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  1. Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters
    Japanese cities move towards distributed energy systems to power-proof from natural disasters 20 Sep 2017

    According to a research conducted by Reuters in the city of Higashi Matsushima, a ‘silent’ revolution has been happening in Japan in the wake of the 2011 fatal earthquake and tsunami, with more and more municipalities setting up distributed energy systems to reduce reliance on the main grid, and secure electricity supply during natural disasters.

    Asia,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. San Miguel to cease plastic bottled water business
    San Miguel to cease plastic bottled water business 19 Sep 2017

    Asian beverage giant San Miguel Corporation announced that it will soon discontinue its bottled water business, as part of its strategy to limit plastic waste and pursue a more sustainable business model.

    Asia,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland
    Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland 7 Sep 2017

    Sustainergy, a Tokyo-based renewable-energy start-up has partnered with Hitachi Capital and manufacturer Daiwa House Industry to deploy a new ‘solar-sharing’ business model, where Japanese farmers will be encouraged to make use of unexploited farms to produce mushrooms, while solar PVs will feed the operations and sell electricity to the grid at the same time.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. South Korea announced major shift towards clean energy
    South Korea announced major shift towards clean energy 31 Aug 2017

    In a recent gathering in Sejong, The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy outlined its new policy goals to focus on clean energy production, as part of President Moon Jae-in's nuclear phase out pledge.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Audi aims to create the first electric vehicles with embedded solar rooftop
    Audi aims to create the first electric vehicles with embedded solar rooftop 29 Aug 2017

    German automobile manufacturer, Audi is working with China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group towards inventing a way to integrate solar cells into panoramic glass roofs to be embedded in a series of future Audi electric vehicles.

    Asia,Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. BMW focuses on sustainable production
    BMW focuses on sustainable production 22 Aug 2017

    BMW Group production facilities utilize a variety of methods to achieve an ambitious goal: using exclusively renewable energy in the production of premium vehicles around the world. In South Africa, BMW Plant Rosslyn even uses some four-legged friends to produce energy.

    Africa,Asia,Editor's Picks,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,COP 23
  7. Sri Lanka to achieve 100% renewables by 2050
    Sri Lanka to achieve 100% renewables by 2050 17 Aug 2017

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) just released a joint report called Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector—100 percent Electricity Generation through Renewable Energy by 2050.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 22,COP 23
  8. China is about to launch the biggest national Carbon Trading Scheme in the world
    China is about to launch the biggest national Carbon Trading Scheme in the world 3 Aug 2017

    China aims to become a global leader in climate action by setting up the biggest Carbon Trading Scheme (CTS) worldwide as an attempt to meet 2030 peak emissions target.

    Asia,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  9. China plans another 100 panda solar power plants worldwide
    China plans another 100 panda solar power plants worldwide 1 Aug 2017

    Panda Green Energy Group is in talks with Canada, Australia, Germany and Italy to launch more panda-shaped power stations.

    Asia,Worldwide,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air
    China to refuse foreign waste in a bid for cleaner air 20 Jul 2017

    China continues to demonstrate its growing commitment to sustainability. On July 18th, the Asian nation announced to the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it would no longer be importing foreign garbage shipments.

    Asia,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction

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