Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows

Source: University of Michigan A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, research led by the University of Michigan has shown. It may pave the way for windows that also provide solar power. “Solar energy is about the cheapest form of energy that humankind …

Carbon capture—dream or nightmare—could be coming. Or not.

By Jon Gertner | August 30, 2021   Editor’s note: This story was originally published by Yale e360. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In early September, at an industrial facility located about 25 miles southeast of Reykjavik, Iceland, the Swiss company Climeworks will mark the opening of a new project named …

“Massive” money to be made

  The mainstreaming of climate tech funding Heather Clancy September 1, 2021   There has been much pontification of late (including here!) about the coffers of mainstream money tipping into climate tech. This mid-year update from the excellent Climate Tech VC newsletter suggests there were roughly 250 deals this year as of June …

profitably decarbonizing heavy transport and process heat

  Decarbonizing Our Toughest Sectors Can Be Profitable New paper by Amory Lovins shows how cutting carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors can create new strategic opportunities for business. AUGUST 4, 2021 (BASALT, CO)—As corporations and industries face rising public, policy, and market pressure to cut carbon emissions, the need for …

Using AI to target greenwashers

  Barely a day goes by without a company talking up their green credentials—how they’re aligning themselves with global climate goals, cutting waste and upping their recycling. With all this corporate happy-talk about saving the planet on the rise, so are concerns about greenwashing. Investors and regulators are increasingly sounding the alarm about …

BEEM: Beam Global delivers EV ARC EV charging system to Lancaster city

Jun. 24, 2021 9:46 AM ETBeam Global (BEEM)Beam Global (BEEM)By: Jignesh Mehta, SA News Editor “Disclaimer: Hazel Henderson, CEO of Ethical Markets is an early investor in BEAM Global“ The City of Lancaster in California has ordered an EV ARC solar-powered EV charging system from Beam Global (NASDAQ:BEEM). The system will be be deployed …

The future of urban transport?

  What went right this week: a win for cargo bikes, the return of pine martens, and more   A report released this week confirmed what many people already know: cargo bikes are the fastest and greenest way to transport goods across a busy city. Not just a bit quicker, either. …

Latest circular economy news

  Fix the economy to fix climate change     Together with the transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency, the circular economy is a key part of the solution to climate change. Transforming how we use materials and manage land, by transitioning to a circular economy, will help address …