Geothermal on the rise
Top 10 geothermal countries
Global geothermal power generation capacity stood at 15,406 MW in 2019, with the top 10 geothermal countries contributing over 90%. With addition of 759 MW in capacity, this is the largest annual growth of geothermal in the past 20 years.
Building a greener economy
Top 5 emerging markets for clean energy investment
The Climatescope survey profiles 104 emerging markets worldwide and evaluates their ability to attract capital for low-carbon energy sources while building a greener economy. The top 5 emerging markets include India, Chile, Brazil, China and Kenya.
Making food out of thin air
New protein powder could feed billions
The Finnish company Solar Foods plans to bring to market a new protein powder made out of CO2, water and electricity. The high-protein, flour-like ingredient tastes like wheat flour and could become an ingredient in a wide variety of food products after its launch in 2021.
Smallest particles no longer slipping through the net
Microplastics occur in our food and drinking water, and at least the smaller specimens are absorbed into the body during digestion. A breakthrough development enables to evaluate their possible effect on different ecosystems and on human health in particular.
Global 100 list
The world's most sustainable corporations
The most sustainable corporations keep upping their clean revenue. Denmark’s Ørsted, heading Corporate Knights’ 2020 Global 100 list, has undergone a radical transformation from a developer of coal-fired power plants into a pure-play renewable energy company.
Too good to waste
Developing detergent using residual alcohol
The Belgian company Ecover started manufacturing an environmentally friendly detergent named ‘Too Good to Waste’. Ecover is using residual alcohol (a waste product left over from the production of alcohol-free beer) as a raw material for this new detergent.