The first hydrogen-powered passenger train will travel in Germany

The first hydrogen-powered passenger train ever made in the world will travel on the tracks of the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line, in Lower Saxony (Germany), starting from December 2017. Coradia iLint, that's the name of the innovative fuel cell train, was recently…



Relentless growth of renewables

Global investments in renewable energies are constantly growing and, consequently, also the growth in the total installed capacity is relentless. Today, renewable sources account for over 30% of global installed electric power and 23% of electricity production. Over the past…



An all renewables round-the-world trip by sea

Energy Observer – a multihull catamaran - is ready for a major challenge: it is about to start the first round-the-world trip by sea fully powered by renewable energy and with zero greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason it has…



Reykjavík on the road to zero-emissions

Iceland's capital is truly convinced of wanting to eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions. By 2040, in fact, Reykjavik will cut the city's main sources of CO2, becoming “100% carbon neutral” and transforming itself into a climate resilient urban model. As…

cardboard boxes


Separate collection for reconstruction

Collect more paper and cardboard to help the municipalities affected by the earthquake in Central Italy. This is the invitation of Comieco, the National Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Cellulose Packaging, which, in collaboration with ANCI and CONAI,…



Energy from the sea: SR2000 is coming

A full 64 metres long with a diameter of 3.8 metres and a capacity of 2 MW, able to cover the electricity consumption of 1,000 homes. This is SR2000, the new Scotrenewables floating marine turbine, the most powerful ever built…



From the oceans to construction

Each year we pour around 8 million tons of plastic into the seas and oceans (for further details: Years of plastics): if we do not find a solution to curb the problem, by 2050 there could be more polymeric waste…

Empty bottles


Increase glass collection and recycling

In 2015 in Italy, the separate collection of glass packaging increased, reaching 1.825 billion tonnes recovered, 3.5% more than the previous year. The figures were disclosed by the Glass Recovery Consortium – Co.Re.Ve. Also the recycling rate is increasing, rising…



Big Recycling Municipalities 2016

Yesterday in Rome at the Casa del Cinema, the award ceremony was held for the Big Recycling Municipalities 2016 (italian web site), the annual event in which, since 1994, Legambiente has recognised municipalities most committed to separate waste collection and…

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