Low-carbon economy

Boxing legend and presidential candidate, senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao greets the crowd in Pasay city, Philippines Monday, March 14, 2022. 

Candidates go ‘green’ on the campaign trail for Philippines national election


Climate change is taking center stage on the campaign trail in the Philippines as candidates talk about renewable energy more than ever before.

A Uniper energy company coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery are seen beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Jan. 16, 2020. 

Did the world ‘build back better’ since the start of the pandemic? Not so much. 

In this photo provided by the Saudi Royal Palace, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, greets US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry during the Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 25, 2021.

Oil giant Saudi Arabia says it wants to get to net-zero emissions by 2060. But critics question its roadmap.

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Forests cover about 80% of the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada. Around half of that land is owned by smallholders.

Can carbon offsets preserve Canadian woodlands?

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AOC Green New Deal

The Green New Deal doesn’t include carbon pricing. Some say that’s a big mistake.

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A surge in wind turbines like these have helped Germany generate more than 25% of its electricity from renewable sources. Since Germany's electricity system is interconnected with most of the rest of western Europe, the overall percentage of this kind of

When the grid says ‘no’ to wind and solar power, this company’s technology helps it say ‘yes’ again


Too much renewable power? A German engineer comes up with a way to store excess renewable energy, take pressure off the grid and ease the way for the adoption of more wind and solar power in a country that’s already way ahead of most of the rest of us.

This new ceiling lamp from Stack Lighting is on a growing list of household products that are "smart," but also green. It uses sensors to adjust itself based on ambient lighting in a room, and switch itself off if there's no one there. The company says th

Here comes an energy efficiency revolution


Energy-saving, environmentally friendly devices are starting to work their way into the consumer market, and many were on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Shows. But to make sure they sell, their manufacturers are leaving the efficiency out of their sales pitches.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber, climate change envoy of the United Arab Emirates, hold up signs that read, "I'm for Climate Action", in English and Arabic, at a joint press conference in Abu Dhabi.

There was no big agreement, but plenty of progress at the UN Climate Summit


If you support urgent action on climate change, you might be forgiven for feeling cynical about the recent UN Climate Summit in New York. For years, governments have pledged to take strong measures, but 2013 was a record year for greenhouse gas emissions across the globe. But at least one climate activist is feeling hopeful.

Farmers in Pennsylvania taking proceeds from fracking and investing in solar


Farmers around Pennsylvania, and indeed around the country are increasingly taking the money they make opening their land up to fracking and investing in renewable energy. Specifically, a number of farmers have chosen to plow their windfall into solar panels.

Chinese finance official advocates for carbon tax


After passing the United States as the top carbon emitter, one researcher says China’s now making a commitment to reduce the country’s carbon output. But in order for China to reduce large amounts of CO2, they say, the U.S. will need to do more.