or no emission vehicles that are attractive to not only regulators, but customers to set them apart as leaders in the fight against climate change