Calls for all cities to adopt LED streetlights by 2025

If the entire world switched to LEDs, lighting’s share of power consumption would fall from 15% to 8%. That’s according to Philips Lighting, which has called for all cities to adopt 100% LED street lighting by 2025. There are approximately 300 million streetlights across the world – only a tenth have undergone energy efficient upgrades […]

United Airlines to fly on low carbon biofuels

United Airlines announced it has agreed to buy low carbon renewable jet fuel for flights from its Los Angeles International Airport produced by a local refinery. AltAir Fuels will retrofit part of an existing petroleum refinery near California to become a 30-million-gallon advanced biofuel facility. It will convert non-edible natural oils and agricultural waste into […]

Smog lifts on a greener Los Angeles

Think of Los Angeles and one of the first things that comes to mind is the smog that famously has hung over the city’s skyline. But the ‘city of angels’ is changing its polluting ways: last year it harnessed almost 20% of its electricity from renewable sources. And now the LA Metro has replaced its […]