Record Global Carbon Dioxide Concentrations Despite COVID-19 Crisis

Over the past few weeks there have been many reports of localized air quality improvements as the world has locked down to combat the coronavirus pandemic. However, no one should think that the climate crisis is therefore over—far from it. The most recent data from the United States National Oceanic …

ABB Brings Fuel Cell Technology a Step Closer to Powering Large Ships

ABB signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hydrogène de France to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale fuel cell systems capable of powering ocean-going vessels. The MOU envisages close collaboration on the assembly and production of the fuel cell power plant for marine applications. Building on an existing collaboration announced on June 27, …

Sweden Shutters Last Coal-Fired Generating Plant 2 Years Early

It’s good news when a nation makes plans to rid itself of electricity generated from burning coal. It’s even better news when it does so ahead of schedule. Swedish utility Stockholm Exergi announced some time ago it would shut down its KVV6 coal generating station in Hjorthagen in 2022. It …

Renewable Energy Can Support Resilient and Equitable Recovery

Advancing the renewables-based energy transformation is an opportunity to meet international climate goals while boosting economic growth, creating millions of jobs and improving human welfare by 2050, finds the first Global Renewables Outlook released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently. While a pathway to deeper decarbonisation requires total …

World’s First Zero Emission Construction Site

Even in cities like Oslo, Norway, which is typically thought of as progressive and “green”, more than 20% of the total CO2 emissions comes from heavy-duty construction equipment. That’s a huge number, and you can bet that older, less regulated machines in other major cities are even worse. That fact …

How to Move More People in Fewer Vehicles

Shared mobility services have the potential to dramatically reduce levels of congestion and pollution in our cities. For maximum benefit, these services must be integrated with public transport systems. The technology to make this happen already exists. Advocates of autonomous mobility are looking forward to the day when zero-emission, shared …

Keravan Energia Invests in Energy Efficiency and Emission Reduction

KPA Unicon and Keravan Lämpövoima Oy, a subsidiary of Keravan Energia and an operator of a bio-power plant, have signed a contract for Unicon Condenser, which will significantly improve energy efficiency of the existing 80 MW bio-power plant and reduce emissions from the power plant. The flue gas condenser and …