Netherlands: Court orders bigger cuts in carbon emissions

The highest court in the Netherlands has upheld a ruling requiring the government to slash greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% of 1990 levels by the end of next year.

New Zealand Vows to Stop Emitting Carbon by 2050

The country will pursue 100% renewable energy by 2035, overhaul public transportation, invest in electric cars, plant 1 trillion trees, and stop permitting oil and gas exploration.

UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter

Renewables produced 29.5 TeraWatt-hours in July, August, and September, while fossil fuels only produced 29.1 TW-hr and that less than 1% of the UK's electricity came from coal during the quarter.

Wind meets Denmark's 100% power demand on Sep 15

The strong winds spurred production from wind turbines and helped supply 130% of the country's electricity demand from midnight to midnight last Sunday. The excess power was sold abroad.

The top 10 countries in the world by wind energy capacity

China, US, Germany, India, Spain, UK, France, Brazil, Canada and Italy currently have the highest capacity of wind energy.

18 Countries Show Decrease in CO2 from Fossil Fuels Over 10 Years

Eighteen countries, including the United States, Great Britain and several European Union members, have seen a decline in their carbon emissions from fossil fuels for at least a decade, a new analysis found.

Ireland pulls its fossil fuel investments

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund had withdrawn its €68m investment in fossil fuel companies, making Ireland one of the world’s first countries to make such a move.

Luxembourg Makes All Public Transportation Free

Public transportation will be free to all riders beginning in 2020 as the country struggles to deal with some of the worst congestion in Europe and air pollution in its capital city.

Sweden: Drawing In Closer To A Cash-Free Future

Over 4000 Sweden residents have microchips implanted in their hands, which allow them to pay for travel and food and even enter their own offices without needing a key. It’s all done with a wave of the hand.

The world’s first secondhand shopping mall opened in Sweden

The mall is located about 60 miles outside Stockholm in the town of Eskilstuna. There are 14 stores, a restaurant (see below), an exhibition area and an educational program so that Swedes can learn how to recycle even more.

France wants to triple bike use with better cycle lanes

The government will launch fund to invest 350 million euros ($410 million) in cycling infrastructure the next seven years.

Costa Rica to become the world's first decarbonized country

Costa Rica would start carrying out a plan to stop the use of fossil fuels in transportation by 2021. The country generates over 99 percent of its electricity via renewable sources.

Finland has the world's cleanest air

Finland's air quality is better than that of any other country on earth, according to statistics from the World Health Organisation published by the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

Bhutan Is The Only Carbon Negative Nation On Earth

Bhutan has been referred to by several places as the world’s first (and only) carbon negative country, in that it removes four times more greenhouse emissions then it produces.

16 Countries and Cities Have Banned Single-Use Plastics

Kenya, Vanuatu, UK, Taiwan, Zimbabwe, Montreal, Malibu, Seattle, Australia, Canada, Hamburg, France, New Delhi, Morocco, Rwanda and New York have made serious strides in the race against plastic.