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  • Clean Revolution leader: South Australia

    Date
    31 October 2011

    We have selected an initial set of eight success stories which illustrate the emerging global leadership of the Clean Revolution, and are presented on TheCleanRevolution.org. One of these Clean Revolution leaders is South Australia, a state that has led Australian climate and energy efforts for nearly a decade.

    South Australia park
  • Leading corporates Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered, score China Sustainability Awards

    Date
    28 October 2011

    Corporate members of The Climate Group, Coca-Cola and Standard Chartered, were among several leading companies that won China Sustainability Awards granted by Sohu.com, one of the country’s leading internet search engines.

    Standard Chartered Bank Logo
  • India clean energy investment smashes $7.2 billion, despite Europe turmoil

    Date
    28 October 2011

    Renewable energy project investment in India has topped $7.2 billion in the first three quarters, regardless of Europe’s debt crisis, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

    India solar cleantech investment
  • Electricity generation cleaner in Australia

    Date
    27 October 2011

    The five states of Australia’s National Electricity Market produced 3.8% fewer greenhouse gas emissions in 2010, according to a new report released today by The Climate Group, for a total of 177 million tons.

    Ikea solar
  • European Conference of Regions on Climate Change event, Lyon

    Date
    24 October 2011

    The European Conference of Regions on Climate Change, co-organized by The Climate Group member the Rhone-Alpes Region, nrg4SD and The Climate Group, took place in Lyon, France, on October 20-21, 2011, where it brought over 300 high-level global representatives together to promote a strong role for sub-national governments in the Clean Revolution.

    lyon declaration
  • International banks support guidance on financing new coal-fired power plants

    Date
    24 October 2011

    The Climate Group today issued a Guidance Note on financing new coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), which was developed by The Climate Group with expert advice from BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, F&C Asset Management, HSBC and Standard Chartered. It is the first time that a group of financial institutions has collectively developed guidance to address the single largest source of man-made carbon emissions, coal-fired power generation.

    Coal powered note
  • European Regions sign Lyon Declaration, call for climate action

    Date
    21 October 2011

    European Regions today signed the Lyon Declaration of Regions for Climate Action, which calls upon the international community to act on climate change, and commits sub‐national governments to take ambitious actions within their own area of influence.

    Lyon declaration signing
  • Investors worth $20 trillion step up call for urgent climate action

    Date
    19 October 2011

    Despite the global economic crisis, the world’s largest investors today urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change in a joint statement from the group of 285 investors, who represent more than $20 trillion in assets.

    IIGCC logo
  • Basque Country presents Europe's first commercial wave energy plant

    Date
    17 October 2011

    At last week's European Open Days in Brussels, Xavier Garmendia, Basque Country Vice Minister of Technology and Industrial Development presented Europe's first wave energy device, the Mutriku Wave Energy Plant.

    Basq country wave energy plant
  • Knoxville government and national industry back The Climate Group program

    Date
    17 October 2011

    The government and industry leaders who have supported the successful The Climate Group program Recycle Together were applauded in Knoxville, Tennessee last week by national industry body American Beverage Association (ABA).

    Knoxville Recycle Together Mayor group
  • The Clean Revolution is underway - clean energy investment soars to record $45.5 billion in Q3 2011

    Date
    14 October 2011

    New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reveals that asset finance of utility-scale clean energy projects has surged to a record $41.8 billion in the third quarter of 2011, with overall new investment reaching $45.5 billion, despite the European debt crisis.

    Clean Revolution night Manhattan
  • Virgin low carbon fuel announcement potentially game-changing

    Date
    14 October 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group, analyzes the low carbon aviation fuel announcement which came from Virgin Atlantic Airlines this week.

    Virgin
  • Clean Revolution leader: IKEA

    Date
    13 October 2011

    We have selected an initial set of eight success stories which illustrate the emerging global leadership of the Clean Revolution, and are presented on TheCleanRevolution.org. One of these Clean Revolution leaders is IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer.

    Ikea solar
  • Landmark Australia Clean Energy Future bill passed

    Date
    12 October 2011

    Today the Clean Energy legislative package was passed through Australia's House of Representatives, which will help Australia embrace the economic and social opportunities of the Clean Revolution, by putting a price on carbon pollution, boosting investment in clean energy technologies and helping cut carbon emissions.

    Australian Flag
  • Hong Kong Policy Address looks to drive low carbon industries

    Date
    12 October 2011

    Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang today announced the 2011-2012 Policy Address, which outlines the policy focus for Hong Kong in the coming year including a number of climate-related policies, as it reiterates the proposal to reduce carbon intensity by 50-60% from 2005 levels by 2020.

    Electric train HK
  • Greener buildings equal bigger returns, CB Richard Ellis report says

    Date
    11 October 2011

    New research from an ongoing study managed by CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) reveals that green buildings generate greater investment returns, presenting a clear economic case for more sustainable investment in the industry.

    CBRE smarter buildings
  • EU on track to meet Kyoto Protocol target

    Date
    07 October 2011

    The European Commission today published a yearly Kyoto progress report which reveals that the EU is right on track to meet, and likely exceed, the Kyoto Protocol's 8% greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

    EU reaches final agreement on Climate and Energy Package
  • India forming climate change finance unit

    Date
    06 October 2011

    The Indian Government will establish a climate change finance unit under the guidance of Dr Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor for India’s Finance Ministry, to better integrate climate change adaptation into development frameworks and financial systems.

    India government building
  • Fresh GHG Protocol standards unveiled

    Date
    05 October 2011

    The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) has launched two new global standards to help top businesses and governments across the world measure, manage and report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which will accelerate the Clean Revolution.

    ghg protocol image
  • Chancellor could topple UK Clean Revolution leadership

    Date
    04 October 2011

    George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, has said that the UK will weaken its ambitious climate targets if Europe does not follow suit, putting the UK in danger of missing its chance to lead the Clean Revolution.

    George Osborne

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