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Wildfire Energy: Australian Cleantech Startup Turns Waste Into Renewables

4 Mins Read Wildfire Energy, an Australian cleantech startup whose gasification technology enables waste to turn into renewable energy, has been chosen as the first startup of its kind to join Brinc, a Hong Kong-headquartered venture capital and accelerator. Accepted into the Australia CleanTech Accelerator program, Wildfire Energy is part of Brinc’s bold new plan to invest in […]

Sustainable Biotech Genomatica To Scale 100% Renewable Bio-Nylon Production 50-Fold

3 Mins Read Genomatica, a San Diego-based sustainable biotech, has announced plans to drastically increase production of its renewable bio-nylon solution to meet “surging brand demand”. Partnering with European nylon producer Aquafil, the firm says that it will be able to scale production by as much as 50-fold to accelerate its plans to disrupt the global textile industry.  […]

Madagascar: First Ever Indian Embassy To Go 100% Solar

4 Mins Read By: Malavika Vyawahare The Indian embassy in Madagascar went solar to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, becoming the first Indian embassy to embrace renewable energy. An 8 KW solar power plant was inaugurated at the embassy premises in the capital Antananarivo in the presence of the Malagasy Prime Minister […]

Airbus Designs New Planes To Make Zero-Emission Flights Take Off By 2035

3 Mins Read European aircraft maker Airbus has revealed three new concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial planes, which the company believes can be rolled out within the next 15 years. Each design explores different technologies and configurations, but all rely on hydrogen as its primary source of clean aviation fuel, bringing the notoriously carbon-intensive industry a […]

Limitless Clean Nuclear Fusion Energy Could Soon Become A Reality

3 Mins Read We’re not far away from seeing the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor, according to the latest series of papers showcasing the progress that researchers have made. Called SPARC, the compact fusion reactor could be the precursor to a practical emissions-free power plant and holds enormous potential to facilitate the much-needed transition away from fossil fuels.  […]

Unilever Pledges To Eliminate All Fossil Fuels In Cleaning Products By 2030

3 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch FMCG giant Unilever has announced that it will swap out the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon. As one of the world’s major manufacturers of cleaning and laundry products, the move is likely to drive broader industry-wide change towards sustainability.  Unilever has announced […]

The Top 5 Sustainable Business Trends From Food Tech To Renewable Energy

3 Mins Read Sustainability is no doubt the keyword taking over the corporate landscape in recent years. From startups developing crucial innovations in clean energy to investors pouring capital into firms creating sustainable food solutions, businesses all over the world are now incorporating environmental considerations to their practices.  In a new report by Colorado-based seed accelerator Techstars, the […]

Denmark Passes Green Law That Could Make Climate Inaction Illegal

3 Mins Read Danish lawmakers have passed a landmark climate agreement that ensures the country will cut its carbon emissions by 70% from 1990 levels over the next decade. The deal was supported across party lines in a move the Danish Climate Ministry described as proof that “climate action and economic reconstruction go hand in hand” as the […]

Microsoft, Unilever, Nike Join Hands To Establish Net Zero Carbon Economy Group

3 Mins Read Microsoft, Unilever, Nike and six other multinational giants have teamed up to establish a new initiative aimed at helping businesses reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Called “Transform to Net Zero”, the group will help develop and provide practical and science-based guidance and roadmaps for companies as a part of its overall ambition to railroad […]

Apple Pledges 100% Net Zero Carbon Supply Chain & Products By 2030

3 Mins Read Tech giant Apple has just pledged that its entire supply chain and products will be carbon neutral by 2030. Apple’s announcement comes as a wave of multinational corporations have renewed their sustainability commitments in recent weeks, indicating widespread demand from consumers for real climate action from businesses.  Apple announced today that it has pledged to […]

Hong Kong Think Tank: City Can Reach Net-Zero By 2050 If Action Taken Now

2 Mins Read A new report by a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank says that if action is taken immediately, the city has a chance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, a target set out by the Paris Agreement. The major recommendations from the report include decarbonising Hong Kong’s energy sector, improving building efficiency and transforming into […]

U.S. House Democrats Unveil Sweeping Climate Plan To Reach Zero-Emissions By 2050

4 Mins Read House Democrats in the United States have released a new comprehensive report with an aggressive climate emergency “action plan” to eliminate the country’s emissions by 2050. The 500-page plan spells out specific steps that the federal government under full Democratic control will take across all sections of the economy, with key investments proposed for infrastructure, […]

Singapore: Students Set Up Divestment Group, Pressure University To Quit Fossil Fuels

3 Mins Read Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have recently set up a new fossil fuel divestment group, demanding the university to make public its dirty energy investments and providing a platform for the university community to voice concerns over environmental and social injustice.  The campaign group seeks to pressure NTU, currently the city-state’s second […]