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  1. Iran opens major new wind energy project
    Iran opens major new wind energy project 13 Aug 2014

    Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian and the MAPNA Group opened the first phase of the Kahak wind farm in the north-west province of Qazvin, which neighbours Tehran Province and reports suggest that it will have a 17.5MW capacity

    Middle East, Policy, Sustainable Energy
  2. World Bank move to boost carbon pricing
    World Bank move to boost carbon pricing 12 Aug 2014

    The World Bank Group, businesses groups, and investors have called on governments and corporations to support carbon pricing to cut green house gas (GHG) emissions and reduce the worsening impacts of climate change

    Worldwide, Carbon Reduction
  3. AIDF Food Security Summit to address food security crisis in the Asia Pacific
    AIDF Food Security Summit to address food security crisis in the Asia Pacific 12 Aug 2014

    Government representatives, UN agencies, NGOs, development banks and international companies are gathering on 2 October at the annual AIDF Food Security Summit to address the imminent food security crisis facing the Asia Pacific region

    Asia, Policy, Agriculture
  4. India, KfW to work on $8bn renewable grid upgrade
    India, KfW to work on $8bn renewable grid upgrade 11 Aug 2014

    India will start construction on an US$8 billion project this year to upgrade its energy grid as it targets a doubling of its renewable power capacity by 2022

    Asia, Europe, Policy, Sustainable Energy
  5. Boeing lead development of new biofuel from tobacco
    Boeing lead development of new biofuel from tobacco 8 Aug 2014

    Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG will develop sustainable aviation biofuel from a new type of tobacco plant as part of a new collaboration announced this week

    Africa, Technology & Innovation, Transport, Carbon Reduction
  6. EIB, Eksom agree €75m loan for 100 MW South Africa solar plant
    EIB, Eksom agree €75m loan for 100 MW South Africa solar plant 7 Aug 2014

    The EIB and South African utility company Eksom have agreed a new €75 million (R1.1 billion) finance contract to support Eskom’s 100MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa

    Africa, Europe, Finance, Sustainable Energy
  7. New legislation in China to boost rooftop solar panels
    New legislation in China to boost rooftop solar panels 7 Aug 2014

    The government in China will announce new legislation that will encourage the growth of rooftop solar panels on commercial rooftops

    Asia, Technology & Innovation, Policy, Sustainable Energy
  8. Floating 5-star Krystall Hotel in Norway to set new sustainable building milestone
    Floating 5-star Krystall Hotel in Norway to set new sustainable building milestone 7 Aug 2014

    A new landmark in the green building sector is being set in Norway where developers have begun construction on a floating 5-star hotel that will set new standards for sustainable construction

    Europe, Arctic, Technology & Innovation, Smart Cities
  9. New Asia Climate Partners set to be leading clean tech investor in the region
    New Asia Climate Partners set to be leading clean tech investor in the region 6 Aug 2014

    The clean tech sector in Asia received a boost this week as a new venture between three leading organisations was launched with the aim of becoming the regions leading investor in low carbon projects

    Asia, Finance
  10. San Francisco 49ers $1.2bn LEED Gold stadium opens in U.S.
    San Francisco 49ers $1.2bn LEED Gold stadium opens in U.S. 6 Aug 2014

    The San Francisco 49ers American football teams new Levi’s® Stadium has become the first in the U.S. to receive LEED Gold certification and is being billed as a possible turning point the countries approach to sustainability

    North America, Sustainable Energy, Smart Cities

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