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January 20, 2021: The pushback from Canada I wrote about on Tuesday has apparently fallen on deaf ears for the incoming new administration, and President Joe Biden will likely move to cancel the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline System.
January 12, 2021: Disposable packaging came back into favour amid the pandemic, but now environmental advocates are urging businesses and consumers to return to more eco-friendly optionsAmid the Covid-19 pandemic, many coffee shops have stopped serving drinks in reusable ceramic mugs in favour of disposable cups. Likewise, some super...
December 31, 2020: The world’s rapidly growing masses of selfies and pet videos — even if never seen — still need to be stored somewhere. And all that storage space consumes a lot of power.
December 29, 2020: An agreement at EU level to raise Europe's emissions reduction target for 2030 to 55% enabled a last-minute compromise on Germany's revised renewable energy law.
December 27, 2020: For many entrepreneurs and developers who are trying to introduce relatively new solutions to the market, these tax credits won’t be very useful.
December 26, 2020: The company uses smart software and equipment to build wind turbines and keep the power grid running.
December 17, 2020: New research from RE100 shows that although renewables are now the cheapest sources of energy in most countries, they can face challenges in certain markets - especially in the Asia-Pacific region, as a result of limited availability, regulatory complexity and the high costs that these cause.
December 14, 2020: New investments in green energy won't have the same impact everywhere. Some places will gain greater environmental benefits from renewable energy sources than others, according to a new study.
December 12, 2020: On fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Cook tells UN that companies can be environmental and make profits too.
December 12, 2020: In a speech keyed to the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, Cook says companies can be environmentally conscious while still making a profit.
December 10, 2020: Swell Energy, an installer and manager of residential renewable energy, energy efficiency and storage technologies, is raising 50 million to finance the construction of four virtual power plants representing a massive amount of energy storage capacity paired with solar power generation. It’s a sign of the dist...
December 6, 2020: As we become more reliant on wind and solar power, we drive down the cost of the technologyIt’s been a good week on the science front. Vaccines are ready to be jabbed into us and artificial intelligence has solved the mystery of protein structures. I got further cheer to counter 2020’s gloom from our friends at ...
December 4, 2020: About 90% of all new energy generated this year has been renewable, according to the International Energy Agency's Renewables 2020 report. Heymi Bahar, the lead author on that report and a senior analyst at the International Energy Agency, joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
December 2, 2020: The world's first bio-reactive facade, where glass panels cultivate microalgae to produce renewable energy, was unveiled on a residential building in Hamburg, Germany in 2013.  Since then, the technology has significantly improved, making the facade system an integral part of a building project that automatical...
November 24, 2020: Energy companies will compete for contracts in auction at end of 2021The government plans to double the amount of renewable energy it will subsidise next year after agreeing to include onshore wind and solar power projects for the first time since 2015.Energy companies will compete for subsidy contracts in a competi...
November 23, 2020: Global survey finds spending expected to double in five years in response to climate fearsGlobal investors managing nearly tn (£5.2bn) of assets plan to almost double their spending on renewable energy infrastructure over the next five years amid deepening concerns over the fossil fuel industry’s climate plans, a...
November 19, 2020: Carvey Maigue, from the Philippines, used a substance made from crop wasteA novel material made from rotting fruit and vegetables that absorbs stray UV light from the sun and converts it into renewable energy has landed its designer the first sustainability gong in this year’s James Dyson awards.From a record 1,80...
November 18, 2020: Firm says investment in low-carbon infrastructure will help UK emerge from Covid impactSSE has set out plans to triple its renewable energy generation by 2030 as it prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the north-east coast of England.The energy firm told investors that it was days away from...
November 17, 2020: Goldman Sachs believes that spending for renewable power projects will become the largest area of energy spending in 2021, surpassing upstream oil and gas for the first time in history.
November 16, 2020: Scottish Power, National Grid and SSE project will support ‘hundreds of green jobs’Three of Britain’s biggest energy companies have agreed to build giant underwater power cables to bring Scotland’s vast reserves of renewable energy to millions of homes in England.The multibillion-pound energy “superhighway...
November 15, 2020: A massive project being planned in in Australia’s sunny Northern Territory would combine the world's largest solar farm, the largest battery, and longest undersea electricity cable.
November 12, 2020: Fighting climate change is also a Biden priority.
November 12, 2020: Global economic growth has dropped this year because of Covid-19 and the energy sector has been among the hardest-hit. However, cost reductions and sustained policy support are set to drive strong growth in renewable energy.
November 10, 2020: International Energy Agency expects green electricity to end coal’s 50-year reign by 2025Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGlobal renewable electricity installation will hit a record level in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency, in sharp contrast with the declines caused ...
November 10, 2020: Bucking the slowdown in most of the power sector caused by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy actually grew in 2020, and will represent about 90% of the total power capacity added for the year, according to the International Energy Agency. A surge in new projects from China and the US led the charg...