Rhode Island – Takes the Big Step to 100% Renewable Energy

Positive Future #675 (Feature photo – Flag of Rhode Island – public domain) CleanTechnica journalist brings us the story of Rhode Island’s commitment to 100 percent renewables by 2020. The state’s governor – Gina Raimondo – issued the order to research and create actions plans to get it accomplished in the next 10 years. You…

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Rolls Royce – With UK Government Help – Building World’s Fastest Electric Plane

Positive Future #659 (Feature photo – Flag of the United Kingdom – Public Domain ) Inhabitat News journalist Dawn Hammon brings us the news of how Rolls Royce is building the world’s fastest electric airplane. Given the polluting footprint of modern jets, this interest and development of alternative technology gives hope. The demo plane is…

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Volkswagen Versus Tesla

Positive Future #673 (Feature photo – Volkswagen Electric Cars – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain, Boivie)) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the story of how Volkswagen plans to beat Tesla as the world’s largest EV manufacturer by 2030. While Tesla has a more prominent front-row presence in the minds of consumers. However, Volkswagen is…

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Shoes That Grow

Positive Future #671 (Feature photo – The Shoe That Grows – courtesy of Because International https://becauseinternational.org/) BrightVibes brings us the story of the shoes that grow – for poor children around the world. Actually, the idea has application for right here in the United States. Founder Kenton Lee, started the non-profit “Because International” to raise…

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The Job and Job Pay (Homeless) Crisis

Positive Future #669 (Feature photo – Public Housing in Brazil – By Secom Bahia – Flickr: Minha Casa, Minha Vida em Eunápolis, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20183953 Big cities, with all of their attributes, can be quite unfriendly to people. As people move to the city, they create their own problems by pushing up housing prices…

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Farmers Need Clean Air and Stable Climate – Let’s Get Electric Buses

Positive Future #668 (Feature photo – BYD Bus  CCA SA 4.0 International, LoveofZ) GreenBiz journalist Katie Fehrenbacher brings us the story of electric commuter buses in the Silicon Valley. The buses are big, comfortable and full of amenities. Over 1,000 private buses carry people from all over the Bay area to their jobs each day.…

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