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Monopoly: New Go Green Edition Made From Recycled Materials Nudges Players To Invest In Renewables & Make Sustainable Choices

2 Mins Read Monopoly, the world famous property dealing board game, has unveiled a new version of its game called the Monopoly: Go Green Edition to promote sustainability among its players by introducing concepts such as renewables and capitalizing on them to build a green world. Created by artist, writer and feminist Lizzie Magie, at the crux of […]

Bill Gates Says Bitcoin ‘Not A Great Climate Thing’, But Proponents Believe Crypto Could Drive Renewable Revolution

4 Mins Read Self-described “bitcoin skeptic” Bill Gates has made his views clear on the cryptocurrency, calling it “not a great climate thing”. The billionaire Microsoft founder made his remarks in a recent New York Times interview, and recent data revealing the enormous energy usage of bitcoin mining seems to back that up. But proponents of digital currencies, […]

Global Energy Decarbonisation Spending Tops US$500 Billion In 2020

4 Mins Read The world spent more than US$500 billion on decarbonisation in 2020, according to new statistics. Released by BloombergNEF (BNEF), the report tracked global investment into the clean energy transition and found that decarbonisation spending jumped 9% year-on-year despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  A new report released by Bloomberg’s energy research arm BNEF […]

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 […]

U.N. Secretary-General Says Wealthy Nations Need To Cough Up US$100 Billion To Reach Global Climate Goals

3 Mins Read Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change, lagging even before the COVID-19 pandemic, requires urgent action, according to a new report by independent experts released today by the United Nations. Since economic distress is now acute, and […]

Hong Kong Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2050, But No Sign Of Climate Plan

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam has vowed that the city will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 in her annual policy address. The goal, which comes shortly after Beijing set its timeline for 2060, came with no concrete strategy to slash the city’s emissions, with environmentalists pointing out that Lam’s focus on the land-reclamation plan […]

South Korea Becomes Latest Asian Nation To Make Net-Zero By 2050 Pledge

3 Mins Read South Korea has committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, after a number of other Asian states made similar pledges to step up efforts to fight the climate crisis. To achieve its goal, the country will have to make dramatic changes to its heavily fossil fuel dependent economy and make significant investments into renewable energy […]

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 […]