Will Copenhagen Be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World?

 The City of Copenhagen has set itself ambitious goals for the city’s social, economic and environmental development. Copenhagen is to be carbon neutral by 2025 as the first capital in the world. The city plans to achieve these goals through a transition of the energy supply, building retrofits, waste management, …

Education and Conscientious Behaviour Are Necessary for the Change

September was an important month for Serbia when it comes to the kind of impression we make on the world about our ecological awareness. The annual meeting of the Aarhus Centres was held on September 19 and 20, at Lake IssykKul in Kyrgyzstan. We talked to Una Mijovic, a delegate …

ABB Technologies to Enable Expansion of Solar Park in Dubai

ABB has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the leading power utility in United Arab Emirates (UAE), to build the Shams 400 kV substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park …

MEPs Urge EU to Ratchet Up Climate Target

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have agreed a new resolution urging EU leaders to set out a 2050 net zero emissions target for the bloc by 2020. In a vote on Wednesday, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting in Bonn next month November, MEPs called on leaders to ramp up …

Sweden Sets Out £485m Green Investment in 2018 Budget

Sweden’s government has announced plans to invest SEK5bn (£485m) towards boosting the green economy and tackling climate change in 2018, in what it says is the country’s “greatest commitment to climate and the environment ever”. Confirming its budget bill for 2018, the government yesterday said the money would be spent …

Jordan Refugee Camp Becomes First in the World to be Powered by Renewables

Up to 20,000 Syrian refugees living in the Azraq refugee camp have been given access to free clean power thanks to the world’s first solar farm to be deployed at a UN refugee camp. The UN’s refugee agency, the UNHCR, yesterday announced the 2MW is covering the power needs of …