India, China Leading Global Greening Effort, Says NASA Study – NDTV
While China and India may be seen as "big polluters", they may be leading the way in re-greening the planet. NASA has detected large scale regrowth of forests, driven at least in part by government policies and increased CO2 in the atmosphere. It may not be entirely good news though, as damage to soil and fragile ecosystems could be the price being paid.
Politicians failing in age of ‘environmental breakdown’ – Al Jazeera
A report from the think-tank Institute for Public Policy Research has said politicians are not up to the job of protecting the environment. Greater bravery is required, not least in accelerating the adoption of renewables.
Electric cars are already cheaper to own and run, says study – The Guardian
In the UK it seems an EV is cheaper to run over 4 years than its fossil equivalent. The study by ICCT focused on the VW Golf, allowing them to compare all 3 fuels on the same platform. It isn't all good news though, as infrastructure remains a challenge for those wanting to drive electric.
Making Cities More Livable with Electric Vehicles – Lyft Blog
The "other" ride hailing company is aiming to boost its environmentally-friendly credentials. A new "green mode" will allow customers to opt for a EV to pick them up. They'll also be extending EVs to the Express Program.
Shift to sustainable – Optometry Today
Replacing plastic in our lives is going to prove difficult, not least when it comes to medical applications. Rescuing ocean plastic and turning into eyewear is one way we can reduce our impact.
Renewable energy auctions to be mandatory for Energy Community from 2020 – Balkan Green Energy Nes
As Serbia prepares to join the EU it's reworking its energy markets. Central to this is a trading system which will see the Balkan country pay for its CO2 emissions.
Oil Companies And Renewable Energy: Cautious For Now – Bloomberg
"Big Oil" companies are investing in renewable energy companies as a way to hedge against falling demand. Their problem could be adapting to the different rhythms and return rates these energy sources work to.
Biggest offshore windfarm to start UK supply this week – The Guardian
Five times the size of the nearby city of Hull, over 170 wind turbines are about to come online and feed the UK's electricity grid. The company behind the development claim it could fill the gap left by recently cancelled nuclear projects.
Large ‘Tesla ships’ all-electric container barges are launching this autumn – Electrek
There are thousands of ships operating inland within the EU, many in the Netherlands. Later this year 2 more will be added to the fleet, both fully electric and built by Dutch Company Port Liner. It's part of an ongoing push to remove CO2 from transportation, which when fully operational is expected to take 23,000 trucks off of Europe's roads.