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  1. Scotland announces new ambitious energy targets for 2030
    Scotland announces new ambitious energy targets for 2030 22 Dec 2017

    The Scottish government has published its new Energy Strategy pledging that 50 percent of all Scotland’s energy needs, including heat, transport, and electricity will be met with renewables by 2030.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Should supermarkets and drink companies pay for plastic recycling?
    Should supermarkets and drink companies pay for plastic recycling? 22 Dec 2017

    The Environmental Audit Committee in the UK has issued a report suggesting the adoption of the ‘polluter pays’ principle forcing retailers and drink firms to pay for the recycling of the plastic waste they create.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Germany to break new record in renewable energy production
    Germany to break new record in renewable energy production 21 Dec 2017

    New data has shown that renewable energy has provided one-third of Germany’s electricity this year, with wind energy becoming the third largest electricity source surpassing natural gas and nuclear energy.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. UK and EU take further steps to improve energy efficiency
    UK and EU take further steps to improve energy efficiency 20 Dec 2017

    On Tuesday, the European Union approved energy standards for all-new public buildings within the 28 countries.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. France to outlaw oil and gas exploration by 2040
    France to outlaw oil and gas exploration by 2040 20 Dec 2017

    France has taken another bold step towards combatting climate change by passing legislation to end all oil and gas exploration and production by 2040. It will also ensure that no new exploration permits are granted within French territories from now.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. UK environmental coalition calls for stronger measures to cut plastic waste
    UK environmental coalition calls for stronger measures to cut plastic waste 20 Dec 2017

    A coalition of charities, which includes the National Trust, Friends of the Earth, the RSPCA, WWF, and The Wildlife Trusts is calling for businesses and the UK’s four nations to tackle the issue of plastic pollution head on.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Scotland’s electric vehicles spark to life – 43% rise in one year
    Scotland’s electric vehicles spark to life – 43% rise in one year 19 Dec 2017

    Scotland has seen a dramatic rise in the use of electric vehicles, with charging sessions increasing by 43 percent in the past year and 5,947 percent since 2013.

    Europe,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. BP invests in the largest solar development company in Europe
    BP invests in the largest solar development company in Europe 18 Dec 2017

    British Petroleum is set to invest $200 million to acquire 43 percent of Lightsource, the largest solar power project developer in Europe, as a way to diversify its business portfolio away from fossil fuels.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. EBRD partners with global city mayors to scale up green urban financing
    EBRD partners with global city mayors to scale up green urban financing 13 Dec 2017

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has partnered with city mayors from all over the world to mobilise more than $1.5 billion in urban investment to help combat climate change.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. BNP Paribas and the Gates Foundation fund climate adaptation research for Africa
    BNP Paribas and the Gates Foundation fund climate adaptation research for Africa 13 Dec 2017

    The BNP Paribas Foundation has partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to launch the One Planet Fellowship programme aiming to deliver much-needed research on climate adaptation in Africa.

    Africa,Europe,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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