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Global wind and solar capacity smashes 1,000 gigawatt barrier

The world has now installed more than 1,000 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power, according to fresh data analysis. Researchers from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) announced the news last week, based on its own database of over 100,...

Australians want higher renewable energy target, says poll

A new survey has suggested that ordinary Australians want renewable energy to play a greater role in the country’s future. The poll, conducted by Reachtel on behalf of Greenpeace, asked 3,999 Australians about their views on clean...

Solar Impulse network joins forces with EIT Climate-KIC to accelerate innovation

EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s main climate innovation initiative has joined forces with the Solar Impulse Foundation, the team behind the world’s first round-the-world solar-powered flight. Together, they will scale up the development of and...

Ireland will raise carbon tax to tackle climate change

The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate change goals. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the comments at a summer briefing where he revealed his government’s future budgetary plans. “If...

ECO-Binder project: 6th Newsletter

The ECO-Binder project has released its sixth newsletter summarizing the project progress and we would like to share it with you. The ECO-Binder project is funded by the European Union under the H2020 research and innovation programme and...

CREATE project: 5th Newsletter

CREATE consortium would like to share with you the fifth project newsletter, aiming to provide you with the latest news and information about the project progress. What is the CREATE project? The project is funded by the...

€56 million available to renewable energy projects

From 15th May, applications for funding under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are open for proposal submission. The total available funding is €56 million. The topics open for applications are: - LC-SC3-NZE-1-2018:  Advanced...

The Importance of Structural Steel In Constructing Buildings

Structural steel has become one of the most prevalent construction materials of the century, often seen as an extremely important component of modern buildings and housing. According to the World Steel Association, over 1,600 million...

EU approves tidal energy pilot project in French waters

The European Commission has given the go ahead to build an innovative tidal energy project off the coast of Normandy. The pilot clean energy plant will have a maximum capacity of 14 megawatts and comprise of seven underwater turbines, 16...

Solar power steps up to meet energy demand caused by heatwave

The UK’s recent heatwave has created a surge in energy consumption. Fortunately, the high levels of solar power capacity has helped to meet this demand, reducing the need to call on carbon intensive coal and gas plants. According to...

Covenant Cities in the Spotlight: 1st call for applications!

The Covenant of Mayors initiative has been active for the last 10 years in Europe with an increasing success amongst cities & towns. The Covenant framework is supporting its signatories in achieving their climate and energy goals in a...

The UK now gets 30% of its electricity from renewables

Official UK Government data has shown that almost 30 percent of electricity is now coming from clean and renewable sources. The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy released the figures today, which cover the whole of...

Green light given for Australia’s largest solar farm

Planning approval has been granted to a new solar farm set to become Australia’s largest to date. The Rodds Bay project will be located near the coast in Queensland and have a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW). This is enough to power around...

Fresh £16m funding to drive research at renewable energy hubs

A new network of clean energy hubs are planned in the UK to further research and innovation. Three ‘Supergen’ centres covering bioenergy, offshore renewables, and energy networks are being launched with £5 million each of Government...

Introducing the Innovation Review

EIT Climate-KIC this week launches Innovation Review — a new content concept that replaces  the Daily Planet, our previous climate innovation content site.  The arrival of Innovation Review is timely. Over the last few months, we have...

[Urban Chronicles 2.0 #07] Climate risk: towards a real awareness of financial actors?

In order to accelerate the financing of the ecological and energy transition, article 173 of the law relating to the Energy Transition for Green Growth (TECV) of 17 August 2015 imposes for the first time in France ESG and Climate reporting...

Facebook powers Oregon data center with 100% renewables

Facebook has signed a new deal to ensure one of its main data centers uses 100 percent clean energy. The data center in the small town of Prineville, Oregon has been operational for the past seven years, and was Facebook’s first one. It is...

BTA Climate KIC launches a survey to assess buildings markets across Europe

Building Market Briefs (BMB) is a Climate-KIC initiative that aims to collect and generate analysis on the building sector to encourage low carbon investments. As part of the global shift towards a low-carbon economy and a restructuring of...

Call for papers – 2019 World Sustainable Energy Days

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition that serves the needs of citizens, economic development, and the environment. Achieving a smart, socially fair and sustainable...

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

For the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help...