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  1. Closure of fossil fuel plants in California associated with healthier babies
    Closure of fossil fuel plants in California associated with healthier babies 23 May 2018

    New research has found a clear correlation between the phasing out of fossil fuel power plants and improved public health.

    North America,Carbon Reduction
  2. Pivot Power to build ‘world first’ battery network
    Pivot Power to build ‘world first’ battery network 23 May 2018

    An energy start-up has secured investment to build what will be world’s largest battery network.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Transport
  3. Electric vehicle sales will top 10 million by 2025
    Electric vehicle sales will top 10 million by 2025 22 May 2018

    Sales of new electric vehicles (EVs) will reach 11 million within the next eight years, according to new analysis.

    Worldwide,Transport
  4. Global carbon market increases by 56% in one year, says World Bank
    Global carbon market increases by 56% in one year, says World Bank 22 May 2018

    The global value of carbon pricing schemes are now estimated to be worth $82 billion, according to a new report from the World Bank.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  5. 5 companies leading the movement to go plastic free
    5 companies leading the movement to go plastic free 22 May 2018

    Climate Action's top 5 list of companies which are really testing themselves on reducing plastic waste.

    Worldwide
  6. First ‘subsidy free’ wind farm to be built in the UK
    First ‘subsidy free’ wind farm to be built in the UK 22 May 2018

    Construction on a wind farm in the UK is due to commence in what the developers claim is the first project in the country not to require state subsidies.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy
  7. New York to end all coal-fired power by 2020
    New York to end all coal-fired power by 2020 21 May 2018

    New York State has proposed strict new carbon dioxide standards which will lead to coal plants having to change the way they operate, or close down.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  8. First European trial for innovative carbon capture project
    First European trial for innovative carbon capture project 21 May 2018

    A former coal plant in the north of England will become the test site for a new way to remove carbon dioxide from electricity generation.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  9. Huge Welsh wind farm now comes with batteries included
    Huge Welsh wind farm now comes with batteries included 21 May 2018

    One of the largest onshore wind farms in the UK now has battery storage co-located at the site.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation
  10. EU sets out plan to cut truck emissions by 30%
    EU sets out plan to cut truck emissions by 30% 21 May 2018

    The European Commission has put forth a proposal to regulate carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles for the first time.

    Europe,Transport,Carbon Reduction

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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