Following on from a press conference in Brussels it has been confirmed that companies from all EU nations, excluding Poland and Greece, have signed up to the initiative that no new coal-fired plants are to be built after 2020 in the EU. The news of this pledge, aiming to deliver on the Paris climate agreement, has been well received by renewable industry sources. The Guardian explains how this is the next step towards the eradication of coal and a move towards clean power supplies.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter that will give official notice of the UK’s intentions to leave the EU. Now, as we’re entering into a period of uncertainty and unknowns, edie reviews what we know (and what we don’t know) about the environmental impact of Brexit – ultimately, we hope it will turn out to be a positive one. Read on for the overview of edie‘s take on current events and the future of the UK’s relationship with sustainability.
If you’ve been following our Instagram account, you may already know about some of the sustainable developments popping up all over the globe that we’ve highlighted. From the tundra of the Antarctic to islands off the coast of Malaysia, architecture that puts sustainability at the forefront of its design is becoming more and more prominent.
Once again, edie has compiled the best innovation stories of the week into the following neat and tidy little green package. From (lots of) solar power to big brands using recycled materials, there’s a variety of technologies unveiled this week that are all a step in the right direction for a sustainable future.
Bloomberg explain to us how investing in Tidal Power could really change things for U.K., making them a leader in green energy. They believe the U.K. government should stop dithering and subsidize the £1.3 billion proposal to build a tidal lagoon in South Wales to help U.K. meet it’s green energy goals, produce cheaper power, and establish Britain as the world leader in technology that harnesses the power of the tides to generate electricity.
From the Paris Agreement to the green legislation, France is making climate movements and introducing measures to ensure they leave a lasting green legacy. Edie has highlighted some of the recent landmark announcements that prove France isn’t just committed to slashing at carbon emissions, but intends to create a more sustainable living environment for its citizens.
Having brought last year to a close, the Guardian has established what shaped sustainability in 2016 to remind us of how the world is ever changing. From edible cutlery to drone vaccines, read on to find out about the technologies and innovation that promise to advance sustainability efforts in the years ahead.