The Battle Over Chlorpyrifos – California Goes Around the Federal Government

Positive Future #458 (Feature photo – Californian Flag – public domain) Inhabitat Journalist Lucienne Cross brings us the story of how California has moved to ban the chemical Chlorpyrifos – a pesticide proven to cause brain damage in children. This is after the chemical continues to have approval at the federal level. While the debate…

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Volkswagen ID.3 Electric Car – 10,000 Online Reservations in 24 Hours

Positive Future #457 (Feature photo – Volkswagen ID.3 Electric – CCA SA 4.0 International) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings surprising news about Volkswagen’s new ID.3 electric car. When Volkswagen announced it was building 30,000 units of its ID.3 electric hatchback, more than 10,000 people put down the equivalent of $11,231 for a reservations. You can…

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American-Made Proterra Electric Bus Going Mainstream

American-Made Proterra Electric Bus Going Mainstream  Positive Future #456 (Feature photo – Proterra Electric Bus – Courtesy of Proterra Bus Company) InsideEVs journalist Mark Kane reports on the recent switch to all electric buses at the San Jose, California airport. The ten (10) new electric buses make it the largest EV bus fleet at any…

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A Shadow of Big Events – Grid-Scale Battery Storage with Solar and Wind

A Shadow of Big Events – Grid-Scale Battery Storage with Solar and Wind Positive Future #455 (Feature photo – Grid-Scale Battery Storage – CCA SA 4.0 International) EnergyCentral journalist Lili Francklyn shares the emerging economics and price competitiveness of grid-scale energy storage batteries. Advancing technology and dropping prices on virtually every aspect of renewable energy…

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Affordable Housing, Mega-Trend of the Future

Positive Future #454 (Feature photo – 3D Printed Building – CCA SA 4.0 International) Affordable housing is challenging the economics of for-profit capitalism. Non-profit New Story with building start-up Icon are re-inventing housing. With low-cost 3d printing technology, the price of basic housing can come down to affordability. Affordability is the economic key for more…

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Agritecture – The New Trend in Food Production

Positive Future #451 (Feature photo – Urban Agriculture – CCA SA 4.0 International) Journalist Tegan Versolatto – of information portal Xtalks – tells us about the reverse trend in agriculture. Historically, agriculture has been moving away from cities and urban centers. Today, agriculture is becoming a central theme in urban and city planning. It is…

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Charging Station for Electric Semi-Trucks – Could Power 1,000 Homes

Positive Future #449 (Feature photo – Freightliner Semi Truck – Public Domain) Electrek news portal brings us the story of the kind of charging stations being worked on to charge semi-trucks. While 3 megawatts sounds astronomical, the goal is to have huge spurts of power for short periods of time to get the big semis…

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