Cities are largely to blame for climate change. Could they also be part of the solution?

Our cities are at the forefront of climate change, consuming around 75% of the world’s energy and producing more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. But they also hold the tools to be part of the solution, creating meaningful impact while being small and nimble enough to avoid the bureaucracy of national politics. In fact, … Read more

Orsted to use more fossil fuels as energy crisis continues

Jens Auer | Torque | Getty Images Energy firm Orsted is to continue or restart operations at three fossil fuel facilities after being ordered by Danish authorities to do so, as governments around Europe prepare themselves for winter amid the energy crisis. In a statement over the weekend, Orsted — whose biggest stakeholder is the … Read more

Citroen says EV concept uses cardboard and has top speed of 68 mph

Citroen’s oli concept car photographed in Paris on September 29, 2022. The carmaker says it has a top speed of 68 miles per hour. Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images French automaker Citroen released details of a new electric concept vehicle Thursday, with its CEO telling CNBC that the electrification of individual transport represented … Read more

Vestas launches ‘world’s tallest onshore tower for wind turbines’

A Vestas wind turbine photographed in Denmark. The company said Tuesday it would launch an onshore wind turbine tower with a hub height of 199 meters. Jonas Walzberg | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Danish firm Vestas said Tuesday it was launching an onshore wind turbine tower with a hub height measuring 199 meters (just … Read more

GE to convert gas-fired power station into battery storage facility

Pylons photographed in the UK The project involving Centrica and GE will store energy from onshore wind farms in Lincolnshire. Gareth Fuller | PA Images | Getty Images A decommissioned gas-fired power station in Britain is set to be repurposed and converted into a battery storage facility, with those involved in the project saying it … Read more

EV drivers in Britain see jump in public charging cost

The UK has laid out plans to ramp up the number of electric vehicles on its roads over the next few years. Cold Snowstorm | E+ | Getty Images Electric car drivers in the UK have seen the cost of using a public, “rapid” charger on a pay-as-you-go tariff rise by 42% since May, according … Read more

Electric vehicle (EV) sales set to hit an all-time high in 2022, IEA says

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is … Read more

Big businesses trumpet ESG credentials. Scrutiny is on the rise

As the 2020s progress, discussions about climate change, the environment and issues related to equality and diversity are at the forefront of many people’s minds. The corporate world is no exception, with banks, energy producers and a host of other major businesses keen to trumpet their sustainability credentials through advertisements, pledges, social media campaigns and … Read more

UN’s Guterres says ‘polluters must pay’, calls for tax on fossil fuels

Antonio Guterres photographed in New York last September. On Tuesday, he said fossil fuel companies and their “enablers” needed to be held to account. John Minchillo | Pool | Getty Images News | Getty Images The UN secretary general said Tuesday that developed economies should impose an extra tax on the profits of fossil fuel … Read more

The U.S. looks to rival Europe and Asia with massive floating offshore wind plan

The Block Island Wind Farm, photographed in 2016, is located in waters off the east coast of the United States. DON EMMERT | AFP | Getty Images The White House said Thursday it was targeting 15 gigawatts of floating offshore wind capacity by the year 2035, as it looks to compete with Europe and Asia … Read more