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  1. ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US
    ‘No Paris Agreement, no EU trade deal’, says France to US 5 Feb 2018

    The French minister for foreign affairs has stated that if the US administration follows through with the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement the negotiations about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTip) will not be successful.

    Europe,North America,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes
    Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes 5 Feb 2018

    Aiming to be the world’s largest virtual solar plant, the state government of South Australia has partnered with Tesla to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Sweden revolutionises its steel industry with first fossil- free plant
    Sweden revolutionises its steel industry with first fossil- free plant 2 Feb 2018

    A newly established venture is working to establish a first-of-its-kind pilot steel plant to be fuelled with hydrogen, aiming to turn Sweden’s steel industry fossil fuels free by 2035.

  4. UN urges investors to accelerate climate action
    UN urges investors to accelerate climate action 2 Feb 2018

    "If you are not a climate-aware investor, then you are fundamentally not doing your job," said Brian Deese from investment firm BlackRock.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. The University of Birmingham wins sustainability award
    The University of Birmingham wins sustainability award 2 Feb 2018

    The University of Birmingham was recognised for its green initiatives across its campuses and the carbon emissions targets it achieved 3 years early than initially planned.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Huge increase in electric vehicles charging in the US
    Huge increase in electric vehicles charging in the US 2 Feb 2018

    Americans are taking to their electric vehicles (EV) in droves, according to data released by charging network EVgo.

    North America,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. IKEA invests in 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry
    IKEA invests in 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry 2 Feb 2018

    Swedish multinational IKEA has announced it is buying 25,000 acres of forest in the US state of Alabama.

    North America,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Solar power will bring electricity to millions of Africans, says development bank
    Solar power will bring electricity to millions of Africans, says development bank 2 Feb 2018

    The African Development Bank is unveiling its plan to help connect 29.3 million people in the continent with electricity by 2020.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Hackney and Islington councils to ban diesel vehicles during rush hours
    Hackney and Islington councils to ban diesel vehicles during rush hours 2 Feb 2018

    Hackney and Islington councils in London are currently consulting on a scheme to ban petrol and diesel vehicles from the area’s central streets during the peak commuter periods to mitigate air pollution levels.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Renewable energy remains as popular as ever in new UK poll
    Renewable energy remains as popular as ever in new UK poll 1 Feb 2018

    The latest poll from the UK government into the public’s views on energy has shown renewables outperform all other technologies.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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