Hello everyone, lot has happened in the last month on the ESG and Cleantech front. We got a new puppy, and it’s been crazy. I apologize for the delay. Here are some cool stories we liked in February.
- Virginia poised to pass the Voting Rights Act
- This landmark, first in the nation bill will improve voting protections and expand voting access
- NPR -Virginia Is Poised To Approve Its Own Voting Rights Act
- Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin
- The big investment may open up more companies to invest in Bitcoin
- Many have called into question the environmental impact that Bitcoin mining has on electricity usage based on fossil fuels
- Personally, we are not fans of the move
- Some great pieces from Cleantechnica analyzing the impact
- Cleantechnica – Why Bitcoin Truly Is Bad For The Climate & Environment, And Counter To Tesla’s Mission
- Cleantechnica – How Does Bitcoin Work? What Is Bitcoin Mining? What Is Bitcoin Backed By?
- GM commits to full EV’s by 2035
- This is a big deal from one of the old line auto manufacturers
- GM is following Tesla and VW in the move to full electric vehicles
- CNBC – General Motors plans to exclusively offer electric vehicles by 2035
- First 3D printed, single family house in the country goes on sale in New York
- The achievement can reduce housing costs and time to build in half
- Substitutes wood with cheaper concrete
- If they can find a way to sustainably power concrete production, the possibilities are great
- Imagine building entire communities and apartment complexes using this technology
- CNN – A 3D printed house is for sale in New York. Builders say it will cut housing construction costs
- Swedish steel factory to be powered by green hydrogen plant
- Green hydrogen means the hydrogen is produced using renewable energy, such as water, wind, and solar
- Steel sector is the largest industrial consumer of coal
- CNBC – Sweden will soon be home to a major steel factory powered by the ‘world’s largest green hydrogen plant’
- Tesla wins bid for huge battery in Victoria, Australia
- The win builds on the company’s award-winning battery in South Australia, operated by Neoen Australia
- The South Australia battery dramatically reduced costs for customers and industrial users
- New Victoria battery will be 3x bigger, at 300 MW / 450 MWh
- Cleantechnica – Tesla Picked As “Victoria Big Battery” Supplier
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