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  • New York announces $50m challenge to decarbonise high-rise buildings

    A total of 10 real estate groups have been announced as partners in New York’s $50 million (£36m) challenge to establish public-private partnerships to decarbonise high-rise buildings across the state. Each real estate group selected for the Empire Building Challenge has committed to achieving carbon neutrality in one or more buildings it owns through investments […]

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  • Stoned carbon: Will Iceland become home to the ‘world’s largest’ CO2 mineral storage terminal?

    A new technology that turns carbon into stone seems to have the potential of making Iceland home to what is claimed to be Europe’s first large-scale onshore carbon storage project. The Icelandic startup Carbfix has announced it is planning to build a new hub designed to receive carbon dioxide transported by ships operating on sustainable fuel. New […]

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  • IKEA owner vows to inject €4bn into renewables

    IKEA owner, Ingka Group, has unveiled plans to invest €4 billion (£3.4bn) in renewable energy projects. The new investments will be spread across new solar and wind assets in countries that the company has not already invested in. A few days ago, the group announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in eight solar PV […]

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  • EU agrees to 55% emissions cut by 2030

    Lawmakers and representatives of the 27 member states of the European Union have reached a deal on new climate targets that will see the continent reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Today’s deal also includes a commitment to negative emissions after 2050 and the establishment of a European Scientific […]

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  • Octopus Renewables’ French wind farm secures €43m loan

    Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust, part of the Octopus Group, has secured a €43 million (£37m) loan that will allow the company to finance a newly acquired onshore wind farm in France. The finance, provided by the French investment bank Societe Generale, is predicted to fund the construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the 24MW Cerisou […]

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  • Plan for ‘Europe’s first’ large-scale lithium refinery in the UK backed by £631k grant

    Plans for a new lithium refinery in the UK that is claimed to be Europe’s first large-scale facility have secured a £631,000 grant from the nonprofit organisation Advanced Propulsion Centre. The new lithium refining hub, proposed by the mineral processing firm Green Lithium, is expected to act as a getaway to the UK and European […]

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  • US offers $162m to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from cars and trucks

    Two funding opportunities totalling more than $162 million (£117m) have been announced to improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions from cars, trucks and off-road vehicles. The funding will support the next stage of the SuperTruck initiative, aimed at electrifying freight trucking, along with efforts to expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and lower emissions for on […]

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  • ‘Forgotten’ coffee species could futureproof industry against climate change

    A rare, almost forgotten, wild coffee species from Upper West Africa could hold the key to boosting the coffee industry against the impact of climate change. In a new paper published today, scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) Kew, the University of Greenwich, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development CIRAD and Sierra […]

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  • Ørsted acquires Brookfield Renewable Ireland

    Renewable energy company Ørsted has agreed to buy Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI), valued at €571 million (£497m). The move will allow Ørsted to enter the European onshore wind market. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, BRI has a portfolio of 389MW in operation and under construction, 149MW advanced development and more than 1GW of development pipeline in […]

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  • Alok Sharma emphasises UK’s intention for live COP26 despite calls to make it virtual

    Calls voicing concern over the prospect of a physical UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) are increasing the last few days, as new waves of Covid-19 sweep many countries and vaccine rollouts are delayed. The event is scheduled to take place in Glasgow from 1st to 12th November. Further doubts were raised today, after the decision […]

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