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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.