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  1. Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough
    Perovskite solar cells achieve new efficiency breakthrough 25 Jul 2017

    A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia created the biggest perovskite solar cell so far, also setting a new efficiency record with it.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  2. UK to invest £246m in battery technology
    UK to invest £246m in battery technology 25 Jul 2017

    Known as ‘Faraday Challenge’, the initiative will be part of the country’s modern Industrial Strategy and aims to establish the UK as world leader in battery technology.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Sustainable Innovation Forum,Sustainable Investment Forum
  3. Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs
    Scotland breaks new record as wind energy provides equivalent 118% of its electricity needs 24 Jul 2017

    In June, wind turbines produced 1,039,001MWh, which could meet Scotland’s energy needs for 6 consecutive days.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,Sustainable Innovation Forum
  4. UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds
    UK’s 1st geothermal project to raise £5m in funds 17 Jul 2017

    The UK’s first commercial geothermal power station- which would be based in the coastal town of Cornwall- is expected to go live as early as 2020, if £5m fundraising initiative succeeds.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  5. World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live
    World’s 1st combined hydroelectric & solar power plant goes live 14 Jul 2017

    Portugal is home to the world’s first combined hydroelectric and solar power plant, which will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 100 homes for an entire year.

    Europe,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  6. Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets
    Berlin startup to plant mini vertical farms in supermarkets 12 Jul 2017

    Berlin based startup Infarm intends to distribute smart vertical farming systems to supermarkets, providing customers with the option to hand-pick fresh vegetables and herbs, whilst simultaneously reducing food mileage and transport emissions.

    Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Agriculture,Smart Cities,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  7. Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables
    Apple to build another data centre entirely powered by renewables 11 Jul 2017

    Multinational tech company Apple recently announced plans to spend $921 million on a second renewables-powered data centre in Southern Denmark.

    Europe,Worldwide,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction,COP 23
  8. New York to establish energy storage target
    New York to establish energy storage target 28 Jun 2017

    The New York State Legislature has recently approved a bill to establish an energy storage deployment programme, which will include an energy storage target for 2030

    North America,Tech. & Innovation,Policy,Sustainable Energy,COP 23
  9. Apple issues $1 billion green bond in pursuit of 100% renewables
    Apple issues $1 billion green bond in pursuit of 100% renewables 14 Jun 2017

    On Tuesday 13 June, Apple issued a $1 billion green bond to further its goal of running 100 per cent of its operations on renewable energy

    Worldwide,Finance,Tech. & Innovation,Sustainable Energy
  10. Singapore opens country’s first sustainability academy
    Singapore opens country’s first sustainability academy 13 Jun 2017

    The Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA) has been built to highest energy efficiency and green building standards and will serve as the city-state’s sustainability learning and collaboration hub

    Asia,Tech. & Innovation,COP 23

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