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  1. Mercedes-Benz Stadium receives the first Platinum LEED sustainability certificate
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium receives the first Platinum LEED sustainability certificate 21 Nov 2017

    The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, USA has become the first professional sports stadium to receive a platinum ‘LEED’ certification after incorporating impressive sustainability features into the venue’s design.

    North America,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  2. Facebook revives Nebraskan wind farm to power new data centre
    Facebook revives Nebraskan wind farm to power new data centre 20 Nov 2017

    Facebook’s growing power needs has helped revive a once-abandoned 320 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Nebraska. The company’s new data centre in the state led to the search for clean power sources, and demonstrates how big corporations can boost demand for renewable projects.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23
    Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23 17 Nov 2017

    During climate talks in Bonn, Canada and the UK along with the Marshall Islands have launched the “Powering Past Coal” alliance inviting governmental entities from around the world to phase out dirty coal power plants.

    Europe,North America,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Microsoft pledges to reduce carbon emissions from operations by 75% by 2030
    Microsoft pledges to reduce carbon emissions from operations by 75% by 2030 16 Nov 2017

    The multinational technology giant has announced its renewed commitment to climate change action and has committed to cut its operational carbon emissions by 75 percent by 2030 in comparison to 2013 levels.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels
    An increasing number of insurance companies divest from fossil fuels 15 Nov 2017

    According to a new report, approximately $20 billion of assets around the world have shifted away from coal operations due to concerns over climate risks.

    Europe,North America,Finance,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23
    ‘We are Still in Coalition’ launched the America’s Pledge report during COP23 14 Nov 2017

    During COP23 in Bonn, America’s Pledge presented the official report on US climate action, analysing how US states, cities, businesses, citizens, and universities can support the Paris Agreement even without federal action.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  7. Political leaders make the case for stronger action on climate
    Political leaders make the case for stronger action on climate 13 Nov 2017

    During the first day of the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum, international energy and environment ministers have urged the global community to act faster and stronger to make the transition to a low-carbon economy.

    Europe,North America,Worldwide,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  8. Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket
    Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket 10 Nov 2017

    National Grid, Nantucket’s grid operator, has announced the installation of 200 of Tesla’s unique ‘Powerpack' battery systems to the island in order to reduce reliance on backup diesel generators and add capacity.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US
    Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US 9 Nov 2017

    Siemens has launched a one-mile zero emission eHighway pilot project in California which supplies trucks with electric power.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025
    Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025 8 Nov 2017

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has published a new report where it argues that building 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage by 2025 could save the US more than $4 billion.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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