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  1. Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia
    Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia 20 Oct 2017

    The first utility-scale clean energy project, combining solar and wind power with storage will be built by Vestas and Tesla and will be located in Flinders Shire, in north-central Queensland.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US
    Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US 19 Oct 2017

    Former Mayor of New York City, billionaire, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; one day after President Donald Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland
    The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland 18 Oct 2017

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon inaugurated the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, another first for the Scottish dynamic offshore wind potential.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm
    Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm 17 Oct 2017

    Vattenfall, the Swedish power company that develops the 1.8GW giant offshore wind project announced the details of the progress being made in the mega-project, aimed to power more than 1.3 million UK households.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans
    About 1400 multinational companies now factor carbon price into business plans 16 Oct 2017

    According to CDP, a global non-profit environmental disclosure platform, the number of companies that now factor an internal carbon price into their business plans has increased eight times since 2014 because they understand that carbon risk management is a business imperative.

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030
    Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030 13 Oct 2017

    According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone
    Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone 13 Oct 2017

    Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation
    IMF report urges rich nations to help low-income countries with climate adaptation 11 Oct 2017

    The International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook report, where it dedicated one complete chapter making the case for the unequal consequences of climate change that low-income countries will have to bear, urging rich countries to contribute more toward both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

    Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan 11 Oct 2017

    President Trump administration’s move to abolish the Clean Power Plan has provoked multiple reactions from States, businesses and environmental groups questioning the rationality of the decision from both moral and economic perspective.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  10. BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry
    BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry 11 Oct 2017

    The French banking giant, BNP Paribas, announced its new global financing policy stating that it will stop financing companies whose main activities are in the shale and tar sands oil industry, as part of its plan to accelerate its support of the energy transition and tackle climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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