March 6th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Finland has brought forward its coal phase-out date by one year, according to reports, with the new deadline set for May 1, 2029, after which coal will be banned from use as an energy source except in an emergency.
February 22nd, 2019 | by The Beam
The recent debate around circular economy tends to focus primarily on product redesign. But a circular ‘economy’ encompasses more than just product design, it's about product business development and the interactions between players in the ecosystem.
December 29th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
There's so much cleantech news to cover that we generally have hundreds of stories on our "story sheet" that we're never able to cover. In the coming days, we'll be rolling out a couple of strategies to help deal with our backlog. Yep, this #NewsParty format is one of those
September 30th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Our friends at EV Volumes — true EV data fiends — have released another report on electric car sales and trends. There are another of interesting findings, but the chart that jumped out to me the most was one about battery chemistry
September 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Global internet behemoth Google announced this week that it has signed three new Power Purchase Agreements to acquire the electricity generated from three wind farms in Finland worth a total of 190 megawatts (MW), continuing the company's push to remain 100% sourced by renewable energy
August 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
New policy research has shown that policy-based incentives are expected to drive the expansion of the onshore wind sector throughout Northern and Western Europe over the next decade, with capacity worth in excess of 70 gigawatts (GW) expected through the next ten years.
June 5th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Europeans are in a quandary about whether to build battery factories now or wait for the next generation of solid state batteries to arrive. The decision is not an easy one to make.
May 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The Netherlands has announced that it will ban the use of coal for electricity generation from 2030 onwards, and that the two oldest plants must close by the end of 2024, in a move that Germany utility company RWE has deemed "ill judged."
May 22nd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Around the world, cities endeavor to cut greenhouse gas emissions, while adapting to the threats – and opportunities – presented by climate change. It’s no easy task, but the first step is to make a plan outlining how to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, and help limit the world’s mean temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels
April 27th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor
Seven European countries step up the fight against climate change by calling for higher ambition by EU countries
April 17th, 2018 | by James Ayre
The Finland-based firm Fortum has won a tender to build out the country's total solar energy capacity by around 30%, it has revealed.
January 31st, 2018 | by James Ayre
Adding to the rapidly growing nature of interest in the sector, Rolls-Royce has unveiled and opened a new research and development facility in Finland that is focused on autonomous shipping
November 23rd, 2017 | by Carolyn Fortuna
CleanTech activism was everywhere in a week of revelations about energy and decision we're making around the world to fight anthropogenic climate change
October 31st, 2017 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Episode 38 of Cleantech Talk kicks off with a discussion of how, while China may be overperforming with its solar panel buildout, those panels are underperforming due to the low air quality there. Which is a polite way of saying that coal-combustion aerosols are reducing solar panels’ electricity harvest -- by up to a third! (Dark aerosols, like soot, tend to absorb light; other aerosols such as sulfates and nitrates, reflect light. In both cases, the aerosols prevent light from reaching solar panels below.)
October 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre
The replacement of private car traffic in urban areas with shared mobility services reduces the number of cars needed, carbon dioxide emissions, and parking needs, according to a new study from the International Transport Forum (ITF)
October 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Finland recently had its first public, bidirectional electric vehicle charging point installed in its capital, Helsinki
October 15th, 2017 | by Jesper Berggreen
A new report from PA Consulting with the title How Long Is The Road To Driverless Vehicles? Assessing how close the Nordics are to autonomous vehicles explores what roadblocks lie ahead before the world embraces driverless and fully autonomous vehicles that provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to us humans
October 10th, 2017 | by James Ayre
The beginning of operations at Areva's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant in Finland has been delayed yet again, 5 more months this time, pushing the expected opening back to May 2019.
October 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre
It's often best to simply use what's on hand for what one needs rather than go looking for resources elsewhere. With that line of thought in mind, an upcoming international horse show in Finland will apparently be powered by the burning of horse manure, according to the Finnish utility company Fortum
September 11th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Finland may not be a world-renowned leader in renewable energy, but this month the northern European country announced the completion of its first ever offshore wind farm, the 42 MW Tahkoluoto wind farm.
August 28th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Almost every nuclear power plant in the US is losing money. New nuclear facilities will never be profitable says BNEF. Green Tech Media says solar in the US will equal nuclear in installed capacity by the end of this year.
July 30th, 2017 | by James Ayre
Up to around ~80% of the heating energy needed for Finnish households could be met through the use of solar energy, depending upon the method of technical implementation, according to a new study from Aalto University
July 28th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Europe installed a total of 6.1 GW worth of new wind energy capacity during the first half of 2017, according to new figures published this week by WindEurope, putting the region on course for a big year of new wind energy installations.
June 9th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli
Bikeshare programs are a great solution to urban density. Bikeshare programs, which are increasing in both number of locations and expansion of individual programs, allow commuters to get around dense urban areas by renting a bike from one station and returning at another. These innovative programs are great for drivers, who see less traffic on city streets, and great for workers, who can take a quick bike ride to the post office, to lunch, or to a meeting without having to take a cab or their own car. They are affordable and safe alternative to downtown commuting