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  1. The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy
    The largest solar power plant in the UK is to be developed without subsidy 10 Nov 2017

    Hive Energy, one of the biggest solar power developers in the UK, has announced its plans to develop a huge 350 MW solar park in Kent with zero subsidies from the UK government.

    Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket
    Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket 10 Nov 2017

    National Grid, Nantucket’s grid operator, has announced the installation of 200 of Tesla’s unique ‘Powerpack' battery systems to the island in order to reduce reliance on backup diesel generators and add capacity.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US
    Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US 9 Nov 2017

    Siemens has launched a one-mile zero emission eHighway pilot project in California which supplies trucks with electric power.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement
    EU Emissions Trading System to be revised to go in line with the Paris Agreement 9 Nov 2017

    The EU has reached a provisional agreement to revise its Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020 - a crucial move amid the ongoing climate negotiations in Bonn.

    Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation
    Michael Bloomberg expands ‘war on coal’ campaign to Europe with $50 million donation 9 Nov 2017

    On Thursday, UN special envoy on climate change and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced a $50 million fund to extend the battle against coal to Europe.

    Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages”
    Barclays issues €500 million bond for “green mortgages” 8 Nov 2017

    UK-based banking giant has successfully issued a €500 million green bond - the first of its kind in the UK to use funds backed by domestic assets.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025
    Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025 8 Nov 2017

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has published a new report where it argues that building 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage by 2025 could save the US more than $4 billion.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Syria to sign the Paris Agreement, further isolating the US
    Syria to sign the Paris Agreement, further isolating the US 8 Nov 2017

    On the second day of this year’s climate negotiations, Syria announced it will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving the US the only country not to abide by the climate change deal.

    COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. 150 organisations ask for a ban on oxo-degradable plastics over ocean pollution concerns
    150 organisations ask for a ban on oxo-degradable plastics over ocean pollution concerns 7 Nov 2017

    More than 150 organisations led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) have issued a call for governments around the world to ban oxo-degradable plastics packaging over concerns regarding the effects of pollution on soils and oceans.

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan
    HSBC to invest $100 billion in sustainable financing by 2025 as part of its updated climate plan 7 Nov 2017

    The London-based banking giant HSBC has pledged to provide $100 billion in sustainable financing and investment by 2025, as part of its set of commitments to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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