The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs.
JobLift, a meta search job seeking engine, realised an analysis of the green jobs market in the UK and the renewable energy sub-sectors over the past twelve months, and although it noted a slow but stable increase of 1 percent in green job vacancies, it detected some interesting facts about the sector overall.
Tiffany & Co announced on Thursday that it will purchase renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its US electricity use in 2017, as part of its commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions globally by 2050.
On Thursday, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of a new EU-wide framework for sustainable buildings called ‘Level(s), an assessment framework aiming to transform the building sector.
On Wednesday, Wales announced its new energy generation targets pledging that within thirteen years, 70 percent of its electricity needs will be satisfied from renewable energy sources.
The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (NEAA) published its new report on global greenhouse gas emissions on Thursday, stating that global emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere were stalled in 2016, achieving three-years –in row stability.
Global asset management company UBS recently published a white paper called ‘Business with impact’, suggesting corporations ways to incorporate sustainability targets to generate both financial and social returns.
The British multinational giant Johnson Matthey announced that it will make an initial investment of £200 million in 2018 in the wake of the anticipated rapid growth of the electric vehicle market in the years to come.
On Wednesday, the UK-based low cost air company announced that it partnered with Wright Electric planning to develop its first commercial electric plane within the next decade.
A recently published research conducted by researchers from the Penn State University introduced a compostable and economical alternative to plastic laminates in packaging and other uses that is argued to significantly reduce pollution.
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