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  1. 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
  2. London’s first plastic-free shop is now open
    London’s first plastic-free shop is now open 13 Sep 2017

    In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution and raise awareness, Bulk Market is the first package-free pop up store in Islington, in North London.

    Europe,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis
    Hydrogen taxi service was launched in Hamburg offering up to 40% lower fares than regular taxis 13 Sep 2017

    On 8 September, the German ride-hailing service CleverShuttle launched its first hydrogen fuel cell fleet of taxis in Hamburg.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. 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
  5. Gigantic 3.24GW Tidal Lagoon Power in Cardiff secured grid connection
    Gigantic 3.24GW Tidal Lagoon Power in Cardiff secured grid connection 12 Sep 2017

    Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), the power project developer of the mega tidal project announced on Monday that it received approval to connect the 3.24GW tidal project to the national grid, changing the renewable energy landscape both in the UK and worldwide.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  6. Countries to increase financial contributions to the IPCC to cover for US’s halt of funding
    Countries to increase financial contributions to the IPCC to cover for US’s halt of funding 12 Sep 2017

    During the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting last week in Montreal, one of the pivotal issues under discussion was IPCC’s funding crisis after US announced the end of the US’s $2 million contribution, which accounted for 45 percent of the organizations funds for 2016.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Goldman Sachs purchases $300 million in loans for residential solar installations
    Goldman Sachs purchases $300 million in loans for residential solar installations 12 Sep 2017

    Goldman Sachs Bank announced a purchase commitment of $300 million from Mosaic, a leading American provider of affordable home solar financing solutions.

    North America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Uber to make London drivers use only hybrid or all-electric cars and sets up a ‘green tax' for users
    Uber to make London drivers use only hybrid or all-electric cars and sets up a ‘green tax' for users 8 Sep 2017

    In an attempt to help tackle air pollution in London, the pioneer ride-hailing company Uber announced that by 2020, all its drivers should use hybrid or fully electric cars as part of its Clean Air Plan to help mitigate air pollution levels in the UK capital.

    Europe,Finance,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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