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
October 15th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
US conservative concerns about the Green New Deal are odd. Each 'bad' section is tied to the New Deal, climate change, real problems, and sensible plans
October 15th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan
Not so far from other countries CleanTechnica follows closely, comes Ireland. Green motoring is on the increase month by month in Northern Europe, as we've reported extensively. We are now happy to bring a report on the continuing growth of electric vehicles in Ireland. Yes, the Irish are getting greener each year, too
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
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'
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
August 23rd, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Bernie Sanders has released his $16 trillion dollar plan to convert the US economy to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and reduce US emissions to zero by 2050. Is his plan realistic?
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.
July 18th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
Add the building electrification movement to the mounting pile of difficulties piled onto the plate of stakeholders in the US natural gas industry
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
May 17th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute
Decisive Policies Are Critical for Achieving Climate Goals in Residential Buildings
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.
April 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
New York City mayor Bill De Blasio said this week new glass and steel buildings would soon be banned. That may have been a bit of hyperbole but signals a new emphasis on energy efficient buildings.
April 19th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Buildings account for 67% of all carbon emissions in New York City. The city council has just passed a resolution mandating a reduction in emissions from large buildings of 40% by 2030.
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.
April 6th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
New Green Deal in all but in name: diesel-killing solar power company has big plans for its socially responsible, "Alaska tough" business model
March 30th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute
Green infrastructure like healthy forests, wetlands and coral reefs can cheaply and effectively enhance the performance of traditional built, or “gray infrastructure.”
March 26th, 2019 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Even if the Senate fails to endorse the Green New Deal, states and cities across the US are moving toward 100% renewable energy
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
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.
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
March 10th, 2019 | by Nexus Media
To hear the Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel tell it, the Green New Deal would spend trillions of dollars while eliminating jobs, travel, delicious food and family time
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