A Burnaby-based fusion-energy pioneer is banking on a sizeable government investment to create hundreds of new jobs. The federal government announced October 26 it’s investing $49.3 million in General Fusion.
The leading international body of climate change researchers released a major report on the impacts of global warming and what it would take to cap rising temperatures at 1.5 degrees Celsius, above preindustrial levels — a goal that’s exceedingly difficult, but not impossible.
A massive cleanup of plastic in the seas will begin in the Pacific Ocean, by way of Alameda, California. The Ocean Cleanup, an effort that’s been five years in the making, plans to launch its beta cleanup system, a 600-meter (almost 2,000-foot) long floater that can collect about five tons of ocean plastic per month.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure requiring the state to produce all its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. It’s a goal that also has been set by Hawaii and is being discussed by other states.
After two weeks of teasing, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its EQC electric SUV today in Stockholm. The vehicle is the first electric vehicle to be built from the ground up and the first part of its new EQ electric brand.
Facebook announced Tuesday that it has set a target of powering its global operations with 100% renewable energy by the end of 2020. In addition, it announced a commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in the same time frame.