Cheap Carbon Capture Technology Might Make Our Climate Goals Possible

So, let’s just say it: we are not on track to meet the ambitious goals of the Paris Accord, the ambitious international agreement intended to limit global warming. If we are to reach our goals — and perhaps to limit the seemingly inevitable devastation — we need to do something …

Mars Bars to Go Carbon Neutral in Australia after Renewable Energy Deal

Mars bars are taking a step towards being carbon neutral after the company that makes them signed a 20-year deal in Australia to generate 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020. Mars, which also makes Pedigree dog food and M&Ms, said its Australian subsidiary will sign …

New Satellite Could Help Rat Out Methane Polluters

As greenhouse gases go, methane is a heavy hitter – one with a heat-trapping ability 25 times that of carbon dioxide (CO2) over the course of a century. As the second-most abundant greenhouse gas after CO2, slowing methane emissions could make a huge difference in limiting the effects of climate …

World’s Largest Desert Growing Even Larger, Partly Due to Climate Change

The Sahara Desert—which takes up about 3.6 million square miles of northern Africa—is growing ever larger, signaling daunting news for people living in the Sahel border region who stand to lose valuable arable land to the expanding desert. The boundaries of the world’s largest hot desert, already around the size …

As The Glaciers Of The Swiss Alps Melt, Hydroelectric Firms Look Toward Wind Power

Over the coming decades, some of the rivers in Europe that utilize hydroelectric facilities to generate electricity are expected to see greatly reduced water flows due to the rapid disappearance of glaciers in the Swiss Alps. As a result, some regions that are currently partly reliant upon hydroelectric capacity will …

Thomas LUBECK, IFC: Tailwinds to the Financial Market

International Finance Corporation – IFC, one of the five members of the World Bank Group, is the world’s largest institution that encourages economic development by investing in the private sector in emerging markets. Serbia became a shareholder and a member of IFC in 2001 by purchasing a small package of …

IRENA: EU can Double Renewables by 2030 and Unlock €368bn Investment

The European Union is capable of doubling the share of renewables in its energy mix to 34 per cent by 2030, delivering deep emissions cuts and economic growth across the continent in the process, according to new research by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA analysis published today argues …