Tagged Carbon

China on Pace for Record Solar Capacity as Forecasts Jump

China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is poised to install a record amount of solar-power capacity this year, prompting researchers to boost forecasts as much as 80 percent. About 54 gigawatts will be put in place this year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said Monday, raising a forecast of more than 30 gigawatts made in July….

Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

By mmillikin Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. The €600-million (US$704-million) bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean…

MAKE releases its global wind-power market outlook for Q4/2017

By Michelle Froese Innovation and advancements in cost-out measures continue to have a positive impact on the global offshore wind power sector. This is according to MAKE’s Q4/2017 Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update, which presents an analysis of global and regional wind-power installation forecasts through 2026. According to MAKE’s new report, the global offshore…

Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst

By University of Toronto A new catalyst created by U of T Engineering researchers brings them one step closer to artificial photosynthesis — a system that, just like plants, would use renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into stored chemical energy. The post Artificial photosynthesis gets big boost from new catalyst appeared first on…

Why New Parking Facilities Should Be Recyclable

By Rogier van Rooij On the 13nd of November, the Netherlands’ first sustainable parking garage opened. Taking the concept of sustainability in its broadest meaning, the facility is not just operating at zero energy emissions, but has also been constructed in a recycling-friendly way. In light of the monumental transformation that is about to reshape…

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