Battery Storage Paves Way for a Renewable-Powered Future

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide. A recent analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) illustrates how electricity storage technologies can be used for a variety of applications in the …

Israel to Ban Petrol and Diesel Car Sales After 2030

Israel has announced a plan to ban petrol and diesel car sales after 2030. The government aims to replace them with electric cars and gas-powered trucks, funding more than 2,000 new charging stations around the country to help build a ‘critical mass’ of low carbon cars and move local industries away from …

Rome to Ban Diesel Cars from 2024

The Mayor of Rome has announced plans to ban diesel cars from the city centre by 2024, becoming the latest European city to declare war on the fuel. In an effort to clear the city’s notoriously congested streets and improve air quality, Mayor Virginia Raggi said yesterday that she would …

Reports: Fiat Chrysler to Stop Making Diesels from 2022

Fiat Chrysler will stop producing diesel passenger cars by 2022 after rising costs and slumping demand have combined to make rival technologies a more attractive bet. According to the Financial Times, the carmaker – which owns the Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Fiat marques – will reveal …

In Kenya, An Entrepreneur Is Using Biodiesel To Fight Climate Change

The story began in 1935, when Taher Zavery’s grandfather emigrated to Kitui, Kenya, all the way from Gujarat, India, to set up a cotton ginning factory. There was no trace of electricity in the region at that time, and today, power is still unreliable, so the entire plant runs on …

Turning Beer into Fuel

It is commonly accepted that there is an urgent need for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels for transportation to replace diesel and petrol. One of the most widely used sustainable alternatives to petrol world-wide is bioethanol — in the United States gasoline is typically sold as a blend with up …