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  1. California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment
    California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment 1 Aug 2017

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over 10 years in Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to electric vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. Alphabet creates an energy storage system with the use of salt
    Alphabet creates an energy storage system with the use of salt 1 Aug 2017

    The American multinational giant Alphabet is developing an innovative storage technology solution for renewable energy using salt and antifreeze.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  3. Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch
    Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch 28 Jul 2017

    Panasonic set up plant to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. USA’s largest onshore wind farm is under construction
    USA’s largest onshore wind farm is under construction 28 Jul 2017

    North American renewable energy company, Invenergy, and General Electric Renewable Energy, have begun construction on what will be the USA’s largest onshore wind farm, of 2 GW.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  5. The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled
    The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled 28 Jul 2017

    The New York- based EV startup, Bollinger Motors, presented the B1 – the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses
    South Miami makes solar PV panels mandatory for new houses 27 Jul 2017

    A new law requiring all new homes built in the city to have solar panels, making South Miami the first city outside California to support such an initiative.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  7. Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new US climate action plan
    Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new US climate action plan 13 Jul 2017

    Governor of California Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday the launch of the America’s Pledge, which will allow US states, cities and businesses to stay aligned with the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Policy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  8. City of Edmonds becomes 1st in Washington to commit to 100% renewables
    City of Edmonds becomes 1st in Washington to commit to 100% renewables 3 Jul 2017

    The city of Edmonds in Washington has committed to a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 per cent clean and renewable energy by 2025

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,COP 23
  9. New York to establish energy storage target
    New York to establish energy storage target 28 Jun 2017

    The New York State Legislature has recently approved a bill to establish an energy storage deployment programme, which will include an energy storage target for 2030

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  10. US mayors back plan for cities to go 100% renewable
    US mayors back plan for cities to go 100% renewable 27 Jun 2017

    A bipartisan coalition of US mayors has unanimously supported an ambitious plan that would see cities across the country transition to 100 per cent renewable energy within two decades

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23

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