More than 100 cities world-wide now source at least 70% of their electricity from renewables, according to latest data.
Internet retail giant Amazon has unveiled the latest addition to its Seattle campus – The Spheres, which are more akin to a rainforest than an office.
Renewable energy accounted for nearly two thirds of net new power capacity around the world last year, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Almost 165 GW of new renewable capacity came online in 2016 — a record — with a huge rise in Solar PV in China leading the way.
The European Union nations were amongst the first in the world to embrace binding targets for the take-up of renewable energy, and the EU as a whole is on course to have a 20% renewables mix by 2020.
The share of renewable energy in Europe continues to grow to such an extent that the sector accounted for 86% of all new generating capacity installed in 2016.
The prospect of moving the global energy system to 100% renewables currently seems a distant prospect, with many problems to be solved.
The key may lie in finding a solution to the issue of energy storage, and the answer might be found in the universe's most abundant element – hydrogen.
The presence of some of the world's best wind, solar and bio-fuel resources promises to rapidly accelerate growth of the renewable energy sector in Latin America in the coming years, according to industry commentators.
In fact, parts of the region have long relied on sustainable fuel and energy – bio-fuels and hydro power in countries such as Brazil and Costa Rica being notable examples.
A new study supports a reality which OPEN had already foreseen - the world is already benefitting from renewable energy and clean technology in terms of human life, as well as billions of dollars' worth of savings.
The Lawrence Berkeley National Lab says its research shows a boom in wind and solar energy has helped prevent thousands of premature deaths and saved the US economy billions of dollars in healthcare and climate change costs
The problems of treating wastewater are one of the major challenges the world faces as its population continues to grow – OPEN's latest fact sheet Treating Wastewater Onsite: A New Hidden Opportunity highlights the issues and solutions available.
Although a large proportion of the planet is covered with water, just 3% of it is fresh water and much of that is difficult to access. As the world’s population increases rapidly, it is becoming more important than ever to conserve and care for this vital resource.
This year’s release of OPEN Cleantech’s investment opportunities could not have been timed better.
The latest instalment of Bloomberg's authoritative New Energy Outlook report outlines how the plunging costs of renewable energy will lead to a US$7 trillion opportunity for investors.