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  1. Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets
    Australian Victoria to become the first State to legally bind its renewable energy targets 24 Aug 2017

    Victoria’s State Parliament introduced a legislative package to legally secure its renewable energy targets and send a clear message to markets.

    Oceania,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,Sport,COP 23
  2. South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal
    South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal 14 Aug 2017

    The state government of South Australia has contracted a new solar thermal power plant with SolarReserve in Port Augusta to power its facilities.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. 35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions
    35 Australian local governments pledge to reduce emissions 19 Jul 2017

    Thirty-five Australian local councils have now committed to develop green and climate-resilient communities, switching to renewables and building green transport infrastructure

    Oceania,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Tasmania expands wind generating capacity with new projects
    Tasmania expands wind generating capacity with new projects 16 Jun 2017

    Leading worldwide renewable developer, UPC Renewables, has announced plans to construct two wind energy projects in the northwest of Tasmania, which will have a total capacity of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW)

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy
  5. New Electric Vehicle Council to encourage use of EVs in Australia
    New Electric Vehicle Council to encourage use of EVs in Australia 31 May 2017

    Businesses and policymakers have come together to stimulate Australia’s electric vehicle (EV) market, including the launch of a new national body, research grants, and private sector investment

    Oceania,Transport,Carbon Reduction
  6. 2016 was a record-breaking year for renewables in Australia
    2016 was a record-breaking year for renewables in Australia 30 May 2017

    Renewable energy sources provided a record share of Australia’s power mix last year, due to record rainfall and the completion of new wind and solar projects, according to a new report

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  7. Australia invests $20 million in solar PV research and development
    Australia invests $20 million in solar PV research and development 23 May 2017

    The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will commit AUS$20 million towards the research and development of solar PV, in a bid to make solar more affordable, efficient, and competitive

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  8. Green finance & climate resilience among Fiji’s top priorities for COP23
    Green finance & climate resilience among Fiji’s top priorities for COP23 19 May 2017

    Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced that green finance and climate resilience are among the top priorities for this year’s COP23 climate talks in Bonn

    Oceania,Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  9. $890m EU package to help 79 developing nations combat climate change
    $890m EU package to help 79 developing nations combat climate change 18 May 2017

    The European Union (EU) will support 79 developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) with a €8 million ($891m) to implement a global deal to combat climate change

    Africa,Oceania,Europe,North America,South America,Finance,COP 23
  10. Renewables receive record investment in Australia
    Renewables receive record investment in Australia 11 May 2017

    Renewable energy investment reached a record high in Australia last year, according to a new report issued by the Clean Energy Regulator

    Oceania,Finance,Sustainable Energy,COP 23

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OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

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