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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.  […]

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 […]

Law Student Sues Australian Government For Misleading Investors Over Climate Risk

3 Mins Read A 23-year-old law student in Melbourne, Australia has filed a lawsuit against the Australian government over failure to disclose the financial risks of climate change to a number of safe investments, including government bonds. Katta O’Donnell says she hopes that the case, which is a world’s-first, will change the way the government recognises and responds […]

Donald Trump Wants A Fight On The Green New Deal. So Do We.

5 Mins Read By: Varshini Prakash and John Podesta It’s not just the right thing to do. Climate action is a winning issue for Democrats—and a point of vulnerability for Trump. At the 2019 Republican Retreat, Donald Trump promised his allies that he would make this election about climate change: “I want to bring them way down the pike,” he said, […]

South Korea Backs Indonesia Coal Venture Against Own Green New Deal Pledges

3 Mins Read Apparently in South Korea, environmental concerns are limited to domestic policy. Contradicting its recent Green New Deal pledges to tackle the climate crisis, South Korea will be backing a new coal project in Indonesia. The move by the government-owned utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to invest in the coal venture is clearly at odds […]

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 […]

How Much CO2 Does Your Social Media Habit Cost The Planet? New Tool Visualises Emissions From Internet Activity

3 Mins Read Carbonanalyser is a new browser extension that allows users to see the climate impact of your internet activity. It goes further than simply calculating your online carbon emissions and reveals which websites or apps are consuming the highest amount of electricity on your device. The add-on also enables users to compare the greenhouse gas emissions […]

Anti-Renewables ‘Planet of the Humans’ Film Taken Down From YouTube

3 Mins Read Michael Moore’s controversial documentary, Planet of the Humans, has just been removed from YouTube in response to a British environmental photographer’s copyright claim. The film has been widely condemned by climate scientists for its unfactual portrayal of renewable energy.  Since Moore dropped the full version of his movie on YouTube on the eve of Earth […]

OPINION: Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’ Film Trashes Clean Energy, Offers Zero Solutions

8 Mins Read Editor’s Note: Lest this piece may be misunderstood, it’s worth nothing that this publication believes a good takedown can be an incredibly important tool in the climate crisis fight. But takedowns should be nuanced, fact-checked and offer helpful, hopeful alternatives. Planet of the Humans does neither. Yes clean energy is plagued by many issues. Does […]