The Coming Battery Electric Trains

Positive Future #727 (Feature photo – Siemens Battery Electric Train –  Courtesy of Siemens) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the story of how Siemens will start supplying battery-electric trains in Germany. This is a big breakthrough as historically electric trains needed overhead supply wire sources. The new trains will be made up of two…

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The Future of Tires

Positive Future #726 (Feature photo – Goodyear Re-Chargeable Tire – Courtesy of Goodyear) News about other things besides the virus are our lifeline to the much larger reality of life on Earth, health and sustainability. News about the Goodyear re-charging tire hold hope for a more sustainable supply chain. The disposable tires of today contribute…

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Even Though It Is Backpage News – The Electric Backhoe Will Change Construction

Positive Future #725 (Feature photo – Case 580 EV Backhow –  Courtesy of Case News) Electric Vehicles Research brings us the story of a fully electric backhoe loader with lower operating costs. Built by Case Construction, the new 580 EV will help re-boot the economy. You can read the story here: https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/20129/construction-industrys-first-fully-electric-backhoe-loader

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China – On A “Returning to Normal” Trajectory

Positive Future #723 (Feature photo – Orthographic Map of China – CCA SA 3.0 Unported, Addicted04) Aljazeera News brings us the latest as the Coronavirus pandemic is lessening its grip on China. Things are beginning to return to normal as reported cases decline and healthy hospital patients go home. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/china-life-returning-normal-coronavirus-outbreak-slows-200317084803189.html

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Affordable Housing – That’s Great

Positive Future #722 (Feature photo – Edwina Benner Plaza –  Courtesy of MidPen Housing) Inhabitat journalist Lucy Wang brings us the story of a new multi-family housing community in Sunnyvale, California (the heart of Silicon Valley) that boasts net-zero emissions. As the “virus” thing comes under control, it is projects like this will keep the…

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What About the Economy?

Positive Future #721 (Feature photo – Economic Graph –  CCA SA 4.0 International, Statista) One of the key answers to climate change has been the escalating transition to sustainable energy. Green Technology News journalist Karl-Erik Stromsta brings us news of how this positive trend is being slowed. While we can’t predict the extent of an…

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