Climate Strike: Schoolchildren Protest over Climate Change

Pupils from around the UK went “on strike” on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change. Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike …

IKEA Opens the Door for Furniture Rental Service

IKEA is to start leasing furniture as part of a more sustainable business model for the future. The Swedish brand has announced it is launching trials in Switzerland this month to test out new subscription services for everything from office chairs to kitchen cabinets. New wardrobes and kitchen cupboards are …

Swiss Solar Roofs Could Produce 83% of All Power Demand

Solar panels installed on every roof across Switzerland could produce 83% of the nation’s entire electricity demand. That’s the calculation made by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, which worked out potential generation by combining maps from Swisstopo with weather data from Swiss Meteo. It worked out a countrywide rollout …

A Country with the Best Attitude Towards the Natural Environment

With its unspoilt nature, clean lakes and rivers, Switzerland has had a healthy advantage for reaching the highest position in a category concerning ecology. What nature has unselfishly given to this country, nestled in the fairy-tale landscape of the Alpine massif, the Swiss are trying to preserve by applying regulations …

Europe Officially Has More than One Million Electric Cars

More than a million electric cars can now be seen on the streets of Europe, thanks in part to a sales surge in the first half of 2018. Europe has reached this benchmark more quickly than the United States, which is on track to meet it later this year. Europe …

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst

A research analyst at Swiss investment bank UBS believes the cost of energy renewables could be so near to zero by 2030 “it will effectively be free,” according to a projections published on Monday. If renewables could soon be cheaper than all the alternative energy sources, and that this “is …

ABB Chargers Power IONITY’s Opening of Europe’s Highway of the Future

ABB has been selected by IONITY as the main technology partner and supplier. ABB’s Terra High Power electric-vehicle chargers enable launch of IONITY service station on the A2 motorway in Switzerland. IONITY, which plans to build a network of electric-vehicle service stations across Europe to make long trips as feasible …