19 mayors, thousands of buildings, zero carbon emissions by 2030

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A coalition formed by 19 mayors of major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. have proposed a plan that will ensure all new buildings be net-zero carbon by 2030. The mayors are part of an extraordinary group of climate sustainable cities pledged to climate action known as the C40. Together, building and construction account for 39% of energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions globally, as well as 36% of final energy use. The initiative is part of a longer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



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World’s first rechargeable proton battery requires zero lithium

For the first time, scientists have created a rechargeable proton battery, an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium ion batteries that with more development actually might be able to store more energy. Lead researcher John Andrews, professor at RMIT University, said in a statement, “Our latest advance is a crucial step towards cheap, sustainable proton batteries that can help meet our future energy needs without further damaging our already fragile environment.”

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New paper batteries can be discarded with zero ecological impact

Forget lithium – this Barcelona-based company is creating batteries with paper. Fuelium is developing paper-based batteries designed for disposable diagnostic devices, OZY reported. The company says their product doesn’t create toxic wastes requiring complicated recycling processes like some batteries do.

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Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

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Norway becomes the first country in world to commit to a zero deforestation supply chain

Norway has become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation in the government’s public procurement policy. The Norwegian parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment made the pledge in a recommendation on the government’s Action Plan on Nature Diversity. The committee requested that the government “impose requirements to ensure that public procurements do not contribute to deforestation of the rainforest.”

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