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  1. Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs
    Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs 9 Oct 2017

    WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by Weather Energy and found that wind turbines provided 86,467MWh to the national grid on 2 October, more than double the country’s total daily electricity needs.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks
    Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks 6 Oct 2017

    Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, is set to reduce dependency on oil and gas exports due to loss of value of oil and gas amid climate change mitigation efforts and increased value of clean energy technologies.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains
    Asda and Co-op retailers launched joint initiative to track sustainability in their supply chains 5 Oct 2017

    Asda and the Co-op will collaborate to align the sustainability data from their mutual suppliers to sparkle efficiency in the sustainability monitoring of their supply chains.

    Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Accelerating the Energy Transition Panel
    Accelerating the Energy Transition Panel 3 Oct 2017

    The energy sector is considered one of the most carbon-intensive ones, with 70% of global GHG emissions coming straight from fossil fuel combustion for heat and power. The energy transition is in the heart of climate change mitigation efforts all around the world, with the international community working with one accord towards solving the energy puzzle.

    Europe,Worldwide,Premium,Editor's Picks,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. Solar job vacancies increase by 11 times the UK average
    Solar job vacancies increase by 11 times the UK average 29 Sep 2017

    JobLift, a meta search job seeking engine, realised an analysis of the green jobs market in the UK and the renewable energy sub-sectors over the past twelve months, and although it noted a slow but stable increase of 1 percent in green job vacancies, it detected some interesting facts about the sector overall.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. EU launches first tool to link building sustainability performance with circular economy
    EU launches first tool to link building sustainability performance with circular economy 28 Sep 2017

    On Thursday, the European Commission launched the pilot phase of a new EU-wide framework for sustainable buildings called ‘Level(s), an assessment framework aiming to transform the building sector.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030
    Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030 28 Sep 2017

    On Wednesday, Wales announced its new energy generation targets pledging that within thirteen years, 70 percent of its electricity needs will be satisfied from renewable energy sources.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018
    Johnson Matthey will invest £200 million in battery storage technology in 2018 27 Sep 2017

    The British multinational giant Johnson Matthey announced that it will make an initial investment of £200 million in 2018 in the wake of the anticipated rapid growth of the electric vehicle market in the years to come.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. EasyJet announced strategic partnership to develop electric planes
    EasyJet announced strategic partnership to develop electric planes 27 Sep 2017

    On Wednesday, the UK-based low cost air company announced that it partnered with Wright Electric planning to develop its first commercial electric plane within the next decade.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage
    The UK commissioned its first subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage 26 Sep 2017

    The first solar power plant in the UK to operate without any kind of government subsidy will be commissioned on Tuesday, sparking excitement among renewable energy enthusiasts who describe it as a tipping point for the industry.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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