Mayor of London announces £5 million funding for public water fountains
The Mayor or London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a £5 million fund to implement more public water fountains. The initiative is in partnership with Thames Water and is aimed to majorly boost the number of public water fountains in London from spring 2019. The funding is open to councils, businesses and local groups. This is the latest announcement from the Mayor to reduce single-use plastic and encourage people to refill rather than buy bottled water.
Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time
Our time to move away from dirty energy to green sources is limited. Federal governments can’t be relied upon to push the conversion–especially not the one in the U.S., which is actively working against large-scale adoption of green energy. Much of the progress we’ve seen so far has come from big corporate energy buyers demanding carbon-free power. There is an ecological motivation, but it’s also driven by a desire to get in on the falling cost and high cost predictability of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.
United Nations Report Says 1.3 Million Killed by Natural Disasters in Last 20 Years as Costs of Climate Disasters Rise Dramatically
A recently released United Nations report says that climate-related disaster costs are on the rise, more than a million people have been killed and more than four billion people have been impacted by such disasters over the last 20 years. The report analyzes the human toll of natural disasters from 1998 to 2017, and the numbers are staggering: 1.3 million killed, 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of aid.
Nigerian firm, USADF promote off-grid energy projects
A Nigerian firm, All On, and the US African Development Foundation have announced the winners of an off-grid energy challenge aimed at developing, scaling up or extending the use of renewable off-grid energy technologies in Nigeria to reach communities not served by existing power grids. All On is an off-grid energy impact investment company backed by Shell.