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  1. Renewables set new power supply records last month in California
    Renewables set new power supply records last month in California 12 Apr 2017

    On 11 March 2017 almost half of California’s electricity was generated from solar energy for consecutive three hours- according to new federal government estimates

    North America,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  2. Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030
    Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030 12 Apr 2017

    Wind and solar energy sectors in China could receive up to 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investments from 2016 to 2030 – according to a new report released on Tuesday 11 April

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  3. Portland to go 100% renewable by 2050
    Portland to go 100% renewable by 2050 11 Apr 2017

    The city of Portland and the entire Multnomah County have committed to transitioning to 100 per cent renewable energy sources by 2050

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  4. EU on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets
    EU on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets 4 Apr 2017

    The European Union (EU) is on track to meet its target of sourcing 20 per cent of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a new report

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. The Philippines pursues renewable energy expansion
    The Philippines pursues renewable energy expansion 3 Apr 2017

    Construction has begun on the Philippines’ largest solar power project, with further interest being stimulated by foreign companies

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  6. India’s solar market to become the world’s third largest this year
    India’s solar market to become the world’s third largest this year 3 Apr 2017

    India is set to overtake Japan as the world’s third-largest solar power market in 2017, according to a Taiwanese research firm

    Asia,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  7. Japan on track to reach 35% renewables by 2030
    Japan on track to reach 35% renewables by 2030 29 Mar 2017

    With strong policy leadership, Japan can reach a 35 per cent renewable power share by 2030 – according to a new report

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  8. 25 US cities have now committed to 100% renewables
    25 US cities have now committed to 100% renewables 23 Mar 2017

    Two more cities in the U.S. have committed to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, bringing the total number of cities committing to the ambitious target to 25

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant
    Caribbean island to secure new solar energy plant 22 Mar 2017

    The government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to install a new solar energy plant on Barbuda

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. Plans for coal power plants fall nearly 50% globally in 2016
    Plans for coal power plants fall nearly 50% globally in 2016 22 Mar 2017

    2016 saw a steep decline in the number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction across the world – according to a new report

    Asia,Worldwide,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2016-17

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of the official Climate Action report for COP22, Marrakech, Morocco.

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