Vattenfall, the Swedish power company that develops the 1.8GW giant offshore wind project announced the details of the progress being made in the mega-project, aimed to power more than 1.3 million UK households.
Navigant Research published its new report “Market Data: Energy Efficient Buildings – Europe”, where it analysed the markets for energy efficient building technologies in Western and Eastern Europe and it found that the market is expected to grow from $83.5 billion in 2017 to $111.9 billion in 2026.
According to CDP, a global non-profit environmental disclosure platform, the number of companies that now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans has increased eight times since 2014 because they understand that carbon risk management is a business imperative.
Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.
Norway is proposing a what-is-known as “Tesla tax”, that would remove the tax exemption from the heaviest electric cars weighing more than 2 tonnes, triggering intense political debate about the future of EVs in the country.
This last week has seen three country announcements for major plans to phase out energy generation facilities fuelled by coal, with Netherlands announcing the decommissioning of all coal power plants by 2030 and UK and Canada announcing they will champion a global alliance on the transition from coal during the upcoming COP23.
According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.
Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.
The UK Government released its climate action masterplan on how to decarbonise all sectors of the UK economy starting from 2020 and on how to reduce its carbon emissions by 57 percent by 2032.
Global energy giant General Electric is planning on opening a new research, design and development hub for renewable technology in Southampton.
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