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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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