Episode 76: Energy productivity and green banks gain traction

May 19, 2017 by  
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On this week’s podcast: Navigating renewables in the age of Trump, green banks fill the void, and EP100 turns one year old.

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Episode 76: Energy productivity and green banks gain traction

The business of solar and the next ‘long tail’

May 17, 2017 by  
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The home solar industry is alive and well, though it could use a new business model.

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With the SDGs, everything is connected

May 17, 2017 by  
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One set of challenges, indivisible, with sustainability and resilience for all.

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The business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites

May 15, 2017 by  
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Why not help local farms and lakes, streams and estuaries by accompanying solar installations with native flowering plants?

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Tesla is doubling its Supercharger network by the end of the year to 10,000 chargers

April 24, 2017 by  
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Tesla is nothing if not ambitious. With the Model 3 release mere months away, Tesla is vowing to double its charging network. Right now, there are over 5,000 Superchargers globally, and by the end of the year that number will rise to 10,000 chargers – plenty of juice for the growing Tesla fleet. Tesla has two types of chargers: Superchargers , which can completely charge up a Model S in 75 minutes, and Destination Chargers, which work much like a home charger. Tesla currently has 9,000 Destination Charging stations and 5,000 Superchargers. By 2018, there will be 10,000 Superchargers and 15,000 Destination Charging stations serving over 200,000 Tesla vehicles. California alone will get 1,000 Superchargers. Related: Tesla starts fining Supercharger hogs $0.40/minute In addition to more Supercharging stations, Tesla is expanding existing stations: “Tesla will build larger sites along our busiest travel routes that will accommodate several dozen Teslas Supercharging simultaneously.” You can see all existing stations and planned stations at this link . + Tesla

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First civilian jetpack gives humans the power of flight

April 24, 2017 by  
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Most of us have dreamed about flying . Now company JetPack Aviation is making those dreams reality. They’ve designed “the only true JetPack ,” the JB10, and it packs a powerful punch. Humans can soar up to 10,000 feet in the air at speeds of 68 miles per hour with the futuristic technology . JetPack Aviation has designed a personal flight jetpack that allows humans to zoom through the air for around 10 minutes. The technology is powered by two efficient jet engines that run on diesel. While flying, users can lean forward to move and speed up, or lean back to slow down to a hover. The right handle controls thrust and throttle; the left handle governs spin. The jetpack can even be equipped with an automatic inflation system which will release a float bag in seconds if the jetpack hits water. Related: Dubai firefighters now have jetpacks in their arsenal JetPack Aviation CEO David Mayman said in a Mashable video, “I think that the jetpack is the ultimate expression of freedom. It’s more than just a fantasy or a dream; it’s more than science fiction ; it’s something that we can literally do right now.” Mayman has been working for ten years with chief designer Nelson Tyler, who has been working on jetpacks for decades and whom Mayman describes as “like one of the original Wright brothers.” The jetpacks aren’t just for having fun in the backyard; the company has envisioned several practical applications for their jetpacks as well. They said commuters and first responders could benefit from the technology, and the military could use the jetpacks on search and rescue missions. JetPack Aviation recently raised $285,269 on equity crowdfunding platform StartEngine . The company says 500 people, military services, and government agencies have contacted them for more information, and they’ve already received their first order from a private citizen. Start saving now – the retail price is $250,000. + JetPack Aviation Via Mashable and JetPack Aviation on StartEngine Images via JetPack Aviation Facebook and screenshot

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The train has left the station on renewable energy

April 24, 2017 by  
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Economics and corporate behavior have changed the energy landscape for good. Google, H&M, Nestle and Walmart jumped on. Will you follow?

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United 3341 and the failure of sustainable values

April 24, 2017 by  
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What can the sustainability world learn from this corporate crisis?

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Cultivating the coexistence of agriculture and solar farms

April 13, 2017 by  
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Solar farming greatly can improve farmers’ livelihoods and impacts, but policymakers are raising concerns about solar panels replacing farmland.

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Cultivating the coexistence of agriculture and solar farms

April 13, 2017 by  
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Solar farming greatly can improve farmers’ livelihoods and impacts, but policymakers are raising concerns about solar panels replacing farmland.

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