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03 08 2021 | 11:23

Italy Bans Large Cruise Ships From Venice

The restriction will come into effect at the beginning of August, the Italian government has confirmed. Campaigners say the liners cause damage to Venice's ecosystem. Large cruise ships will be…

03 08 2021 | 10:18

UK Landlords call for bespoke financial package to support energy efficiency upgrades

Just five per cent of private rented households have received government help to fund energy efficiency measures despite having the greatest need. The National Residential Landlords Association is…

03 08 2021 | 04:20

New tool launched to give the UK public a voice on how to tackle climate crisis

Cross-party think tank Demos has teamed up with WWF, National Grid, and ScottishPower to ask people across the UK to consider how we should get on track to reach net zero carbon emissions over this…

29 07 2021 | 13:01

Australia’s No. 2 pension fund announces complete thermal coal exit

Australia’s second largest superannuation fund has completely divested from thermal coal and ploughed $1 billion into renewable and low-emission technology in the year since it declared it would…

26 07 2021 | 11:59

New report finds UK public want nature to be at the heart of policymaking

Bright Blue, the independent think tank for liberal conservatism, has published a comprehensive analysis on the UK public’s attitudes surrounding the value of nature, engagement with it and the…

26 07 2021 | 11:10

Renewables on pace to provide only one-third of grid power by 2030

If current trends continue, renewable energy will provide roughly one-third of US electricity to the grid by 2030, although this could reach half of generation if deployment increases, according to…

26 07 2021 | 10:17

A sunny future: Sardinia is a green lab in the energy transition

As Enel continues on its journey as Renewables Super Major, CEO Francesco Starace offers a road map for the decarbonization process in Sardinia (Italy) in which the decarbonization will skip the gas…

26 07 2021 | 00:49

First Ivorian-based innovation wins the Africa prize for engineering innovation

Chemical Engineer Noël N’guessan has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s 2021 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation with a biowaste equipment innovation for smallholder farmers in West Africa to…

24 07 2021 | 10:14

Renewables Were the World’s Cheapest Source of Energy in 2020, New Report Shows

The cost of renewable technologies like wind and solar is falling significantly, according to a new report. This is fuelling the rise of renewables as the world's cheapest power. The cost of large-…

23 07 2021 | 11:56

BHP, world’s largest miner, mulls selling multibillion oil and gas assets

BHP Group is considering getting out of oil and gas in a multibillion-dollar exit that would accelerate its retreat from fossil fuels, according to people familiar with the matter. The world’s…

23 07 2021 | 11:48

Over 500 organizations say carbon capture hinders energy transition

Investment in carbon capture technology will hinder Canada’s transition away from fossil fuels and exacerbate the effects of climate change, says a new letter co-signed by hundreds of organizations…

17 07 2021 | 13:43

Climate Action Paris Aligned Investment Initiative.

Asset owners, including Europe’s largest public sector pension fund ABP, have committed to net zero emission portfolios by 2050 or sooner. A cohort of new signatories have joined the PAII: Europe’s…

17 07 2021 | 11:59

Here's What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers.

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip? With that sip, you take in an…

17 07 2021 | 10:35

International Students Initiative Plans to Train 50,000 Young Renewable Energy Workers

A Canadian-based global renewable energy solutions group is joining forces with New Energy Nexus and the Government of Denmark to help deploy 10,000 new youth-led clean energy initiatives by 2030. 

17 07 2021 | 10:18

'Sometimes the Good Guys Win': Byhalia Connection Pipeline Canceled

On the Friday before the extended July 4 weekend, the developers seeking to build the Byhalia Connection oil pipeline through predominantly Black neighborhoods called it quits.

15 07 2021 | 09:57

Retailers join forces to tackle climate change in the race to zero

Retailers H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher plc and Walmart have launched a new climate retail campaign. In partnership with the COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions and supported…

15 07 2021 | 09:42

Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement to accelerate progress towards net zero

The companies will join forces to progress the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in aircraft engines and shape policies that support a net zero pathway for the industry. Shell and Rolls-Royce…

15 07 2021 | 09:11

New report focuses on need to mobilise buyers to accelerate demand for net zero steel

A new report released by the Energy Transitions Commission focuses on the need to mobilise buyers to accelerate the demand for net zero steel. The report was developed in close collaboration with…

15 07 2021 | 08:27

Out for Sustainability: The Intersection of the LGBTQIA+ and Environmental Movements

Originally based in Seattle, WA, queer environmental organization Out for Sustainability aims to shed a light on how environmental issues affect the LGBTQIA+ community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

13 07 2021 | 12:28

Solatio announces 810-megawatt solar complex in Brazil.

The Brazilian government officials and representatives from Spanish PV sector player Solatio Energia on Friday inaugurated a solar power complex that will add 810 MWp once fully up and running.…