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  1. Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era
    Netherlands, Canada and the UK lead the phase-out of the coal era 13 Oct 2017

    This last week has seen three country announcements for major plans to phase out energy generation facilities fuelled by coal, with Netherlands announcing the decommissioning of all coal power plants by 2030 and UK and Canada announcing they will champion a global alliance on the transition from coal during the upcoming COP23.

    Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  2. Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030
    Paris plans to ban all petrol and diesel fuelled cars by 2030 13 Oct 2017

    According to Reuters, the Paris City Hall announced on Thursday that it plans to introduce a petrol and diesel phase-out plan in Paris by 2030, as a way to tackle significantly high levels of air pollution.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone
    Oxford to set up world’s first zero emissions zone 13 Oct 2017

    Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have jointly proposed the establishment of a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford City by banning petrol and diesel vehicles ban from parts of the city centre.

    Europe,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. 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
  5. Scotland launched £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund
    Scotland launched £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund 10 Oct 2017

    The Scottish Government announced on Tuesday the establishment of a new £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, to help future-proof the Scottish energy sector.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Italian olive oil firm turns oil leftovers into biofuels
    Italian olive oil firm turns oil leftovers into biofuels 10 Oct 2017

    EniSpa, a giant Italian olive oil firm, has collaborated with Friggi Oil Service, a collection of vegetable oils leftover company, to turn used oil from restaurants into biofuels.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. 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
  8. Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks
    Norway to study shift from oil due to climate risks 6 Oct 2017

    Norway, Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, is set to reduce dependency on oil and gas exports due to loss of value of oil and gas amid climate change mitigation efforts and increased value of clean energy technologies.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. 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
  10. 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

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