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  1. Royal Mail introduced its own electric postal vans
    Royal Mail introduced its own electric postal vans 24 Aug 2017

    The major UK postal service company launched a pilot initiative to test how electric vans will perform while moving mail between large depots.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Transport,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. 100% renewable energy fuelled micro-grid successfully operated in 24h test in Illinois
    100% renewable energy fuelled micro-grid successfully operated in 24h test in Illinois 23 Aug 2017

    Ameren Corporation, a Midwest-based utility and S&C Electric Company, a Chicago-based leader in smart grid solutions announced that they had successfully conducted a 24-hour islanding test at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  3. South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal
    South Australian government to be powered by solar thermal 14 Aug 2017

    The state government of South Australia has contracted a new solar thermal power plant with SolarReserve in Port Augusta to power its facilities.

    Oceania,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. Hawaii launched construction of its first public hydrogen vehicle fuelling station
    Hawaii launched construction of its first public hydrogen vehicle fuelling station 4 Aug 2017

    With a ground-breaking ceremony, Hawaii started the construction of its first public fuelling station for hydrogen vehicles, enabling the state to start selling hydrogen-fuelled cars by 2018.

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  5. Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind
    Scotland continues R&D investment to cut down costs for offshore wind 4 Aug 2017

    The Scottish Government announced a further £1.5m in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) department mainly aiming to reduce costs in the offshore wind industry and explore further wind offshore opportunities for the country.

    Europe,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum,COP 23
  6. California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment
    California Regulators approve first phase of $800 million Volkswagen Zero-Emission Cars Investment 1 Aug 2017

    The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the first of four plans by VW to invest $800 million over 10 years in Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, public outreach, and access to electric vehicles for residents of disadvantaged communities.

    North America,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Smart Cities,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  7. Alphabet creates an energy storage system with the use of salt
    Alphabet creates an energy storage system with the use of salt 1 Aug 2017

    The American multinational giant Alphabet is developing an innovative storage technology solution for renewable energy using salt and antifreeze.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,COP 23
  8. Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch
    Panasonic to build the first carbon-free city from scratch 28 Jul 2017

    Panasonic set up plant to attract different entrepreneurs to set up a power system relying mainly on solar energy, a king-sized lithium-ion battery and various energy efficiency schemes in Devner, Colorado.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  9. USA’s largest onshore wind farm is under construction
    USA’s largest onshore wind farm is under construction 28 Jul 2017

    North American renewable energy company, Invenergy, and General Electric Renewable Energy, have begun construction on what will be the USA’s largest onshore wind farm, of 2 GW.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  10. The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled
    The world’s first sport utility electric truck has been unveiled 28 Jul 2017

    The New York- based EV startup, Bollinger Motors, presented the B1 – the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive sport utility truck.

    North America,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Transport,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum

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