How Smart Devices Can Help Solve the Challenge of Climate Change
Renewable Energy

How Smart Devices Can Help Solve the Challenge of Climate Change

They can help consumers be much more aware of—and aid them in reducing or changing—their energy use Credit: Getty Images Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to make sustainable lifestyle choices in the face of the climate crisis. At the same time, companies and decision-makers with larger economic footprints and purchasing power are…

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries
Renewable Energy

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries

For a long, long time, renewable energy proponents have considered advancements in battery technology to be the Holy Grail of the industry. Advancements in energy storage has been among the hardest to achieve economically, thanks to the incredibly tricky chemistry that’s involved in storing power. Now, one company that’s launching from Y Combinator believes it…

Renewable Energy Hits the Wall
Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Hits the Wall

In approximately thirty states that mandate renewable energy, the only scalable forms of renewable energy allowed are wind and solar.  California mandates that 60% of its electricity come from renewable energy by 2030.  Nevada mandates 50% by 2030.  There are other types of official renewable energy, but they can’t be easily scaled up.  Examples are geothermal energy, wave energy,…

STORY mfg. “Earthtone” Presents Block-Printing, Plant-Based Dyes & Embroidery For FW19
Renewable Energy

STORY mfg. “Earthtone” Presents Block-Printing, Plant-Based Dyes & Embroidery For FW19

Rising sustainable label STORY mfg. has unveiled “Earthtone,” its Fall/Winter 2019 collection inspired by British pub culture, handcrafts, casual hikers and folklore. Taking design cues from outdoor gear and delivering characteristically oversized looks, STORY mfg. not only expands its aesthetic but also continues to explore sustainability and ethical fashion production. Back in June, the UK-based…

Ecofascism isn’t new: white supremacy and exterminism have always lurked in the environmental movement
Renewable Energy

Ecofascism isn’t new: white supremacy and exterminism have always lurked in the environmental movement

It’s easy to think of climate denial as a right-wing phenomenon, but a growing and ultra-violent strain of white-nationalism also embraces climate science, in the worst way possible. Several of the recent white nationalist mass killers have described themselves as “ecofascists” and/or have deployed ecofascist rhetoric in their manifestos. The short version of ecofascism is…

New York Has a Climate Plan–Now It Has to Follow Through
Renewable Energy

New York Has a Climate Plan–Now It Has to Follow Through

New York’s landmark climate bill, which commits America’s third-largest state to effectively eliminating greenhouse emissions by midcentury, ranks among U.S. climate hawks’ greatest political victories. The bill’s passage earlier this year was the result of a multiyear push by climate activists in Albany. It happened after Democrats swept Republicans out of the majority in the…

Trump wants to buy Greenland. It’s not for sale, but it would be really expensive if it were
Renewable Energy

Trump wants to buy Greenland. It’s not for sale, but it would be really expensive if it were

President Donald Trump wants to buy Greenland, the world’s largest island, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. But if Trump truly has such an ambition, he’s got significant obstacles ahead of him. First off, Greenland — which is home to about 56,000 people — has plainly stated it’s not for sale. “#Greenland…