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  1. New battery storage projects spark to life in the UK
    New battery storage projects spark to life in the UK 9 Jan 2018

    Two battery storage sites have been unveiled in the UK, which represent the largest such projects to be connected to the electricity grid.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Wind energy hits new record in Denmark
    Wind energy hits new record in Denmark 8 Jan 2018

    New energy statistics have been published revealing that in 2017 wind turbines delivered the equivalent of 43.6 percent of Denmark’s total electricity consumption, hitting a new milestone for the clean energy transition in the country.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. New plans to create a ‘Northern Forest’ in England
    New plans to create a ‘Northern Forest’ in England 8 Jan 2018

    The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has announced plans to create a new 120 mile stretch of forest in the north of England.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. All of the UK’s remaining coal plants will shut down by 2025
    All of the UK’s remaining coal plants will shut down by 2025 5 Jan 2018

    The British government has published its long-awaited plans for how it will implement its ambitious coal phase-out plan by 2025.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. 25% drop in the carbon footprint of Scottish households
    25% drop in the carbon footprint of Scottish households 5 Jan 2018

    New analysis from WWF Scotland has revealed that the carbon footprint of households in Scotland has fallen by an average of 25% since Scotland’s Climate Change Act was passed in 2009.

    Europe,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. MPs in the UK ask for a “latte levy” on takeaway coffee cups
    MPs in the UK ask for a “latte levy” on takeaway coffee cups 5 Jan 2018

    The Environmental Audit Committee has called the British government to introduce a 25p levy on single-use takeaway coffee cups and have urged for the need for all the cups to be recycled by 2023.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Norway achieves its transport emissions target three years early
    Norway achieves its transport emissions target three years early 4 Jan 2018

    More than half the new cars sold in Norway last year were electric or hybrid, which has led to the country already reaching its transportation emissions target initially set for 2020.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Sportswear company makes cycling clothes out of plastic bottles
    Sportswear company makes cycling clothes out of plastic bottles 3 Jan 2018

    GRN Sportwear, a Bristol-based company committed to the production of sustainable sports clothing, is giving plastic waste a second life.

    Europe,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  9. Norway tests auto-dimming street lights to reduce energy consumption
    Norway tests auto-dimming street lights to reduce energy consumption 3 Jan 2018

    Norway is testing new lighting technology in a bid to reduce the amount of energy it uses on remote and less-travelled roads in the country.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Italy releases public policy declaration on the circular economy
    Italy releases public policy declaration on the circular economy 3 Jan 2018

    The Italian government has recently published a strategic paper on the promotion of a circular economy in the country, outlining its commitment to the efficient use of resources paired with support for sustainable consumption practices.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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