UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency
2017-04-27 15:40:37

UN agency uses satellite data to aid farmers in Africa, Middle East boost water efficiency

The United Nations agricultural agency created an online database that uses satellite data and Google Earth images to figure out how much water is being used to irrigate crops, focusing on parts of Africa and the Middle East that are facing water scarcity


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Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations
2017-03-24 14:25:55

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspends operations

Beijing's last large coal-fired power plant suspended operations on Saturday, meaning the capital has become China's first city with all its power plants fueled by clean energy. The Huaneng Beijing Thermal Power Plant was built up and put into operation in June 1999

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power
2017-03-22 14:55:36

Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

Founded in 1863, the Prosper-Haniel coal mine produces 3,000,000t/y of coal and is one of the few active coal mines remaining in Germany. But the mine is slated for closure in 2018, when federal subsidies for the industry dry up

Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017
2017-03-21 16:25:15

Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2017

Singapore retains its spot as the most expensive city in the world in our latest rankings. In fact, Asia is now home to 5 out of the top 6 cities in the survey as Asian cities have become comparatively more expensive

Cooperation European transmission system operators to develop North Sea wind power hub
2017-03-20 10:20:48

Cooperation European transmission system operators to develop North Sea wind power hub

On 23 March, during the North Seas Energy Forum in Brussels, the consortium between TenneT Netherlands, Energinet.dk and TenneT Germany will be made official by Mel Kroon and Torben Glar Nielsen, in the presence of Maros Sefcovic, European Commissioner for EU

Norwegian EV policy
2017-03-15 17:50:21

Norwegian EV policy

Norway is leading the way for the transition to zero emission electric cars. In 2015, electric vehicles had a 22 % market share in Norway. This is first and foremost due to a substantial package of incentives developed to promote zero emission cars

Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies
2017-03-13 10:15:28

Solar now cheapest electricity option on average in 58 emerging economies

Solar power is now the least expensive source of electricity on average in 58 emerging economies around the world, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Why is that important?