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OPEC keen to show it’s on board with UN sustainable energy targets

Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries threw their weight behind UN sustainable energy goals – along with the “bedrock” of petroleum – at a recent forum. Courtney Fingar reports.

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JinkoSolar chooses Jacksonville as its place in the sun

Renewable energy specialist JinkoSolar has faced down Donald Trump’s tariff on solar panels made outside the US and chosen Jacksonville, Florida as the location of its new facility. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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Basque Country development chief hopes tax breaks will power energy investment

Courtney Fingar talks to Arantxa Tapia, minister for economic development and infrastructure of the Basque Country, about the challenges of generating enough renewable energy to meet the needs of its substantial industrial sector.

Guernsey sponsors green investment fund certification

The UK Channel Island of Guernsey has announced the launch of a new green investment accreditation system to promote environmental innovation. Timothy Conley reports.

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Pittsburgh seeks to maintain green energy advantage

With a long history of innovation in the energy sector, Pittsburgh still stands at the forefront of the industry. As Karen E Thuermer discovers, its favourable location, natural resources and academic excellence are combining to create new ways to power North America in a cleaner, greener way.

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Madagascar’s finance minister seeks partners in power

Madagascar’s minister of finance, Vonintsalama Andriambololona, talks to Natasha Turak about the need for investment in power generation and how the country can make itself more competitive.

Leipzig sparks to life as energy hub

As host to the European Energy Exchange, Leipzig is enjoying a growing reputation as an energy hub and attracting an increasing number of companies from the sector. Wendy Atkins reports.

Australia takes global lead for renewable electricity projects

For the first eight months of 2017, Australia was the leading country in the world for number of renewable energy electricity projects, according to fDi Markets.

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Tbilisi mayor looks to green tourism boom

Davit Narmania, the mayor of Tbilisi in Georgia, tells Courtney Fingar how the city is boosting tourism with better transport access and how it is adding green credentials to its low-tax, low-bureaucracy environment.

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Raising Hull: how culture and investment are resurrecting an English city

The once-prosperous port city of Hull in eastern England has suffered numerous setbacks over the past few decades, resulting in social and economic problems. However, as Richard Gardham discovers, its status as the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, and a $420m investment from engineering giant Siemens to build a wind turbine production plant, have given the city genuine reasons for optimism

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