A Market Worth Billions Nobody Seems To Have Noticed (Yet)

September 14th, 2018 by George Harvey on Clean Technica The CleanTechnica article, “‘Bold’ Climate Action Could Deliver $26 Trillion In Economic Benefits Through 2030,” speaks to the enormous potential for dealing with climate change. It covers a report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (GCEC), “Unlocking the Inclusive Growth Story of the 21st Century.” Image: fenixinternational.com The GCEC report makes it clear …

Using new mapping tools, including geographic information science (GIS), to protect indigenous lands

Last month, ELAW Staff Scientist Dr. Meche Lu traveled to Montreal, Canada for the 2018 Indigenous Mapping Workshop, organized by the Firelight Group, to learn about new GIS tools and methods to collect and share spatial data.  The workshop focused on training indigenous defenders and their allies on the latest geospatial technologies and promoting indigenous knowledge of GIS. “It was inspiring …

EV motorhome will serve mobile clinic application

September 12th, 2018 by Tina Casey in Clean Technica What could be more ironic than enticing small children to gather around your ice cream truck to breathe in lungfuls of diesel exhaust? Clustering people around a mobile lung clinic comes in close second, but it looks like the iconic RV company Winnebago has a solution for that, with the rollout of a new …

Digitization allied to technology learning curves in solar PV, wind and batteries are creating disruption in energy, the world’s largest sector

September 11th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill in Clean Technica  The rapid growth of clean technologies is expected to cause fossil fuel demand to peak in the 2020s, according to a new report from Carbon Tracker, serving to put at risk trillions for investors ignorant of or unwilling to participate in the transition to a low-carbon economy. The new report from independent financial …

US Energy Efficiency Industry Employs 2.25 Million People

September 11th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill on Clean Technica  The US energy efficiency industry added more new jobs than any other industry in the country’s entire energy sector in 2017 and now employs nearly 2.25 million people, according to new figures from E4TheFuture and Environmental Entrepreneurs. According to a new jobs analysis by nonprofit E4TheFuture and national energy advocacy group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), …

CA Storage bill + MN Community Solar 10x larger than the next state

September 10th, 2018 by John Farrell  Originally published at ilsr.org. Updated monthly around the 15th Updates Minnesota’s community solar program hit a record 401 megawatts of operational capacity in August 2018. The chart above shows the progress of projects through the program since August 2015, and the nearly two-year lag between the program launch in December 2014 and the successful ignition of multiple megawatts of …

Coal-Killing Energy Storage Grows By 200% In US

September 10th, 2018 by Tina Casey by Clean Technica  File this one under O for Oops, Never Saw That One Coming. President* Trump campaigned on a promise to save coal jobs in the US, but he missed that thing about the potential for explosive growth in the energy storage market. Now the chickens are coming home to roost, and that spells bad news …

Cape Cod Military Base To Run Fully On Renewable Energy: Basewide microgrid provided job training and saves money annually

September 10th, 2018 by Carolyn Fortuna on Clean Technica  The US Department of Defense’s (DoD) first wind-powered microgrid is nearly ready at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Unveiled on August 29, 2018, by the 102nd Intelligence Wing and project partners, the “grid-connected microgrid” will serve as a model for similar Air National Guard and Department of Defense (DoD) projects. …

Court Rules Frankfurt Must Implement Diesel Ban

September 11th, 2018 by The Beam by Erika Clugston As part of the latest chapter of the diesel emissions saga in Germany, the administrative court of Wiesbaden announced its decision on Wednesday that Frankfurt must implement driving bans, as early as February of 2019. This ruling has come following one of several lawsuits filed against the government by Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), an environmental protection group. The …

Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot Jedlix and Kraftwerke in Netherlands

September 11th, 2018 by Kyle Field on Clean Technica  Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to …