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29 03 2020 | 14:40

Solar is key to the success of the future’s cities.

Solar and IoT hold the key to modern urban landspaces if properly secured, guest author Chris Jones, tech expert from U.S. based activist group TurnOnVPN elaborates. There’s been a lot of buzz…

29 03 2020 | 14:23

Fish ponds and water harvesting: climate-smart farming comes to Kenya.

Unable to rely on the catch from Lake Victoria, locals are finding success with new and sustainable agriculture methods. It might not be clear why a fish pond project should take root in a region…

26 03 2020 | 09:17

Siemens unveils UK’s first converted ‘Electric Avenue’.

Siemens has unveiled the UK’s first street that has been fully converted for charging electric vehicles. Over half a mile in length, the avenue ‘Electric Avenue, W9’ in Westminster has been turned…

26 03 2020 | 09:13

Mutriku Wave Energy Plant hits new output milestone, generating 2 GWh.

The Mutriku Wave Energy Plant has reached a new output milestone, having generated an accumulated figure of 2,000,000 kWh — a feat never before achieved by any wave power facility. The Mutriku Wave…

23 03 2020 | 07:01

Win for conservation as African black rhino numbers rise

Slow recovery due to relocating groups and stronger protection through law enforcement. Numbers of African black rhinos in the wild have risen by several hundred, a rare boost in the conservation of…

23 03 2020 | 06:49

JOB VACANCIES: National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

National Oceanography Centre (NOC) - Live Job Vacancies Please see below for a list of the job vacancies currently a

23 03 2020 | 06:47

McDonald’s goes green by ditching plastic in Happy Meal toys.

The fast-food chain expects to remove over 3,000 metric tons of plastic from the business from 2021 by abolishing plastic happy meal toys. Fast-food restaurant chain McDonald’s has announced it will…

23 03 2020 | 06:35

WEBINAR: IEA SHC Solar Academy : Solar heat and electricity: PVT solutions for buildings and industry.

Over the past few years, PVT systems that combine solar thermal technology and solar PV have gained more attention. In 2018, IEA SHC started the Task 60 called “PVT systems” to better understand the…

23 03 2020 | 06:35

Wales to ban single use plastics by 2021.

The Welsh government hopes that the measures will make the country one of the world’s top recycling nations. The Welsh Government has set out plans designed to restrict the sale of single-use, hard…

23 03 2020 | 06:18

O2 teams up with SSE to help its supply chain switch to renewable energy.

O2 and SSE Business Energy have joined forces for a new renewable energy initiative. The new initiative will let O2 suppliers and partners buy renewable energy direct from SSE Business Energy at a…

23 03 2020 | 06:10

UPM signs €750m loan linked to performance on climate targets.

Finnish forestry business UPM has linked its sustainability ratings directly to the pricing mechanism of its credit facilities. UPM will become one of the first businesses in the world to have…

23 03 2020 | 06:04

Good Energy and Ørsted sign clean power deal.

Good Energy signs deal with Ørsted to secure offshore wind power for over 30,000 homes in the UK. UK clean power company Good Energy has renewed a deal with Danish offshore wind energy giant Ørsted…

20 03 2020 | 07:24

EBRD supports Western Balkans in decarbonizing district heating and cooling systems, improving energy efficiency in buildings.

Renewable energy sources can be used in district heating and cooling systems without increasing citizens’ energy bills or heating plants’ and local governments’ costs, while at the same time…

20 03 2020 | 07:14

Neste aims for carbon neutral production by 2035.

Sustainable jet fuel developer Neste commits to its production being carbon neutral by 2035. Neste, has promised to step-up its work in sustainability by pledging to become ‘carbon neutral’ by the…

20 03 2020 | 07:10

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’.

Green Climate Fund approves US$26.6 million grant on ‘Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe’

12 03 2020 | 07:32

Funding a fairer energy transition.

The Climate Investment Platform (CIP) launched last September to fast-track renewable energy investments in developing countries.

08 03 2020 | 10:21

Generation Equality.

Empowerment, ahead of International Women's Day (8 March). Check out our curated list of gender-related UN events this year. We also look at how gender equality is intrinsically linked to…

08 03 2020 | 09:48

How congested Brussels is planning for climate change.

The Belgian capital is known for its terrible traffic. But in the city of the EU Green Deal, new plans aim to give the streets back to pedestrians and help residents counter the crisis of a warming…