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2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Last week, ECOHZ, the Oslo-based renewable energy advocacy and certification organization, committed to changing energy behavior, reported a “staggering increase” in the growth of European renewable power generation.

Based on data from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB), an organization that guarantees the origin of European power, the group reported a second quarter surge of 39% in demand for renewable power. “The YTD figure of 377 TWh is already exceeding the total volume for all of last year.”

Both businesses and residential users are specifying renewable power, an option provided by every supplier, though not the default. While many have installed rooftop panels, the majority remain connected to the grid.

Ten countries were largely responsible for the recent surge. The are shown below with the percentage renewable contribution (in parentheses). Note that these rankings may not include guaranteed renewables. (Based on 2015 data)

  • Romania (24.8)
  • Lithuania (25.8)
  • Portugal (28.0)
  • Estonia (28.6)
  • Croatia (29.0)
  • Denmark (30.8)
  • Austria (33)
  • Latvia (37.6)
  • Finland (39.3)
  • Sweden (53.9)


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Thailand’s largest hotel operator, Centara Hotels & Resorts, is tackling food waste head​ on​. It has joined forces ​with a charity that collects and distributes surplus food to those who need it.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Morgan Stanley has launched an initiative to help startups with a multicultural or woman founder, co-founder or CTO to grow and develop.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Saudi Arabia is a fairly new country, so it would be obvious that its environmental standards lag behind those the Western world. However, the Kingdom is working hard to catch up. It recognises that it needs to train and engage its small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to have a better understanding about sustainability and its practices.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Water transportation can and needs to get cleaner. The largest ships sailing across the world’s oceans currently emit a great deal of toxic gases and particulates that often amount to the same as one million cars. The good news is that with new technology they can become energy independent electric vehicles emitting zero emissions.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leading global investors increasingly recognize the challenges posed by climate change and its long-term impact on business and economy. Some of the major investors are already shifting capital in a way to support a low carbon global economy. Integrating carbon management into investment decisions is critical to achieving the larger goals of climate risk mitigation.


2 years 3 months ago

Guest blog by David Connor, UK Regional Voice Lead

As the world conversely becomes better connected in an increasingly uncertain future, we are seeing the roles of cities and governments fluctuate to meet the needs of their people and our environment.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL/JustMeans) JPMorgan Chase has a big global reach. It has offices and operations in over 60 countries in more than 5,500 properties that cover about 75 million square feet—about 27 times the square footage of the office space in the Empire State Building. When a company that big announces new environmental sustainability goals, it has an impact.


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Dating app Tinder has asked its users last month to stop using selfies with tigers on their profiles. “It’s time for the tiger selfies to go,” the company wrote in a blogpost. More often than not, these photos take advantage of beautiful creatures that have been torn from their natural environment. Wild animals deserve to live in the wild.” 


2 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When we think of marine animal lif​e​, we often get pictures of huge cetaceans and fish schools, both of which are threatened by predatory industrial practices.


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