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Green Cab Ditches Hybrids In Favor Of Teslas For Its Taxi Fleet

October 16th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Green Cab taxi company in Madison, Wisconsin, announced today that it is converting its fleet of taxis to electric vehicles. When complete, the move will make Green Cab the first in the nation to operate a fleet of fully electric taxis

Green Business, Energy Efficiency, Apocaloptimist, & Tesla — CleanTech Talk with Scott Cooney

October 14th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Scott Cooney, primary owner of Important Media, the company holding CleanTechnica, and the founder and CEO of Pono Home, to discuss Scott’s newest pursuit: Apocaloptimist, a podcast series to inspire and engage people in hope for the future by highlighting innovative solutions to challenges around the world

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Climate Action & Your Portfolio: A Conversation About ESG Investment & Greenwashing With ETHO Capital

October 12th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

I’ve long been interested in climate action, and as I’ve become more interested in investing, I’ve become totally passionate about how to do sustainable investment RIGHT – or at least BETTER. In my last article about learning to invest sustainably, I wrote that it’s hard to find funds that truly align with my green sensibilities. But there is one that stood out for me, and in this interview with Amberjae Freeman from ETHO Capital, we dive into what ESG investing is, and what it ISN'

#EC2019 Part 3: Is Building Energy Efficiency Overrated?

September 26th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard

While efficient buildings are good, there are limits to how much should be invested in energy efficiency programs compared to decarbonizing electricity, electrifying everything, and ensuring buildings are built with low-carbon materials

5 Myths About The Green New Deal (Videos)

August 20th, 2019 | by Years of Living Dangerously

It’s still early days for the Green New Deal, a ten-year policy that aims to solve climate change at the pace and scale the crisis demands. Earlier this year, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a non-binding resolution to Congress. The goal of the resolution is to lay out the scope of the plan’s ambitions, but the nitty-gritty of the policy details are still to come.  

The Fight On Climate Issues In Danish Elections Results In Greenest Agenda Ever

July 1st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

With the UK signing into law a pledge to a net zero carbon polluting society, it is now a historical fact that Denmark did not make the title of green leader of the world in time. However, the country might still get the chance to be a prominent runner up. As the leading nation in wind energy, we should have gone all the way, decades ago. But really, who cares who's in the lead, as long as something is getting done! Let's hope it's not too late

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Los Angeles Green New Deal Will Change City’s Car Culture

May 6th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

LA mayor Eric Garcetti has announced a new Green New Deal plan that will slash emissions and congestion while creating new job opportunities. The Sunrise Movement says it doesn't do enough soon enough.

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The Green New Deal, Socialism, & The American Dream

April 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Opponents argue the Green New Deal is socialism. Historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author Joseph Ellis argues it is an expression of the highest and best principles enshrined in the Constitution.

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Beneficial Electrification: Plug In For The Greener Grid!

March 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

“Beneficial electrification,” a new catchphrase in the energy world, refers to the growing recognition that using clean electricity to keep our homes and businesses running is cheaper, greener, and a smarter way to meet our energy needs

It Will Rain Green In Paris Next Week: Green Bank Design Summit

March 15th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

A green rain of financial support will fall on climate change delegates in Paris next week at the opening of the Green Bank Design Summit on Monday, March 18. At least 24 developing countries representing 27% of global GDP and 44% of global carbon emissions are coming together to craft a new model for advancing clean energy investment, say organizers.

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Emerging, Thanks To NZEB Goals

March 13th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Incorporating solar generation in commercial building materials may finally become a mainstream practice, with both solar windows and solar panels used to create net-zero buildings. Evolving regulations in leading jurisdictions like California and Germany are driving the building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) with adoption deadlines as early as next year

Why The Green New Deal Cuts Consumer Energy Costs & Unemployment

March 9th, 2019 | by Mark Z. Jacobson

Critics claim that the Green New Deal is unaffordable and uneconomical and will sink the US into more debt. Having led the research team that developed science-based plans to transition each of the 50 states to 100% wind, water, and solar (WWS) in all energy sectors (electricity, transportation, heating and cooling, and industry), we conclude the opposite is true

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