Tech and Innovation

               
China to test run carbon reduction technologies at…
On the first day of China’s 20th Third Plenum, the country’s top economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said it plans to…
               
Iberdrola and Multiverse Computing complete trials to increase…
Iberdrola, an energy company, and Multiverse Computing, a value-based quantum computing solutions company, announced the successful completion of a pilot project in northern Spain.   The…
               
EU partners with ChromaWay to develop blockchain sustainability…
The European Union has confirmed its collaboration with ChromaWay to develop blockchain-based sustainability solutions, ChromaWay said in a tweet.  The partnership involves utilizing the potential…
               
Mercedes-Benz plans to increase EV assembly in India…
German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is considering increasing the assembly of electric vehicles at its Indian plant to achieve cost savings and meet its objectives of…
               
Ørsted innovates new low-noise method for offshore wind…
Ørsted announced that it is working on developing a “new, lower-noise installation method” that could possibly transform the installation of offshore wind foundations.   According to…
               
TotalEnergies and SLB partner to develop digital solutions…
TotalEnergies announced a partnership with SLB to develop “innovative digital solutions” to accelerate efforts to contribute to more sustainable hydrocarbon production.   As part of the…
               
Google reports a 48% surge in greenhouse gas…
Google’s annual environment report shows that its greenhouse gas emissions have soared 48% since 2019. The tech giant said “increased data centre energy consumption and…
               
Google buys stake in BlackRock-owned solar power firm…
Google announced that it has bought a stake in Taiwan’s New Green Power and plans to purchase up to 300 megawatts of renewable energy from…
               
Nuada begins carbon capture trials at Buzzi’s cement…
Nuada, a carbon capture company, announced the launch of a pilot plant in collaboration with Buzzi Unicem at its cement facility in Italy. This marks…
               
Adaptavate announces first-ever full-sized​, ​​​​​​​​carbon-negative​ plasterboard 
Adaptavate announced in a press release that it has produced the “world’s first plasterboard to store carbon permanently.”  The plasterboard reportedly can take nearly 1…
               
Beagle Systems and AIRMO collaborate on a methane…
In a press release, Beagle Systems, an air data acquisition company, announced its collaboration with AIRMO. The two organizations have joined forces to create an…
               
Japan’s Itochu signs renewable energy agreement with Google 
On Friday, Itochu announced signing a long-term power supply agreement with Google to support the tech giant’s renewable energy objectives in Japan. Through its portfolio…
               
Otherlab announces free tech for ocean carbon removal  
Otherlab, a climate technology innovation hub, announced the free and non-commercial use of the Trofix Upweller. This technology is designed for ocean restoration and coral…
               
New direct air capture facility begins trial in…
280 Earth, Inc. announced the completion of its developmental process and the beginning of operations of its first direct air capture (DAC) facility. The DAC…
               
Heriot-Watt University uses AI to accelerate carbon capture…
As researchers globally look for advancements to address climate change, Heriot-Watt University achieved a breakthrough in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. CCS is a…
               
Microsoft launches counteractive measures to reduce increasing carbon…
In light of its increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since 2020, Microsoft is reported to have adopted over 80 counteractive measures to remit the 29%…
               
Microsoft’s AI ambitions threaten to derail carbon neutrality…
Microsoft Corp.’s ambitious pledge to remove more carbon than it emits by 2030 is now at risk due to its aggressive push to lead in…
               
UN launches forum for insurance transition to net…
In response to the closure of the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) and amid calls for stronger climate action, the United Nations has introduced the Forum…
               
EU carbon price drop threatens funding for green…
The European Union faces a potential shortfall in funding for green technologies as the price of carbon permits dropped significantly this year, affecting the EU…
               
Apple to expand its clean energy investment by…
Apple announced its decision to ramp up clean energy initiatives worldwide towards achieving carbon neutrality across its operations by 2030. 
               
