Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]
At a central Illinois feed mill, electricity from its rural electric co-op was exceeding grain costs as its biggest operating expense. With a new 3-megawatt solar array, the facility expects to reduce energy costs by about 50%.
The 2022 World Cup kicked off Sunday with a match between host country Qatar and the national team of Ecuador. In the runup to the much-anticipated international sporting event, FIFA, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 LLC and Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy agreed that the game would reduce or offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Earlier this year, the UK began requiring cafés and restaurants with more than 250 employees to include the number of calories next to each dish on their menus, reported BBC Future. Mexican chain Wahaca was not a fan of the new requirement at first, but then took the extra menu labeling even further by adding […]
Could the City of Light ban the electric scooters that have become popular in cities around the world? Paris currently has three rental e-scooter companies whose licenses are set to expire in February, and concerns about safety, congestion and ultimate environmental impact mean those licenses may not be renewed. “If we don’t find an agreement […]
By Eric Hittinger, Eric Williams, Qing Mias, and Tiruwork B. Tibebu The planet is heating up as greenhouse gas emissions rise, contributing to extreme heat waves and once-unimaginable flooding. Yet despite the risks, countries’ policies are not on track to keep global warming in check. The problem isn’t a lack of technology. The International Energy […]
As the UK braces for the first full winter since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sparked a global energy crisis, it will have a little extra help. The largest battery storage system on the European continent went live in East Yorkshire on Monday, as Harmony Energy — the company behind the project — announced. “Battery energy […]
Usually when we think of drilling beneath the Earth’s surface for energy, we think of fossil fuels. But U.S.-based company Quaise Energy is working on a way to drill, baby, drill that would actually harness renewable energy. The company is developing the technology to drill 10 miles beneath the Earth to access the geothermal energy […]
Research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has found that for highly glazed buildings, like the shimmering skyscrapers of big cities, photovoltaic (PV) windows make a sizable difference in the building’s carbon footprint, reducing energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 40%. More From EcoWatch Is Solar Right For Your Home? The […]