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  1. Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough
    Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough 25 Jul 2017

    A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia created the biggest perovskite solar cell so far, also setting a new efficiency record with it.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. UK to invest £246m in battery technology
    UK to invest £246m in battery technology 25 Jul 2017

    Known as ‘Faraday Challenge’, the initiative will be part of the country’s modern Industrial Strategy and aims to establish the UK as world leader in battery technology.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of the country’s electricity need 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds
    UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds 17 Jul 2017

    The UK’s first commercial geothermal power station- which would be based in the coastal town of Cornwall- is expected to go live as early as 2020, if £5m fundraising initiative succeeds.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live
    World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live 14 Jul 2017

    Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables
    Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables 11 Jul 2017

    Multinational tech company Apple recently announced plans to spend $921 million on a second renewables-powered data centre in Southern Denmark.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. G20 Summit leaders reaffirm their commitment to climate change targets
    G20 Summit leaders reaffirm their commitment to climate change targets 11 Jul 2017

    Last Saturday, leaders from around the world agreed to continue to move forward on Paris Agreement climate targets despite the US pulling out of the Agreement.

    Europe,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. CDP launches first climate impact fund rating platform
    CDP launches first climate impact fund rating platform 10 Jul 2017

    CDP’s new initiative – Climetrics – was launched on 6 July, rating private equity and exchange traded funds on their environmental impact.

    Europe,Finance,Carbon Reduction
  9. Every new Volvo car to have an electric engine by 2019
    Every new Volvo car to have an electric engine by 2019 5 Jul 2017

    Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has announced its plans to become the first traditional automotive company to completely transition from internal combustion engines to electric engines by 2019

    Europe,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  10. Germany generates record 35% of its power from renewables in 2017
    Germany generates record 35% of its power from renewables in 2017 3 Jul 2017

    In the first half of this year, Germany has increased the share of renewable energy sources in its power mix to a record 35 per cent, according to the BEE

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,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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