The April, 2018 Green Energy Times is being distributed and can be downloaded HERE.
Individual articles are being uploaded and will be available soon.
from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/04/19/the-april-green-energy-times-is-available/
- The UAE was the second-largest investor in the renewable energy sector in the Middle East and Africa last year, investing $2.2 billion, up 2,815% over the previous year. The UAE recorded the second highest growth after Rwanda’s 8,665% as the African country invested $400 million in the renewable energy sector in 2017. [ZAWYA]
Shams 1 solar thermal plant in the desert (Masdar | Handout via Thomson Reuters Zawya)
- Five New England liberal arts colleges have joined together to create a solar power facility that will offset 46,000 MWh of the total amount of electricity they use. The participating colleges are Bowdoin, Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and Williams. The facility will be built in Farmington, Maine, and is expected to open in 2019. [MassLive.com]
- “Market forces are driving a clean energy revolution in the US” • Transforming US energy systems away from coal and toward clean energy was once a vision touted mainly by environmentalists. Now it is shared by market purists. Today, affordable renewable energy is driving coal production and coal-fired generation out of business. [Source]
- Ride-hailing service Lyft has announced a plan to purchase enough carbon credits to make all its global operations carbon neutral. Lyft will also fund “emission mitigation efforts, including the reduction of emissions in the automotive manufacturing process, forestry projects, and the capture of emissions from landfills.” [CleanTechnica]
- A report released by the Elemental Excelerator, which is based in Honolulu, said Hawaii can achieve 84% of its clean energy goal by 2030, more than double the state’s target for that year, and that it would be cheaper than not doing anything. The report said reaching 100% renewable energy by 2045 could save the state $7 billion. [Pacific Business News (Honolulu)]
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from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2018/04/21/april-21-green-energy-news-5/
The Ocean Cleanup is making progress on their first Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup system, and shared images of the assembly at their Alameda Yard headquarters, the site of a former naval station near San Francisco. The plastic-scooping system could launch this summer.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/the-ocean-cleanup-is-about-to-send-a-giant-plastic-collector-to-the-great-pacific-garbage-patch
1. Don’t Drive
I know, I know. At face value, this doesn’t sound like much fun at all. But that’s only because you’ve forgotten how awesome the alternatives can be. Give your car the day off this Earth Day. Plan to get to work, school, and happy hour using
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/6-fun-meaningful-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day
There are a lot of 3D printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. The 1076 square foot house was built out of a special quick-drying mortar and was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the housing of the future – and his house could be constructed anywhere. “Even the moon.”
3D Housing 05 was built on-site by a portable robot as a way to show how…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/this-new-3d-printed-house-was-built-by-a-portable-robot-in-just-48-hours
In an effort to develop a more sustainable production system, Apple has invented a robot named Daisy, which is capable of deconstructing old iPhones and recovering usable parts for new devices.%
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/apples-new-recycling-robot-can-disassemble-200-iphones-in-a-single-hour
A top United States Department of the Interior official appears to have used his position to delay the protection of the endangered Texas hornshell mussel at the request of oil industry lobbying groups. According to exclusive reporting by the Guardian based on acquired documents, Interior official Vincent deVito seems to have acquiesced to a 2017 e-mail correspondence with the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) asking that the mussel not be placed under protection for six months…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/trump-official-delays-protection-of-endangered-species-at-oil-lobbyists-request