Clyde Hydrogen secures £1 million in funding to…
Clyde Hydrogen, a green hydrogen startup, has received over £1 million in pre-seed funding to advance its pioneering technology poised to revolutionize the sector. The…
               
Watershed launches new software solution to aid compliance…
Watershed, a leading provider of climate solutions software, announced the introduction of "Watershed for CSRD," a cutting-edge software solution designed to assist companies in collecting…
               
Technology provider releases first sustainability report
Tango has taken a significant step in its sustainability efforts by releasing its first Sustainability Report for 2023. In this report, Tango has outlined its…
               
EU pushes back against Chinese clean-tech investments, favors…
The European Union intensified its scrutiny of Chinese clean-tech investments, raising concerns about the potential displacement of local suppliers as part of EU initiatives to…
               
NATO debuts as a climate tech investor 
NATO, the military alliance, has ventured into startup acceleration with its Defense Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA) program, an initiative to foster technological…
               
AI is a key tool in businesses reducing…
During a climate change dialogue at the China Development Forum, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple Inc., emphasized the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in…
               
Chip giant NVIDIA launches cloud platform to address…
To accelerate the fight against the $140 billion in economic losses stemming from climate change-induced extreme weather events, NVIDIA has unveiled its Earth-2 climate digital…
               
Highly accurate AI model by Google to predict…
Globally, climate change is exacerbating the frequency and severity of flooding events. However, artificial intelligence (AI) holds promise in mitigating some of these impacts by…
               
US raises alarm over foreign hackers carrying out…
In a letter made public on Tuesday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan cautioned state governors about disruptive cyberattacks…
               
Japan initiates testing of ammonia-coal mix to reduce…
Japanese technology aimed at curbing carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants by introducing ammonia as a substitute for coal is set to undergo testing…
               
Google joins US DOE with $35 million carbon…
Google unveiled a new pledge to secure a minimum of $35 million worth of carbon removal credits within 12 months. This commitment is aligned with…
               
Apple suppliers to join its green investment fund
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Murata Manufacturing Co., suppliers to Apple Inc., are joining the iPhone maker’s green investment fund, bringing the total committed…
               
Innovative solutions: the XPRIZE Water Scarcity Competition
Water scarcity is a pressing issue affecting communities worldwide, with 80% of the global population facing its consequences. To address this challenge, the XPRIZE Foundation,…
               
AI could fuel climate misinformation, not solutions, warn…
A coalition of environmental groups has cautioned against the notion that artificial intelligence will alleviate the climate crisis, warning that instead, it could contribute to…
               
Urja Sathi secures INR 3.5 million seed funding…
Lucknow's Urja Sathi, a sustainable energy-tech startup, secures INR 3.5M seed funding led by Ankitt Jain, Sharlee Jain, Neeraj Kumar Pawar, and Ayu Sharma.
               
Apple pulls the plug on its EV building…
According to reports, Apple has canceled its electric vehicle (EV) project, a decade after rumors first emerged about the iPhone maker's involvement in it. 
               
EcoOnline unveils financial-grade sustainability reporting software
EcoOnline launches Sustainability Reporting SaaS for accurate greenhouse gas measurement and ESG compliance in line with sustainability laws.
               
Climate tech firm trials fast-paying flood insurance in…
Floodbase, a New York-based climate tech firm specializing in satellite flood tracking, announced plans to roll out parametric flood insurance for small farmers in Malawi…
               
BBVA to launch new global finance unit for…
BBVA of Spain will establish a new global finance unit focusing on clean technologies and innovation to grow its sustainable business, announced Chairman Carlos Torres…
               
Singapore to build the world’s largest ocean-based carbon…
Singapore is set to embark on a groundbreaking project to construct the world's largest ocean-based carbon removal plant over the next 18 months. 
               
Boeing-backed startup to build carbon capture plant in…
Boeing-backed startup Equatic is constructing a demonstration plant in Singapore to extract carbon dioxide from the air and generate hydrogen, the company announced on Tuesday. 
               
Google’s new AI technique hunt for clean electricity…
Big tech companies are rushing to reduce the environmental impact of their vast data centres worldwide. They're starting to use an AI method developed by…
               
Brazil’s state run oil firm to invest $1.5…
Petrobras and its partners plan to invest about $1.5 billion to introduce decarbonization technology in one of their oilfields, according to the firm's CEO Jean…
               
Japanese firm transforms construction waste into green jet…
Japanese cardboard manufacturer Rengo is set to invest $133 million to produce raw materials for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from construction waste by 2027. 
               
