ABB Recognized as a Globally Leading Innovative Corporation

Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovator lists ABB for the fifth time in ten years as top global innovation leader. ABB has been named one of the world’s most innovative companies 2021 by Clarivate, a global leader in analytics, including scientific and academic research, patent intelligence and compliance standards. Since 2012, …

Pacific Islands Unite Around Enhanced Renewables Ambition Under Climate Goals

In a year of critical action on climate mitigation and adaptation, Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action and strengthened sustainable energy goals within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom in November. At a meeting of high-level policy and …

Why Countries Are Desperate To Defy the Odds and Access Mars

Getting there takes seven months, and landing on a surface where the average temperature is about -60°C involves “seven minutes of terror.” Who could resist? Despite the obstacles, active exploration of Mars has ramped up of late – pushing scientific discovery forward and potentially inching us closer to human habitation. The United Arab Emirates inserted a …

IRENA Report Identifies Policy Measures to Advance Jordan’s Transition to Renewables

A new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan. The “Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan” – developed in co-operation with Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and …

Bitcoin, Tesla, Electricity Usage, And A Mea Culpa

Over two years ago, CleanTechnica published a substantive report I authored, checking in on the global intersection of blockchain technology and cleantech. About 66 ventures in 26 countries were covered. Naturally, the subject of bitcoin’s electricity use was covered as well, as there was some pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth about …

In the Textile Industry, Old Is Increasingly Becoming New

A clothing company in the Philippines that uses scrap material to make shoes. A technology startup in Ireland that allows strangers to swap little-used clothes. And a fashion house in Brazil that produces zero waste and repurposes old clothes into new ones. These are three of a growing number of companies that are bucking an environmentally …