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California approves largest ever utility program to expand EV charging

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

 A charging station for electric vehicles is pictured in Pasadena, California California on Thursday approved a $437 million effort to build thousands of electric vehicle chargers, its utility regulator said, calling it the nation’s largest ever utility program to expand charging infrastructure. The money will go to utility Southern California Edison SCE_pe.A to fund the […]

EV startup Bollinger unveils electric delivery van

September 21st, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The Deliver-E van will come in a variety of sizes with a range of battery packs for multiple cargo configuration.  Michigan-based electric truck startup Bollinger Motors hasn’t started production on its rugged electric trucks, the Jeep-like B1 and the B2 pickup, but it’s already rolling out a new vehicle type. This week, the company unveiled […]

Volta Zero is an electric delivery truck built just for cities

September 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

DPD will start using the EV to deliver parcels in London next year.  Volta Trucks A Swedish startup named Volta Trucks has unveiled its first vehicle: an electric truck designed specifically for city parcel and freight deliveries. The Volta Zero is scheduled to start production in the UK in 2022, and the company is aiming […]

EGEB: Germany builds the world’s first hydrogen train filling station

August 21st, 2020 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

 Hydrogen trains in Germany Germany breaks ground on the world’s first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains. The town of Bremervörde in Lower Saxony, Germany, has broken ground on the world’s first hydrogen filling station for passenger trains. Chemical company Linde will construct and operate the hydrogen filling station for the Lower Saxony Regional Transport […]

Tesla rival Nikola scores deal to make thousands of 1,000-horsepower electric garbage trucks

August 21st, 2020 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

If Nikola (NKLA) founder Trevor Milton has his way, the garbage trucks emitting black smoke that troll the streets will eventually be a thing of the past.  Milton and his team at Nikola took a giant step in that mission on Monday. The upstart electric- and hydrogen-powered truck maker announced a deal with waste management […]

The world’s growing concrete coasts

August 18th, 2020 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

The world’s coastlines are turning to concrete, at a huge cost to wildlife and the climate. But new technologies may offer a way to shore up coasts while benefiting biodiversity. It’s one of the most impressive feats in modern engineering, and crossing the world’s longest sea bridge – the 55km (34 miles) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, […]

Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

August 16th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

  The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Seattle startup Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by showing, as Tesla did with cars, that an electric boat can be not […]

The Great Green Wall of Africa : Is the the next wonder of the world?

August 8th, 2020 at 1:49 am » Comments Off

  “The Great Green Wall promises to be a real game-changer.” Africa’s Sahara Desert is growing. In 2018 it was found that the Sahara, the biggest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic, had increased in size by 10 per cent over the last century. This expansion is due to a combination of […]

This Company Is Sucking Carbon From the Air and Making Soda With It

July 20th, 2020 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

Carbon removal is increasingly seen as a vital part of any climate solution.  The United Nations calls on countries to curb their emissions and invest in carbon removal technologies to achieve goals set under the Paris climate agreement. Some of these methods are low-technology like planting trees and others, like direct air capture, are cutting-edge. […]

Tiny weed-killing robots could make pesticides obsolete

July 12th, 2020 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

This swarm of robots may herald a chemical-free food revolution The fleet of Greenfield Robotics weedbots ready and waiting for beta test trials. Photos courtesy of Greenfield Robotics. Clint Brauer’s farm outside of Cheney, Kansas, could be described as Old MacDonald’s Farm plus robots. Along with 5,500 square feet of vegetable-growing greenhouses, classes teaching local […]

How green sand could capture billions of tons of carbon dioxide

July 10th, 2020 at 3:48 am » Comments Off

The green sand Papakōlea Beach in Hawaii. Scientists are taking a harder look at using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change, but lots of uncertainties remain. PROJECT VESTA A pair of palm-tree-fringed coves form two narrow notches, about a quarter of a mile apart, along the shoreline of an undisclosed island somewhere in the Caribbean. […]

This 3D printed house reduces carbon emissions and takes 48 hours to build!

June 21st, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

The construction industry contributes to 39% of global carbon emissions while aviation contributes to only 2% which means we need to look for alternative building materials if we are to make a big impact on the climate crisis soon. We’ve seen buildings being made using mushrooms, bricks made from recycled plastic and sand waste, organic […]

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