More than half of Britons living in areas where levels of toxic air pollution exceeded legal limits last year

More than half of Britons living in areas where levels of toxic air pollution exceeded legal limits last year

The UK government has allocated £2bn  for cycling and walking while planning £27bn for roads. That highlights concerns that the government still does not have its priorities right. Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about the growing concerns about air pollution and how it is being addressed. What is the situation in your country? … Continue reading

Six Portuguese youth this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights asking for accountability around the climate crisis

Six Portuguese youth this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights asking for accountability around the climate crisis

Holly Young writes on the Deutsche Welle website that four children and two young adults from Portugal have filed a complaint at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg against 33 industrialised countries.   Portuguese youth activists sue 33 countries over climate change In the latest example of a wave of climate litigation across … Continue reading

New report’s findings support argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets

New report’s findings support argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets

Elena Johansson writes on the Expert Investor Europe website about a report from an EU-funded project found a significant negative correlation between buildings’ energy efficiency and the probability of mortgage defaults and supports the argument that green assets have a lower risk than non-green assets.   Evidence fuels argument to create ‘green supporting factor’ A … Continue reading

Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

Development in sodium-ion batteries has made significant progress recently

We are regularly reading about latest technical developments. Alexander Freund discusses latest developments in an article on the Deutsche Welle website. Sodium-ion rechargeable batteries could soon be a cheaper and resource-saving alternative to current lithium-ion cells. Powerful prototypes and ground-breaking findings in basic research make a breakthrough seem imminent.   The batteries of the future: … Continue reading

Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

Guidelines and best practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, a study Guidelines and Best Practices for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in delivering energy-efficient products and in providing renewable energy equipment has been developed by the UN-Economic Commission for Europe. It is described in a UN-ECE press release.   UNECE guidance for the energy efficiency and renewables … Continue reading