Cleantech at the Urban Future Lab — Cleantech Talk with Pat Sapinsley

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 06:50:48 +0000

In this episode of our Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Pat Sapinsley, Managing Director of Cleantech Initiatives at the Urban Future Lab / ACRE at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, to talk about her work

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Harvard Study Shows Where Investments In Renewable Energy Can Be Most Effective

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 01:20:18 +0000

renewable energy studySometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place. Here’s an example. A new study shows that the best way to maximize the benefits of renewable energy per dollars invested is to install wind and solar farms where most of the electricity comes from burning coal — such as India — rather than a place where clean energy is already the norm — such as California

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Clean, Fresh Air Benefits Us All — EV Etiquette Is For Everyone

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:36:24 +0000

EV etiquette is sometimes a delicate subject, and a serious EV infrastructure issue. EV etiquette needs some attention in some places. Getting the infrastructure in the ground is one thing. Using it politely matters quite the same

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Elon Musk Should Build Pumped Hydro With Tesla Energy, The Boring Co., & Coal Miners

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:08:40 +0000

Pumped hydro is a highly viable storage technology, it overlaps nicely with the characteristics of Tesla’s existing battery technology, the Boring Company has high-speed tunneling equipment suitable for penstocks and there are a lot of excellent coal miners who could be repurposed close to home in the United States

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The Man & Machine Issue: Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Behavior

Credit to Author: Alex Voigt| Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:30:18 +0000

The world is currently discussing if artificial systems are good or bad, will help us or destroy us, and if they will ever function or not, and by doing that people make the mistake of actually trying to answer the wrong question. As of today, the biggest question about artificial intelligence is not the system [&hellip

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Climate Change, Florida, Texas, & The 2020 Election — CleanTech Talk with Mike Barnard

Credit to Author: Winter Wilson| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:47:50 +0000

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down again with Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, to talk about a number of hot topics, including shifting public opinion on climate change and the role of climate action plans in the next presidential election. You can listen to the full conversation in the embedded player below. Below that embedded SoundCloud player is a brief summary of the topics covered, but tune into the podcast to follow the full discussion

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The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 04:00:34 +0000

The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one’s health, one’s transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence

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Southern Florida Among Spots At Greater Risk Due To Sea Level Rise, Finds New Machine Learning Study

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 22:25:53 +0000

The new CoastalDEM, machine-learning enabled predictions of extreme coastal water level risk exposures much higher. Legacy models showed 250 million people at risk by 2050. With CoastalDEM, a hundred million more people are at risk

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