Bill Gates and EU Launch €100m Clean Energy Investment Fund

A new €100 million (£88m) clean energy investment fund has been launched by a fund led by Bill Gates, the European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB). Initially announced in October last year, Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe (BEV-E) will support Europe’s best clean energy entrepreneurs whose solutions can deliver “significant …

Meat-Free Burger Cooks Up 90% Less Emissions

Plant-based ‘meat’ producer Beyond Meat has invented a burger that produces 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional options. The company says the vegan patties use 99% less water, 93% less land and require 46% less energy than producing burgers from beef. The sustainable burgers are even designed to ‘bleed’ …

100 Countries Push to Phase out Potentially Disastrous Greenhouse Gas

A loose coalition of more than 100 countries, including the US and European nations, is pushing for an early phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a powerful greenhouse gas that if left unchecked is set to add a potentially disastrous 0.5C to global temperatures by the end of the century. At a …