US CO2 emissions from energy use during the first three months of the year were down to their lowest level in 20 years, according to the government’s Energy Information Administration.
Chinese per capita emissions of CO2 now stand at 7.2 tonnes, only just under the EU level of 7.5 tonnes, according to the latest figures from the European Commission.
US computer giant Apple has rejoined the green computer certification scheme it withdrew from last week after the move sparked widespread negative customer feedback.
Solar energy technologies could meet one-sixth of world’s heating and cooling needs, according a report out earlier this week from the International Energy Agency.
The UK has taken top spot in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies drawn up by the not-for-profit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Apple has abruptly announced that it is withdrawing from a green computer certification scheme prompting San Francisco city authorities to drop its products.
Global clean energy investment bounced back 24% in the second quarter of the year to hit almost $60 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest report.
Plans for two major wind power developments have been given the go ahead to move forward in Argentina and the US.
Renewable power generation around the world will grow by more than 40% over the next five years, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.