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7 Big Signals That Prove The End Of Fossil Fuels Is On The Horizon

4 Mins Read For years, climate scientists and environmental activists have been calling for the end of fossil fuels as the number one thing that must happen if we are to save the planet. They have fought tooth and nail to push back against the dirty energy industry’s billion-dollar efforts to spread disinformation and sow public doubt over […]

Production of Lightyear’s Solar-Powered EVs to Begin This Year

3 Mins Read Solar-powered vehicle start-up Lightyear says it will begin production later this year on its Lightyear 0 with solar panels mounted to the vehicle to recharge the electric battery. The Netherlands-based Lightyear says it will produce fewer than one thousand of its solar cars, which will run about $265,000. The car will be the first solar […]

Zara Showcases Capsule Collection Of Black Dresses Made From Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read Zara parent company Inditex has partnered with Illinois’ LanzaTech to create a line of dresses made from carbon emissions. The collection is the latest Innovation Hub project for the high street giant, which seeks to use more sustainable materials. In creating the collection with Lanzatech, Zara claims to be continuing its piloting of alternative technologies. […]

Seaweed Yarnmaker AlgiKnit Unveils New Facilities To ‘Help Cut The Fashion Industry’s Emissions In Half’

3 Mins Read New York-based AlgiKnit has announced the opening of a new innovation hub. It is located in The Research Triangle, in North Carolina. The biomaterials maker will use the new space to scale production of seaweed-derived yarns. Pilot projects in conjunction with global fashion brands will begin in early 2022. Earlier this year, AlgiKnit announced that […]

Electric Cars Alone Won’t Save The Planet. We’ll Need to Design Cities So People Can Walk and Cycle Safely

4 Mins Read By Timothy Welch At the COP26 climate summit, world politicians patted themselves on their backs for coming to a last-minute agreement. Humanity now waits with bated breath to see if countries implement the commitments they made, and if those commitments help the planet. If the rest of our climate progress mirrors the policies around transportation, we’re […]

EU Unveils Broad Climate Plan To Reach Net-Zero By 2050

4 Mins Read The European Union has just announced a slate of climate proposals to help it reach net-zero by 2050. The plan, which includes a dozen draft policies, mainly takes aim at transport and home heating emissions. Some of the proposals include banning the sale of petrol cars and a tax on jet fuel.  On Wednesday (July […]

New Data Shows Rampant Greenwashing In Sustainable Finance, With ESG Funds ‘Stuffed’ Full OF Fossil Fuel Stocks

3 Mins Read As sustainable investing gains momentum, more funds touting themselves as “green” are misleading investors. According to a report published by the Economist, some of the world’s biggest ESG funds are “stuffed full of polluters and sin stocks”, suggesting widespread greenwashing practices in the realm of sustainable finance.  Sustainable investing has been steadily gaining momentum globally, […]

Cathay Pacific Pledges To Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

3 Mins Read Hong Kong’s flagship airline carrier Cathay Pacific has committed to meeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through the use of sustainable fuel, employing offsetting carbon methods, and reducing its overall emissions through efficiency improvements. The Cathay Pacific Group has announced that it aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 becoming one of the first […]

Low-Carbon Hybrid Plane With Floor-To-Ceiling Window View To Take Off By 2025

4 Mins Read Travel by air is increasingly frowned upon as awareness of the climate crisis continues to grow. But soon, conscious travellers might be able to board an alternative flight on a hybrid aircraft that releases 90% less emissions than conventional planes and offers incredible views with floor-to-ceiling windows.  British firm Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) recently revealed […]

Prometheus Fuels Turns CO2 From Air Into Net-Zero Gasoline

3 Mins Read In the race to get to net-zero emissions, clean tech innovators are looking at direct air capture as a solution to not only reduce our current footprint, but potentially even reverse the decades of damage we have done to the planet. Prometheus Fuels is one of them. Taking carbon from the air, the Silicon Valley […]