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04 12 2021 | 14:43

The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference in fighting climate change – and getting governments and utilities to tackle it, too

The average American’s everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning appliances on or off, to commuting, to paying utility bills. The connections between those acts…

04 12 2021 | 09:07

Decarbonising infrastructure: accelerating our transition to a net-zero world

About this report The success of carbon management is dependent on industry-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing. With this goal, for nine years now, we have been running our annual…

28 11 2021 | 08:20

IRENA and OLADE Reinforce Commitment to Boost Renewables in Latin America and the Caribbean - 2021

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2021 - The Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), have signed a new agreement to work closely…

28 11 2021 | 08:04

John Lewis Partnership and Hubbub launch £1 million Circular Future Fund

The fund seeks to support trail-blazing solutions to rethink waste and develop a new business model. The Circular Future Fund will provide grants of between £150,000 to £300,000 for projects that re…

28 11 2021 | 07:54

How Morocco went big on solar energy

Morocco has become famous for its vast, world-leading solar arrays. But these mega-projects are just the start of the action on climate change that Morocco could be capable of delivering. Morocco…

28 11 2021 | 07:35

Bangladesh’s largest solar plant due online next month

The nation hopes to hit 1 GW of renewables capacity next month. The $143 million, 280-acre project in southwestern Bangladesh will have a generation capacity of 100 MW thanks to 250,000 Longi Hi-MO5…

28 11 2021 | 07:31

Coastal saltmarsh 'engineered' to fight climate change

Re-flooding coastal wetlands could provide an opportunity to "work with nature" and use sea level rise to fight climate change, scientists say. An ongoing study of a coastal marsh in Scotland has…

25 11 2021 | 16:09

Microgrids Powered By Renewable Energy Will Generate Half A Million Jobs & $72 Billion In GDP Growth By 2030

New report conducted by Guidehouse Insights and commissioned by Civil Society Institute, Millennial Action Project and RMI shows lasting impact on local economies and job growth from investing in…

25 11 2021 | 16:08

Hot in the city: can a ban on dark roofs cool Sydney?

Experts who welcome the NSW proposal to deal with urban heat say it’s not about black or white but reflection and radiation. The New South Wales government announced this week it would move to ban…

24 11 2021 | 15:47

Israel to swap desalinized water with Jordan for solar energy

Israel is expected to sign a deal with Jordan that will include solar energy production in Jordan for the Israeli market, which would reciprocate by desalinating Mediterranean water for supply to…

24 11 2021 | 15:41

More than a thousand trees to be planted in north Northamptonshire

More than 1,000 trees are due to be planted across North Northamptonshire after the local council secured a grant to fund their purchase and upkeep. The money from the Local Authority Treescape Fund…

24 11 2021 | 10:05

Build Back Better Act Passes House With Most Ambitious Climate Provisions in U.S. History

The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference. The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes the largest-ever federal investment…

22 11 2021 | 16:40

Scotland to enforce ban on single-use plastic items from June 2022

Scotland will be the first UK nation to pursue this ban on some of the most problematic plastic products. Legislation has been put in place to ensure Scotland’s use of various plastic items will be…

19 11 2021 | 15:55

Hartford Financial to speed exit from tar sands investments to year end

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced Tuesday that it anticipates exiting all tar sands investments by Dec. 31, two years ahead of its commitment announced in 2019. The insurance and…

19 11 2021 | 15:46

An environmental sociologist explains how permaculture offers a path to climate justice

Big farming is both a victim of climate change and a contributor. Droughts, floods and soil degradation threaten crop yields. But agriculture produces nearly one-quarter of global greenhouse gas…

19 11 2021 | 12:21

Renewable energy offers immediate solution to India’s persistent clean cooking challenge

Leapfrogging over major investment in gas imports India has made considerable progress in the transition to clean cooking. But close to 35% of the population continues to depend on firewood, wood…

17 11 2021 | 18:56

‘What if we just gave up cars?’: Cop26 leaders urged to dream big

A new agreement would phase out fossil fuel vehicles but activists want a focus on public transport, walking and cycling. Governments and car manufacturers have coalesced at the Glasgow climate…

17 11 2021 | 18:10

Wood pellets remain a reliable and affordable solution for the decarbonisation of the EU economy

Bioenergy Europe is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth chapter of its Statistical Report 2021 focusing on wood pellets and their key role in achieving the 2050 carbon neutrality target…

17 11 2021 | 18:05

These smokeless, energy-efficient stoves are saving lives and trees

A clutch of university degrees could have led to a cosy job in Paris. Instead, Ermann Zannou decided he could do more by living closer to the country of his birth, Benin. So he set up Green Ker in…

16 11 2021 | 11:52

EDF Group and AME finalise financing for Chile's largest solar plant

On 30 September, EDF Group and its Chilean partner AME, in a 50/50 joint venture, finalised the financing of Chile's largest solar plant with a capacity of 480 MW. With this project, which is…