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  1. Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry
    Australian steelworks aims to unite renewable energy with heavy industry 31 Oct 2017

    Whyalla Steelworks, a major steel and rail manufacturer based in South Australia, has announced the development of 1GW renewable energy projects to power its energy intensive operations, including solar, battery storage and pumped hydro.

    Oceania,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience
    Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience 30 Oct 2017

    Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to finance climate mitigation and adaptation projects.

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  3. Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan
    Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan 30 Oct 2017

    On Friday, Manitoba’s Government published its proposed Climate and Green Plan outlining its 2018-2022 strategy to fight climate change, including a contentious carbon pricing policy at $25 per tonne.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean
    Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean 30 Oct 2017

    The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson aims to lead the post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean islands, possibly including debt relief negotiation efforts led by the International Monetary Fund.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Dubai Green Fund raised $650 million for investment in sustainability projects
    Dubai Green Fund raised $650 million for investment in sustainability projects 25 Oct 2017

    During the opening keynote at the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) taking place in Dubai, Dubai’s Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced that through its Dubai Green Fund, it has already secured more than $650 million for green projects.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles
    London activates the £10 Emissions Surcharge fee for old petrol and diesel vehicles 24 Oct 2017

    As of Monday, old petrol and diesel vehicles that want to drive in central London will have to meet minimum emission standards or they will have to pay an extra daily charge of £10, in addition to the £11.5 Congestion Charge which was introduced in 2013.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax
    Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax 23 Oct 2017

    Drax (DRX.L), SSE (SSE.L), VPI Immingham and InterGen wrote a letter to the British Chancellor Philip Hammond asking for more clarity on what the future of the carbon tax will be during the 2020s.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing
    EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing 20 Oct 2017

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) broke a record in the Bank’s history in financing clean energy projects, financing well over 1GW of new renewable capacity in 2017.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US
    Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US 19 Oct 2017

    Former Mayor of New York City, billionaire, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; one day after President Donald Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran
    Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran 19 Oct 2017

    Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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