President Biden has pledged to usher in a net zero-emission economy by 2050, electrifying government vehicle fleets, doubling offshore wind production and creating “millions of jobs in wind, solar, and carbon capture.” All of this sounds good on paper and makes for great political fodder in the battle against climate change. But in practice, it could mean creating a host of other environmental challenges.
SMS is to rollout solar PV, battery storage and heat pumps across 100 homes as part of a new £5.2 million project. It has partnered Aberdeen City Council for the rollout of the green technologies and fabric retrofits, with £2.2 million having been successful won from the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Demonstrator.
The clean energy think tank RMI just launched a nonprofit journalism arm called Canary Media that’s staffed by well-known names in energy and climate reporting. The big picture: Canary will be “at the forefront of the clean energy transition” with a mission to cover global efforts to fight climate change, per RMI, formerly the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Newly-published research from Cleantech Group®, the global authority on clean technology innovation, with the support of Breakthrough Energy, found the EU’s venture capital investment into cleantech from 2011-2020 grew by a remarkable 7.5x to more than EUR 5 billion in 2020.
The industry has matured, entering a new phase of development that justifies the latest burst of investor enthusiasm.
A Global Green Deal: op-ed article by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank
By strengthening its emissions-reduction targets and investing heavily in clean energy, greentech, and research and development, the European Union has positioned itself as a global climate leader.
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – China, which long targeted rapid industrial growth despite its environmental consequences, now aims to become the global leader in “low-carbon tech for a carbon-constrained world” as it unveils its new five-year plan this week, China analysts said.
European firms will have the capacity to supply all the lithium-ion batteries needed for the continent’s automakers by 2025 as they ramp up electric vehicle output to meet strict pollution limits, EU officials said Friday.
It’s an exciting time to be a green tech start-up. The eyes and ears of companies across the world have never been more fixed on finding solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems, and have more financial backing to do so than ever.
A recent report published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the use of woody biomass for EU energy production called for an honest discussion to “detoxify the debate surrounding the sustainability of wood-based bioenergy.”
Xpansiv gathers traceable production data to differentiate clean commodities from dirty ones, hereby empowering the free markets to decide what a low carbon footprint is worth. Xpansiv then provides investors a global market for an expanding ecosystem of proven environmental commodities like Renewable Energy Certificates, carbon offsets, and differentiated fuels.
You will soon be able to recharge your electric car as fast and easily as a traditional gasoline fill-up. The trouble is “soon” is likely to be least 4 and maybe 8 years or more away.
A new carbon fiber material could bring cost and performance benefits to the wind industry if developed commercially, according to a study led by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories.
Wind power accounted for more than half of Britain’s daily generated electricity on Saturday in the wake of Storm Bella, according to energy giant Drax. The percentage of wind power in the country’s energy mix hit a record 50.67 percent on Saturday, the company said over the weekend, beating the previous record of 50 percent in August.