Renewable power installations set for record year: IEA

Wind turbines and solar panels in Kayseri, Turkey. Timeswork | E + | Getty Images The world is set to add nearly 290 gigawatts of renewable energy this year, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization expecting “2021 to set an all-time record for new facilities.” The International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy … Read more

Shell to buy power from world’s ‘largest offshore wind farm’

Makinsa | iStock | Getty Images Shell said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement to purchase power from a project it called “the world’s largest offshore wind farm”. The 15-year power purchase agreement relates to 240MW from Dogger Bank C, the third and final phase of the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which will … Read more

New homes in England must have electric vehicle charging points

A charging cable connected to a Volvo electric car in London on November 18, 2020. Tulga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images New homes in England will be required to have charging points for electric cars, according to plans announced by UK authorities. “We are implementing regulation where we require new homes and buildings to … Read more

Construction starts at America’s first major offshore wind farm

This photo taken on June 13, 2017, shows the Block Island Wind Farm, Rhode Island. David L Ryan | Boston Globe | Getty Images A project called “the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States” has been initiated. The start of construction, which took place Thursday, marks another step forward for the … Read more

Northvolt produces battery with recycled nickel, manganese, cobalt

Christian Boxey | Bloomberg Creative Photos | Getty Images Swedish battery company Northvolt said on Friday it had produced its first battery cell with what it described as “100% recycled nickel-manganese and cobalt”. In a statement, the Stockholm-based company — which has attracted investment from Goldman Sachs and Volkswagen, among others — said the lithium-ion … Read more

U.S.-China declaration on climate welcomed

The flags of the United States and China flutter from a lamppost in Chinatown in Boston, Massachusetts, November 1, 2021. Brian Snyder | Reuters LONDON – A joint declaration by the United States and China in which the two superpowers said they would work together on a number of climate-related measures surprised many. He announced … Read more

2022 will be a record year for wind and solar, new report finds

PALM SPRINGS, CA – MARCH 27: Giant wind turbines are powered by strong winds in front of solar panels on March 27, 2013 in Palm Springs, California. According to reports, California continues to lead the nation in green technology and has the lowest per capita greenhouse gas emissions, even as the economy and population grows. … Read more

Shell teams up with Norsk Hydro to work on green hydrogen projects

Frederic Hagen | AFP | Getty Images Norsk Hydro and fossil fuel giant Shell will look at the potential of joint ventures focused on green hydrogen production. Norwegian Hydro said in an announcement on Tuesday that a memorandum of understanding had been signed between the two parties. Under the agreement, Shell and Hydro’s green hydrogen … Read more

Gap between renewable energy and power demand: oil, gas, coal needed

Wind turbines in the waters off the coast of the United Kingdom Lakeland-Photo | iStock | Getty Images The world wants to “transition” away from fossil fuels to green energy, but the hard truth is that dirty fuels aren’t going away — or even going down — anytime soon. The total amount of renewable energy … Read more

Bill Gates doubts aim to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees achievable   

Bill Gates is photographed at the COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on November 2, 2021. Evan Fauci | AFP | Getty Images LONDON – Bill Gates appears to have cast doubt on whether the world will be able to keep global warming to 1.5°C, providing a sobering reminder of how much work needs … Read more