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  1. London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles
    London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles 24 Oct 2017

    As of Monday, old petrol and diesel vehicles that want to drive in central London will have to meet minimum emission standards or they will have to pay an extra daily charge of £10, in addition to the £11.5 Congestion Charge which was introduced in 2013.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal
    Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal 23 Oct 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
  3. Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax
    Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax 23 Oct 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
  4. Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai
    Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai 23 Oct 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
  5. EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing
    EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing 20 Oct 2017

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) broke a record in the Bank’s history in financing clean energy projects, financing well over 1GW of new renewable capacity in 2017.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia
    Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia 20 Oct 2017

    The first utility-scale clean energy project, combining solar and wind power with storage will be built by Vestas and Tesla and will be located in Flinders Shire, in north-central Queensland.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution
    China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution 20 Oct 2017

    According to a newly published report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar is boosting the growth of renewables in global capacity, with China leading the way as the dominant global player.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso
    Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso 19 Oct 2017

    Through a new partnership between Toyota, Mazda, and Denso, the three automobile companies will jointly establish a new company to develop zero-emission electric cars.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US
    Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US 19 Oct 2017

    Former Mayor of New York City, billionaire, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; one day after President Donald Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. 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 19 Oct 2017

    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.

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

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