Schools across Europe share results of their air quality projects

More than 100 schools from eight European countries participated in the citizen science CleanAir@School inititative, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Network of the Heads of Environmental Protection Agencies. The results of the initiative, published today, describe how schoolchildren measured pollution levels, learned about air quality …

ABB Energy Management Solutions Support Asia’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant

ABB successfully completes delivery of medium- and low-voltage digital solutions for the expansion of the Shanghai Bailonggang Wastewater Treatment Plant in China guaranteeing continuous and reliable power supply. The expansion of the facility, which also included the introduction of more advanced wastewater treatment processes, required ABB’s high reliability and precision …

How to win the Balkan air-pollution dodgeball?

Four years ago, we decided to turn our dissatisfaction with air pollution into action that could further improve air quality. We started with what we knew best and what was troubling us the most – energy poverty. The energy poverty affects all those people who, for various reasons, consume more …

Cities – Where the Fight for a Green Recovery Will Be Won or Lost

Cities are home to 55 per cent of the world’s population, all jammed together cheek-by-jowl. Little wonder, then, that cities are being hit hardest by COVID-19: an estimated 90 per cent of all reported cases have occurred in urban areas. But the same concentration of people also makes cities the …

How Cities Are Using Nature to Keep Heatwaves at Bay

The more the planet warms, the more cities are finding they need new ways to keep urban temperatures down and protect their residents. Heatwaves are already by far the deadliest weather-related disasters in Europe; 140,000 deaths associated with 83 heatwaves have been recorded since the beginning of this century. Today, …

We Need a Total Fossil Fuel Lockdown for a Climate Revolution

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released recently. The journey towards climate disaster continues, …