Optivo appoints ENGIE for essential fire safety work

ENGIE will deliver fire remediation to external wall systems over the next seven years

Government to phase out coal and wet wood for domestic burning

The move, which will phase out all sale of these fuels by 2023, aims to encourage the use of cleaner and healthier sources of heating in the home

California Governor declares forest fire emergency

Pacific Gas & Electric has initiated a safety power shutoff across the state to stop fires spreading

Fire breaks out on tanker at Sture oil terminal in Norway

The caption of the ship reported all the 23 people aboard have been accounted for

Apple CEO commits company to Amazon rainforest donation

Tim Cook tweeted: ‘It’s devastating to see the fires and destruction ravaging the Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems’

Tesla and Walmart address ‘solar panel fire’ issues

Walmart previously launched a lawsuit, accusing Tesla of ‘gross negligence and failure’ to live up to industry standards

Walmart sues Tesla over alleged solar panels that caused fires

The lawsuit alleges Tesla did not ground its systems properly and the solar panels installed at Walmart sites were defective

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

BMW i8 in tank of water
Smoking BMW i8 gets submerged in water for 24 hours

The Brandweer Midden- en West-Brabant fire service said putting it out it the ‘normal’ way was difficult

Forest fire
Is climate change making it harder for forests to recover after fires?

A group of scientists who have studied thousands of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine trees say the answer is yes