Check out Boston’s first — and only — one-stop-shop for zero-waste products

Good News Notes: “In Boston’s North End, you can get cannolis, fresh pasta, and now, a wide selection of zero-waste products. Though Maria Camila Vasco, 23, originally founded Uvida as an online store while she was a senior at UMass Boston, Uvida now occupies a quaint, colorful storefront on Atlantic Avenue.  Vasco is an immigrant and first-generation…

Record Electricity Generation in Faroe Islands Tidal Energy Project

Good News Notes: “Leading marine energy developer Minesto has reached further improved power production performance through upgrades and modifications of the company’s DG100 marine power plant. Furthermore, key aspects of test operations and electricity production with the DG100 system have now been third-party verified by DNV in accordance with international standards.   Minesto recently resumed…

NTPC set to construct Indias largest solar power park in Kutch

Good News Notes: “Kutch region in Gujarat, the largest salt desert in the country and host to two of India’s largest coal-fired power plants, will now add another feather to its cap. The country’s largest power generator, NTPC, through its renewable energyarm, will construct what would be India’s largest single local solar power park of 4.75…

Nova Innovation and SABELLA team up on tidal energy

Good News Notes: “The collaboration will accelerate development of tidal energy sites for both Scottish and French companies, combining expertise to drive rapid scale-up of installed capacity in the tidal energy sector in both the UK and France. The alliance will include co-operation across French and UK sites, driving down costs, catalysing opportunities for funding,…

Singapore Inaugurates One of the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farms

Good News Notes: “Singapore inaugurated one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic systems, which is being used to convert the city-state’s water system to renewable power. The massive solar farm is part of the country’s plan to use solar energy as a key part of its efforts to reach its sustainability goals under…

Engineer discovers how to extract water from air and sunlight

Good News Notes: “When you have sugar in a bowl, that sugar gets a little clumpy over time,” says Cody Friesen. “Have you ever thought about why?” Friesen, who teaches materials science at Arizona State University, explains that the sugar absorbs moisture from the air around it. “The science term for that is the sugar…

Canada and Nova Scotia invest in renewable energy infrastructure with three solar farms in Antigonish, Berwick and Mahone Bay

Good News Notes: “The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable. That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and…

How Sun & Swell Ditched Plastic for Compostable Packaging

Good News Notes: “The California-based company, Sun & Swell is distributing their organic food products in fully compostable packaging and reusable jars, making them one of the first companies to do so on a large scale. The company delivers organic, whole food to California and the surrounding region. As they grew and developed, the team became concerned…

Snack Packaging Engineered for Negative Carbon Footprint

Good News Notes:  “Carbon footprint was crucial to the co-founders of Impact Snacks, who set out to make a positive impact on consumers and on the environment in merging no less than three trends: good-for-you superfood snack bars, sustainably optimized product packaging, and direct-to-consumer delivery. The 100% plant-based products launched last September after a year-long…