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The Edinburgh Remakery want to start a repair revolution. They teach people to fix their broken clothes, laptops and furniture, saving 250 tonnes of waste from landfill.
Bagelman in Brighton never liked chucking away leftover bagels at the end of the day. So they teamed up with Franklins brewery and swapped some of the malt in the brewing process for bagels!
Solar installers put up a set of solar panels in the US every 2.5 minutes. Today, solar panel sales are 30 times what they were nine years ago, and still growing. Solar employs 43% of the people who work in energy jobs, compared to a measly 22% who work in fossil fuels. Photo: Wayne National Forest/Alex Snyde.
About 1 in 30 people now cycle to work, double what it was ten years ago. The city has invested loads in cycle infrastructure, and their latest project is a connected, all-ages cycle lanes through an area where many people are already biking - the one of the US’s first well-connected low-stress biking networks. Photo: Flavio Grynszpan
Block Island, Rhode Island, became the first place in the US to be powered by an offshore wind farm in December. Electricity bills are a whopping five times cheaper than before for locals. Photo: National Renewable Energy Lab.
It’s the first 24 hour period the UK hasn’t needed any coal at all in modern times. The government is phasing coal out and has pledged to cut it completely by 2025 so we should expect more coal free days ahead. Photo: Andrew.
For 30 years this plot of land was going to be a golf course. Now, it's destined to host 340,740 shiny solar panels, providing enough electricity for 33,000 homes. Photo: Kyocera.
The London Taxi Company have just opened their newest factory in Coventry, and it’s electric cars only. It’s the first factory in the UK that’s dedicated to making electric vehicles. The first ones are rolling onto London’s streets later this year. Photo: Neil Howard.
In the last three years India has built solar temples, solar ferries, and the world’s largest rooftop solar rig (eight acres!). Their target is to increase solar power to 100GW by 2022 - that’s ten times the current amount. Photo: Kiran Jonnalagadda
As of 1st January this year, all electric trains in the Netherlands are 100% powered by wind. And if you like that, trams in Melbourne, Australia, are not far behind - next year they will be 100% powered by the sun. Photo: FotoSleuth
Yep, they’re 100% powered by renewables. This is the world’s first crowdfunded train, which runs one journey per day between Berlin and Stuttgart. It takes a little longer than the regular train, but tickets are one fifth of the price. The founder is hoping it’ll lure people away from long, polluting car journeys. Photo: Locomore
Thanks to 5000 solar panels and 60 Tesla batteries, Ta’u, American Samoa, has kicked the diesel habit completely. They used to import diesel, so bad weather meant no power. Now they’re totally self sufficient. The plan is to make the whole of American Samoa solar powered by 2040. Photo: American Samoa Power Authority
Last year Google bought 44% of their power from wind and solar. This year they’re going the whole hog - all of their data centres and offices of 60,000 staff will be 100% powered by renewables. Tech companies now make up something like 2% of global carbon emissions, so Google really are leading the way. Photo: Google.
Yep you read correctly, 98%. The power used all Costa Rica’s natural resources - rivers, wind, sunshine and underground heat. For 250 days in the year, they were powered totally by clean electricity. Photo: Everjean
The Rocky Mountains hit -15C at night. Yet architects have designed this ultra-efficient building that doesn’t have a central heating system. There are plenty of solar panels, heat-trapping windows and under-floor motion censored heaters. Photo: Tim Griffiths
People from council houses are miving into new village Pentre Solar, Pembrokeshire. The six homes are much more energy efficient than regular houses. Add solar panels to the roof and the homes use virtually no energy. Photo: Western Solar.
Copenhagen's city government has invested stacks in cycle paths, bridges and safety measures. And it's really paid off! 56% of people who live in Copenhagen cycle to work and only 14% drive. Photo: Colville-Andersen.
The Hertfordshire tower block has been touted as the most sustainable development in the world. There are plenty of solar panels, heat pumps and super insulation - so hot water and heating are free. Photo: The Beacon.
Scotland's first tidal power turbine has started generating electricity off the Caithness coast. They're hoping to build over 260 tidal turbines, which will power 175,000 homes, making this the world's first large-scale wave power park. Photo: Atlantis Resources.
The Welsh government has announced that all public services will be powered by 100% renewable electricity by April 2017 - 50% from Welsh sources. Photo: Jon Candy.
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