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Activist investors, pushing carbon intensive companies to develop more ambitious climate strategies have scored a major victory as Australia’s largest coal miner Glencore has succumbed to shareholder pressure to take action to address climate change, and announced it will cap its global coal output.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60174/coalminer-glencore-to-limit-coal-production-amid-paris-consistent-strategy/

As part of her mission to put greenhouse gas emissions on a downward path by 2020, Christiana Figueres pushes for renewables to electrify one of the most coal-dependent countries in Southeast Asia.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/coal-does-not-make-sense-in-the-philippines-says-former-un-climate-chief/

India has approved the second phase of its programme to hit 40GW of grid-connected rooftop solar by 2022 and announced INR118 billion (~US$1.656 billion) in central government subsidies to support residential solar systems and incentivise distribution companies (Discoms).

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/india-backs-households-and-tempts-discoms-in-second-rooftop-solar-phase

The Energy Commission of Malaysia has released a tender for 500MWac of grid-connected large-scale solar projects to be developed on Peninsular Malaysia.

Read more: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/malaysia-issues-its-third-500mw-solar-tender

Fossil fuel major BP has said in a benchmark report that global demand for renewable power will soar at an unprecedented pace over the coming decades, while China’s energy growth is seen sharply decelerating as its economic expansion slows.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/60116/bp-sees-renewable-energy-soar-china-slowdown-on-energy-growth/

What technologies are companies using to make palm oil more sustainable, and how are they using it to ensure the survival of the industry—and tropical forests and the people who depend on them?

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/can-technology-save-the-palm-oil-industry/