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  1. Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai
    Tesla to build new EV factory in Shanghai 23 Oct 2017

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla Inc. reached an agreement with the Government of Shanghai to build a new manufacturing facility for electric vehicles in the city’s free trade zone, becoming the first foreign automaker to start its fully owned car production line in the country.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution
    China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution 20 Oct 2017

    According to a newly published report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar is boosting the growth of renewables in global capacity, with China leading the way as the dominant global player.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso
    Toyota embarks on electric vehicles production through new partnership with Mazda and Denso 19 Oct 2017

    Through a new partnership between Toyota, Mazda, and Denso, the three automobile companies will jointly establish a new company to develop zero-emission electric cars.

    Asia,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects
    The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects 9 Oct 2017

    The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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