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  1. Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020
    Qantas Airways to operate biofuel flight from LA to Melbourne by 2020 16 Oct 2017

    Last Friday, Australian based Qantas Airways announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuel from 2020 onwards.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan
    Reactions to Trump’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan 11 Oct 2017

    President Trump administration’s move to abolish the Clean Power Plan has provoked multiple reactions from States, businesses and environmental groups questioning the rationality of the decision from both moral and economic perspective.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  3. U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan
    U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced to repeal the Clean Power Plan 10 Oct 2017

    On Monday, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it will officially abolish the Clean Power Plan, a landmark achievement of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster the clean energy transition in the US.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar
    Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar 6 Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Federal judge orders Trump administration to reinstate methane emissions restricting regulation
    Federal judge orders Trump administration to reinstate methane emissions restricting regulation 5 Oct 2017

    A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) to reintroduce a regulation imposed by the Obama administration aimed at restricting methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies
    US to invest $15 million to solar desalination technologies 29 Sep 2017

    The US Department of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would allocate new funding sources to develop solar desalination technologies that will enable the recovery of freshwater from otherwise unusable water resources, while reducing operational costs.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market
    Ontario entered California’s and Quebec’s joint carbon market 25 Sep 2017

    On Friday, Ontario signed an agreement with California to enter its joint carbon cap and trade market with Quebec, from 1st January 2018.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York
    Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York 22 Sep 2017

    On Tuesday 19 September, Climate Action, in official partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, held the second Sustainable Investment Forum 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square in New York during Climate Week NYC.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. UN Secretary General to help reshape the global financial system in order to deliver the SDGs
    UN Secretary General to help reshape the global financial system in order to deliver the SDGs 20 Sep 2017

    During a special event held at the UN Headquarters in New York in the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the UN Secretary General António Guterres underlined the role that the UN should play during the transformation of the global financial system, if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be met.

    North America,Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. US Governors pledge to work with the international community on climate change
    US Governors pledge to work with the international community on climate change 19 Sep 2017

    US Governors are reported to have a more visible than usual activity during this year’s United Nations General Assembly, taking place this week in New York City, aiming to persuade the international community that States will keep their commitment to the Paris goals.

    North America,Policy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23

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