Global corporates bought record 19.5GW of clean energy in 2019

More than 100 corporations in 23 different countries signed PPAs last year

Polish firm lent €46m to upgrade district heating networks

They will be made more efficient and help deliver energy savings in two cities

New net zero infrastructure taskforce launched

Business leaders from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering and the Environmental Industries Commission have joined forces for the campaign

Sainsbury’s sets out 2040 net zero target

The supermarket has made a commitment to invest £1bn over the next 20 years to reach the goal

Ofgem probes National Grid and ScottishPower over £1.3bn subsea cable

The investigation will review the performance of the two organisations in delivering the cable and will consider whether its late delivery means they breached licence conditions

National Grid: Energy industry needs to fill 400k jobs to reach net zero goal

The report reveals more women want a ‘job of purpose’ to help deliver the UK’s 2050 target

SSEN resubmits plan for £709m Shetland power link

Ofgem rejected the proposal last October after SSEN failed to secure a Contract for Difference in the government’s auction for the Viking Energy Wind Farm

Scotland awards £170k to use AI tech to tackle climate crisis

Projects include using AI to develop more efficient food supply chains and an AI-based thermal imaging service to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from households

UK £30bn pension fund threatens asset managers over climate risk

Brunel Pension Partnership believes the finance sector is ‘not fit for purpose’ and wants investment managers to align their emissions with the Paris benchmarks by 2022

British Gas launches ‘Green Future Plus’ energy tariff

The average energy bill for consumers will total £1,237, which the supplier says is a cost-effective option for those looking for the ‘greenest’ tariff