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  1. Renewables set for biggest year in half a century in Australia
    Renewables set for biggest year in half a century in Australia 17 Feb 2017

    2017 will be a big year for renewables in Australia with more than 20 large-scale renewable energy projects that are either under construction or pending construction, with a newly installed capacity of over 2,250 megawatts (MW)

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  2. Leading investors appeal to G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies
    Leading investors appeal to G20 governments to end fossil fuel subsidies 17 Feb 2017

    A coalition of leading investors – with a total of $2.8 trillion in assets under management – issued a joint statement on Wednesday 15 February, calling on G20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020

    Worldwide,Finance,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill
    Massachusetts lawmakers back 100% renewable energy bill 16 Feb 2017

    Massachusetts could become the first state in America to be powered entirely by renewable energy

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  4. U.S. solar grows a record 95% in 2016
    U.S. solar grows a record 95% in 2016 16 Feb 2017

    The U.S. solar market saw its most successful year yet in 2016, installing a remarkable 14.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity – an increase of 95 per cent from 2015 figures – according to new statistics released on Wednesday 15 February

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. Shipping giant UPS to invest $18 million in solar energy
    Shipping giant UPS to invest $18 million in solar energy 15 Feb 2017

    UPS will invest around $18 million in new onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the U.S., expected to be completed by the end of the year

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Vattenfall’s 3,500 fleet to go 100% electric
    Vattenfall’s 3,500 fleet to go 100% electric 15 Feb 2017

    One of the Europe’s largest utility companies is converting its 3,500 car and light truck fleet to all electric vehicles (EVs) within the next five years

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  7. Volvo to launch its first 100% electric vehicle in 2019
    Volvo to launch its first 100% electric vehicle in 2019 14 Feb 2017

    Volvo has announced that its first all-electric vehicle is coming in 2019 with battery packs up to 100 kilowatt hours (kWh)

    Europe,Worldwide,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  8. India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050
    India could eliminate the use of coal by 2050 14 Feb 2017

    If the cost of renewable energy and storage continues to fall at current rates, India could phase out coal power completely by 2050 – significantly outperforming its commitments under the Paris Agreement

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  9. Innovative urea battery provides low-cost renewable energy storage
    Innovative urea battery provides low-cost renewable energy storage 13 Feb 2017

    Stanford engineers develop a new low-cost, high performance battery, providing a cheap storage solution for solar power

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  10. Caffè Nero to convert waste coffee into renewable fuel
    Caffè Nero to convert waste coffee into renewable fuel 13 Feb 2017

    Caffè Nero has unveiled plans to recycle coffee grounds from 122 of its London stores to make low-carbon fuel

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction

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