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16 11 2019 | 14:00

Harvard Study Shows Where Investments In Renewable Energy Can Be Most Effective.

Sometimes, a study or report comes to such an obvious conclusion you wonder why the study needed to be done in the first place. Here’s an example. A new study from the Center for Climate, Health and…

13 11 2019 | 10:03

World Economic Forum: Climate change action needed to avoid societal 'collapse' says minister.

Costa Rica is on track to be the first country in the world to achieve carbon neutrality, the country's environment minister has said. The Central American nation of 4.9 million people has a hugely…

09 11 2019 | 08:42

UN Goal of the Month: Clean Water and Sanitation - SDG 6.

Our editorial package in November focuses on Clean Water and Sanitation - Sustainable Development Goal 6.  

29 10 2019 | 12:43

Neste join forces with Fortum for new clean energy agreement.

Neste has announced a new long term agreement with Fortum to start using wind power at its production sites in Finland. Over the past ten years, Neste has transformed from a regional oil refining…

19 10 2019 | 14:22

If You’re Already Replacing Your Roof, Why Not Turn It Into A Power Plant?

Every year, roughly 5% of U.S. homeowners gaze forlornly up at their aging and weathered shingles, sigh, and take the financial plunge to get a new roof.  Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy, sees…

15 10 2019 | 08:34

UK Universities announce £50m green energy deal.

Twenty Universities in the UK have struck a deal to buy renewable energy directly from British wind farms. The Energy Consortium (TEC) has established an aggregated power purchase agreement (PPA)…

14 10 2019 | 10:05

UN fund gets behind plan to unlock finance for South African renewables.

UN money will help South African PV players underpin project revenues without the need to resort to the government, after a year when Eskom’s woes have cast doubts on the state-offtaker route. The…

14 10 2019 | 09:38

Jobs, Mpumalanga & death of coal: Switch to renewables will ensure future for the embattled province.

Mpumalanga is not alone in facing a dicey future: Coal regions around the world are in a similar predicament and some governments have already taken steps to compensate coal workers where mines are…

11 10 2019 | 14:38

Ocean cleanup device successfully collects plastic for first time.

Floating boom finally retains debris from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, creator says. A huge floating device designed by Dutch scientists to clean up an island of rubbish in the Pacific Ocean…

08 10 2019 | 11:28

Mayors of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm Commit to Clean Construction.

C40 research reveals changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure 44% by 2050.

06 10 2019 | 17:52

Carlsberg promises to halve water consumption in sustainability pledge.

Carlsberg has announced that they will halve the amount of water they use in their beer in the name of sustainability. The brewery group has invested in an initiative that will allow them to recycle…

06 10 2019 | 17:16

NASA, US industry aim to electrify commercial aviation.

As our research team at NASA continues to explore electrified aircraft propulsion as a fuel- and- cost-efficient alternative to traditional jet engine-powered airplanes, the agency is teaming with U.…

06 10 2019 | 17:14

Green-Kenya Newsletter | September 2019.

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04 10 2019 | 17:05

Third Sustainability Summit.

On behalf of The Economist Events and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Greecein association withUN SDSN Mediterranean,UN SDSN Black SeaandEIT Climate-KIC Hub Greece…

03 10 2019 | 07:41

Siemens partner with UK100 for £100bn of clean energy projects.

Siemens has joined forces with UK100 to drive development of £100 billion of clean energy projects. A network of mayors and council leaders is joining forces with one of the world’s biggest…

01 10 2019 | 11:06

GORD and Al-Attiyah Foundation Celebrate Partnership Agreement.

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Gulf Organisation for Research…

01 10 2019 | 10:43

South African teenager creates her own brand of biodegradable, edible straws.

A 19-year-old South African student has created her own brand of edible, biodegradable straws.  Leila Siljeur, a chemical engineering student of Stellenbosch University, developed Eat Me Straws as a…

27 09 2019 | 10:57

Is There a Link Between Renewable Energy and Clean Water?

Stories about lead poisoning in the first world and water rights sold for a pittance to corporations are commonplace. As a result of that, more eyes than ever are trained on the earth’s water and…

27 09 2019 | 10:51

ΕU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network Newsletter: Issue September 2019.

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