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  1. Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017
    Offshore wind in Europe hit new milestone in 2017 6 Feb 2018

    According to new statistics released today by WindEurope, 2017 was a record year for offshore wind in Europe after total capacity reached 15.8 gigawatts (GW)- an impressive increase of 25 percent in just one year.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy
    First US ski resort to operate on 100 percent renewable energy 5 Feb 2018

    The famous Lake Tahoe resorts in California will be the first ski facilities in the US to operate on 100 percent renewable energy, eliminating emissions which would be a threat to the industry’s future.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Innovation In Sport,Sport
  3. Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes
    Tesla to build a virtual solar plant in South Australia using 50,000 homes 5 Feb 2018

    Aiming to be the world’s largest virtual solar plant, the state government of South Australia has partnered with Tesla to roll out a network of at least 50,000 home solar and battery systems.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Solar power will bring electricity to millions of Africans, says development bank
    Solar power will bring electricity to millions of Africans, says development bank 2 Feb 2018

    The African Development Bank is unveiling its plan to help connect 29.3 million people in the continent with electricity by 2020.

    Africa,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  5. Renewable energy remains as popular as ever in new UK poll
    Renewable energy remains as popular as ever in new UK poll 1 Feb 2018

    The latest poll from the UK government into the public’s views on energy has shown renewables outperform all other technologies.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Major shipping company tests solar for cargo ships
    Major shipping company tests solar for cargo ships 1 Feb 2018

    A new partnership between Eco Marine Power (EMP) and the Japanese ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi will test the world’s first integrated rigid sail and solar power system for ships.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. The UK’s green economy is now worth £42.6 billion
    The UK’s green economy is now worth £42.6 billion 1 Feb 2018

    The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest survey into the size and performance of the low-carbon economy this week.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. New York plans massive offshore wind expansion
    New York plans massive offshore wind expansion 30 Jan 2018

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has today released plans to massively scale-up the state’s offshore wind industry over the next decade.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. Renewables overtake coal in the EU for the first time
    Renewables overtake coal in the EU for the first time 30 Jan 2018

    Renewable technologies, covering wind, solar and biomass, have beaten coal generation for the first time in the EU, according to the latest figures for 2017.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. First biofuel flight between US and Australia used mustard seeds
    First biofuel flight between US and Australia used mustard seeds 30 Jan 2018

    Qantas Airways achieved a world-first after completing the first ever US to Australia biofuels-fuelled flight managing to reduce carbon emissions by 7 percent.

    Oceania,North America,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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