With traditional banks being cautious on renewable energy lending, the Clean Energy Credit Union hopes to provide a more convenient solution. Initially, they'll offer savings accounts, CDs, and loans for solar equipment installation.
Researchers at Kiel University have teamed up with Phi-Stone to make an eco-friendly paint that doesn’t harm barnacles but allows them to be easily removed. This innovation allows boats to move easier so they don’t need to burn more fuel.
To protect its natural environment, Palau, a tiny country in the Pacific, has created the world’s first conservation pledge which will be stamped into every visitor's passport. The statement which promises environmental responsibility and stewardship must be signed before entry into the country is granted.
World Bank will stop funding fossil fuel exploration and extraction after 2019 outside of special circumstances for places that may still benefit from it. It delivers a hit to the oil industry and guides countries to meet their reduction goals.
Nearly six months after Microsoft launched its "AI for Earth" program that provided grants and free access to artificial intelligence technology, the company is going to add an additional $50 million in investments over the next five years.
Their affordable new line comes with several innovations that might change how beauty products are made—and even how you shower.
London's iconic black cabs are going electric and will include modern luxuries like WiFi. Electric stations are being built around the city to support the new electrified fleet of cabs, and there are plans to have 300 charging stations by 2020.
Cox Energia of Spain is planning to supply the Chilean power grid with 140 gigawatt-hours of solar-generated energy. The company is expected to add a large-scale battery backup solution to keep the power going.
Turtles are disappearing at an astonishing rate, as their natural habitats extend beyond human borders. The Philippines has begun an initiative to protect turtles in the Coral Triangle, but they need Malaysia and Indonesia to join them.
China created a completely electric cargo ship that can travel about 50 miles per charge, and later charge while it’s being unloaded. This new vessel represents a new standard for electric shipbuilders, as it's the first of its kind.
Honda is embracing vehicle-to-grid technology by adding it to their charging station at the Offenbach headquarters. The trial run, which aims to provide more efficient renewable energy, will allow them to determine if they'll be adding the feature to future EVs.
A study that examines how well countries advocate for and enact food waste policies has found that France is leading the world when it comes to ending food waste. The U.S. ranked number 24.
Mars, the candy giant, is looking to team up with others -- even competitors -- in an effort to thwart issues like deforestation and human rights abuse. This is in addition to the $1 billion they've spent on their own sustainability program.
Four more countries have joined the United Nations Environment Clean Seas initiative, which aims to engage communities in the prevention and cleanup of plastics in the ocean. Forty countries are now participating in the campaign.
After AT&T Park in San Francisco was awarded MLB's Green Glove for nine consecutive seasons, the Seattle Mariners and Safeco Field became the second franchise to receive it. They improved their recycling efforts by 90 percent with compostable waste and an urban garden.
Uniti, an electric vehicle that remains sustainable throughout its entire lifecycle, provides a smartphone-like approach to driving. As a bonus, a partnership between Uniti and U.K. electric service E.ON offers Swedish customers free power for five years.
Disney teamed up with the Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Groups to create a destination focused on sustainability. Located right outside of France's capital, Villages Nature Paris offers three "worlds" to bring visitors closer to nature.
A new startup is working to create dog food with lab-grown meats in order to cut down on the environmental degradation caused by the animal protein industry—and up the transparency of the pet food industry.