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Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

The renewable energy company won the bid to develop the 100-megawatt utility-scale solar plant in the Navoi region of the country under the Scaling Solar programme.

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

University of Massachusetts will generate and store renewable energy to be used when electricity costs are highest so reducing the campus’s grid dependence and energy spending.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

The new challenges of the transition to green energy demand new ways of thinking, says, Elena Bou, InnoEnergy, and that requires attracting a more diverse range of people into the industry.

World's northernmost energy-positive building unveiled

World's northernmost energy-positive building unveiled

Powerhouse Brattørkaia aims to set a new standard for the construction of buildings by producing more energy than it consumes over its lifespan

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

The UK council, which has set a goal of being carbon neutral, is partnering with E-Flex, a demonstration project led by Cisco.

Rust could be a new source of renewable energy, scientists say

Rust could be a new source of renewable energy, scientists say

Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by flowing water over extremely thin layers of rust.

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

In the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the city earned the highest score for its building policies and a perfect score for its energy efficiency outreach and programmes.

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

The Committee on Climate Change’s new progress report reveals that the UK Government has delivered just one of 25 critical policies to lower emissions in the past year.