Air pollution from Europe’s coal plants could be responsible for up to 34,000 deaths across the continent each year

Research ‘adds to growing evidence about the co-benefits of responding to climate change and air pollution together’, a scientist tells Daisy Dunne of The Independent.   Pollution from Europe’s coal plants responsible for ‘up to 34,000 deaths each year’ Air pollution from Europe’s coal plants could be responsible for up to 34,000 deaths across the … Continue reading Air pollution from Europe’s coal plants could be responsible for up to 34,000 deaths across the continent each year

If fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost

Around 7% of global carbon emissions are generated by heavy transportation trucks. Adding extra batteries to carry the bigger loads just doesn't add up financially is the view for electric trucks. But a new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), says that we are looking at the issue the wrong way round. Matt McGrath … Continue reading If fast charging networks are built for trucks, then they can beat diesel in terms of cost

The climate crisis deserves our attention: it’s urgent that we zoom out of our siloed lives and step into the broader panorama

Ariella Cook-Shonkoff and Neelu Tummala write on the Washington Post website, reminding us that that we need to to focus our energies on a single common denominator: resilience. Ariella Cook-Shonkoff is a licensed psychotherapist and committee co-chair at Climate Psychology Alliance-North America. Neelu Tummala is an ENT surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at … Continue reading The climate crisis deserves our attention: it’s urgent that we zoom out of our siloed lives and step into the broader panorama

Where does nuclear power belong in our concerns over sustainability?

Lobbying by pro-nuclear stakeholders and a new report that concludes “the fuel qualifies as sustainable” under green investments has led to Greenpeace Europe warning the European Commission against reinstating nuclear power on the list of activities deemed sustainable by the European Union. Kevin O’Sullivan discusses latest developments in an article on the Irish Times website. … Continue reading Where does nuclear power belong in our concerns over sustainability?

In search of a more sustainable tire

The Russian dandelion helped supply the Allied forces with rubber through the Second World War. Now, tire makers are hoping it could make a commercial comeback to help tires become more sustainable. Jack McGovan explains in an artlcle on the Deutsche Welle website.   Could rubber from dandelions make tires more sustainable? In 1931, Soviet … Continue reading In search of a more sustainable tire

Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

Polestar, the electric car brand owned by Volvo wants the car to hit the market by the end of the decade as the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade. Madeleine Cuff discusses latest developments in an article on the inews website.   Polestar promises to create the world’s first carbon … Continue reading Electric vehicle company has launched a “moonshot” goal of launching the world’s first carbon neutral car by the end of the decade

Wealthy high carbon emitters must support policies that get the world to net-zero emissions quickly

Maddie Stone writes on the National Observer website about the importance of those with high carbon emissions through their luxury lifestyles must do everything possible to reduce their carbon footprint if we are to have any impact in reducing our overall GHG emissions globally. This article was originally published last year on the Grist website. … Continue reading Wealthy high carbon emitters must support policies that get the world to net-zero emissions quickly

Is solar geoengineering a potential tool for countering climate change?

A recent study by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine examined the potential for using solar geoengineering to address climate change. Professor James W. Hurrell, Professor Ambuj D Sagar and Professor Marion Hourdequin, three members of the committee of experts give their views in an article on The Conversation website.   Solar … Continue reading Is solar geoengineering a potential tool for countering climate change?

Sustainable development starts with our health

An EiD follower recently wrote that this article about men’s health is vitally important for EiD readers. It isn’t on energy but it certainly covers sustainable development that is important to all of us.  Erin Brokovich, the well-known an American legal clerk and environmental activist, writes on The Guardian website that toxic chemicals are harming … Continue reading Sustainable development starts with our health

The climate crisis can never be solved by today’s free markets

Dominic Rushe writes on The Guardian website about the views of Tariq Fancy, the former chief investment officer for sustainable investing at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. But for Fancy, who now runs the digital learning non-profit Rumie in Toronto, Canada, BlackRock’s move, and the ones it has inspired, contain a fundamental flaw: the … Continue reading The climate crisis can never be solved by today’s free markets