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2020


 

ABERDEEN

OGTC launch new Net Zero Solution Centre

Aberdeen City Council budget to tackle climate change

RGU researchers design prototype to reduce carbon emissions

Plans to create world leading Energy Transition Zone

Wave energy device to be tested to power North Sea oil & gas wells

Local bus services to have lower exhaust emissions in city centre

Aberdeen Harbour plans to replace over 500 lights to more sustainable, LED alternatives

Aberdeen’s new exhibition centre receives BREEAM excellence award for sustainability

World’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus set to hit Aberdeen’s streets

Aberdeen has been awarded funding for 10 additional hydrogen buses

Aberdeen City Council has partnered with BP to support Net-Zero Vision

Aberdeen selected as home to world’s first floating offshore wind farm to produce green hydrogen

Aberdeen Harbour introduces electric vehicles to its estate 

A fountain in downtown Atyrau, Kazakhstan

ATYRAU

Atryrau looks to transition to greener transport with natural gas powered buses

52MW wind farm due to be commissioned in 2020 

Kazakh Invest JSC to use reed plants to produce heat & electricity

BARRANQUILLA

Creation of the first public renewable energy utility in Colombia

CALGARY

Canada announces support for energy savings at University of Calgary

High-tech, low-carbon concrete project at YYC Calgary International Airport

Investment agreements for Canada’s largest solar energy project

World’s largest CO2 pipeline delivered in Calgary

TC Energy invests in energy storage project, Canyon Creek

Construction of Canada’s largest solar energy project, Travers Solar, is due to commence in Calgary in 2020

University of Calgary wins ‘UCalgary 2020 Sustainability Award’ for MacKimmie building

CleanO2 produce world’s first carbon capture soap

CAPE TOWN

Electric scooter service to launch in Cape Town

South African Plastics Pact launched!

City of Cape Town approves 4 sites for carbon-neutral mixed use development

Vegetable waste to value add products including biogas

Cape Town release ‘Electric Vehicle 2020 Market Intelligence Report

University of Cape Town researchers shortlisted for Newton Award

South African Plastics Pact launch ‘Roadmap to 2025’

DAMMAM

Solar panel plant to be constructed in Dammam

APICORP to install solar panels at headquarters in Dammam and retrofit building with energy-efficient technologies

Construction of sustainable industrial energy hub underway

Two companies collaborate on renewable energy venture

Gulf Renewable Lab in Dammam awarded GCC accreditation

Plans revealed to construct 3GW flow battery factory in Dammam

Independent sewage treatment plant under construction in Dammam 

King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) awarded silver level LEED award

Solar-powered smart waste containers launch in Dammam

DOHA

Plans to develop large-scale 80MW solar farm near Doha

DONGYING

First for Asia as Dongying launch 10MW semi-direct drive offshore wind turbine

ESBJERG

Esbjerg city council passes new strategy ‘Plastic Without Waste’

Port Esbjerg looks to construct a multi-purpose fabrication hub for the production of wind turbine components

Plans approved by Danish Energy Agency for green heat production 

Infranode’s green investment in Port Esbjerg 

22 electric buses will hit the streets of Esbjerg in 2021

Port of Esbjerg is working to become a climate-neutral port

22 CO2-neutral garbage trucks running on biogas deployed onto streets of Esbjerg

Apple announces construction of 2 of the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Esbjerg 

Halifax ferry crossing the harbour, with the skyline in the background

HALIFAX

Renewable diesel refinery to be built near Port of Halifax

Dalhousie University researchers assist Tesla in building new ‘million-mile’ battery

Halifax Regional Municipality aiming to add 210 electric buses to its fleet by 2028

Halifax launch new strategy HalifACT 2050: Acting on Climate Together

Halifax’s Corporate Energy Efficiency annual report 

Halifax is working hard to accelerate its energy efficiency 

Halifax’s commitment to reducing emissions- HalifACT 2050

HOUSTON

Baker Hughes to power all Texas facilities from renewables

Rice University launches Carbon Hub with Shell

Mayor Turner launches the Resilient Houston strategy

Houston named top municipal user of green energy for 3rd year

Launch of Houston’s first Climate Action Plan

US companies reveal plans to build a 350MW solar farm near Houston 

EVolve Houston launch ‘The Electric Vehicle Roadmap’

‘H2@Scale- Texas and beyond’ has launched

Rice Alliance launching new clean energy accelerator 

City of Houston releases ‘Houston Climate Impact Assessment’ 

KOBE 

Researchers at University of Kobe develop highly efficient way to produce hydrogen from sunlight 

Kobe plans to explore different paths to sustainable hydrogen production

Kobe/Kansai Hydrogen Utilization Council launches

Perth

PERTH

Western Australia hydrogen industry receives boost after funding for projects

Advanced energy storage, green hydrogen research win government funding

World-first project to use biogas from local sewage to produce hydrogen

Renewable hydrogen successfully blended into natural gas network to operate home appliances

Plans announced to build Australia’s largest hydrogen production facility in Perth 

Hazer Group signs contract with Western Australia’s Water Corp to produce hydrogen and graphite from wastewater

First trial of Volvo’s all-electric buses to be rolled-out in Perth

Soluna Australia installs its first residential modular lithium battery storage units in Perth

World’s first carbon-negative hydrogen plant gets the green light 

Warpforge sign MoU to develop fuel-cell ‘Superbus’ in 2021

Photo: Carmen Cristina Pettersen Carpio/Region Stavanger

STAVANGER

Equinor sets new target to cut greenhouse gas emissions

World’s first carbon-free ammonia-fueled supply vessel planned

The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS is constructing a hydrogen operated car and passenger ferry in Stavanger 

Strategic Plan 2030 under development at University of Stavanger

ST. JOHNS

St Johns City Council appoints environmental and sustainability panel