SOHAR Port & Freezone join hands for battery…
SOHAR Port and Freezone announced the signing of a land lease agreement with Starsun Sohar (FZC) to establish a recycling plant dedicated to the sustainable…
               
Aircastle invests in United Airlines Ventures’ Sustainable Flight…
Aircastle Limited announced that it has invested in the United Airlines Ventures’ Sustainable Flight Fund. 
               
Google to help track methane polluters from space 
Tech giant Google will partner with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to track methane emissions using the MethaneSAT satellite scheduled to take off into orbit…
               
University of California unlocks new method for sustainable…
With the global energy sector moving towards net zero emissions by 2050, biofuels and other renewable, clean energy sources have taken center stage. Now, researchers…
               
Climate software firm raises $100 million in Series…
Watershed, a climate software company, raised $100 million in a Series C funding round led by investment firm Greenoaks, valuing the company at $1.8 billion. 
               
Berlin-based startup secures €9.2 million funding for carbon…
Berlin-based BlueLayer, a comprehensive software platform for carbon project developers, has raised €9.2 million in seed and pre-seed investment rounds, with Point Nine, an early-stage…
               
European Alps could lose 46% of glaciers by…
A new computer model developed by scientists from the University of Lausanne, in collaboration with the University of Grenoble, ETHZ, and the University of Zurich,…
               
Climate tech venture firm raises $335 million to…
ArcTern Ventures, based in Toronto, announced on Monday that it secured $335 million from TD Bank and other institutions for a climate technology fund. 
               
YouTube’s revenue soars in millions from climate misinformation…
A recent report revealed that Google-owned YouTube earns millions of dollars a year from advertisements on channels that spread false information about climate change. 
               
Breakthrough development for India’s nuclear energy industry: ANEEL
A breakthrough innovation in India’s nuclear energy industry, called ANEEL (Advanced Nuclear Energy for Enriched Life), is gaining attention. 
               
CES 2024 in Vegas highlights climate-centric tech 
The world’s biggest consumer tech show Consumer Electronic Show (CES), happening in Las Vegas displayed cutting-edge technology and futuristic products that were climate-centric. 
               
Tesla tops car sales in Norway, EV takes…
For the third consecutive year, Tesla secured the leading position in Norway's car sales in 2023, maintaining its dominance over competitors, even amid an ongoing…
               
Hong Kong explores digitally native green bonds using…
Hong Kong is venturing into the realm of distributed ledger technology (DLT) by contemplating the launch of green bonds managed through this system. This step…
               
India invests in AI models to forecast severe…
India is experimenting with artificial intelligence (AI) to develop climate models aimed at enhancing weather forecasting, given the rising occurrences of torrential rains, floods, and…
               
Electric bikes see a boom in the US…
Following numerous attempts, electric bikes are now gaining widespread acceptance in the United States, driven by surging sales of a growing variety of available models.
Renewables soar as global electricity demand climbs, says IEA 

According to a new IEA report, global electricity demand has grown at its fastest pace in years, fueled by strong economic growth, intense heat waves, […]

Masdar secures $1 billion in second green bond issuance for renewable energy expansion

Masdar announced that it has secured $1 billion through its second green bond issuance under the company’s Green Finance Framework.   The announcement comes a year […]

EU commits €7 billion for sustainable, safe and smart transport infrastructure 

The European Commission announced that it has selected 134 transport projects to invest over €7 billion in EU grants from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), […]

Iberdrola’s subsidiary and Carbon2Nature partner to enhance carbon capture projects in Brazil

Iberdrola announced that its subsidiary, Neoenergia, is partnering with Carbon2Nature to develop projects that capture carbon using nature-based solutions to reduce the global footprint. In […]

New report highlights significant progress in corporate sustainability 

More than three-quarters of executives have seen significant or moderate progress towards their sustainability goals in the past year, according to Deloitte’s 2024 “Sustainability Action […]

Climate crisis prediction from America’s biggest oil refiner in 1977 article, surfaces online 

Nearly 50 years ago, Marathon Petroleum‘s corporate predecessor warned in its company magazine, Marathon World, that global temperature rise is linked to “industrial expansion” and […]