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Green tech isn't all it's cracked up to be

Green tech isn't all it's cracked up to be

President Biden has pledged to usher in a net zero-emission economy by 2050, electrifying government vehicle fleets, doubling offshore wind production and creating “millions of jobs in wind, solar, and carbon capture.” All of this sounds good on paper and makes for great political fodder in the battle against climate change. But in practice, it could mean creating a host of other environmental challenges.

The Hill April 27, 2021
SMS to rollout green tech across 100 homes in Aberdeen City Council partnership

SMS to rollout green tech across 100 homes in Aberdeen City Council partnership

SMS is to rollout solar PV, battery storage and heat pumps across 100 homes as part of a new £5.2 million project. It has partnered Aberdeen City Council for the rollout of the green technologies and fabric retrofits, with £2.2 million having been successful won from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator.

Current News April 27, 2021
Think tank launches climate news outlet powered by former Greentech Media staff

Think tank launches climate news outlet powered by former Greentech Media staff

The clean energy think tank RMI just launched a nonprofit journalism arm called Canary Media that’s staffed by well-known names in energy and climate reporting. The big picture: Canary will be “at the forefront of the clean energy transition” with a mission to cover global efforts to fight climate change, per RMI, formerly the Rocky Mountain Institute.

AXIOS April 12, 2021
New Research Concludes EU will Miss Climate Goals Unless Cleantech Innovation Is Scaled

New Research Concludes EU will Miss Climate Goals Unless Cleantech Innovation Is Scaled

Newly-published research from Cleantech Group®, the global authority on clean technology innovation, with the support of Breakthrough Energy, found the EU’s venture capital investment into cleantech from 2011-2020 grew by a remarkable 7.5x to more than EUR 5 billion in 2020.

Business Wire March 30, 2021
Clean-Tech Investment Isn't Just a Bubble This Time

Clean-Tech Investment Isn't Just a Bubble This Time

The industry has matured, entering a new phase of development that justifies the latest burst of investor enthusiasm.

Bloomberg Opinion March 30, 2021
A Global Green Deal: op-ed article by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

A Global Green Deal: op-ed article by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

By strengthening its emissions-reduction targets and investing heavily in clean energy, greentech, and research and development, the European Union has positioned itself as a global climate leader.

European Commission March 30, 2021
Clean tech 2.0: Silicon Valley’s new bet on start-ups fighting climate change

Clean tech 2.0: Silicon Valley’s new bet on start-ups fighting climate change

Journalists in 50+ countries follow the constant flow of money made and lost in oil & gas while tracking emerging trends and opportunities in the future of energy. Don’t miss our exclusive newsletter, Energy Source.

Financial TImes March 30, 2021
Analysis: China expected to favour green tech over coal in new five-year plan

Analysis: China expected to favour green tech over coal in new five-year plan

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – China, which long targeted rapid industrial growth despite its environmental consequences, now aims to become the global leader in “low-carbon tech for a carbon-constrained world” as it unveils its new five-year plan this week, China analysts said.

Reuters March 16, 2021
Europe sees e-vehicle battery self-sufficiency by 2025

Europe sees e-vehicle battery self-sufficiency by 2025

European firms will have the capacity to supply all the lithium-ion batteries needed for the continent’s automakers by 2025 as they ramp up electric vehicle output to meet strict pollution limits, EU officials said Friday.

RTL Today March 16, 2021
5 Green Tech Start-Ups Out To Change The World In 2021

5 Green Tech Start-Ups Out To Change The World In 2021

It’s an exciting time to be a green tech start-up. The eyes and ears of companies across the world have never been more fixed on finding solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems, and have more financial backing to do so than ever.

Euronews March 16, 2021
Why Bioenergy Matters In Our Future Sustainable Energy System

Why Bioenergy Matters In Our Future Sustainable Energy System

A recent report published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the use of woody biomass for EU energy production called for an honest discussion to “detoxify the debate surrounding the sustainability of wood-based bioenergy.”

Forbes March 4, 2021
ClimateTech Updates For February 2021

ClimateTech Updates For February 2021

Xpansiv gathers traceable production data to differentiate clean commodities from dirty ones, hereby empowering the free markets to decide what a low carbon footprint is worth. Xpansiv then provides investors a global market for an expanding ecosystem of proven environmental commodities like Renewable Energy Certificates, carbon offsets, and differentiated fuels.

Forbes February 16, 2021
Electric Car Charging As Fast As Gasoline Is The Aim, But Barriers Remain

Electric Car Charging As Fast As Gasoline Is The Aim, But Barriers Remain

You will soon be able to recharge your electric car as fast and easily as a traditional gasoline fill-up. The trouble is “soon” is likely to be least 4 and maybe 8 years or more away.

Forbes February 2, 2021
Carbon fiber optimized for wind turbine blades could bring cost, performance benefits

Carbon fiber optimized for wind turbine blades could bring cost, performance benefits

A new carbon fiber material could bring cost and performance benefits to the wind industry if developed commercially, according to a study led by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories.

Tech Xplore January 18, 2021
Wind powers more than half of UK electricity for first time

Wind powers more than half of UK electricity for first time

Wind power accounted for more than half of Britain’s daily generated electricity on Saturday in the wake of Storm Bella, according to energy giant Drax. The percentage of wind power in the country’s energy mix hit a record 50.67 percent on Saturday, the company said over the weekend, beating the previous record of 50 percent in August.

Tech Xplore January 5, 2021