New €40.5m EU initiative for battery research charges ahead

The BATTERY 2030+ programme’s goal is to create more environmentally friendly and safer batteries with better performance, greater storage options and longer life

Almost 70% of people are ‘worried about climate change’

Nearly a third of citizens see climate change as the most pressing global issue in the world today, according to a new report

Sweden moves one step closer to green steel

Energy firm Vattenfall, steel company SSAB and mining group LKAB are working on a project which aims to deliver the ‘world’s first’ fossil-free iron ore pellets

Iberdrola agrees 9GW Swedish offshore wind deal

The projects are expected to commence operations in 2029

Wooden wind turbine towers project bags €6.5m EU grant

The funding will support the construction of the first commercial wooden turbine tower

Swedish city of Jönköping moves to electrify its public transport system

Volvo Buses has been contracted by the bus company Vy Buss to deliver 49 high-capacity electric buses by summer next year

Sweden launches its ‘first’ wooden wind power tower

Carbon dioxide absorbed by trees as they grow is stored in the wooden tower, which means that the wind turbines are climate-neutral

Sweden closes last coal power plant in transition to cleaner energy future

The move means Sweden has become the third European nation to eliminate the polluting fossil fuel from its electricity production

Parents ‘have bigger carbon footprint than childless couples’

A new report suggests this is largely because of increased transportation and food consumption changes

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‘Even low-level air pollution raises risk of dementia’ new study warns

Scientists warn this is likely to pose signficant problems as the world’s population becomes increasingly city-centric