The organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officially unveiled its Olympic medal designs this week. While on the surface they might look like any other medal, these will be made from something a little different: recycled electronics.
Seeing countless renewable energy records broken and milestones passed has been a constant source of encouraging news for our planet. Now, we have yet another impressive stat to celebrate: in the first half of 2019, Scotland generated enough energy from wind power to supply its homes twice over.
New European solar installations are expected to double over the next three years, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, and will push installed capacity over the 250 gigawatt (GW) mark by 2024.
Car use will still need to be curbed even when all vehicles are powered by clean electricity, a report has said. It warns that electrifying cars will not address traffic jams, urban sprawl and wasted space for parking.
The cost of renewable energy fell to record lows last year, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Cost reductions, particularly for solar and wind, are set to continue into the next decade.
Gas markets provide traditional fuels to help the energy transition, while renewables are a growing part of the energy mix. MET Group’s CFO explains why an integrated company can be involved in both sides.