“Lots of Lobbies and Zero Zombies: How Self-Driving Cars Will Reshape Cities”

“YOU DON’T LOOK for the essence of a city in its monuments or its museums. You look for it in its streets, where the covenant at the core of urban life—the sharing of space—plays out. For the past… Read More

“How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”

“Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates… Read More

“This could be the biggest advance in aluminum production in 130 years”

“Along with major U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa and multinational mining behemoth Rio Tinto, Apple announced a collaboration in Canada to fund a technology that, the companies say, can remove carbon dioxide emissions from the high-temperature smelting process that… Read More

“Miami’s green tech incubator”

“Over the past four years, EcoTech Visions has helped launch 26 companies. For example, one converts motorcycles to electric, and another makes compostable silverware out of potatoes.” https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/05/miamis-green-tech-incubator/?popupally_stop=subscriber

“Cheap renewable energy is killing India’s coal-based power plants”

“Renewable energy prices in India are crashing, leaving coal-based power plants in the country financially unviable in their wake. Over the last year, wind and solar power tariffs have fallen to a record low of around Rs2.4 per unit, much… Read More

“How Electric Vehicles will go Mainstream – The Big Picture”

“The Tesla Model S is cool: fast, stylish, and fun to drive. But Elon Musk’s master stroke was to create an ecosystem that enabled intrigued consumers to consider Tesla a realistic alternative to a conventional car. Tesla’s network of 120-kW fast-charging stations,… Read More

“Report: States should replace bus fleets with electric buses”

“BOSTON — States should move quickly to replace their old, diesel-fueled bus fleets with electric-powered buses to help wean the country off fossil fuels. That’s the conclusion of a report released Thursday by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research… Read More

“A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic”

“A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic. The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic… Read More

“Five myths about recycling”

“From the kitchen table to the editorial pages, people have been debating the merits of recycling for decades. Does it really save energy and money? Can I recycle that yogurt cup or juice box? At the same time,… Read More

“Alliant Energy’s Dubuque Solar Project Verified Envision Platinum by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure”

“The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Dubuque Solar project, owned by Alliant Energy, recently earned the Envision Platinum rating for sustainable infrastructure – the highest Envision award level. This is the first solar project… Read More