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.
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
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
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.
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.