Hurricane Michael Caused 1.7 Million Electricity Outages Across US

Customers across six south-eastern states were significantly affected by the storm. Hurricane Michael caused 1.7 million electricity outages in the south-eastern US. That’s according to new statistics from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which says the customers affected were spread across six states as the storm hit Florida on Wednesday, the …

Global Carbon Emissions Set to Rise for First Time in Four Years

After years of flat growth, global carbon dioxide emissions are set to rise again in 2017 to hit a record high, according to new data that seriously threatens international efforts to avert dangerous global warming. The Global Carbon Project’s 12th annual report unveiled this morning at the UN climate summit …

Biogas Cost Reductions to Boost Sustainable Transport

While most people will identify electric vehicles as a sustainable form of transport, particularly when paired with renewable electricity generation, biogas also holds great potential to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector. “In the global pursuit for sustainable transport, biogas represents a great opportunity for countries to …

G20 Reaffirms Climate Commitment and Energy Collaboration at China Summit

Climate change and energy cooperation were high on the agenda at the meeting of the world’s major advanced and emerging economies in Hangzhou, China, from 4-5 September 2016. The Group of 20 (G20) reiterated their commitment to sustainable development, strong and effective support and actions to address climate change. In …

More than 8 Million People Were Employed Worldwide in the Renewable Sector

A boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). More than 769,000 people were employed in renewable energy …