BusinessGreen brings you some of the most exciting green business news from around the world this week
Costa Rica announces first national ban on fossil fuels
"We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels." Those were the words of Costa Rica's newly elected President Carlos Alvarado this week as he used his inauguration speech to underscore this commitment to full blown decarbonisation.
Report: Turkey can hit 40GW of renewables by 2026
Turkish energy think tank SHURA reckons the country has the potential to almost quadruple its renewables capacity over the coming decade in the face of government plans to increase its reliance on coal power.
Norway proposes world's first emission free sea zone
The Norwegian government is to crack down on air pollution from cruise ships with plans to only allow electric ships to enter the country's iconic fjords from 2026.
Stanford hails water-based battery breakthrough
A new paper in Nature Energy from a team at Stanford University reckons a water-based battery could further reduce the cost of utility scale energy storage.
California: You can have any roof, as long as its solar
California has this week confirmed it is to mandate that new homes include rooftop solar panels, sparking a debate about whether the environmental benefits justify the cost implications.
Poland's PGE turns to Baltic wind farms after backing off nuclear plans
Poland's state-owned energy firm PGE is shifting its focus towards developing offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, having reportedly abandoned plans to lead on building the country's first nuclear power station, according to a Reuters exclusive.
Taiwan boosts offshore wind ambition
The Taiwanese government is to auction an additional 2GW of offshore wind capacity in June.
British Columbia kicks greenhouse gas target into 2030
The Canadian province has admitted it will not meet its 2020 emissions target and has instead set a new goal to cut emissions 40 per cent against 2007 levels by 2030.
New data analysis tool will calculate a fund's carbon performance and climate risk exposure, in latest sign of more climate-friendly mindset taking hold of finance sector
Good Energy's Juliet Davenport reflects on the ideas changing the face of UK energy
Mayor announces plans for 10-fold increase in capital's zero emission double decker buses when 68 are added to fleet next summer
SolarEdge is seeking damages, an injunction, and recall of Huawei solar inverters, but Chinese tech giant is set to challenge the lawsuit