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  1. 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
  2. BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry
    BNP Paribas pledges to stop financing the oil & gas industry 11 Oct 2017

    The French banking giant, BNP Paribas, announced its new global financing policy stating that it will stop financing companies whose main activities are in the shale and tar sands oil industry, as part of its plan to accelerate its support of the energy transition and tackle climate change.

    Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs
    Wind energy provided 206% of Scotland’s entire electricity needs 9 Oct 2017

    WWF Scotland analysed wind power data provided by Weather Energy and found that wind turbines provided 86,467MWh to the national grid on 2 October, more than double the country’s total daily electricity needs.

    Europe,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects
    The Green Climate Fund allocates $110 million to Kazakhstan for clean energy projects 9 Oct 2017

    The Kazakh Energy Ministry reported that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved $110 million in funding for renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    Asia,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. New IEA report reveals that solar has been the fastest growing source of new energy
    New IEA report reveals that solar has been the fastest growing source of new energy 6 Oct 2017

    On 4 October, The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual report on the developments of renewables worldwide, revealing that although it had underestimated the speed at which solar would expand in the past, it has become the fastest growing source of new energy in 2016.

    Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar
    Tesla willing to restore Puerto Rico’s electricity system with solar 6 Oct 2017

    After Hurricane Maria hit the island, there has been increased interest in the potential of renewable energies in Puerto Rico, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeting on Thursday that the company can transform the energy supply of the island with the power of solar.

    North America,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,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. Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment
    Catholic Church to announce major fossil fuel divestment 3 Oct 2017

    A group of about 40 Catholic institutions will announce tomorrow a record divestment from fossil fuels.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Investment Forum

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