Climate change data
Adapting to diseases carried by mosquitos
As Europe warms up, it becomes a more suitable home for the Asian tiger mosquito. To help authorities understand related health risks, VITO used data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service to create a tool that shows how conditions help this virus spreader prosper.
Climate change mitigation
On track to fulfil CO2 storage scenarios
The current rate of growth in the installed Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) capacity is on track to meet climate change targets identified in IPCC reports. Research and commercial efforts should focus on maintaining growth while identifying CO2 storage space.
Developing silica-rich cosmetic products
Icelandic national power company Landsvirkjun and MýSilica are partnering to develop silica-rich cosmetics sourced from geothermal water. The partnership confirms Landsvirkjun‘s drive to increase value from its geothermal stations’ energy and material streams.
Clean energy computing
Google redefines what ‘100% renewable’ means
Google announced the launch of a new technology designed to shift electricity demands of its largest data centres to match clean energy supply. Using renewable forecasting data, non-urgent computing tasks are scheduled for when renewables are plentiful and cheap.
Plug-in vehicles help limit climate change
In countries accounting for 95% of road transport, plug-in vehicles emit less greenhouse gases than petrol and diesel models. That includes all operations over a car’s lifetime: the mining of metals or lithium for batteries, manufacturing, driving 150,000 kilometres and scrapping.
Working together to rescue the planet
True leadership understands there are times to think big and generously. The COVID-19 pandemic is such a moment. António Guterres, head of the UN, proposes six climate-positive actions for governments to consider once they go about building back their economies.