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19 10 2019 | 10:01

Unilever sets out plan for a ‘waste-free world’.

Unilever has announced a new strategy to reach a ‘waste free world’. The consumer goods company has confirmed that by 2025, it will halve its use of virgin plastics. They will do this by reducing…

19 10 2019 | 09:56

Eskom: 75% renewable energy battery storage will be in Western Cape.

World Bank loan condition to Eskom was to install several clean energy projects in South Africa. On 9 October 2019, the Standing Committee on Finance, Economic Opportunities, and Tourism convened.…

18 10 2019 | 07:38

German rail operator holds Europe-wide PPA tender for green power.

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] has launched a tender for 5% of its annual electricity supply from renewable sources for the next eight years, aiming to get nearer to its long-term…

17 10 2019 | 10:27

SADC signs deal with ARC for improved regional response to disasters.

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has taken a huge step regarding disaster risk management and financing in the region after signing a deal with the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

17 10 2019 | 09:48

Industrial Applications of Renewable Energy.

We tend to blame meat-eaters and plastic-straw-users when it comes to climate change. However, according to a report released in 2017, only 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse…

17 10 2019 | 09:36

Mayors vow to work together with Youth Climate Activists to deliver Global Green New Deal.

C40 Cities will create a Global Youth Initiative, bringing together leaders of climate movements from all over the world, to work with with mayors. Announcement comes out of several days of…

17 10 2019 | 08:59

The Green New Deal: Jeremy Rifkin And The Coming Collapse.

A seismic shift is under way. According to author and futurist, Jeremy Rifkin(The Third Industrial Revolution, The Zero Marginal Cost Society), we are in the final phases of the fossil fuel era. In…

15 10 2019 | 08:50

Join us at Qatar Sustainability Summit – October 27 & 28.

Business leaders, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and scholars are gathering in Doha to attend Qatar Sustainability Summit (QSS) on October 27 & 28. THE AGENDA IS SIMPLE – drive climate…

14 10 2019 | 09:55

A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says.

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany’s hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with “…

14 10 2019 | 09:53

Best time for thermal plants to upgrade for renewable energy: GE Steam Power’s Kevin Cogo and GE Power India’s Prashant Jain.

With the rising share of renewable energy, questions are being raised regarding the future of coal-based power plants. Kevin Cogo, who leads GE Steam Power’s rotating equipment product line globally…

14 10 2019 | 09:45

National Renewable Energy Lab Studies Plants In Twin Falls Solar Field.

Over a dozen rows of blue solar panels stand in a grassy lot. This is the new solar field opened by Clif Bar. The panels will produce about a third of the energy needs for the company’s manufacturing…

14 10 2019 | 09:25

Renewable news from East Africa.

Kenya gets energy investments record Sh145bn green.

11 10 2019 | 14:49

The women taking the plastic out of periods.

Sanitary products litter Europe’s beaches, and 200,000 tonnes a year end up in UK landfill. Meet the people fighting for ‘environmenstrual’ alternatives. Ella Daish has lost count of how many tampon…

11 10 2019 | 14:46

'Once they're gone, they're gone': the fight to save the giant sequoia.

A conservation group plans to buy the largest privately owned sequoia grove as the climate crisis threatens the species’ future. Few living beings have experienced as much as the giant sequoias.…

11 10 2019 | 14:29

PreCOP25 in Costa Rica Serves as Springboard for Climate Ambition towards COP25 in Chile.

San José, Costa Rica, 10 October 2019 - After three days of panels, high-level discussions and exchanging best practices for climate action, PreCOP25 in San José concluded today with calls for more…

10 10 2019 | 14:17

WindEurope Offshore 2019 (26-28/11/2019): how offshore wind will help Europe go carbon-neutral.

Europe needs to expand its offshore fleet tenfold to meet the EU’s climate objectives for 2050. So that leaves us with a question: how do we get there?  

09 10 2019 | 16:25

Eight EU countries call on Timmermans to raise 2030 climate goal to 55%.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Eight European Union states have called on the bloc’s incoming top climate official, Frans Timmermans, to raise the EU’s carbon dioxide reduction target for 2030 to 55% from 40…

09 10 2019 | 14:41

Yale women in clean energy defy industry’s gender imbalance.

Women may be underrepresented in clean energy careers in general, but there is no shortage of Yale women alumni working in renewable energy. Credit the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental…

09 10 2019 | 09:16

Innovating toward the Net-Zero Economy. (8-9/12/2019)

Following the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York last week, ambitions are high, but further actions are needed in terms of the climate change solutions. Now, global attention is…