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The world of renewables this week  

Statkraft has acquired 47.5% of electric vehicle charging company Gronn Kontakt from Agder Energi, bringing Statkraft’s total share in the company to just below 96%. The deal aims to grow Statkrafts position in the EV market while strengthening Gronn Kontakt’s position in the Nordics and throughout Europe; especially in the UK and Germany. Goldman Sachs has become the latest bank to boost its climate policy, pledging $750 billion over the next 10 years for “climate transition and inclusive growth finance.” While the policy has been hailed by environmental groups as having the strongest fossil finance restrictions of any major US banks, promises to stop funding coal plants in developing nations stopped short of a complete phaseout, with the bank insisting…

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