Scientists increasingly agree that planet Earth has only limited and finite natural resources. Traditional economic models were built around linear business models; extract cheap and easily accessible natural resources as raw materials for production, use the products for a limited amount of time to keep material production going, and waste what we no longer use to landfill.
The Scottish Government announced on Tuesday the establishment of a new £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, to help future-proof the Scottish energy sector.
EniSpa, a giant Italian olive oil firm, has collaborated with Friggi Oil Service, a collection of vegetable oils leftover company, to turn used oil from restaurants into biofuels.
On Monday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will officially abolish the Clean Power Plan, a landmark achievement of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster the clean energy transition in the US.
Imperium3 New York, a new consortium of battery tech firms, will be investing over $130 million over the next five years to help the wide commercialisation and cost reduction of lithium-ion batteries.
WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by Weather Energy and found that wind turbines provided 86,467MWh to the national grid on 2 October, more than double the country’s total daily electricity needs.
The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, is set to reduce dependency on oil and gas exports due to loss of value of oil and gas amid climate change mitigation efforts and increased value of clean energy technologies.
On 4 October, The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual report on the developments of renewables worldwide, revealing that although it had underestimated the speed at which solar would expand in the past, it has become the fastest growing source of new energy in 2016.
After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.
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