One of the world’s largest mining companies is ditching coal

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Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second largest mining company, is in the process of selling off its coal mines with the ultimate goal of getting out of the coal mining business altogether. Although environmental concerns are motivating some to act against coal, Rio Tinto is choosing to dump coal from its portfolio due to coal’s declining profitability. Rio Tinto CEO┬áJean-Sebastien Jacques has framed the decision as a question of making the most out of limited resources, according to Bloomberg, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



New Enphase solar inverters could power homes without batteries even if the grid goes down

Most residential solar energy inverters shut off for safety reasons if the grid powers down. But Enphase Energy could offer inverters that allow a home to continue to be powered by solar if the grid crashes. According to Electrek, Enphase’s Chief Product Officer Raghu Belur even suggested the inverters could let solar energize a home without a grid or batteries.

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