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  1. UK to give £3 million to local authorities for clean energy projects
    UK to give £3 million to local authorities for clean energy projects 13 Sep 2017

    According reports from the Guardian, during this fall, the UK Government will offer more than £3 million to support local authorities to set up clean energy initiatives.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  2. UK awarded more than 3,3GW in renewable energy projects
    UK awarded more than 3,3GW in renewable energy projects 11 Sep 2017

    On Monday, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) announced the eleven winning projects of its second Contacts for Difference (CFD) allocation round, totalling more than 3,3GW of renewable energy projects.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Netherlands' new administration to appoint Minister of Climate Affairs for the first time
    Netherlands' new administration to appoint Minister of Climate Affairs for the first time 11 Sep 2017

    The newly elected Dutch administration will reportedly expand its Ministerial chairs, and the expansion will include a Minister of Climate Affairs, - a first for the Dutch governmental configuration up until now.

    Europe,Policy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Scotland to phase out diesel cars sales by 2032
    Scotland to phase out diesel cars sales by 2032 6 Sep 2017

    On Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced its pledge to phase out new diesel and petrol cars sales by 2032- eight years ahead of the UK plan.

    Europe,Policy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Santa Fe joins the movement of US cities committing to 100% renewable energy
    Santa Fe joins the movement of US cities committing to 100% renewable energy 5 Sep 2017

    Last week, Santa Fe’s City Council adopted Mayor Javier Gonzales’ resolution to develop a feasibility study on how the city can meet the 100 percent renewable electricity goal by 2025.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Oxford to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations, turning the city into a ‘living lab’
    Oxford to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations, turning the city into a ‘living lab’ 1 Sep 2017

    Oxford City Council announced the launching of the Go Ultra Low Oxford (GULO) programme, aiming to install 100 electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s residential streets to help the deployment of electric vehicles.

    Europe,Finance,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. South Korea announced major shift towards clean energy
    South Korea announced major shift towards clean energy 31 Aug 2017

    In a recent gathering in Sejong, The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy outlined its new policy goals to focus on clean energy production, as part of President Moon Jae-in's nuclear phase out pledge.

    Asia,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives
    Dubai announced the construction of 500km new bicycle lanes and other smart-city initiatives 31 Aug 2017

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai approved the construction of 500km of new bicycle lanes as part of air pollution mitigation efforts.

    Middle East,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. New Jersey Congressman develops legislation to secure transition of fossil-fuel industry workers
    New Jersey Congressman develops legislation to secure transition of fossil-fuel industry workers 31 Aug 2017

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr announced his plans to create strong legislation able to secure the transition of workers employed by the fossil-fuel industry towards clean energy jobs.

    North America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects
    South Australia calls for “the next generation” of renewable energy and energy storage projects 30 Aug 2017

    South Australia is calling for tenders from companies interested in investing in firming renewable energy, bulk energy storage and bioenergy projects having the opportunity to receive support from the $150m Renewable Technology Fund through grants and other financing tools.

    Oceania,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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