Energy-Hungry Bitcoin Would Be a Climate Disaster, Study Finds

When new technologies like electricity or the dishwasher took off in the 20th century, most of the people racing to adapt them had no idea what trading candles for light bulbs would do to the Earth’s climate. Researchers at the University of Hawaii have set out to make sure that …

Scottish Island to Receive Electricity for 24 Hours for the First Time Ever!

An island in Scotland is to be powered by electricity for 24 hours for the first time ever. Fair Isle, located between Orkney and Shetland and currently home to 55 people, has only had access to power between 7.30am and 11.30pm every day. It will now benefit from around-the-clock electricity …

More than 30,000 Ukrainian Homes Go Energy Efficient

More than 30,000 Ukrainian households have benefitted from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) energy efficiency programme. The Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Facility has now invested a total of UAH1 billion (£27m) into energy-efficient home improvements – this has enabled homeowners to take out loans, with many expected …

Dublin Airport Flies High with Energy Efficient Lighting Savings

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has achieved cost savings of around €80,000 (£71,785) following an energy efficiency upgrade. It installed 304 LED lights in the multi-storey car parks and 386 in the surface car parks in Terminal One, which can be controlled individually and the level of lighting can be changed …

World-Leading Plant Growth Facility Set to Become More Sustainable

One of the most advanced plant growth facilities in the world, which is helping scientists to enhance our understanding of how crops are being affected by climate change and disease, is set to become more sustainable thanks to new funding. The Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility in the University …

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings Net-Zero by 2030

The world’s most iconic skylines are going green. Nineteen city leaders from the C40 coalition signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration on Thursday to ensure all new buildings operate with a neutral carbon footprint by 2030. The mayors of Copenhagen, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York City, Newburyport, …

EU Bans Halogen Bulbs in Favour of Greener LEDs

The EU has announced it is to ban halogen bulbs this September, forcing consumers to fit their homes with greener LEDs. The move is intended to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions across the EU’s domestic stock and follows a ban on old-fashioned incandescent bulbs introduced in 2009. LED …