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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids although renewable energy investment fell after years of growth.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58216/iea-electricity-tops-oil-gas-investment-for-second-year-but-renewables-worrying/

Jobs, water, food and  energy must be found for the 120,000 people in Asia moving to cities every day. Experts at a recent urban environment event in the United Kingdom discussed the challenge of Asia’s urban crunch.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/asias-urban-crunch-what-to-do-about-900000-weekly-arrivals/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2017072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2017072018+CID_0e1f378ac72e34854293906a9d50337c&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Asias%20urban%20crunch%20What%20to%20do%20about%20900000%20weekly%20arrivals

A mixed picture for global clean energy investment in 2018 is emerging, with dollar investment in solar under pressure while commitments to wind power and energy smart  technologies such as electric vehicles and batteries are running above last year’s levels.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58191/solar-energy-investment-set-to-fall-in-2018-on-cutback-in-china/

There are some problems clean energy from wind and sun cannot solve. Two new studies provide a roadmap of the challenges ahead.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/clean-energy-is-vital-but-still-not-enough/

China’s falling emissions of greenhouse gases offer optimism that moves to curb global temperature rise may be starting to work.

Read more: https://climatenewsnetwork.net/chinas-falling-emissions-raise-climate-hopes/

In an open letter, a coalition of 16 local NGOs has called on Singapore’s powerful banks to cease financing coal power, saying it impacts the health of local communities and undermines the country’s commitments to the Paris Agreement.

Read more: http://www.eco-business.com/news/local-ngos-push-singapore-banks-on-coal-stop-using-our-money-to-fuel-climate-change/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2013072018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2013072018+CID_9e96a953e44668992235e52eff6443f8&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=Local%20NGOs%20push%20Singapore%20banks%20on%20coal%20Stop%20using%20our%20money%20to%20fuel%20climate%20change