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Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal

  Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal
6:25pm - 23 October 2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new “Energy Access Outlook: From Poverty to Prosperity” report stating that the role of coal in the pathway to universal electricity access is declining “dramatically” in comparison to the past.

Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax

  Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax
1:07pm - 23 October 2017

Drax (DRX.L), SSE (SSE.L), VPI Immingham and InterGen wrote a letter to the British Chancellor Philip Hammond asking for more clarity on what the future of the carbon tax will be during the 2020s.

Europe, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai

  Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai
12:45pm - 23 October 2017

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with the Government of Shanghai to build a new manufacturing facility for electric vehicles in the city’s free trade zone, becoming the first foreign automaker to start its fully owned car production line in the country.

Asia, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Interview with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum

Climate Action had the pleasure to talk with Kari Kankaanpää, Senior Manager of Climate Affairs at Fortum, the Helsinki based leading clean-energy company ahead of its participation at the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum, taking place alongside COP23 in Bonn Germany, 13-14 November.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Poseidon brings value to nature through carbon blockchain technology

Finance, Tech. & Innovation

London and New York, 19 September 2017- Today, Laszlo Giricz announced the launch of a partnership to create a carbon currency that will revolutionise the way we value nature, using blockchain technology to access the carbon market.

🎤CLIMATE LEADER PAPERS
  Bertrand Piccard

Clean energy: the change is happening

by Bertrand Piccard
Solar Impulse
  Pablo Badenier Martinez

Strengthening climate action in Chile

by Pablo Badenier Martinez
  Dr. Barbara Hendricks

New country partnerships to enhance climate policy cooperation

by Dr. Barbara Hendricks
German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety
  Dr Fatih Birol

Air quality and urbanisation – drivers of climate change

by Dr Fatih Birol
The International Energy Agency (IEA)
EDITOR'S PICKS
  The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland

The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland

Europe, Carbon Reduction, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon inaugurated the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, another first for the Scottish dynamic offshore wind potential.

  Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran

Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran

Middle East, Finance, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

  Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020

North America, Oceania, Sustainable Energy, Transport, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

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