Dutch court orders Shell to cut carbon emissions 45% by 2030

Ruling on a suit filed by the Netherlands branch of Friends of the Earth,  a court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 % before the decade is over.

Forests the size of France regrown since 2000

An area of forest the size of France has regrown naturally across the world in the last 20 years, a study suggests. The restored forests have the potential to soak up the equivalent of 5.9 gigatonnes of CO2.

The world's truly first biodegradable and compostable plastic

U.S scientists claim to have developed a new plastic that can degrade by up to 98% in household compost in just few days, simply by adding heat and water. 

Vertical turbines could be the future for wind farms

New research has found that the vertical turbine design is far more efficient than traditional turbines in large scale wind farms, and when set in pairs the vertical turbines increase each other's performance by up to 15%.

Singapore to ban new diesel vehicles sales from 2025

Singapore declares war on all new diesel car and taxi sales from 2025. The ban follows a global trend that has a growing number of countries pledging to ban fossil-fuel car sales in five to 10 years.

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.