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May 8, 2019

“Transformative change” urged to tackle nature decline as one million species face extinction

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has urged “transformative change” to tackle “unprecedented” rates of nature decline and species extinction, which are now likely to have…

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May 1, 2019

Top 3 in April: Renewables’ share of global capacity, Equinor, Bulgaria’s electricity export tariff

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) announcement that total renewable energy generation capacity reached a third of total installed electricity capacity worldwide at the end of 2018 made it to…

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April 29, 2019

Ford to invest USD 500 million in electric vehicle startup Rivian

Ford Motor Company will invest USD 500 million in electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian, the company said on its website. In addition to the investment, the companies have agreed to…

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April 8, 2019

Toyota to provide 24,000 royalty-free licenses for vehicle electrification 

With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilize currently available technology, Toyota Motor Corporation…

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April 4, 2019

IRENA invites students to apply for summer trainee program

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has invited applications for its annual summer trainee program, with selected students to be offered a 4 to 8-week placement at the IRENA Headquarters…

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April 2, 2019

Renewable energy reaches one-third of global power capacity at end-2018

Renewable capacity expansion continues to be driven mostly by new installations of solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of all new capacity installed in 2018, finally pushing the…

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April 1, 2019

Earth Hour dominates Top 3 in March, followed by district heating op-ed, solar auctions

In only a day, the article announcing Earth Hour this past weekend shot up to the number one spot on our English-language Top 3 Most Read list for March. The…

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March 29, 2019

Earth Hour 2019 switch-off this Saturday March 30 at 8:30 pm

On Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 pm local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protect the…

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March 22, 2019

World Water Day: From coffee to coal, many products have alternatives – water does not

Of 7.2 billion people in the world, 2.1 billion live without safe water at home, according to the UN data. Today is World Water Day, and this year’s theme is…

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March 21, 2019

International Day of Forests: Deforestation is global, regional problem contributing to climate change

Forests filter out dust and other particles from air and have a positive impact on precipitation and the quality and availability of water. They prevent soil erosion and landslides, lower…

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March 14, 2019

Coca-Cola discloses it puts out 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year

Coca-Cola has revealed for the first time it produces 3 million tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to 200,000 bottles a minute, The Guardian has reported. The data…

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March 12, 2019

Scientists find way to turn CO2 back into coal at room temperature

A team of scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have found a way to use liquid metals to turn CO2 back into coal at room temperature, a process claimed…

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