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Ethical stock exchange aims to launch in Scotland

A group of Edinburgh-based investors say they have funding to launch a new ethical stock exchange for Scotland. Companies wanting to raise money on the new exchange will be expected to meet high ethical standards. Listed companies will be required to report on their purposeful and positive impact on the communities in which they operate. […] Read More

Highly industrialized Germany has set a new record in March 2019. More than half of its power was generated from wind, solar and other renewables. According to latest figures from German solar research institute Fraunhofer ISE, renewable energy accounted for 54.45% of net electricity generation in March. The monthly performance was largely attributable to high wind […] Read More

The first full month of Tesla Model 3 deliveries in Norway has moved electric vehicle sales to a new record, and the majority of all car sales. Fifty-eight percent of all new cars sold in Norway in March were fully electric. Norway is aiming to end fossil fuel-powered vehicle sales by 2025. Exempting battery-powered engines […] Read More

Global plug-in car sales totaled 2.1 million units in 2018, which was a 64% increase compared to 2017. As a share of the overall light vehicle market, cars with plugs reached 2.2% for the year, Cleantechnica reports. By far, the biggest growth market was China, which accounted for 56% of global plug-in sales. Chinese sales […] Read More

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that the physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating, the BBC reports. Record greenhouse gas levels are driving temperatures to "increasingly dangerous levels", it says. Their report comes in the same week as the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported a surge in CO2 in 2018. More: BBC […] Read More