Electrification to Grow in the Bus and Truck Sectors

Positive Future #548 (Feature photo – U.S. Made Proterra Electric Bus – CCA SA 2.0 Generic Sounder Bruce) EnergyCentral journalist Jason Mathers uncovers four (4) game-changing developments that are pushing electrification into the bus and truck sectors. A combination of public money and private-sector investment are clearly setting the path for the future. You can…

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Is an Electric Vehicle Revolution Coming Soon?

Positive Future #547 (Feature photo – Nissan Leaf – By Vauxford – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=66139847) CleanTechnica journalist Zachary Shahan is one of the world’s top thinkers and writers on the EV movement. Shahan thinks that improving technology and declining costs of EV cars are moving us more rapidly to a point of…

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First U.S. Airport to be 100% Solar

Positive Future #546 (Feature photo – Solar Farm at Chattanooga Airport – courtesy of Chattanooga Airport) CleanTechnica journalist Anand Upadhyay brings us the story of the first airport in the U.S. to generate enough solar energy to offset its power use. To achieve this milestone, the airport has installed its own solar farms. While the…

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Want a 42 Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Near You?

Positive Future #545 (Feature photo – Protest against the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license – Sturmvogel66) Energy Central journalist Elizabeth Ouzts brings news on the ongoing fight to stop the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline. While construction has been underway for over a year, opponents continue to raise…

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Will 1.4 Billion People Go Solar?

Positive Future #544 (Feature photo – Floating Solar – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license – SolarWriter) EnergyCentral news portal explores new research that reveals subsidy-free solar is now less expensive than grid electricity in virtually every city across China. Obviously, the cost of taking out all the older systems and replacing them with…

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From Switch Grass to Food Service Ware

Positive Future #543 (Feature photo – Switch Grass – Public Domain) Forbes brings news about a new breakthrough in recyclable dinner ware made from switchgrass. Genera Energy attracted a $118 million investment to produce the compostable dinner ware. You can read the full story here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalieparletta/2019/08/07/company-secures-millions-to-make-compostable-food-service-products-from-grass/#3ce70f423c23

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The Carpii Stepper Bike

Positive Future #542 (Feature photo – Stepper Bike – courtesy of Caprii) New Atlas journalist Loz Blain brings us news about a whacky bike from Romania called the Carpii 4ciclet. While the developers say it is quite efficient, one must certainly try it before you buy it. You can read the full story here: https://newatlas.com/carpii-4-wheel-bike/54904/

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Large Bank – “Its Over for Oil”

Positive Future #540 (Feature photo – Headquarters of BNP Parabas – Public Domain) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us news about a special report prepared by BNP Paribas, the 8th largest bank in the world headquartered in France. PNB Parabas believes that the economics of oil for gasoline and diesel vehicles are in an irreversible…

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