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Clean energy is now cheaper than all other alternatives

Clean energy is now cheaper than all other alternatives

Last year, world leaders pledged to phase out fossil fuels at COP26. Improving green energy policies will not only save the planet – it will save future governments a lot of cash, too. Currently, burning fossil fuels accounts for 79 percent of the world’s energy production. But as the majority of the world knows by now, using these limited natural resources comes at an incredible cost to the planet. Fossil fuels...

By London, UK
The 2022 mission to clean-up electric battery production

The 2022 mission to clean-up electric battery production

Precious metals like cobalt and nickel are vital components of electric batteries, but extracting them is a dirty and dangerous. As the demand for green tech grows in 2022, are we any closer to fixing the labour and sustainability issues? 2022 is going to have to be a big one for vehicle manufacturers, if we’re going to meet any of the clean transport pledges made at COP26. Whilst the majority of...

By London, UK
Climate change will soon affect Champagne supply

Climate change will soon affect Champagne supply

Changes in weather patterns are momentarily improving the quality and taste of the world's favourite party drink, but the future of Champagne grapes is not looking so bright. At the stroke of midnight, millions of people around the world will be popping a bottle of golden bubbly – more specifically, Champagne. It is the drink of choice during many celebratory moments such as birthdays, graduations, and weddings. But this fizzy delight’s...

By London, UK
Russia orders the disbandment of human rights outfit Memorial

Russia orders the disbandment of human rights outfit Memorial

In what’s being decried as yet another assault on Russian democracy, the state has ordered the liquidation of human rights group Memorial.  Civil society within Russia has had a complicated history to say the least, and many are worried the authoritarian regime of decades past is creeping back.  This week, Moscow city court ordered the dissolution of the nation’s most prominent human rights institution, Memorial International. Now officially deemed a ‘foreign...

By London, UK