Green energy transition | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 2
Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

The world witnessed a 2% drop

The world witnessed a 2% drop in overall carbon emissions last year

Good news from the green energy transition front: Carbon emissions generated by the electricity sector fell at the fastest rate in at least 30 years as countries turned their backs on coal, analysis suggests. Overall, coal-fueled electricity declined 3 percent in 2019, leading to a 2 percent fall Read More...

Finland sets ambitious 2035 de

Finland sets ambitious 2035 deadline for going carbon neutral

Finland, one of the world’s richest countries, has decided to set an example to other wealthy states in the West by pledging to go carbon neutral by 2035, setting one of the world’s earliest timelines for reaching that mark. Unlike neighboring Norway, which has set an even earlier 2030 Read More...

LEGO now runs only on renewabl

LEGO now runs only on renewables thanks to wind turbine built with LEGO pieces

Everyone knows that LEGO is all about building things, but it turns out their magic also extends brick by brick to positive systemic change. Recently, the 86 year-old multinational company met its goals of having all its production facilities powered entirely by renewable energy, three years ahead Read More...

UK’s third most populous cit

UK’s third most populous city pledges to reach zero emissions by 2045

As you may have heard, the UK became the first country in the world to declare a climate change emergency a couple of weeks ago. Incentivized by this, Glasgow – the third most populous city in Britain – is devising plans to become the first carbon-neutral city in the UK. The city’s council Read More...