Local Solar & Storage Present Opportunities: Solar Inventions CEO Bill Nussey (CleanTech Talk)

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:07:51 +0000

Bill Nussey CleanTech Talk featured imageMichael Barnard spoke with serial successful entrepreneur Bill Nussey. He just published a book, Freeing Energy, about solar and storage behind the meter.

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Greening the Rust Belt: An Unexpected Link Between Manufacturing Jobs & Sustainability

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:46:05 +0000

Originally published by North Carolina State University. By Matt Shipman Recent research suggests that communities that have seen steep reductions in manufacturing jobs are less likely to adopt plans related to environmental sustainability, highlighting the role that economic transitions play in fostering sustainability efforts. The finding may seem counter-intuitive, as it suggests that one way to […]

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Council of EU Presidencies, Past & Present — Green or Not?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2022 19:21:12 +0000

Greater environmental ambition is urgently needed as the baton passes from a disappointing Slovenian Presidency to France. A new year begins, and with it the next Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Slovenia has held the mantle for the previous six months, the last member of the Presidency Trio with Portugal and Germany. […]

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Green Jobs & The Global Skills Gap

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2022 13:00:14 +0000

green jobsRealizing the economic and social linkages between climate change and employment, national policymakers and international organizations are adopting policies to promote an inclusive green workforce. The path, however, has some bends and breaks.

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Tesla Reaches Job Target For Buffalo Gigafactory, Avoids $41.2 Million Penalty

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:00:59 +0000

In February 2020, before Covid came to the US, I wrote this article predicting that Tesla would most likely meet its April hiring deadline for its plant in Buffalo, NY. I think that this was one of the key pieces of news that had people up in arms (at least on Twitter) before the pandemic, […]

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Training the Mechanics of the rEVolution

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2021 20:16:44 +0000

How do you repair an EV? That depends on what’s wrong with it. Perhaps you need a mechanic, or a panel beater and spray painter. Perhaps we need an auto electrician or a software engineer. I recently visited a Queensland TAFE (Technical and Further Education) college where they were designing courses to fill the gaps […]

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Training the Next Generation to Work in the Emerging Battery Industry

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2021 00:20:01 +0000

EV battery production materialsIn a forward thinking move, the South Metropolitan TAFE on behalf of the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) has cooperated with 70 participants across government, industry, and research to analyse and assess the vocational skills gaps that need to be filled in order to prepare the workforce of the future.  The FBICRC asked […]

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Peak Oil & Coal Demand Means Peak Shipping Demand Too

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 20:57:05 +0000

The world is unlikely to see a return to pre-COVID-19 levels of shipping, projecting a minor peak in roughly 2030, and then a decline before it flattens out again.

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Shipping Liquid Hydrogen Would Be At Least 5 Times As Expensive As LNG Per Unit Of Energy

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2021 17:40:56 +0000

Germany green hydrogen green ammoniaAll of the projects proposing to manufacture hydrogen where sunshine and wind are constant and cheap and ship it to where energy is consumed are clearly based on hand-waving, ignorance, sheer #hopium or outright larceny. 

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Ford Takes Giant Baby Step With One Tiny Recycled Plastic Car Part

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2021 17:05:08 +0000

ocean plastic recycling Ford ghost nets Ford DSMFord can’t solve the ocean plastic crisis with one tiny little recycled plastic clip, but it can help raise public pressure for solutions.

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