Earth and Environment

100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide Is A New Cost-Effective Reality

Renewable energy is increasingly a success story in emerging and developing markets. Last year, they were leading in green energy investments. China will have added around 54 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in 2017  —  three times more than any other country has ever done, which tops China’s total amount to 120 GW of [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Clean energy is growing the economy and driving down emissions

The economic expansion since 2009 is historic not just for its duration, but for the role that America’s energy sector has played in creating jobs and reducing carbon emissions. Over the past 12 months this trend has solidified and brought our domestic energy sector to its cleanest place in history. While the energy jobs of [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Business, Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Express delivery: use drones not trucks to cut carbon emissions, experts say

Stolaroff and his colleagues spent three years studying the environmental difference between quad copters, a type of drone and diesel-powered delivery trucks in the US. In new research published in Nature Communications, they found that within the 4km (2.5 mile) range of current battery-driven delivery drones, the airborne devices consumed less energy per package and [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Business, Environment, Transport|0 Comments

France Will Shut Down Its Coal Plants by 2021, Two Years Earlier Than Initially Planned

According to French president Emmanuel Macron, France will be shutting down all of its coal plants by 2021 – two years earlier than originally planned. Macron made the announcement during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland back in January. The initiative is just one of the green energy solutions employed by Nicolas Hulot – [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Space lasers to track Earth’s ice

With new space missions come new and improved capabilities. And for those interested in what's happening to the ice on Planet Earth, we have two ventures this year that are going to make a major contribution to our understanding. Ice is the "climate canary". The loss, and the rate of that loss, tell us something [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Environment|0 Comments

Scrutiny over wood and coal fires in UK homes

Burning wood and coal in people's homes will come under scrutiny as part of a government drive to improve air pollution. Ministers are calling for evidence to help improve air quality in cities. They want people to ensure that wood is dry before burning, and that solid fuels are as clean as possible. But the [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

UK ‘Nowhere Near Ready’ To Recycle Its Own Plastic

The UK is presently “nowhere near ready” to create the number of recycling plants required should the Government decide that all plastic waste must now be recycled on home soil, says compliance specialist Ecosurety. It says the country will therefore need to continue to export its plastic waste overseas and/or incinerate it in the near [...]

By | January 30th, 2018|Business, Environment, UK Affairs|0 Comments

500 Companies to Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets

In an effort to spur further climate action at this year’s Global Climate Action Summit in September and at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in December, Summit co-chair and Mahindra Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra today challenged businesses around the world to join the growing number of companies committed to setting greenhouse gas reduction [...]

By | January 27th, 2018|Energy, Environment|0 Comments

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet greenhouse gas targets, ministers have been warned. Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change - the official watchdog - says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation - and [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Business, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017 – emissions down 1%

In 2017, the United States built about 28.5GW of electricity generating infrastructure – 25GW of it utility-scale and about 3.5GW of distributed (<1MW) solar power. Wind and solar were 55.4% of the 28.5GW overall total, and about 49.2% of the utility-scale total (>1MW). When subtracting the 11.8GW of utility-scale fossil retirements tracked by the EIA, [...]

By | January 14th, 2018|Business, Energy, Environment|Comments Off on More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017 – emissions down 1%