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  • Scottish Energy Minister questions electricity market reform

    Scottish Energy Minster Fergus Ewing yesterday questioned the UK government’s planned electricity market reform, warning it would provide public subsidies for nuclear power that could instead be focused on renewables. Giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Committee, Ewing said there were serious questions about the proposals. Under the draft legislation outlined […]

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  • Development banks pledge a $175 billion jump start for sustainable transport

    The world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs), including the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, are pledging to provide $175 billion over the next ten years to support sustainable transport in the developing world. The MDBs, which include the African Development Bank, CAF- Development Bank of Latin America, European Bank for Reconstruction and […]

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  • UN launches sustainable cities initiative

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching a new initiative to promote efficient use of energy, water and other resources in the world’s cities as Rio+20 gets underway in Brazil. The Global Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities initiative, which will be open to cities with populations larger than half a million, aims to encourage sustainable […]

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