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  1. U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan
    U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan 10 Oct 2017

    On Monday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will officially abolish the Clean Power Plan, a landmark achievement of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster the clean energy transition in the US.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. New York based consortium to invest $130 million in Lithium-ion Giga-Factory
    New York based consortium to invest $130 million in Lithium-ion Giga-Factory 9 Oct 2017

    Imperium3 New York, a new consortium of battery tech firms, will be investing over $130 million over the next five years to help the wide commercialisation and cost reduction of lithium-ion batteries.

  3. Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs
    Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs 9 Oct 2017

    WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by Weather Energy and found that wind turbines provided 86,467MWh to the national grid on 2 October, more than double the country’s total daily electricity needs.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects
    The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects 9 Oct 2017

    The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks
    Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks 6 Oct 2017

    Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, is set to reduce dependency on oil and gas exports due to loss of value of oil and gas amid climate change mitigation efforts and increased value of clean energy technologies.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. New IEA report reveals that solar has been the fastest growing source of new energy
    New IEA report reveals that solar has been the fastest growing source of new energy 6 Oct 2017

    On 4 October, The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual report on the developments of renewables worldwide, revealing that although it had underestimated the speed at which solar would expand in the past, it has become the fastest growing source of new energy in 2016.

    Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar
    Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar 6 Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains
    Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains 5 Oct 2017

    Asda and the Co-op will collaborate to align the sustainability data from their mutual suppliers to sparkle efficiency in the sustainability monitoring of their supply chains.

    Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. London joins Breathe Life Campaign and takes action on air pollution
    London joins Breathe Life Campaign and takes action on air pollution 5 Oct 2017

    On Wednesday, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan signed London up to the Breath Life Campaign, joining the international movement of cities committed to tackle air pollution.

  10. Federal judge orders Trump administration to reinstate methane emissions restricting regulation
    Federal judge orders Trump administration to reinstate methane emissions restricting regulation 5 Oct 2017

    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) to reintroduce a regulation imposed by the Obama administration aimed at restricting methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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