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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Downtown Denver Gets Its Own Urban Farm

Touch the Soil News #1404 (Feature photo – Altius Growing Towers – courtesy of Altius Farms) The Denver Post journalist Joe Rubino reports on the Altius Farms’ new operating greenhouse in Downtown Denver. The 7,000 square foot greenhouse uses vertical towers to increase production slated for downtown establishments. You can read the full story here:…

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