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  1. Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal
    Renewables will allow access to electricity to more people than coal 23 Oct 2017

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new “Energy Access Outlook: From Poverty to Prosperity” report stating that the role of coal in the pathway to universal electricity access is declining “dramatically” in comparison to the past.

    Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Energy
  2. Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax
    Four major UK power firms urge for extension of the carbon tax 23 Oct 2017

    Drax (DRX.L), SSE (SSE.L), VPI Immingham and InterGen wrote a letter to the British Chancellor Philip Hammond asking for more clarity on what the future of the carbon tax will be during the 2020s.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing
    EBRD set a new milestone in renewable energy financing 20 Oct 2017

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) broke a record in the Bank’s history in financing clean energy projects, financing well over 1GW of new renewable capacity in 2017.

    Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  4. Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia
    Vestas and Tesla are building the first utility-scale hybrid project with storage in Australia 20 Oct 2017

    The first utility-scale clean energy project, combining solar and wind power with storage will be built by Vestas and Tesla and will be located in Flinders Shire, in north-central Queensland.

    Oceania,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution
    China leads the way to the global renewable energy revolution 20 Oct 2017

    According to a newly published report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar is boosting the growth of renewables in global capacity, with China leading the way as the dominant global player.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US
    Michael Bloomberg donates $64 million to anti-coal campaign in US 19 Oct 2017

    Former Mayor of New York City, billionaire, and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has announced a new commitment of $64 million to support Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign; one day after President Donald Trump repealed the Clean Power Plan.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran
    Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran 19 Oct 2017

    Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

    Middle East,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland
    The world’s first floating wind farm commissioned in Scotland 18 Oct 2017

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon inaugurated the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, another first for the Scottish dynamic offshore wind potential.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia
    EBRD is financing the biggest wind farm in Serbia 18 Oct 2017

    Serbia’s 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm will receive €215 million in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), as announced on Tuesday through a press release.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm
    Progress on the 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm 17 Oct 2017

    Vattenfall, the Swedish power company that develops the 1.8GW giant offshore wind project announced the details of the progress being made in the mega-project, aimed to power more than 1.3 million UK households.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum

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