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  1. Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030
    Wales announced that 70 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030 28 Sep 2017

    On Wednesday, Wales announced its new energy generation targets pledging that within thirteen years, 70 percent of its electricity needs will be satisfied from renewable energy sources.

    Europe,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Has President Trump changed his mind on the Paris Agreement?
    Has President Trump changed his mind on the Paris Agreement? 19 Sep 2017

    During the past week, more and more media report that the US stance on the landmark climate agreement is softening, leaving wide room for interpretation that maybe the US is ready to re-negotiate its participation to the Agreement.

    North America,Policy,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  6. New York Climate Week is setting the way to COP23
    New York Climate Week is setting the way to COP23 18 Sep 2017

    The annual major gathering of international climate leaders, the Climate Week NYC, is taking place between 18-24 September paving the way for this year’s COP23, taking place in November in Bonn, where world leaders will convene to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  7. Phasing out unprofitable coal plants could save US consumers $10 billion per year
    Phasing out unprofitable coal plants could save US consumers $10 billion per year 18 Sep 2017

    The Carbon Tracker Initiative published a new report about the profitability of coal power plants in the US, suggesting that phasing out of uneconomical coal power plants could not only save $10 billion per year by 2021 for consumers, but also boost the whole country’s competitiveness.

    North America,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. Giant corporations are asking for new policies to push circular economy
    Giant corporations are asking for new policies to push circular economy 15 Sep 2017

    A newly published report from Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change reveals that corporate giants are asking policy-makers to create an inclusive and robust framework to boost a circular economy.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Canada, China and the EU co-host meeting to talk the post-US withdrawal Paris Agreement
    Canada, China and the EU co-host meeting to talk the post-US withdrawal Paris Agreement 15 Sep 2017

    Canada, China and the EU will co-host a meeting in Montreal on Saturday 16 September to discuss, for the first time, the course of the Paris Agreement implementation progress after the withdrawal of the US from the climate accord.

    North America,Worldwide,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. UK energy regulator made a breakthrough decision marking a new era for battery-storage
    UK energy regulator made a breakthrough decision marking a new era for battery-storage 14 Sep 2017

    The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) announced on Wednesday that Anesco, a UK-based renewable energy company, will be the first commercial solar farm to retain their Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy status even when the electricity generated is used to charge storage batteries.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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