Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby
Global Warming

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia’s giant coal lobby

SYDNEY (Reuters) – As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country’s powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure from investors to drop support for new coal mines, according to a dozen interviews with shareholders in global mining companies. FILE PHOTO: Retired teacher Libby Dougas protests against Australia’s lack of…

Power Line: The billion-dollar battery race, top wind companies, and seeking nominations for the rising stars of clean energy
Green Energy

Power Line: The billion-dollar battery race, top wind companies, and seeking nominations for the rising stars of clean energy

The battery company Amprius is among a trove of startups developing silicone-anode lithium-ion batteries. Last October, Amprius announced a partnership with Airbus, which is developing all-electric aircrafts. Airbus Hello, and welcome to Power Line, a weekly clean-energy newsletter from Business Insider.  What you need to know: Sign up here to get Power Line in your inbox every…

Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi
Nature & Science

Self-Replicating, Self-Repairing Homes on the Moon and Mars Made of Fungi

Graphic depiction of Myco-architecture off planet: growing surface structures at destination. Credit: L. Rothschild Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities and flying cars rising above dunes of red sand. But the reality may be even stranger – and “greener.” Instead of habitats made…

Even the ‘optimistic’ climate change forecast is catastrophic
Climate Change

Even the ‘optimistic’ climate change forecast is catastrophic

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Inside the opaque $6 billion market for renewable energy ‘certificates,’ where dozens of companies buy and sell the right to call your electricity clean
Renewable Energy

Inside the opaque $6 billion market for renewable energy ‘certificates,’ where dozens of companies buy and sell the right to call your electricity clean

This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Renewable-energy certificates (RECs) are traded like gold or silver and form the backbone of the clean-energy industry.Wind- and solar-power plants produce RECs for each unit of electricity they generate. Without those RECs, you can’t technically call that electricity renewable…

Shell will change its name to She’ll for International Women’s Day, effectively solving sexism
Renewable Energy

Shell will change its name to She’ll for International Women’s Day, effectively solving sexism

By Morgan Sung2020-03-06 21:57:19 UTC In a stunning display of performative feminism, Shell is changing its name to She’ll for International Women’s Day.  Well, one Shell. A female-owned Shell station in San Dimas, California will add an apostrophe to its logos on Mar. 8 in an effort to inspire “the female leaders of tomorrow by…

Stylish Outfit Packs A Solar Charging Rig
Green Energy

Stylish Outfit Packs A Solar Charging Rig

Being out and about with your devices rapidly running out of battery power can rapidly turn into a sticky situation. Suddenly you find yourself unable to hail rideshares and incapable of transferring money around. For the fashion conscious who wish to avoid this, [Kitty Yeung]’s design may be a valuable addition to their summer closet.…

Le nuove misure per isolare la Lombardia e le 14 province, in ordine
Green Energy

Le nuove misure per isolare la Lombardia e le 14 province, in ordine

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, MIlano (ANSA/Mourad Balti Touati) Prevedono che si debba evitare di entrare e uscire dai territori indicati dal decreto, oltre alla chiusura di bar e ristoranti dopo le 18 Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, MIlano (ANSA/Mourad Balti Touati) Per limitare la diffusione del coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), il governo ha approvato nella notte tra sabato e domenica delle…