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The Danish wind power giant Dong Energy, which last fiscal year generated almost $9 billion in revenues, plans to phase out coal from all of its power stations by 2023.
A planned coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh would be located near the world’s largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species such as the Bengal tiger. NGOs are furious, and an online petition urging citizens to pressure Rampal's financial backers has scored over 1 million signatures.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
The double-whammy of falling of electric vehicle costs, plus rapidly falling solar power prices, could slow the world’s demand for both oil and coal after 2020, according to a study released today by Carbon Tracker.
Will the smart cities of the future float? One California nonprofit partnering with French Polynesia says such communities could soon be the reality. But critics question the motive behind the development of offshore cities, fearing they could become tax havens for the rich.
The World Bank says it wants to help developing countries mitigate climate change. But researchers from one NGO say the global financial lender funds far more fossil fuel projects than clean-energy initiatives in some of these nations.
Last week Ikea purchased its second wind farm in Alberta, Canada. The move brings the furniture and households retailer closer to its ultimate goal of energy independence by 2020.
A new CDP report reveals that emission reductions led to a combined $12.4 billion in cost savings for its supply chain member companies last year.
“For too long, companies that produce and use palm oil have gotten away with paper commitments that they are repeatedly found violating," one NGO leader told TriplePundit. A new set of standards aims to change that.
The Festival at Masdar City is a nice way to wrap up the United Arab Emirates’ most important sustainability event. After a full week of networking and speeches, ADSW wraps up with a fun weekend of activities to which the general public is invited.
The Indian electric grid is now certain to have over a 100GW of renewable energy (RE) even under the worst case scenario by 2022. So what does this mean for the energy storage sector?
The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery.