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Vestas Finishes Q2 With Trademark Flurry Of Activity & 40% Bump In Orders

July 2nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S finished off the second quarter of 2019 with its trademark flurry of activity, announcing 1,775 megawatts (MW) of new wind turbine orders over the last four days of the quarter, pushing its total orders for the first half of the year to 7,605 MW, a 40% increase over the same period in


Is Your City Really Serious About Road Safety? Look For These 3 Things

May 12th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Thirty-six people died in traffic crashes in Washington, D.C., last year, a 20% increase from 2017. Eight people, six of whom were walking or biking, have already been killed this year, prompting a major public rally just two weeks ago. Residents are angry that the city isn’t succeeding in curbing road deaths, despite the fact that Mayor Muriel Bowser committed to end traffic fatalities entirely by


Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

May 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big


Which Countries Use The Most Fossil Fuels?

May 3rd, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Watch platform, a platform which features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens


Latin American Solar Developer Atlas Renewable Energy Targets Brazil

January 29th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Atlas Renewable Energy has recently added Brazil to its portfolio of Latin American investment countries, with the start-up of the 67.1 megawatt São Pedro solar plant in Bom Jesus da Lapa, state of Bahia. Already holding a 1.2 gigawatt solar portfolio in Latin America, the second-largest in the region, the Miami-based group has built solar plants in Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay since it was formed in


Vestas Races To End Of 2018 With Record 12 Gigawatts

December 28th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas Wind Systems A\S had a lot to celebrate over Christmas as it announced seven orders over the Christmas period, and a flurry of eight announcements Friday, worth a total of 1,722 MW in total, likely bringing its total order book for 2018 over the 12 gigawatt (GW) mark, a new company record


The Far-Right On The Rise In Brazil: Between Gaslighting & Climate Change Skepticism

December 12th, 2018 | by The Beam

In the age of post-truth, fake news profoundly marked the 2018 Brazilian race to the presidency. Technological tools that once promised a more inclusive and informed democratic process were massively used to mislead the electorate in the country. In such turmoil, any debate on the actual policy agendas of the candidates simply did not happen, let alone discussions on one of the most pressing issues of our time: climate change


82% Of G20’s Energy Supply Still Comes From Fossil Fuels

November 16th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A new report published this week has determined that 82% of the G20's energy supply is still sourced from fossil fuels and none of the countries' climate pledges are on a 1.5˚C-compatible pathway, contributing to a current trend which will see global warming of 3.2˚C unless G20 nations halve their emissions by



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