Renewable Energy

The Golf Game isn’t up to Scratch 

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In August 2022, French climate activists filled in holes at golf courses near Toulouse with cement. In July 2023, Spanish activists followed suit, filling in holes at courses across Spain with soil and planting seedlings on the courses. The reason? Protesting golf’s very thirsty use of water in times of drought. At a time of unprecedented heatwaves and droughts fuelled by the…

Deep-sea mining could get greenlight without rules to protect underwater life

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What’s going on here? The International Seabed Authority (ISA) missed an important deadline last week to agree exploitation regulations for deep-sea mining. The UN authority is now racing to finalise them or find another plan before the mining industry starts applying for exploitation permits. What does this mean?  The missed deadline means companies could rush to the ocean floor to dig up…

Making the Energy Transition Cleaner: Critical Minerals and Circularity Challenges

We live in an age of mass consumption, fuelled by increasing production. We now have an ever-growing ‘anthroposphere’ – a term that encompasses everything that humans have created from raw materials, and how they subsequently interact with the planet.  Such demand obviously puts significant strain on natural resources, but nowhere is this issue more profound than with the critical minerals which underpin…

Nigeria’s massive oil refinery is a climate concern

Picture of Nigeria's massive oil refinery

What’s going on here? Nigeria’s massive new oil refinery is expected to produce about 650,000 barrels per day in Lagos. It’s a move expected to significantly impact the country’s economy and potentially generate an additional 12,000 megawatts of electricity. But it raises concerns about Nigeria’s net zero commitment for 2060. What does this mean? The refinery signifies a significant investment in the…

Climate Tech Companies Driving Sustainability

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In the race against climate change, innovative climate tech companies driving sustainability and are stepping up to revolutionise various industries and pave the way for a sustainable future. This spotlight article highlights the exceptional efforts of five remarkable companies, each at the forefront of their respective fields. From transforming CO2 into petrochemicals to reducing food loss, promoting circular economy practices, enabling smart…

Carbon neutral claims based on ‘useless’ offsets, reveals Bloomberg

wind farm

What’s going on here? Many large companies, including airlines and energy companies – notoriously big emitters – claim to be carbon neutral. They do so by purchasing carbon offsets: paying to reduce carbon somewhere else to compensate for their own emissions. But a new report by Bloomberg Green uncovers that these offsets are mostly low quality, and potentially useless. What does this…