New York State to Procure 800MW of Offshore Wind Power

New York State has announced a plan to procure around 800MW of offshore wind power by 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the move would support its goals of owning 2,400MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030, enough to power 1.2 million households, as well as its target of …

Carlsberg Brews Up Science-Based Zero Carbon Targets

Carlsberg has unveiled an ambitious new sustainability programme aimed at wiping out the carbon footprint of its breweries by 2030 and putting the company in line with a 1.5C climate scenario. Launched today, the new plan is described as “a response to increasing consumer demand for sustainable products at a …

Why Cities are Outpacing Countries in the Race to Curb Climate Change

Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy and transport and construction. More than 2,500 cities have issued plans to cut carbon emissions to the United Nations since late 2014, …

Clean Energy Jobs Increasing, Fossil Fuel Jobs Decreasing, Says IRENA

IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million people worldwide had jobs in the clean energy in 2015. That’s …