100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn’t Just Possible—It’s Also More Cost-Effective

Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn’t just some environmentalist pipe dream—it’s “feasible at every hour throughout the year” and is more cost-effective than the current system, which largely relies on fossil fuels and nuclear energy, a new study claims. The research, compiled by Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the Berlin-based …

Macquarie Sells Off Solar Assets to Canada’s Fiera Infrastructure

Australian bank Macquarie has sold a 41MW bundle of solar assets to Canada’s Fiera Infrastructure, a subsidiary of investment giant Fiera Capital Corporation, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, announced yesterday, sees Macquarie hand over a set solar assets which includes 13,000 residential rooftop arrays alongside commercial rooftop and ground-mounted arrays. Over the last year …

One Planet Summit: Schneider Electric and EDF sign up to green goals

Two of France’s largest companies yesterday promised to deliver major cuts to their carbon footprint and shift to greener transport technologies, ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris today. EDF and Schneider Electric, which together boast combined revenues of more than €95bn, both announced they had become the latest corporate giants to sign up …

Carlsberg Launches Its First Carbon-Neutral Brewery In Sweden

Global brewing company Carlsberg Group has this week announced the launch of its first carbon-neutral brewery in Sweden which is now powered 100% by renewable electricity. Carlsberg Sverige’s (Carlsberg Sweden) brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden — which produces beer, soft drinks, and cider — is now powered 100% by biogas and green electricity, reducing the brewery’s …

California To Meet 2030 Renewable Energy Targets By 2020

A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission has concluded that the state’s major utilities have already met or will all soon exceed the state’s 2020 renewable energy target of 33%, and will likely meet the 2030 target of 50% by 2020. California is well-known as a world leader in clean energy technology deployment, …

Kellogg, Estée Lauder, and DBS Bank Join Growing Ranks of RE100 Clean Power Initiative

The global RE100 initiative has added yet more high profile companies to its ranks this week, after Kellogg Company, Estée Lauder, DBS Bank, and Clif Bar & Company all pledged to source 100 per cent of their power from renewable sources across their worldwide operations. The latest additions to the group mean there are now …

Veolia Plans to Turn Old Rubbish Dumps into Solar Farms

Waste and resources specialist Veolia has set out plans to install solar across its portfolio of former UK landfills, in order to “better utilise” the sites to generate income from renewable electricity. As part of its restoration programme to clean up former landfill sites that have reached the end of their operation, Veolia has enlisted …