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  1. Phasing out unprofitable coal plants could save US consumers $10 billion per year
    Phasing out unprofitable coal plants could save US consumers $10 billion per year 18 Sep 2017

    The Carbon Tracker Initiative published a new report about the profitability of coal power plants in the US, suggesting that phasing out of uneconomical coal power plants could not only save $10 billion per year by 2021 for consumers, but also boost the whole country’s competitiveness.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Giant corporations are asking for new policies to push circular economy
    Giant corporations are asking for new policies to push circular economy 15 Sep 2017

    A newly published report from Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change reveals that corporate giants are asking policy-makers to create an inclusive and robust framework to boost a circular economy.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Selfridges to make its iconic yellow bags from used coffee cups
    Selfridges to make its iconic yellow bags from used coffee cups 15 Sep 2017

    The British chain of luxury department store recently announced that it is launching an initiative to produce their landmark yellow bags from used coffee cups in partnership with waste company Veolia and paper manufacturer James Cropper.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Canada, China and the EU co-host meeting to talk the post-US withdrawal Paris Agreement
    Canada, China and the EU co-host meeting to talk the post-US withdrawal Paris Agreement 15 Sep 2017

    Canada, China and the EU will co-host a meeting in Montreal on Saturday 16 September to discuss, for the first time, the course of the Paris Agreement implementation progress after the withdrawal of the US from the climate accord.

    North America,Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. US major corporations demonstrate commitment to clean energy despite President’s Trump policies
    US major corporations demonstrate commitment to clean energy despite President’s Trump policies 14 Sep 2017

    A survey that was conducted by the information and research platform Smart Energy Decisions in 94 major corporations and institutions suggests that the US President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement hasn’t affected their commitment to the clean energy transition.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Nestlé, Olam and Coca-Cola are the top companies in water management and disclosure of water risks
    Nestlé, Olam and Coca-Cola are the top companies in water management and disclosure of water risks 14 Sep 2017

    Non-profit investor coalition Ceres published its second Feeding Ourselves Thirsty report where it assessed forty two companies from the food, beverage and packaging sectors for their water management performance.

    Worldwide,Finance,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. UK energy regulator made a breakthrough decision marking a new era for battery-storage
    UK energy regulator made a breakthrough decision marking a new era for battery-storage 14 Sep 2017

    The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) announced on Wednesday that Anesco, a UK-based renewable energy company, will be the first commercial solar farm to retain their Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy status even when the electricity generated is used to charge storage batteries.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. London’s first plastic-free shop is now open
    London’s first plastic-free shop is now open 13 Sep 2017

    In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution and raise awareness, Bulk Market is the first package-free pop up store in Islington, in North London.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis
    Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis 13 Sep 2017

    On 8 September, the German ride-hailing service CleverShuttle launched its first hydrogen fuel cell fleet of taxis in Hamburg.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. UK to give £3 million to local authorities for clean energy projects
    UK to give £3 million to local authorities for clean energy projects 13 Sep 2017

    According reports from the Guardian, during this fall, the UK Government will offer more than £3 million to support local authorities to set up clean energy initiatives.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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