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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Chocolate giant Mars announced its $1 billion ‘Sustainability in a Generation’ climate change plan
    Chocolate giant Mars announced its $1 billion ‘Sustainability in a Generation’ climate change plan 7 Sep 2017

    Mars announced the roll out of a $1 billion investment to help cut greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 67% by 2050.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland
    Japan combines agriculture with solar power generation to revive unexploited farmland 7 Sep 2017

    Sustainergy, a Tokyo-based renewable-energy start-up has partnered with Hitachi Capital and manufacturer Daiwa House Industry to deploy a new ‘solar-sharing’ business model, where Japanese farmers will be encouraged to make use of unexploited farms to produce mushrooms, while solar PVs will feed the operations and sell electricity to the grid at the same time.

    Asia,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  8. The Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative partners with the Microinsurance Network
    The Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative partners with the Microinsurance Network 5 Sep 2017

    UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI), the largest collaboration between the United Nations and the insurance industry, announced its partnership with the Microinsurance Network, a global multi-stakeholder platform for the international microinsurance community of experts and institutions.

    Worldwide,Finance,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  9. £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales
    £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants was launched in England and Wales 4 Sep 2017

    A solar programme which aims to install rooftop solar panels for social housing tenants across England and Wales was officially launched after Duch Maas Capital invested £160 million in the initiative.

    Europe,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  10. Plans for Sahara to export solar power to Europe revive
    Plans for Sahara to export solar power to Europe revive 4 Sep 2017

    TuNur Ltd filed a request in the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for the authorisation of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe.

    Africa,Europe,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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