Six Billion Plastic Bags Can’t Be Wrong – so What Do we Tax Next?

In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottles. England’s plastic bag charge was a long time coming – long after Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and critics predicted its exemptions for small …

From Istanbul to Nordkapp in a Tesla with Saša Cvetojević

Cvetojević will travel from Istanbul to Nordkapp. Elon Musk of Tesla Motors once said: “If something is important enough, you have to try it, even if it is likely that the idea will fail.” Musk was also correct when he predicted the growth in production of electric cars, which are …

Balkan Countries Unite in a War on Waste

Under the rubric of the Let’s Do It campaign, Albanian and Kosovar activists jointly cleared their border area and the polluted Lake Vermica last April, in a Wombles-style campaign that has involved more than 5% of Albania’s population, and 7% of Kosovo’s. Even more impressively, almost 14% of Slovenia’s population …

Croatia has biggest rise in wind power in Southeastern Europe

Wind power capacity in 2015 increased 22% in Croatia, the most in the region, as the country added 76.2 MW, data published by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) show, SeeNews reported. Croatia’s cumulative wind power capacity stood at 422.7 MW at the end of the year, EWEA said in …