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.
During a news conference held on Sunday, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with Road and Transport Authority (RTA) announced a series of new incentives to spark the growth of electric mobility around the emirate.
The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) published a report establishing a framework to support state and local governments to catalyse private investment towards sustainable infrastructure that can help mitigate the effects of extreme weather events.
According to a research conducted by Reuters in the city of Higashi Matsushima, a ‘silent’ revolution has been happening in Japan in the wake of the 2011 fatal earthquake and tsunami, with more and more municipalities setting up distributed energy systems to reduce reliance on the main grid, and secure electricity supply during natural disasters.
In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution and raise awareness, Bulk Market is the first package-free pop up store in Islington, in North London.
On 8 September, the German ride-hailing service CleverShuttle launched its first hydrogen fuel cell fleet of taxis in Hamburg.
According reports from the Guardian, during this fall, the UK Government will offer more than £3 million to support local authorities to set up clean energy initiatives.
A consortium between ENGIE’s subsidiary GNVERT and Belgium-based bus manufacturer Van-Hool announced the deployment of the first hydrogen bus route in France in the Pau Pyrénées region.
Oxford City Council announced the launching of the Go Ultra Low Oxford (GULO) programme, aiming to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s residential streets to help the deployment of electric vehicles.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai approved the construction of 500km of new bicycle lanes as part of air pollution mitigation efforts.
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