Annual Global Electric Car Sales Through June 2019

Positive Future #538 (Feature photo – Electric Cars – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license – Mariordo) Inside EVs provides one of the most complete graphics and numbers on global and U.S. electric car sales. In the six months ending 6/31/2019, global electric car sales stood at 1,105,405. Electric car sales are making history…

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Farmland Plus Solar

Positive Future #537 (Feature photo – Solar on a Farm – Courtesy of Oregon State University) CleanTechnica journalist Tina Casey draws our attention to new research from Oregon State University. Installing solar on farms has benefits not only economically, but greater efficiency than in hot cities or deserts where heat reduces efficiency. You can read…

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Will Climate Change Push Humanity into Working Together?

Positive Future #534 (Feature photo – Human Activities Drive Climate Change – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 1.0 Generic license.) The United Nations just released a report on how climate change is putting unprecedented risks to our ability to feed ourselves. Recommendations include commitments to sustainable use of farmland. At issue is that people have affected…

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The Lightyear One is Coming

Positive Future #532 (Feature photo – Lightyear One Solar Car – By Lightyear01 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80320081) Inhabitat journalist Dawn Hammon brings us more on the recently unveiled solar powered car called the Lightyear One. With an ability to charge from the power grid, the installed solar panels can add up to…

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Rhode Island – Sues Gas and Oil Companies for Climate-Change Damages

Positive Future #531 (Feature photo – Flag of Rhode Island – Public Domain) Rhode Island, with a population of little over 1 million people is the smallest state in the nation. However, this small state is going big time in suing 23 oil companies for damages the state has endured from climate change. CleanTechnica journalist…

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Solar Desalination With a Non-Profit Business Model

Positive Future #530 (Feature photo – Flag of Kenya – Public Domain) GivePower just installed a solar-powered desalination plant in Kenya, Africa. The project desalinates almost 20,000 gallons of water from the Indian Ocean to produce clean drinkable water to some 25,000 people. As the world’s basic resources become more scarce – pushing up prices…

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