What if you could produce wind energy with a kite? Roderick Read, a Scot living on a remote island, has been working on just such a machine for the past seven years.
France has launched its first offshore turbine to curb reliance on nuclear and reach climate goals — France could become Europe's second-largest wind energy producer after Germany. But the transition brings problems.
To meet the EU's renewable energy target, countries have rediscovered wood as a fuel. But conservationists fear this new hunger for wood might have disastrous consequences — for the forests, the people and the climate.
Some scientists say wind turbine areas are like artificial reefs, creating sanctuaries for marine life. But plenty of questions regarding their environmental impact remain.
Is it possible to fulfill all our global energy needs with renewables only? And which technologies work best to help us transition to a world without fossil fuels? Scientists give answers at COP23.
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