Tasmanian island to be powered by wave energy

King Island residents in Tasmania will soon enjoy renewable energy harnessed from wave swells. Currently, about two-thirds of the island’s energy needs are covered by wind and solar power.

Researchers develop hydrogen paste that could fuel vehicles

German researchers have created POWERPASTE, a hydrogen fuel paste that could one day be used to fuel vehicles. The product is created from a magnesium base and would be stored in vehicles in the form of a cartridge.

Denmark to construct artificial island as a wind energy hub

The construction project, believed to be the biggest in Danish history, will link hundreds of wind turbines to deliver enough electricity for millions of households. Authorities hope to have the hub operable by 2033.

Airplanes Could Do Better By Surfing the Wind

Airlines could save fuel and reduce emissions on transatlantic flights by hitching a better ride on the jet stream, new research has shown. This would reduce CO2 emissions across the winter period by 6.7 million kg.

Africa's Great Green Wall

Started in 2007, the 8000 kilometre-long Great Green Wall is an African-led initiative, spanning 11 countries, to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. 

Fast-Charging, Low-Cost Batteries For Electric Cars

Israeli startup StoreDot announced it had manufactured the first batteries that can be charged in just five minutes. They replace the graphite electrode in lithium-ion batteries with one made of semiconductor nanoparticles.

Saudi Arabia's revolutionary zero carbon city

Saudi Arabia is building a revolutionary zero carbon city named "The Line". It will allow 1 million residents to live in a "zero cars, zero streets and zero carbon emissions" city but around nature.

Huge U.S. Carmaker Commits To Fully Electric Vehicles

General Motors has committed to a fully-green slate of cars in future, promising to roll out only electric vehicles by 2035. The company also intends to be fully carbon neutral by 2040.

Gothenburg, Sweden develops world's first zero-emissions zone

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is developing the world’s first large-scale zero-emissions city zone.  If the initiative works as proposed, Gothenburg Green City Zone will implement 100% emission-free transport modes by 2030.

The US has returned to the Paris Climate Agreement

Within hours of becoming president, Joe Biden has moved to recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement — the internationally binding treaty to combat climate change.

What 'net-zero carbon' really means for cities

How does a city choked with traffic and packed full of carbon-emitting processes and structures reach a goal of net-zero carbon? And exactly how different would the urban environment look if it were net-zero?

Big Brand to Launch Vegan Mushroom Leather Shoes

The footwear brand is doubling down on its sustainability initiatives with upcoming styles made from mycelium (the fast-growing root systems of mushrooms) instead of cow hides.

UK Opens its First Geothermal Plant

Set to power homes in Gloucestershire and beyond, a partnership between Ecotricity, and Geothermal Engineering Limited will see the production and sale of geothermal energy in the UK for the first time.

British wind farms had a record-breaking day

On the 18th of December, 2020 the wintry weather set a record in Britain as more than 40% of that day’s electricity was generated on wind farms. Less than one-fifth of the day’s electricity came from coal plants and gas.

All cars sold in Massachusetts, U.S by 2035 will be electric

Massachusetts state administrators note that cars are major contributors to carbon pollution, and any plan to achieve net-zero emissions must include the eradication of fossil fuel-powered automobiles.