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27 01 2020 | 08:10

Scotland to reach this year 100% renewable energy goal.

The country would leave behind fossil fuels with a clean energy matrix. Scotland, which will host this year’s UN climate summit in November, is considered a global leader on clean energy. The…

27 01 2020 | 08:04

Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature.

LONDON - Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: it’s time to take your portfolio’s temperature. Policymakers are pushing investors to do more to ensure their portfolio choices help to meet…

27 01 2020 | 07:49

How Germany helped make renewable energy cheap for the rest of the world.

One man, some very old solar panels, and a law that looks a lot like part of the proposed US Green New Deal helped transform the way Germany gets its power. *LISTEN HERE Hans-Josef Fell describes…

27 01 2020 | 07:14

Low-Carbon Growth Is a $26 Trillion Opportunity. Here Are 4 Ways to Seize It.

The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at…

25 01 2020 | 08:59

The countdown is on: BLADES EUROPE 18-19 FEBRUARY

  Here’s a quick refresh of the key themes being discussed at this year’s Blades Europe Conference, taking place in Berlin on 18-19 February.

25 01 2020 | 08:47

China to phase out single-use plastics.

China, one of the world’s biggest plastic producers, has unveiled a new plan to phase out single-use plastics. China has released a statement announcing they will be implementing a series of…

25 01 2020 | 08:27

Africa's 'first fully solar-powered village' wants to be a model for a renewable future.

Near Morocco's sunny Atlantic coast, the tiny community of Id Mjahdi is being touted as Africa's first completely solar-powered village. Solar power has the potential to become one of Africa's top…

25 01 2020 | 08:27

It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises.

Statistics on global water challenges are daunting: 3 billion people don’t have basic handwashing facilities. A quarter of the world’s population live in countries facing extremely high water stress…

24 01 2020 | 10:38

Green bonds issuance hit $255 billion in 2019.

A new report by Climate Bonds Initiative has found that in 2019, green bonds issuance hit a record $255 billion. Global green bond and loan issuance climbed by 49% last year to a record high of $249…

24 01 2020 | 08:48

Nigel Topping appointed UK High Level Climate Action Champion.

Joint announcement by the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 and UN Climate Change Nigel Topping has today been appointed by the UK Government as its High Level Climate Action Champion ahead of UN…

21 01 2020 | 07:46

Education City Stadium awarded prestigious sustainability certificates.

Education City Stadium has become the first Qatar 2022 tournament venue to receive a five-star rating from the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS). The prestigious award, considered a…

21 01 2020 | 07:44

Microsoft announces plans to be carbon negative by 2030.

Microsoft has pledged to be carbon negative by 2030. The Microsoft Corporation has announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and remove its carbon footprint. By 2030, Microsoft will be…

21 01 2020 | 07:38

Glasgow unveils new electric buses to cut emissions ahead of net zero target.

Glasgow has unveiled all new electric buses that will be rolled out across the city. First Glasgow will roll out two all-electric buses as it becomes the city’s first commercial bus operator to…

21 01 2020 | 07:28

Asda joins forces with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store.

Asda has announced plans to trial a new sustainable store in Leeds to tackle plastic pollution. Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best-known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’…

19 01 2020 | 14:31

Wind energy ready to help deliver Europe’s Green Deal Investment Plan.

The European Commission unveiled today its Sustainable Europe Investment Plan, the financial pillar of the European Green Deal.

18 01 2020 | 11:44

Transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2050 would pay for itself.

The cost of a global transition to 100% renewable energy would be $95 trillion CAD, but researchers say the investment would pay for itself in only seven years. Transitioning to 100 per cent…

18 01 2020 | 11:21

Renewables ‘dominate’ European energy mix in 2019.

Renewable energy sources overtook fossil fuels as Europe’s primary electricity source for the first time in 2019, according to energy market data analyst EnAppSys. The company’s latest report on the…

17 01 2020 | 07:59

Egypt- Electricity Ministry considers adding renewable energy offers to its 2035 Strategy.

The Ministry of Electricity studies adding bids of private companies to establish renewable energy plants to its 2035 Strategy which aims to produce about 47% of Egypt's total energy from renewable…

17 01 2020 | 07:50

Quorn unveils carbon footprint labelling of its products.

Quorn has announced that they will be adding a carbon footprint label to their most popular products. In a move to be more transparent with customers, Quorn is introducing carbon footprint data for…

17 01 2020 | 07:46

'Clean energy outperforms fossil fuels'

The past year was the cleanest on record for the British grid as zero carbon technology exceeded electricity supplies from polluting fuels. Britain has reached an historic clean energy milestone…