The EU has also recently increased its target for the percentage of energy generated by renewables by 2030. Whilst the UK only wanted to raise the target to 30%, a number of countries, including France, argued for the 32%, whilst some feel that the targets could have been increased further (Spain and Italy). Environmental groups … Continue reading Renewable Energy in Europe is Looking Positive!
Forest Green Rovers go Greener!
Unfortunately, football isn’t typically an environmentally friendly sport. From pre-season tours in countries all over the world, using floodlights and UVC radiation lights on natural turf, and even serving up poorly sourced meats in a big greasy burger for the fans at half-time. Some teams in England even fly short distances for domestic league games! … Continue reading Forest Green Rovers go Greener!
Moroccan Solar in the Sahara
Ouarzazate, Morocco. Chances are you've never heard of that place but you may well have seen it. It's been the set of episodes of Game of Thrones and Prison Break, as well as films like Gladiator, Inception and American Sniper and is now the home of one of the largest solar power plants in the … Continue reading Moroccan Solar in the Sahara
The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal
For decades now, fossil fuel industries and those invested in them have pushed the continued use of fossil fuels to meet our energy needs instead of cleaner renewable energy sources. Arguments have ranged from the cost of renewable energy to the lack of realistic alternatives, often making outlandish claims that are frequently untrue. Now there's … Continue reading The Dirty Secret of Clean Coal
What are ‘Walkable Cities’?
Last Thursday morning I shared an article on Facebook and Instagram about research that has found a number of health benefits of those living in 'walkable cities'. The research found that there are a number of health benefits to living in a walkable city, including lower blood pressure and reduced hypertension risk. But what are … Continue reading What are ‘Walkable Cities’?
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
The Big Apple Is Going Green!
Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City announced yesterday the New York would not only be divesting away from fossil fuels but planning to sue a number of oil and gas companies for damages from natural disasters enhanced by climate change. The move by New York would make it the first US city to … Continue reading The Big Apple Is Going Green!
Sustainable Cities: Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver. Home of the Canucks, the 2010 Winter Olympics, and one of the largest urban parks in North America; Stanley Park which is just over 1,000 acres (Twice the size of London's Olympic Park!). Found on the west coast of Canada, just north of the city of Seattle, USA, Vancouver is home to nearly 2.5 … Continue reading Sustainable Cities: Vancouver, Canada