World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise awareness and to encourage action to protect the environment. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s event is the first digital World Environment Day.
The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the disadvantages of city life. Dense populations, polluted air and a heavy reliance on public transportation are among the conditions allowing the current pandemic to spread.
Many experts around the world are contemplating a “hydrogen society” as a complete and sustainable alternative to our fossil fuel-based economies. IEC has published a key standard that will help those wishing to make a transition to this clean alternative to fossil fuel.
Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global capacity, thanks to gains in solar and wind energy in 2018. In 2018, 171 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity worldwide bringing total capacity to 2 351 GW in total, as noted in the IRENA Renewable Capacity Statistics report.
A recently released movie tells the story of how alternating current (AC) eventually prevailed over direct current (DC) technology. What it does not mention is that DC is making a comeback and offering new hope to the more than one billion people with no access to electricity.
The need to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel combined with the anticipated growth in urban population requires new solutions for transportation. Transportation will need to become more sustainable and provide additional added-value services for an increasing number of people.