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SOLAR PANELS IN THE SAHARA COULD DAMAGE GLOBAL CLIMATE

  The world’s most forbidding deserts could possibly be the most effective locations on Earth for harvesting solar energy – probably the most considerable and clear supply of power we now have. Deserts are spacious, comparatively flat, wealthy in silicon – the uncooked materials for the semiconductors from which photo voltaic cells are made — […]

AFRICA: Jirogasy joins forces with Aceleron for solar-powered computers in schools

A further 80 high speed electric vehicle charging bays lined up for Doncaster

Doncaster Council is pressing ahead with plans to support the use of electric vehicles across the borough by increasing the availability of high speed electric vehicle charging points. These will complement the 67 charging bays currently available in car parks, supermarkets and fuel stations in Doncaster, raising the number to about 150. Work on installing […]

Number of Germany’s electric vehicle charge points rise 10% since December

INSIGHT-Shell targets power trading and hydrogen in climate drive

Shell and its European rivals are seeking new business models to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels and appeal to investors concerned about the long-term outlook for an industry under intense pressure to slash greenhouse gas emissions. Shell will present its strategy on Feb. 11 and unlike Total and BP the company will focus more […]

CERAWEEK-U.S. climate czar urges oil industry to hasten transition to renewables

7 Ways the Biden Administration Can Reverse Climate Rollbacks

The Biden administration has a huge task before them when it comes to protecting communities from dangerous climate impacts. The Trump administration demolished environmental safeguards, suppressed climate science and abandoned global cooperation on climate action. Given the immensity and urgency of the decarbonization challenge, it won’t be enough to simply reverse rollbacks from the Trump […]

Biden Injects Hope In Renewable Energy Supporters

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade

Fossil fuels are set to remain the dominant source of electricity across Africa over the next decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that around 2,500 power plants are planned, enough to double electricity production by 2030.But the authors say that less than 10% of the new power generated will come from wind or solar.The authors […]

SOLAR PANELS IN THE SAHARA COULD DAMAGE GLOBAL CLIMATE

Volkswagen triples electric car sales ahead of climate rules

Including hybrids, which combine an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, sales of electrified cars reached 212,000, up from 82,000 in 2019 FRANKFURT, Germany: Europe’s push into electric cars is gathering speed – despite the pandemic. Automaker Volkswagen tripled sales of battery-only cars in 2020 as its new electric compact ID.3 came on the […]

Fuel price hike results in increased sale of e-vehicles

UAE announces ambitious climate commitments

The UAE has submitted its second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Approved by the UAE Cabinet in early December, the document outlines the country’s enhanced climate target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23.5 percent compared to business as usual for the year 2030. […]

SOLAR PANELS IN THE SAHARA COULD DAMAGE GLOBAL CLIMATE

China’s green gambit and climate change

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA : Can U.S. President-elect Joe Biden walk and chew gum at the same time? If walking is managing domestic pressures, and chewing gum is pursuing a balanced foreign policy, the answer is far from clear. The tension between bipartisan calls to contain China and the imperative of cooperating with Chinese President Xi Jinping […]

New Plans Reveal How China’s Grid Is Prepping for Net-Zero Carbon

China’s backsliding on carbon neutrality pledge could break the planet

What Beijing does to turn around its carbon pollution in 2021 and over the coming decade matters more than in any other country. For all the euphoria that rightly greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement in September of a peak in carbon emissions by 2030 and a decline to net zero by 2060, the promise […]

New Plans Reveal How China’s Grid Is Prepping for Net-Zero Carbon