Sustainable Cities: Melbourne, Australia

The southern Australian city of Melbourne is home to 4 million people. The city has long been a leader in sustainability in Australia and around the world. Australia's first 6-star green star-rated building was constructed in Melbourne and has become a design basis for many other new buildings around the city and around the country. … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Melbourne, Australia

Why Megacities Need to Plant More Trees!

New research has found that megacities would be dramatically healthier for urban populations if they planted more trees in and around cities. Who'd have thought it?! A megacity is generally defined as a city with a population greater than 10 million and they are home to nearly 10% of the global population. The vast majority … Continue reading Why Megacities Need to Plant More Trees!

What Are The Sustainable Development Goals?

There are 17 in total. All designed to enable continual forward advancement at a time of increasing environmental degradation, a growing global population, and economic uncertainty. "The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity" - The United Nations … Continue reading What Are The Sustainable Development Goals?

Subsidy Ban Stalls UK Wind Power

Onshore wind projects are at risk of stagnation due to the removal of subsidies by the UK government. It originates back to a 2015 manifesto pledge by David Cameron (remember him?) to ban the subsidy due to concerns from members of the public, which sounds a lot like the return of 'Nimbyism'     The … Continue reading Subsidy Ban Stalls UK Wind Power

The Future of Solar Power Generation

Production has begun at Tesla's Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, on PV solar rooftop tiles that will be able to produce solar energy that can be used in homes. Instead of the large panels that sit currently sit on rooftops big enough to hold them, this would allow entire roofs to generate power, regardless of … Continue reading The Future of Solar Power Generation

Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels

Whilst most of the world is beginning a transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, the USA, under Trump's stewardship, is on an entirely different path. Trump has already reopened a number of coal mines and in an announcement recently he expressed his desire to reopen much of the US coastline to … Continue reading Why Trump Will Lose if he Continues to Push Fossil Fuels