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  1. Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels
    Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels 17 Nov 2017

    Scientists have discovered that the way butterfly wings absorb sunlight could offer engineering insights on how to improve the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules.

    Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn
    The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn 16 Nov 2017

    On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

    Europe,Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  3. Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action
    Bertrand Piccard talks about the true power of innovation for climate action 14 Nov 2017

    The visionary innovator who flew 40,000 km in a solar-fuelled plane urged companies to pursue revolutionary ideas as the only way to truly achieve a paradigm shift and fight climate change.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  4. Climate Action publication launched in Bonn
    Climate Action publication launched in Bonn 13 Nov 2017

    On Monday, the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication was launched, where the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policymakers provide detailed insights on the pathway to a low-carbon economy.

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  5. Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket
    Tesla to replace backup diesel generators with 200 battery systems on the US island of Nantucket 10 Nov 2017

    National Grid, Nantucket’s grid operator, has announced the installation of 200 of Tesla’s unique ‘Powerpack' battery systems to the island in order to reduce reliance on backup diesel generators and add capacity.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  6. Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US
    Siemens launches the first eHighway demonstration in the US 9 Nov 2017

    Siemens has launched a one-mile zero emission eHighway pilot project in California which supplies trucks with electric power.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  7. Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025
    Battery storage could save the US $4 billion by 2025 8 Nov 2017

    The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has published a new report where it argues that building 35 gigawatts (GW) of new energy storage by 2025 could save the US more than $4 billion.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  8. France and China to study ocean-based climate change
    France and China to study ocean-based climate change 6 Nov 2017

    The space agencies of France and China have joined forces to put a new satellite into orbit to improve the prediction of ocean storms and cyclones and create more informed climate models.

    Asia,Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. General Electric to open renewable energy technology hub in Southampton
    General Electric to open renewable energy technology hub in Southampton 12 Oct 2017

    Global energy giant General Electric is planning on opening a new research, design and development hub for renewable technology in Southampton.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  10. 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

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