Dozens of US cities are banning natural gas hookups in new buildings

A fight over legislation banning gas hookups in new buildings is exploding across the country, a Seattle Times and InsideClimate News joint investigation found. In the summer of 2019., Berkley, California, became the first city in the country to ban natural gas hookups in new building construction. Now, 42 cities in California have passed …

At the Heart of Technological Transformation and Modernization

Spain is one of the European countries most concerned about climate change. The southern areas of this Mediterranean country are characterized by rather harsh climatic conditions, such as high temperatures, droughts, scarce rainfall and insufficient water. Nevertheless, the Spanish government is actively working to mitigate climate change, among other things, …

Unless we Urgently Rethink Agriculture, More Diseases will Jump Species

As the world grapples with the current pandemic, other threats, not least our climate emergency, have not gone away. In 2020, the economic disruption from Covid-19 cost the world’s economy more than 7 trillion dollars in lost output, with the IMF predicting that could rise to a staggering USD 28 …

Our Global Food System is the Primary Driver of Biodiversity Loss

Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss, the new Chatham House report, supported by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Compassion in World Farming, describes three actions needed for food system transformation in support of biodiversity, and sets out recommendations to embed food system reform in high level political events over …

Climate Action in 2021: The Year Of Breakthroughs?

Climate action is as urgent as ever, while COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core. We have made little progress towards reducing emissions that cause global warming over the past few decades and the significant but temporary emission reductions due to the COVID-19 lockdown will not affect the trajectory …

All Aboard for Emissions Savings!

A variety of innovative new technologies could help slash emissions from the shipping industry. Many freight ships use the dirtiest forms of fossil fuel, with the industry emitting around one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. A target to halve this by 2050 could be reached with help from companies such as Norsepower …

Fireworks ‘More Polluting Than Energy-From-Waste Plants’

Waste management firm Indaver says energy recovery facilities are actually strictly regulated. Firework displays are more environmentally damaging than energy-from-waste plants. That’s the suggestion from waste management firm Indaver, which claims despite public concerns regarding the pollution risks from rubbish-burning power generators, energy-from-waste plants are highly regulated and have strict emissions limits. It …