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  1. India to double tax on coal to drive clean energy targets
    India to double tax on coal to drive clean energy targets 22 Jul 2014

    Finance minister, Arun Jaitley, announces plans to finance a raft of renewable energy projects in the country by doubling the tax on coal

    Asia, Policy
  2. Shinsei planning $2bn of loans for clean energy in Japan
    Shinsei planning $2bn of loans for clean energy in Japan 21 Jul 2014

    Shinsei Bank is planning to provide up to 200 billion yen (US$2 billion) in loans for clean energy projects in Japan

    Asia, Sustainable Energy
  3. Renewable energy investment up 33pc in second quarter of 2014
    Renewable energy investment up 33pc in second quarter of 2014 21 Jul 2014

    Boost to global renewable energy investments mainly due to record-breaking £2.2 billion North Sea offshore wind farm, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Worldwide, Sustainable Energy
  4. UNEP and UK universities sign sustainability agreement
    UNEP and UK universities sign sustainability agreement 21 Jul 2014

    United Nations Environment Programme and universities across the UK have sign a unique three-year agreement that will see British sustainable innovation promoted on a global scale

    Europe, Technology & Innovation
  5. UK cities to adopt decentralised energy production and stop ‘big six’ monopoly
    UK cities to adopt decentralised energy production and stop ‘big six’ monopoly 18 Jul 2014

    Report by Cities in the Institute for Public Policy Research urges cities in the UK to produce their own decentralised energy and compete with the main energy suppliers

    Europe, Sustainable Energy
  6. UN Green Climate Fund receives €750m record pledge from Germany
    UN Green Climate Fund receives €750m record pledge from Germany 17 Jul 2014

    Germany pledges €750 million to the UN's GCF to assist developing nations address climate change, in a move that represents the first major commitment the fund has received

    Europe, Finance
  7. Obama unveils climate change task force
    Obama unveils climate change task force 17 Jul 2014

    US president Barack Obama announced a range of initiatives on Wednesday aimed at boosting climate change mitigation and adaptation across the country

    North America, Policy
  8. New IUCN and WBCSD initiatives to build the business case for sustainability
    New IUCN and WBCSD initiatives to build the business case for sustainability 16 Jul 2014

    International Union for Conservation of Nature and World Business Council for Sustainable Development are spearheading new initiatives to educate the private sector on environmental impacts

    Worldwide, Finance, Technology & Innovation
  9. Germany, Peru co-host key climate meeting in build up to COP20
    Germany, Peru co-host key climate meeting in build up to COP20 16 Jul 2014

    The fifth Petersberg Climate Dialogue concluded on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Peruvian President Ollanta Humala called on countries to target a legally binding agreement on emissions reduction by 2015

    Europe, South America, Policy
  10. UK cannot go ahead with airport expansion plans and meet climate targets
    UK cannot go ahead with airport expansion plans and meet climate targets 15 Jul 2014

    The UK cannot expand its airport capacity with a planned new runway if the government’s climate change targets are to be met, according to two new reports from environmental groups

    Europe, Policy, Transport, Carbon Reduction

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