Power cut hits ‘millions’ in northeast Brazil

A fire on a farm in Brazil triggered a power blackout in eight states in the north-eastern part of the country yesterday, reports claim. Two sets of transmission lines that provide power to the nation’s populous states – including Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Alagoas, Ceará, Paraíba, Sergipe – were damaged. That caused […]

Ban Ki Moon praises Scotland’s green energy policy

The UN Secretary General has praised Scotland for its “deep commitment” to sustainable energy. Ban Ki Moon wrote to the Scottish First Minister to invite the country to deepen its international engagement on the sustainable energy agenda. In the letter, the Secretary General acknowledged Scotland is in an “excellent position” to play a strong role […]

Set green jobs targets for women, demands charity

Governments should set targets to get women in green jobs when they meet at UN talks in Rio this summer, a European women’s group has demanded. The charity, Women in Europe for a Common Future made the demands as International Women’s Day was celebrated around the world today. In June, heads of state will meet […]