Global Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Flattened in 2019, Following Two Years of Increases

Global emission trends Global energy-related CO2 emissions flattened in 2019 at around 33 gigatonnes (Gt), following two years of increases. This resulted mainly from a sharp decline in CO2 emissions from the power sector in advanced economies (Australia, Canada, Chile, European Union, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, …

Extreme Water Stress Affects a Quarter of the World’s Population, Say Experts

A quarter of the world’s population across 17 countries are living in regions of extremely high water stress, a measure of the level of competition over water resources, a new report reveals. Experts at the World Resources Institute (WRI) warned that increasing water stress could lead to more “day zeroes” …

Poor Diets Killed 11 Million People in 2017

Poor diet killed 11 million people in 2017, making it a more deadly health risk than smoking, a major new study has found. The finding is part of a Global Burden of Disease Study published in The Lancet Wednesday that looked at dietary habits in 195 countries between 1990 and …

The Best, Right Next to the City Centre

Visitors of the most popular booking website Booking.com bestowed it 9.3 points out of 10. On the site Hotels.com got 4.6 ratings out of 5, while at the TripAdvisor.com list of 86 hotels by guests’ choice it holds the 4th position. Belgrade’s Jump Inn hotel has earned this excellent status thanks to the high …

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 …

Israel to Top Up Sea of Galilee after Years of Drought

The shrinking Sea of Galilee, the inland lake where Christians believe Jesus walked on water, is to be topped up with desalinated seawater. A plan given Israeli cabinet approval will pump 100 million cubic metres of water annually by 2022 into the lake in the Galilee region, said Yechezkel Lifshitz, …

GE Pumped Hydro Project to Increase Israel’s Energy Resiliency

GE Renewable Energy has won a contract to supply and build the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station in Israel. The plant is deemed key to stabilizing the Israeli power grid. The turnkey contract was secured with Israeli utility Star Pumped Storage, and GE will design, manufacture, supply, …