Environment

Indian farmers using smartphones to fight fast-moving crop killer

Eric Marx, (Oct 22, 2018)

Eric Marx reports on how Plantix, a diagnostic app that uses image recognition software and AI, is being used to halt the advance of the fall armyworm pest

‘We need everyone in the tech industry to sign up to 100% renewables’

Terry Slavin, (Sep 27, 2018)

The Global Climate Action Summit in California saw 21 tech firms, led by Salesforce, pledge to work with Christiana Figueres' Mission2020 group to urgently decrease their emissions and clean up the cloud. Terry Slavin reports

Analysis: America Inc goes all in for climate action at Jerry Brown’s summit

Terry Slavin, (Sep 26, 2018)

CEOs from the biggest US companies were at the glitzy Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco pledging 'bigger and better' action to cut their CO2 emissions. Terry Slavin asks whether it marked a turning point for Wall Street

Taking the heat out of the digital revolution

Mike Scott, (Sep 24, 2018)

With $20bn a year being spent on new data storage, the IT sector’s ballooning carbon footprint is of growing concern. Mike Scott looks at the firms leading the way on greener data centres

America shows how to tackle climate change from the bottom up

Michael Levitin, (Sep 20, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on last week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, where ambitious climate action by mayors and state governors was in the spotlight

Food giants back US consumers in battle for meaningful food labelling

Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin, (Sep 3, 2018)

The contentious battle over mandatory GMO labelling rages on months after the deadline for federal regulation. Michael Levitin and Terry Slavin report

China ramps up search for solutions to meet urbanization challenges

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 22, 2018)

Faced with ballooning congestion and pollution, China has been testing new technologies for transport and buildings in its eco-cities. Mark Hillsdon reports

Creating a hydrogen economy in Aberdeen

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 22, 2018)

The EU-funded £19m hydrogen bus project is part of a wider strategy to diversify the Scottish city's economy from oil and gas. Angeli Mehta reports

Hydrogen hits the road in bid to speed energy transition

Angeli Mehta, (Aug 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on the Hydrogen Council’s ambitious roadmap to power 15 million cars and 500,000 trucks by 2030

Bumps in the UK's road to zero emission vehicles

Giles Crosse, (Aug 22, 2018)

Giles Crosse looks at how slow roll-out of charging points could put the brakes on Britain's plan to decarbonize transport by 2040

California looks to boost EV market through shared purchasing power at GCAS

Michael Levitin, (Aug 22, 2018)

With increasing EV ownership failing to make a dent in transport emissions, Governor Jerry Brown is hoping that next month’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco will unlock solutions. Michael Levitin reports

How Oslo became the world’s electric vehicle capital

Giles Crosse, (Aug 22, 2018)

Plentiful charging stations, along with incentives by Norway to make owning and operating an electric vehicle cheaper than conventional cars, have driven demand, reports Giles Crosse

Will self-driving cars be saviours or bane of cities?

Mark Hillsdon, (Aug 22, 2018)

AVs have been hailed by groups like the WBCSD as the answer to sustainable mobility, but unless they are part of new shared public-private transport models they could just lead to more cars on the roads. Mark Hillsdon reports

South Australia’s clean energy transition powers on

Brian Donaghy, (Jul 25, 2018)

Home to the world’s biggest battery, the state is a renewable energy powerhouse – something that looks unlikely to change under the new government, reports Brian Donaghy in Adelaide

How energy storage is unlocking the power of offshore wind

Mike Scott, (Jul 25, 2018)

Harnessing energy from the marine environment has proved expensive, but as expertise has grown costs have fallen. Combining battery storage with offshore wind will stabilise power and prices, writes Mike Scott

From Hawaii to New York, US states are joining the storage revolution

Michael Levitin, (Jul 25, 2018)

There are more than 140 policies and regulations in place across America encouraging battery storage, reports Michael Levitin

Why California’s dreaming about battery storage

Michael Levitin, (Jul 24, 2018)

Michael Levitin reports on how a raft of new legislation, combined with lower costs, is leading to an explosion in storage capacity in the Golden State

Overcoming barriers to microgrids key to achieving India's solar mission

Mike Scott, (Jul 24, 2018)

Village-level power systems are crucial if India is to bring electrification to 200 million people without energy access. Mike Scott reports

How microgrids are bringing green power to the people

Mike Scott, (Jul 24, 2018)

Serious money is now flowing into a technology that is set to transform how electricity is produced and distributed in every corner of the globe. Mike Scott reports

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