University Of Edinburgh Will Fully Divest From Fossil Fuels Within 3 Years

The University of Edinburgh in Scotland has announced that it will completely divest from all investments in fossil fuels within three years in a move that goes a long way toward achieving the University’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2040. The move to divest is a big deal in …

EA Technology Promises to Become Carbon Neutral Business

Cheshire-based energy networks firms EA Technology has promised to go “carbon neutral“, unveiling a seven point plan on Friday to slash its company emissions across heating, lighting and transport. The firm, which specialises in managing electricity assets, has set out a ‘Carbon Action Plan’ it claims will radically boost its …

Massachusetts Considering Plan To Classify Wood Pellets As Renewable Energy

In order to more easily “achieve” its renewable energy goals (formally, at least), the state of Massachusetts may implement a plan that would see the burning of wood pellets classified as renewable energy. This plan would also result in subsidies for the use of wood pellets as biomass fuel. Considering …

Philips Lighting Flicks Switch on Gulf’s First Major Renewables Certificates Deal

Interest in securing 100 per cent renewable power has stepped up a gear in the Gulf region, with the news Philips Lighting has become the first major global corporate to purchase renewable power in the region using the International REC (I-REC) Standard. The standard allows companies to secure single-use certificates …

Heineken Cruises Ahead with Low Carbon Barge Transport Pilot

Heineken is set to begin transporting its beer for export along Dutch canals as part of a joint project aimed at demonstrating the benefits of using low carbon barge transportation. The brewing giant has teamed up with distributor Nedcargo and marine biofuels firm GoodFuels for a pilot project that will …

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 …