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Polar Night Energy, an energy tech firm in Finland has devised a new technology which can utilize sand to store heat energy for a long time. It is now up and running at Kankaanpää in Western Finland.
Apple suppliers have dramatically boosted their usage of renewable energy over the last year according to a new report. Their usage of renewables significantly reduces their carbon emissions.
The US Administration has approved two large solar power plants in California with 465MW of energy production for 132,000 homes, and is also considering a third 500MW plant for clean, green energy.
Amazon has said it's increasing the number of renewable energy projects it operates. They consist of wind and solar projects that will be deployed in the United States and European countries.
Vodafone UK has developed a mobile mast that uses a wind turbine, solar panels, and batteries to stay powered. This enables the tower to supply connectivity in the UK's remotest areas.
Microsoft has announced a partnership with Scottish energy provider SSE. They'll attempt to make the energy sector more sustainable through a variety of efforts. Both are COP26 partners too.
At its Dreamforce event, Salesforce has announced that it has achieved effective Net Zero energy usage across its entire value chain with 100 percent renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets.
Tesla's Big Battery at Geelong, Victoria, caught fire earlier today. The responsible authority has since deployed fire firefighting teams there, and a warning for the locals has also been issued.
LG has announced that it plans to use 100% renewable energy by the year 2050. It builds on its earlier targets of reducing its production emissions by 50% by 2030 compared to 2017.
Vodafone has announced that its European operations will be powered entirely by renewable energy from July 1. Its operations in Africa will be switched to renewable energy by 2025.
Amazon has invested in nine new renewable energy projects which makes it the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe. The projects are in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
Apple has announced that its Green Bond funding has been used in projects that will help generate 1.2 GW of renewable energy. Each of the projects will help to reduce carbon emissions significantly.
Ecotricity has announced a partnership with GRIDSERVE. It will bring the decade-old Electric Highway in the UK up-to-date with the latest technology to provide faster charging and double capacity.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have found that solar grids can power two-thirds of the energy requirements needed for one of the latter's mobile sites located in Germany, helping cut emissions.
Mozilla has announced that in the coming year it wants to bring down its carbon emissions rather than just offsetting them. Plans include travelling only when necessary and going paper-free.
Microsoft has announced #DigitalLeapDenmark, a plan that includes building a renewable data centre in the country and providing 200,000 jobs and job training to all ages by the year 2024.
The UK government has commissioned research into whether space-based solar power could be made to work. The research will look to find what hurdles need to be overcome to achieve the plan.
The collaboration will be focusing on developing innovative tech solutions that help the companies meet their sustainability goals. bp will also be utilizing Microsoft's Azure services.
Amazon has announced the creation of The Climate Pledge Fund to help further develop new technologies and services that will allow it and other firms to become net zero by the year 2040.
Amazon has announced five new renewable energy projects. They will be built in China, Australia, and the United States. They will help Amazon reach its goal of using 80% renewable energy by 2024.
Apple has announced that it's building a new campus in Austin, Texas, which will house up to 15,000 employees. The new campus will open in 2022 and will include a massive area of green space.
Microsoft and ENGIE have announced a wind energy power purchase agreement, as well as new implementations of renewable initiatives such as Darwin - which has been developed using Azure services.
Today Amazon announced two new renewable energy projects in Ireland and the U.S. One is set to be an Amazon Solar Farm and the other an Amazon Wind Farm. Both will supply energy to AWS data centres.
The latest in its renewable energy investments sees Microsoft partner with First Solar to power its two upcoming Azure data centers in Arizona. The 150MW solar plant is set to be operational in 2021.
In the process of getting to 50% net zero carbon shipments by 2030, Amazon has hit its 50 solar panel rooftop installation goal earlier than expected. It now operates 51 such installations worldwide.
Microsoft and Vattenfall have collaborated yet again to commit to the spread of green energy, by building sustainable datacentres that employ use of 100 percent renewable energy sources.
Microsoft's second purchase of wind energy in the Netherlands in recent years sees it partner up with sustainable energy company Eneco. The deal will run for 15 years, starting from 2022.
The company has expanded its energy portfolio via two new deals with EDP Renewables and Invenergy. This is another step towards the firm's goal of 60% carbon-neutral data center operations by 2020.
Samsung has restated its commitment to expanding its use of renewables. The firm plans to particularly focus on the U.S., Europe, and China. It also plans to help firms in its supply chain be green.
Tesla and the South Australian government have made another deal over renewables. This time, 50,000 houses will be fitted with Tesla Powerwall batteries and solar panels to give more energy security.
Through subsidiary Nuon, Vattenfall will expand an existing windpark in the Wieringermeer Polder, close to Amsterdam. Microsoft will use 100% of the output to power its nearby datacenter.
Amazon has launched the Amazon Wind Farm Texas, home to more than 100 windmills that are capable of generating one million MWh of energy per year. The windmills stand at over 90 metres tall.
Microsoft has signed a 15-year agreement with GE to purchase all of the wind energy from its new wind farm in Ireland. The deal will better enable clean power sources to be added to the Irish grid.
In its ongoing effort to reduce emissions from its jets by 50% before 2050, the airline has partnered with a company that will take trash destined for landfills and turn it into fuel for its fleet.
Alphabet's division X latest proposition comes in the form of an innovative energy storage solution that could prove a gamechanger as it would provide unparalleled energy-storing capabilities.
Tesla has won a contract to build a battery for South Australia for storing energy produced by renewables. This follows a collapse of the grid which caused 1.7 million residents to lose power.
Amazon has announced its intention to install solar panels on the roofs of 15 of its Fulfillment Centers in the US by the end of 2017. This network will be extended to 50 centers worldwide by 2020.
Google has announced that it will be 100% powered by renewable energy, aiming to reach this target during 2017. Google doesn't plan to stop there either, as it plans to use more green sources.
The Tesla Model 3 has received 276,000 reservations in three days. This sets the company up nicely to reach Elon Musk's goal of producing 500,000 Model 3 vehicles every year.