ABB Delivering Digital Solutions for China to Harness Maximum Heat from the Sun

ABB is supporting the Chinese government in its efforts to produce emissions-free electricity, delivering automation control solutions at the country’s first two concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Building on the successful delivery of power at the first 50 megawatt CSP in Delingha with China General Nuclear Power Group in late …

Low-Carbon Energy Makes Majority of UK Electricity for First Time

Low-carbon energy was used to generate more than half of the electricity used in the UK for the first time last year, according to official data. A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual …

EU Requires Carmakers to Add Fake Engine Noises to Electric Cars

Electric vehicles have been hailed as part of the answer to the climate crisis, but for some people they represent a new danger. Pedestrians can struggle to hear quiet electric and hybrid vehicles coming, which presents a particular risk for blind and visually impaired people. But as of Monday, all …

EU Aims to Tackle Climate Change With Newly Adopted ‘Green Finance’ Guidelines

Newly adopted guidelines set forth by the European Commission Tuesday aim to tackle climate change by way of the financial sector. The move comes to bolster the success of the Sustainable Action Plan published last year to reorient capital flows toward sustainable investment and manage financial risks from climate change, …

UK’s EV Charging Sites ‘Now Outnumber Petrol Stations’

Public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations now outnumber petrol stations across the UK. New data from charging point locator service Zap-Map shows that as of the 22nd of May, the country was home to 8,471 charging sites, hosting a combined total of 13,613 individual charging devices. This compares to only …

Glasgow Aims to Become UK’s First Net-Zero Emissions City

Glasgow has announced its goal to become the first net-zero carbon emissions city in the UK. Big Six energy supplier ScottishPower is to help the city council achieve its target of net zero emissions “well before” 2045, working in collaboration on a range of programmes. That includes the decarbonisation of …

Mercedes-Benz Targets Carbon Neutral Fleet by 2039

Mercedes-Benz has set a target to ensure its new passenger car fleet is carbon neutral by 2039. It has also committed to ensure plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles (EVs) make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030 under its ‘Ambition2039’ initiative. The car manufacturer said it is …