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Portugal kept its lights on with renewable energy alone for four consecutive days in a clean energy milestone revealed by data analysis of national energy network figures. Electricity consumption in the country was fully covered by solar, wind and hydro power in an extraordinary 107-hour run that lasted from 6.45am on [...]

By |June 10th, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments


Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now exposed to dangerous air, according to new data from more than 3,000 cities compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO). While all regions are affected, fast-growing cities in the Middle East, [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments

Boom By Bike Initiative

By |May 3rd, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments


World leaders from 175 countries signed the historic Paris climate accord Friday, using Earth Day as a backdrop for the ceremonial inking of a long-fought deal that aims to slow the rise of harmful greenhouse gases. "We are in a race against time." U.N. secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the gathering at [...]

By |April 23rd, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments


By |April 15th, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments


The German city of Hamburg has announced a ban on the purchase and use of coffee pods in all government-run buildings and institutions across the city. "Capsule-coffee is expensive and the pods don't have a good ecological balance sheet," said Jan Dube, media spokesperson for the Ministry of the Environment and [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|AGF Blog|0 Comments