Climate & emissions

14 August 2019

Solar energy storage market to grow at over 35%

According to a new research,  the Solar Energy Storage Market will surpass an annual installation of 3 GW by 2025. Industry players have been working on the integration of cost competitive and performance-oriented storage units. Moreover, volume manufacturing practices coupled with the infusion of economical products from the Chinese manufacturing industry to sustain the upsurge […]

13 August 2019

Record levels of investment flow into European Sustainable funds

First six months of 2019 saw record €36.9bn transferred into sustainable funds in Europe, according to research by Morningstar Sustainable investment funds are becoming increasingly popular among investors, according to new research from analyst house Morningstar that suggests sustainable funds pulled in record levels of investor cash in the first six months of 2019. In the first […]

9 August 2019

LafargeHolcim develops world’s first full-cycle system for CO2 capture and reuse

LafargeHolcim in partnership with Inventrys and Total) have launched an ambitious project to develop the first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from a cement plant. Through Project CO2MENT the consortium will demonstrate and evaluate Inventys’ CO2 Capture System and a selection of CO2 utilization technologies. The project being implemented at Lafarge’s Richmond, BC, […]

7 August 2019

New Egypt capital to feature vertical forest apartments

The New Administrative Capital of Egypt is being built in the desert 30 miles from Cairo. It will contain the main government departments and foreign embassies. The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been commissioned to design a number of cube-shaped vertical forest apartments blocks. The buildings will be use an innovative vertical forest concept for the first time in […]

6 August 2019

Athens builds ‘green corridors’ to combat climate heatwaves

After decades of intense urbanisation, Athens is pioneering the design of green, nature-based infrastructure to cool the city and counter climate change. The urban fabric of Athens is made up of dense constructions that cover 80% of the city’s surface. All that asphalt and concrete retains the heat during the extended heatwaves to which the […]

2 August 2019

BUILD UPON2: next phase in boosting low carbon building renovation

The World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON 2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation. With cities across the world declaring climate emergencies and climate action high up on the agenda for the European elections, this European Union […]

30 July 2019

Morocco embarks on second mega solar project

Morocco has one of most ambitious energy targets in the world. The goal is for 42% of its power to come from renewable sources by 2020. The Noor-Ouarzazate complex, which is built on an area of more than 3,000 hectares in area – the size of 3,500 football fields – is already nearing completion and […]

26 July 2019

EU creates €10 billion fund to strengthen circular economy

Five major banks located and operating within the European Union (EU) have agreed to work with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a €10bn initiative to promote circular economy projects. The Joint Initiative on Circular Economy (JICE) will take place over the next five years and will be overseen by the EIB. In addition, five […]

24 July 2019

Integrating Green and Gray: report on next generation infrastructure

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute. Both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional […]

23 July 2019

California bullet train takes major step towards completion

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) approved some $1.6 billion worth of track and systems work for a piece of the $20 billion Bakersfield-to-Merced bullet train The Authority said the procurement schedule should allow it to meet its Dec. 31, 2022, Federal Railroad Administration deadline for completion. This is a critical goal if the authority wants […]

19 July 2019

Consortium plans high-wave floating solar panel parks in the North Sea

A Belgian consortium has launched a project in high-wave offshore solar technology with the aim of building floating solar parks in the North Sea. The partners of Tractebel, Jan De Nul Group, DEME, Soltech and Ghent University believe that solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in offshore waters are one of the essential future green energy sources. […]

17 July 2019

775 cities in 16 countries back ‘climate emergency’ call

The latest research from the Crowther Lab predicts that Madrid’s climate in 2050 will resemble Marrakech’s climate today, Stockholm will resemble Budapest, London will be more like Barcelona, and Tokyo’s climate will more closely resemble Changsha’s. In addition, 22 % of cities will experience climate conditions that are not currently experienced by any existing major […]

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