Good Energy Eyes £10m Boost from Second Corporate Bond Offer

Good Energy has launched its second corporate bond offer with the aim of raising at least £10m to support the “next phase” of the renewable energy supplier’s growth. Available to all UK residents over 18, the bond offer has an over-subscription maximum level of up to £20m. Announced yesterday, Good …

Energy Positive: How Denmark’s Samsø Island Switched to Zero Carbon

Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than it consumes. Samsø’s transformation from a carbon-dependent importer of oil …

Renewables Produce More than Half of Denmark’s Electricity

While Donald Trump makes fossil fuels great again, Denmark has declared its independence from oil, coal and gas. The small Scandinavian nation intends to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035 and to be completely free of fossil fuels by 2050. The country is well on its way to achieving …

Finland Set to Become First Country in the World to Ban Coal

The Finnish government has announced plans to stop using coal, one of the the dirtiest fuels on the planet, by 2030. “Finland is well positioned to be among the first countries in the world to enact a law to ban coal … This will be my proposal,” Minister of Economic …

Reykjavík: the Geothermal City that aims to Go Carbon Neutral

Icelandic capital plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040 by reversing urban sprawl and promoting walking, cycling and public transport. Reykjavík used to be marketed as a place of “pure energy”, run on geothermal power – and now Iceland’s capital is trying to become the world’s …

New Solar-Powered Massachusetts College Center Is as Green as a Building Can Be

Hampshire College’s new R.W. Kern Center is about as sustainable as a building can be. The 17,000-square-foot center, designed by Bruner/Cott & Associates, is designed “to be entirely self-sustaining and meet the Living Status of the Living Building Challenge.” To reach for those goals, the center runs on solar power, …