Five Countries Hold 70% of World’s Last Wildernesses, Map Reveals

Just five countries hold 70% of the world’s remaining untouched wilderness areas and urgent international action is needed to protect them, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Queensland (UQ) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have for the first time produced a global map that sets out …

Air Pollution Shortens Human Life by One Year, on Average

In a summer marked by air quality alerts as wildfires rage in the western U.S., a study has been published finding that air pollution lowers the average lifespan by one year worldwide. The study, published in Environmental Science and Technology Letters Aug. 22, was the first to assess the impact …

Egypt Set to Open Its First Solar Farm – and It’s the Largest in...

Egypt has long relied on environmentally taxing fossil fuels. Over 90% of electricity is generated from oil and natural gas, and the country subsidizes fossil fuels, making them a cheap option for its 96 million citizens. However, Egypt’s government plans to change courses and put itself on the clean energy …

Red List Research Finds 26,000 Global Species under Extinction Threat

More than 26,000 of the world’s species are now threatened, according to the latest red list assessment of the natural world, adding to fears the planet is entering a sixth wave of extinctions. New research, particularly in Australia, has widened the scope of the annual stocktake, which is compiled by …

NEXTracker Lands 325 Megawatt Tracker Deal At Egypt’s Benban Solar Park

One of the largest solar power parks globally will have solar trackers supplied by leading tracker supplier NEXTracker. In a press release, NEXTracker announced that it will supply trackers for 325 megawatts of solar power projects located inside the Benban solar power park in Egypt. The trackers will be supplied …

General Electric Installing First 1,500 Volt Solar Power Plant In Egypt

The first utility-scale solar power facility in Egypt will be provided by General Electric and feature the company’s 1,500 volt inverters. Thanks to a new government-sponsored feed-in tariff policy, Egypt is rapidly becoming a focus of solar power in the region. Because of that, General Electric Power Conversion, a division …

EBRD Offers $458 Million In Loans For 750 Megawatts Of Solar Projects In Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has offered more than $450 million to various project developers planning to set up utility-scale solar power projects in Egypt. The Bank has offered loans worth $458 million to a total of 16 project developers that represent 750 megawatts of capacity. The …