Why Gender Has to be at the Heart of the Agenda for Green

Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and women are disproportionately vulnerable to it and have an important role in addressing it. Tackling climate change effectively will require deep changes to how we live, work and think – and the only way these can be implemented …

Bitcoin, Tesla, Electricity Usage, And A Mea Culpa

Over two years ago, CleanTechnica published a substantive report I authored, checking in on the global intersection of blockchain technology and cleantech. About 66 ventures in 26 countries were covered. Naturally, the subject of bitcoin’s electricity use was covered as well, as there was some pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth about …

World Leaders Set for Pivotal Environmental Assembly

In February 2021, representatives of the 193 Member States of the UN, businesses leaders, civil society and environmentalists from around the world will come together virtually for the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), the world’s highest environmental decision-making body. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) answers frequently-asked …

Amman to Introduce New Bus Fleet Under EBRD Green Cities Programme

The population of Amman will benefit from the introduction of a new bus fleet in the Jordanian capital thanks to its participation in EBRD Green Cities, the Bank’s pioneering urban sustainability programme. In a first Jordanian project under the initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing …

Decarbonisation ‘Must Accelerate to Stay in Line with Paris Agreement’

The shift towards a low carbon energy system must accelerate to stay in line with the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. That’s the verdict offered in a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests this is vital to keep the rise in average global temperatures …

UK Renewable Energy Capacity Surpasses Fossil Fuels for First Time

Renewable capacity has tripled in past five years, even faster growth than the ‘dash for gas’ of the 1990s. The capacity of renewable energy has overtaken that of fossil fuels in the UK for the first time, in a milestone that experts said would have been unthinkable a few years …

28,000 Jobs at Risk in North of England over Low-Carbon Economy

As many as 28,000 jobs will be lost in the north of England in the next 12 years under the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy, a thinktank has warned. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said in its report that the region could be at the heart of …