Two Studies Reveal Amazing Resilience of Older Forests

Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but two recent studies revealed that old forests around the world are full of surprises. In Europe, scientists working to complete the first ever map of the continent’s old growth forests discovered there were more of them than previously believed. And …

Finland Completes Its First Ever Offshore Wind Farm

Finland may not be a world-renowned leader in renewable energy, but this month the northern European country announced the completion of its first ever offshore wind farm, the 42 megawatt Tahkoluoto wind farm. Finland has a relatively small amount of renewable energy capacity when you consider its position and the …

IEA: World Can Reach ‘Net Zero’ Emissions by 2060 to Meet Paris Climate Goals

Global emissions can be pushed down to “net zero” by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris agreement, said the International Energy Agency (IEA). For the first time, the 29-member intergovernmental group’s annual Energy Technology Perspectives report, the 2017 edition published Tuesday, maps a “below 2°C” scenario. This …

Report: Green Energy Boasts Global Workforce of 9.8 Million

More than 9.8 million people around the world were working in clean energy in 2016, according to the latest data from the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). A combination of falling costs and more stringent climate policies have led to the global renewables industry adding an extra three million jobs …

Scientists Say Only 10 Years Left to Save the Planet

The planet, as we know it, has been given a deadline: 10 years. According to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, if humans don’t reduce greenhouse gas emissions drastically and maintain carbon sinks, like forests, then the results will be catastrophic for the climate. But they’ve developed a model …

Report: Onshore Wind Now So Cheap it Could Go ‘Subsidy-Free’

Onshore wind is now cheap enough to deliver power to UK consumers without subsidy, according to a report released today by management consultancy Baringa Partners. Commissioned by Scottish Renewables, the report finds the government could deliver 1GW of new onshore wind capacity at no additional cost to consumers above the …