World’s electrical waste ‘costing $52bn a year’

Microwaves, toasters and vacuum cleaners are some of the electrical waste that’s costing the world around $52 billion (£35bn) every year. The amount of global e-waste – almost 60% of which was discarded kitchen, laundry and bathroom equipment – reached 41.8 million tonnes last year, according to the United Nation’s think tank. That’s enough to […]

Solar could be world’s main power source by 2050

Solar could be the largest source of electricity in the world by 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said. Its new report predicts solar photovoltaic systems to produce up to 16% of the world’s electricity and solar thermal electricity (STE) to provide another 11% by mid-century. Combined, they could also cut more than six billion […]

Renewable targets for 2020 “will not be met”

Renewable targets for 2020 “will not be met” by many nations around the globe. That’s according to the latest renewable energy ‘Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI) report from Ernst & Young released today, which rates the UK as the fifth most attractive place for investors in green energy, topped by China, the USA, Germany and India. But […]