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Cap And Trade

Nori: Fighting Global Warming With blockchain

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Nori, a company which recently emerged from stealth, is creating the Noriton. It’s a cryptocurrency token that represents a ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere and sequestered in one of a number of potential ways. This isn’t a cap-and-trade or carbon-tax system, but a market mechanism which values removed tons of ... Read More


Air Quality

Portugal’s Renewable Electricity Production in March Exceeded Consumption

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Portugal is taking an early lead in renewables to such an extent that for the month of March it produced 4.3% more renewable electricity, at 4,812 GWh, than its total electricity consumption of 4,647 GWh. Perhaps more impressively, Portugal put up these numbers in the face of a massive 9.7% year over year increase in electricity consumption versus ... Read More


Batteries

Canada Puts C$3.4 Million Into Lithium-Ion Battery Tech Firm

Published on April 19th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Following our earlier article about the Canadian government's pledge to provide aid to ensure that the Kinder Morgan TransMountain oil pipeline expansion project gets built, it seems worth highlighting here the recent announcement that the government's Sustainable Development Technology Canada program has awarded C$3.4 million in new funding to a noted lithium-ion battery tech firm... Read More


Cars

Will Tesla Model 3 Be The World’s Best Selling EV In 2018?

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Carlo Ombello

Two weeks ago, Tesla revealed production numbers for Q1 2018 on its website. The much awaited news got analysts and media crunching numbers to obtain guidance on the company's near term progress and longer term expectations. Among the most important news is the confirmation that despite difficulties, Model 3 production is finally ramping up quickly with almost 10,000 cars produced this quarter, 2,000 of which were just in the last week of March... Read More


Clean Transport

Electric bus Oslo

Oslo To Add 70 Electric Buses By Summer Of 2019

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Norway is proud of its reputation as a center for electric cars in Europe but until now, its public transportation fleet has not been as green as it might be. That will change when 70 new electric buses are added to routes in and around the city of Oslo by the summer of ... Read More


Clean Power

US Wind Energy Now Supplies More Than 30% In Four States

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy is one of the fastest growing forms of electricity generation in the United States, with the largest share renewable electricity generating capacity in the country, and according to new information from the American Wind Energy Association, wind energy now supplies more than 30% of the electricity in four states --- Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. ... Read More


Clean Power

Renewable Energy Needs To Scale Up By A Factor Of Six, Reports IRENA

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The speed of global renewable energy adoption needs to increase by at least a factor of six if the world is to meet the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement, but which would also result in the growth of the global economy and global welfare, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency. ... Read More


Clean Power

SolarWorld solar tariffs

SunPower To Acquire SolarWorld Americas

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

In a move being billed as a "new chapter in American solar panel manufacturing" SunPower, one of the world's leading solar manufacturers, has announced that it will acquire 100% of SolarWorld Americas, one of the two companies who filed a Section 201 trade case that led to the imposition of 30% tariffs on all imported solar cells and modules into the United States... Read More


Air Quality

Political Shenanigans Got You Down? These 5 Global Trends Are Positively Changing The World Right Now

Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business buddies. But there is also good quality news out there if you let independent journalists communicate what they know best, fields they master for the purpose of bringing more light to important matters... Read More


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