European Union smart meter initiative to cut emissions 9%.

European Union smart meter initiative to cut emissions 9%.

The European Union’s initiative to replace at least 80% of electricity meters with smart metering systems across the Union could cut emissions by up to 9%. According to a new report by research and consulting firm GlobalData, the European Union’s Security of Electricity Supply Directive (2005/89/EC), includes a requirement that encourages “the adoption of real-time demand […]

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Will Khan be the greenest Mayor London has ever had?

Sadiq Aman Khan, a British Labour Party politician and a newly-elected Mayor of London won 1,310,143 votes against 994,614 for his main rival Zac Goldsmith of the Conservative party. Green Party candidate Sian Barry came third with 150,673 votes. “I want to be the greenest Mayor London has ever had. I want London to be […]

Global Leaders gather in D.C. to begin implementing Paris Agreement.

Highlights from Climate Action 2016 summit include efforts around cities, transport, land-use, energy, resilience and analysis & tools: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for rapid action to limit climate change and achieve Paris Agreement goals New Climate Economy, WRI Ross Center and C40 announce a major new international initiative that will make the economic case […]

Non-toxic, cheap thin-film solar cells for ‘zero-energy’ buildings.

Non-toxic, cheap thin-film solar cells for ‘zero-energy’ buildings.

  Dr Xiaojing Hao of UNSW’s Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics holding the new CZTS solar cells. Credit: Quentin Jones/UNSW ‘Zero-energy’ buildings—which generate as much power as they consume—are now much closer after a team at Australia’s University of New South Wales achieved the world’s highest efficiency using flexible solar cells that are non-toxic and […]