40.000km without fuel around the world: a first for energy

«We have now just watched our shared dream unveil, becoming a reality. It’s with great emotion that I write this last blog to report on the Round-the-World solar flights. Emotions, tears, relief, exhilaration is what we are all feeling right

Read More

Philippines investigates Shell and Exxon over climate change

Can Chevron, ExxonMobil and BP be held accountable for the vulnerable communities most affected by climate change? It’s a question a legal case in the Philippines could answer. Last month, lawyers for the petitioners met with the Commission on Human

Read More

Oslo votes to slash emissions 95% by 2030

Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions. Socialist, Labour and Green parties voted to slash carbon emissions

Read More

7 Great examples of people and communities living a post-carbon world

1. Community Cooperative Utilities As a chain of volcanic islands, Hawai’i doesn’t have coal and natural gas readily available to generate electricity. The state depends on oil, shipped in by tanker, to generate electricity. In 2002, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative

Read More

San Francisco is requiring solar panels on all new buildings. But here’s a much greener idea

One of the greenest, most environmentally friendly moves that big cities like New York or San Francisco or Chicago can make is to increase housing density and allow more people to live in them. And yet, bizarrely, few people seem

Read More

Electric vehicle boom driving EVs to 35% new car sales in Asia by 2040

Electric vehicles could make up 35 per cent of new car sales in Asia by 2040, driven by a significant reduction in battery prices and a rapidly changing mindset among consumers, industry and governments, a new global investment report has

Read More

A renewable energy roadmap

This dashboard provides an overview of the key REmap data by country. It is based on the “REmap: Roadmap for a renewable energy future, 2016” report and provides information related to total final energy consumption, energy sector demand, power capacity

Read More

Renewable Energy 2016

Renewable energy is generally defined as energy that comes from resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Renewable energy replaces conventional fuels in four distinct areas: electricity generation,

Read More

Brexit: renewables to be hit by cut in EU bank funds

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has warned that funding for UK renewables may be cut as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU which put the bank in an ‘unprecedented’ situation. The latest warning – which suggests

Read More

Air pollution kills 6.5 million people every year, and it could get worse unless we act now

Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution is linked to the premature deaths of about 6.5 million people every year, according to new International Energy Agency cautionary report last week. That makes it the fourth-largest threat to human health after high

Read More