Australia Could See A $250bn Investment Boom If It Commits To Zero Emissions

Modeling by the Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) shows that Australia could unlock a $63bn investment boom over the next five years if it moves towards a net-zero emissions economy. That growth would rise to $250bn by 2050. However, if nothing is done, then $43bn worth of investments would be lost over the next […]

Two In Three Britons Want Fossil Fuel Tax Breaks To Shift to Green Energy

British taxpayers are aiding fossil fuels through subsidies. In the face of this knowledge, the people urge Boris Johnson to shift the government’s tax breaks for oil and gas firms towards supporting renewable energy instead. A newly released YouGov/Global Witness poll found that 65% (two in three) of the UK population want the transition to […]

The Amazon Is In A Worse Condition Than Previously Thought

A bigger part of the Amazon rainforest than previously thought could cross a tipping point where it becomes a savanna-type ecosystem. A new study found that up to 66% of the luscious canopy rainforest could turn into open grassland as emissions grow, and deforestation continues. Climate crisis and logging have led to possibly 40% of […]

New Way To Turn Plastic Waste Into Hydrogen Solves 2 Problems In 1!

Plastic garbage has been making its way into the environment for several decades – polluting the entire planet and harming wildlife. There are billions of tons of it in landfills worldwide and in the oceans, lakes, and rivers, where it breaks down into microplastics, further worsening the situation. One of the crisis’s main driving factors […]

The Audi Hungaria Factory Is Europe’s New Largest Rooftop Solar System

On October 7th, 2020, Europe’s most giant photovoltaic roof installation officially started operation. However, the Győr site has used only green power since the beginning of the year. The project is a collaboration between Audi Hungaria and E.ON Hungaria. Karten Wildberger, an E.ON Board of Management member, said: This project represents, in many ways, what’s […]

The EU’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Target May Rise From 40% To 60%

The 2030 target for greenhouse gas emissions reduction (compared to 1990 levels) in the EU now is 40%. The European Commission proposed to raise that to 55%, but the EU parliament doesn’t think that’s good enough. It has voted to update the bloc’s climate target to 60% instead, putting capitals under pressure. The majority vote […]

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Went To The UN World Food Programme

The 101st winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The agency was awarded for fighting world hunger and improving conditions for peace. They received a gold medal of honor and $1.1 million (£875,000), all of which will go back into helping people around the world. Berit Reiss-Andersen, The […]

The UK Might Give Rolls-Royce £2 Billion To Build 16 Baby Nuclear Stations

Nuclear power will need to play a more prominent role in the global decarbonization to hold back climate change. As the current situation shows, renewable sources have increased, but it’s not enough to displace fossil fuels in the mix. Nuclear power plants generate carbon-free electricity because they don’t produce greenhouse gas emissions during operation. A […]

China Commits To Carbon Neutrality Before 2060

A surprising announcement was made at the United Nations General Assembly in September by President Xi Jinping: China is committing to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. The pledge means the nation’s next five-year plan (2021-25) could be the most crucial document in global energy market history. The targets outlined in that report will be critical […]

A Blanket of Glass Microspheres Could Save The Arctic From Melting

The Arctic ice plays a critical role in maintaining a safe and stable climate because it acts as a global heat shield, reflecting solar radiation – hence why the Arctic can impact the Earth’s temperatures more than any other region on the planet. But we have a big problem now. Research has shown how the […]