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Over 150 Solaris Electric Buses Now In Poland

August 13th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Solaris delivered its first electric bus in Poland in 2015. Today over 150 of these zero-emission vehicles cruise the streets of 20 Polish cities. Another over 300 vehicles are currently in production or shortly before delivering


Greta Thunberg Sets The Record Straight

February 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who has sparked climate protests around the world, has been hit with a backlash of hatred and innuendo. In a statement, she sets the record straight.


Companies Will Save The World (Fringe Stories From COP24)

January 2nd, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

COP24 is behind us and I am still deep in materials, interviews, and reflections after the event. And trust me, reflections are not easy when you are Polish. I bet you all remember the famous phrase: “Life is Stranger than Fiction.” That is basically what I felt listening and watching to our government in action. Having said that, I will say almost no more about the Polish contribution to climate change and will focus on what I learnt and didn’t learn during the 2018 Sustainable Innovation Forum held in Katowice, Poland, alongside COP24 itself


COP 24 Wrap-Up: 3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back

December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The COP 24 climate summit was intended to create the technical framework for implementing the Paris climate accords. Some progress was made but the world is less united now on taking bold action to reduce carbon emissions today than it was three years ago.


Hecklers & Protestors Shout Down Trump’s “Laughable” Coal Sideshow At COP24

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

First hinted at back at the beginning of November, the Trump Administration followed through with its intention to host a pro-fossil fuel event on the sidelines of the COP24 UN climate talks currently being held in Katowice, Poland, much to the mockery of observers and attendees, and the jeers and protests of climate campaigners. 


Current Climate Targets Put Us On Track For 3.0˚C Of Warming By 2100

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The current state of global climate policies has the world on a path to 3.0˚C of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5˚C limit agreed upon in Paris three years ago, according to the Climate Action Tracker's annual update which was published on Wednesday at the COP24 United Nations climate change talks currently underway in Katowice, Poland. 


Global Investors Worth $32 Trillion Call For COP24 Leaders To Address Climate Change “Ambition Gap”

December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 415 global investors with $32 trillion in assets under management have this week called on leaders at the United Nation's COP24 global climate change conference currently underway in Katowice, Poland, to address the climate change "ambition gap" by strengthening their Nationally Determined Contributions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement


COP24 Begins To Devolve As Key Countries Block IPCC 1.5 Report

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, is quickly beginning to devolve into chaos after two key aspects of negotiations have incensed participants and observers alike and left any potential unanimity more fragile than when we began. 


300 Electric Buses Make No News In Poland

March 4th, 2018 | by Jacek Fior

Poland is quite far from being a leader in the rEVolution and we normally get overly excited when things, even small ones, move in the right direction -- EV enthusiasts go as far as to celebrate openings of EV charging stations! So much the more, I was amazed to learn that one of the Polish metropolises, Katowice, is planning to purchase 300 electric buses and very little is said about it in the press or social media



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