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  • Better Place announces first Members of new EV network in Australia's capital

    27 July 2011

    Better Place, a member of The Climate Group, has announced its first exclusive group of Foundation Members, who will work together to support Better Place’s new electric car charge network in Canberra, Australia's capital.

    Better Place logo
  • Officials look to China Redesign at World Eco-Forum

    25 July 2011

    On July 16, business and government leaders gathered at the 3rd World Eco-Forum in Guiyang, the capital of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, to discuss corporate responsibility and low carbon city redesign, with The Climate Group and its corporate members invited as principle speakers and participants.

    Jie Li CECEP
  • Finance leaders discuss how to stimulate the $1 trillion needed to address climate change

    23 July 2011

    On July 20, The Climate Group and Theodore Roosevelt IV of Barclays Capital hosted a roundtable dialogue with Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank with senior members of the financial sector, to discuss how public sector funding could be used to stimulate the nearly $1 trillion of private sector investment needed to address climate change worldwide.

    Andrew Steer Theodore Roosevelt Amy Davidsen
  • Analysis of Australia's Clean Energy Plan published

    19 July 2011

    The Climate Group Australia has published a Policy Briefing Paper to the Australian Government's recently announced Clean Energy package, which is designed to give an overview of the main elements of the package, as well as a brief analysis of the scheme.

    Australia's Clean Energy Plan Policy Briefing Paper
  • Thane is third Indian city to join LED project

    15 July 2011

    Thane in Maharsatra is now the third Indian city to become a part of The Climate Group’s global LED project, which aims to swiftly implement LED lighting on a global scale.

    LEDs night Thane
  • Brazil, China, India leading in clean energy investment world record

    13 July 2011

    A new report commissioned by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) shows that developing countries such as Brazil, China and India invested more in renewable energy than developed countries like the US and UK last year, helping worldwide investment grow by 32% and reach a record high of US $211 billion.

  • China report reveals effective low carbon business model

    12 July 2011

    A new report from The Climate Group Greater China provides in-depth analysis on the business model of the IFC CHUEE program as well as discussions of the further feasibility for a national wide adoption in the future.

    China report on finance
  • PM Announces Details of Australian Carbon Price

    10 July 2011

    Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced the details of the Australian Government’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and boost clean energy and technology development.

    Julia Gillard
  • Report reveals booming electric vehicle industry

    08 July 2011

    A new report by Ernst & Young, Beyond the plug: finding value in the emerging electric vehicle charging ecosystem, shows that a mature EV market with huge benefits to the end customer is on the way.

  • Coca-Cola joins Obama’s Clean Fleets

    08 July 2011

    Coca-Cola, a member of The Climate Group, is among six new corporate partners to join Obama’s initiative Clean Fleets Partnership, which aims to fuel the up-take of electric vehicles (EVS) in the US.

    Coca Cola Logo
  • Analysis: US airline challenge to EU aviation measures short-sighted

    08 July 2011

    Damian Ryan, Senior Policy Manager, The Climate Group comments on the US airline challenge to EU aviation. Damian manages The Climate Group’s engagement with the Aviation Global Deal Group.

    Engine jet
  • CB Richard Ellis achieves carbon neutrality

    08 July 2011

    The Climate Group member, CB Richard Ellis, has reached carbon neutrality, making it the first global real estate services company to achieve this goal. This announcement is the result of an ambitious goal that CB Richard Ellis included in its 2007 Environmental Stewardship Policy.

    CB Richard Ellis Logo
  • Big UK companies agree EVs are future direction of travel

    07 July 2011

    On July 6 at the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation in London along with our partners Energy Saving Trust, Cenex, TNT and Transport for London, The Climate Group hosted a closed roundtable on fleet electrification.

    Motorway UK
  • India’s REC scheme crosses key landmark

    07 July 2011

    India’s Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) scheme has crossed another landmark as it passes the 100 mark for the number of projects submitted for registration, reaching a combined generation capacity from all technologies of 671.45MW.

    REC delegation group
  • Australian businesses rally behind a price on carbon

    06 July 2011

    39 companies including Infigen, Grocon, and The Body Shop have signed on to a joint statement backing a price on carbon. The companies join previous signatories including GE, AGL, Fujitsu, IKEA, Alstom, Johnson Controls and Pacific Hydro to make up a total of 55 companies that have pledged their support for a carbon price.

    B4CE Australia
  • The region of Ile-de-France adopts comprehensive Climate Plan

    05 July 2011

    On 24 June, Climate Group member region Île-de-France adopted a comprehensive new Climate Plan, setting out priorities for climate change mitigation as well as adaptation. It is accompanied by a 24-point action plan spanning all areas within the regions’ jurisdiction.

    The region of Ile-de-France adopts comprehensive Climate Plan
  • GE's global EV drive begins in Australia

    04 July 2011

    GE announced that it will buy at least 1000 electric cars in Australia, as part of its plans to purchase 25,000 EVs globally by 2015, during the unveiling of the Renault Fluence Z.E., at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show, Melbourne.

    EV car charging
  • Adopt smart grids to foster innovation and jobs

    01 July 2011

    Molly Webb, Head of Smart Technologies, The Climate Group writes for the Guardian Professional Network on smart grids enabling a clean energy future and issues around energy data in the US.

    Molly Webb
  • US corporates top renewable energy charts

    01 July 2011

    A new survey shows that US-based WholeFoods, Intel and Kohl’s are leading the world’s top corporate purchasers of renewable energy, and The Climate Group’s Cisco, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, News Corp and Swiss Re are also ranking high in the renewable energy use charts.


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