Britain’s electricity away from fossil fuels

Britain has shifted 30% of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just nine years By Joe Dunckley / shutterstock Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham and Iain Staffell, Imperial College London Nine years ago, Britain generated nearly 75% of its electricity using natural gas and coal. In 2018, this dropped to under 45% – a […]

Is 100% renewable energy possible?

To achieve its goal of generating 40 per cent of electricity from non-fossil fuels by 2030, India would have to install 500 GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2028, according to the Secretary of its Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, who was speaking at an international summit that opened yesterday in New Delhi.  […]

A seemingly endless resource like Sand

The search for sustainable sand extraction is beginning While most of us are not aware of it, sand is – after air and water – the third most used resource on the planet. Every house, dam, road, wine glass and cell phone contains it. Even a seemingly endless resource like sand cannot keep up with […]

Entrepreneurship space in the Arab world

Zawya #sme posted this article dated 13 December 2018 after conducting a series of interviews with many stakeholders in the Arab entrepreneurship space to gauge their views on the opportunities and the challenges that they face. The image above is of a technology start-up firm used for illustrative purpose. Getty Images/Caiaimage/Agnieszka Olek Special Report: Entrepreneurship […]

Renewable energy investments grew to $297 billion in 2016

Solar Overtakes Fossil Fuels for the First Time North Hollywood, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 12/07/2018 – 2019 is just around the corner, and across the globe observations and statistics indicate that clean, renewable energy production is growing faster than fossil fuels, and multiple studies predict that this trend will continue to grow. Renewable energy investments […]

Progress in Greening the Global Construction Industry

Noting some progress in greening the global construction industry, the United Nations environment agency (UNEP) co-released a report on Friday at the COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, sounding the alarm on the need for “dramatic action” to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. “It’s critical we have a big change over the nextcouple of […]

Renewable energy to enhance food security

Many developing countries lose 30-40% harvest due to lack of storage facilities reported Binsal Abdul Kader, in GulfNews of November 17, 2018 on Adnan Z Ameen, director-general of IRENA, (pictured above, courtesy IRENA Image Credit.  Renewable energy to enhance food security across world Abu Dhabi: Adoption of renewable energy will help ensure food security across […]