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Presidential Climate Policy Report Card: Obama, Trump, & Biden — A CleanTechnica Exclusive

October 4th, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

The climate action report card is much better for Obama/Biden and Biden/Harris than for Trump/Pence, which is unsurprising given President Trump's rhetoric on the subject. The Obama/Biden administration could have done much more, and while a Biden/Harris administration would be much stronger on climate change action than the Trump Administration, it too has more work to do to get to a truly effective climate action plan


The Battery Revolution Is Real, And It’s Here

September 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The battery revolution is very real, and it's here. Popular Tesla fan Viv noted that the topics Tesla focused on for Battery Day weren't just another research project, but represented an actual technological revolution


Onyx Solar PV Helps McDonald’s Build Its 1st Zero-Emissions Restaurant In The US

September 22nd, 2020 | by Press Release

McDonald's just introduced a flagship restaurant located west of Disney on Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida. The opening of this restaurant demonstrates the company's steadfast commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency as it will become a Zero Energy Building, its first Zero Emissions restaurant in the


Professional Chef On Her Love Of Cooking With Induction

September 20th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

In our lead up to next Wednesday’s webinar on Induction cooking, I interviewed a professional chef on the joys, advantages, and importance of cooking with induction. Rachelle Boucher is a professional chef and “appliance whisperer” who has been cooking on all types of stoves for years. She has been a celebrated corporate chef with brands like Monark Home, Sub-Zero & Wolf, and Miele


Climate Intelligence Is Business Intelligence

September 20th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services — a $30 billion-plus combination of software and service industries — has enabled dramatic advances in corporate performance. It empowers insight and intelligence-driven strategies and institutional decision-making and offers some of the most powerful tools at our disposal to turn down the global climate change thermostat


World’s Largest Clean Energy Accelerator Enters USA

September 15th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

EIT InnoEnergy, "the world’s largest sustainable energy engine," is entering the United States, via Boston. EIT InnoEnergy is headquartered in Europe, where it "helps entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to 500+ industrial partners in EIT InnoEnergy’s ecosystem."


5 Things To Watch Out For In Studies Claiming Electric Cars Are “Not So Green”

September 6th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A few days ago, I wrote about a new report by Ricardo for the European Commission showing (yet again) that electric vehicles “have significantly lower impacts on the climate.” I noted in the article that there's a common problem of much more limited studies coming to different conclusions that put electric cars in worse light, as well as simplistic and misleading headlines like "Electric cars aren't as green as you think they are" or "Electric cars have a dirty little secret."


Solar Lighting 101

September 4th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna

How much do you know about outdoor solar lighting systems, which use solar cells and which convert sunlight into electricity


Planned Obsolescence Leads To Resource Depletion, Overflowing Landfills, & Climate Change

September 4th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

Virtually all manufacturers today build their "durable" white and brown goods with planned obsolescence. They are designed to fail instead of designed for the longest possible lifetime. Concurrently, most now come with 1-year warranties, or longer warranties as a marketing gimmick, with some of the purchase price put aside by the bean counters for the inevitable failures. The reason for all this is increased profit



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