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Plans for floating wind energy projects off U.K.’s coastline get funding boost

This picture, from 2018, exhibits a floating wind turbine in waters off the coast of France. SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS | AFP | Getty Photographs Eleven tasks centered round floating wind know-how are a step nearer to fruition following a tranche of funding geared toward benefiting from Britain’s windy coastlines. The U.Okay. authorities mentioned it might […]

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The dust has settled on COP26. Now the hard work begins

The COP26 Climate Summit, which was held last year in Glasgow, Scotland, grabbed headlines all over the globe. After days of painstaking and at times fraught negotiations, countries agreed upon a deal which sought to build on 2015′s Paris Agreement and curb the worst effects of climate change. However, it wasn’t always easy. As the […]

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How the U.S. fell way behind in lithium, ‘white gold’ for EVs

There is a shortage of lithium in the United States. Nearly all major automakers have announced plans to transition to electric cars. Tesla delivered almost one million cars in 2021A few other new companies are also interested in electric vehicles. Rivian LucidWe are currently rolling out new models. In order to power all of these […]

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2021 ranks as fifth hottest year as carbon, methane emissions rise

Cal Fire Firefighter Lassen-Modoc Unit looks on as an aircraft tanker puts a fire retardant in the Dixie Fire. The Dixie Fire is burning trees on a hillside, August 18, 2021 at Janesville, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images According to a Monday report, 2021 was named fifth most hottest year, as […]

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20 companies added to index focused on social and environmental good

A global investing index that seeks to identify the best transparent companies is updating its holdings in 2022. The index — called the Transparency Index — is adding 20 new companies to its list of 100 companies that exclude certain industries it deems harmful for people and the planet. These include alcohol, chemicals, financial, pharmaceutical, […]

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California finds PG&E equipment responsible for massive Dixie Fire

Cal Fire crews attempt to control the flames by locating them on Highway 395 in the Dixie Fire, August 17, 2021 at Milford, California. Getty Images| AFP | Getty Images Pacific Gas & Electric transmission lines ignited the Dixie Fire in Northern California, which burned nearly 1 million acres and destroyed more than 1,300 homes last […]

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Coal-fired power generation set to hit ‘all-time high in 2021’: IEA

Photograph of coal in front of the towers at a coal-fired plant in Mpumalanga (South Africa) on October 15, 2021 Getty Images| Bloomberg | Getty Images A report by the International Energy Agency states that coal-fired electricity generation is expected to reach an all time high. Its executive director calls for swift action to curb […]

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Lab-grown coffee and sustainable ways growing coffee

Workers separate coffee cherries in a Guaxupe (southwest of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state) during the harvest. This was Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Getty Images| Bloomberg | Getty Images Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world — but the surge in demand is threatening the environment, prompting activists and scientists to […]

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New York City is banning natural gas hookups for new buildings

During a demonstration on Centre Street near City Hall Park in New York City, protesters were holding placards calling to stop the Williams natural-gas pipeline. Michael Brochstein | LightRocket | Getty Images New York City Council approved Wednesday legislation prohibiting the use of natural gases in new construction. It will greatly reduce the nation’s climate-changing […]

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Biden to order federal government to become carbon neutral by 2050

Joe Biden, the U.S. president, stops by to speak to reporters just before he leaves Washington, DC, December 8, 2021. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images President Joe BidenOn Wednesday, the executive order will be signed by President Obama to leverage federal buying power and reduce its carbon emissions to as low as 65% by 2030. […]