RWE to develop four onshore wind farms in France and Poland

Three of the wind farms will be located in France and one in Poland and will have a total installed capacity of 76MW

Scotland awards £444k to tackle fuel poverty this winter

The Fuel Bank Foundation is receiving the funding to extend its work, which includes providing same-day support to top up prepayment meters for those at risk of disconnection

Smart meter technology
Consumer protection: New ‘risk register’ launched for home energy flexibility

Citizens Advice, Energy UK and the Association of Decentralised Energy have teamed up to protect consumers in the domestic demand side response market, which incentivises people to change the way they use energy based on price signals

New €200m investment to support greener bus fleets across France

Local and urban mobility authorities looking to electrify their bus fleets will be offered the financing

EDPR granted €112m for two onshore wind farms in Portugal

The wind farms will have a total capacity of 125MW and will support the country’s renewable energy goals

EU backs inter-regional partnerships for hydrogen pilot project

They will benefit from the Commission experts’ support, providing advice on how to best combine EU funds to finance projects, among others

Plastic bag charge in Scotland to double to 10p

The move is expected to come into effect from 1st April

US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

UK commits £3bn of climate finance to support nature and biodiversity

Programmes supported will include the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation as well as projects to maintain forests and tackle the illegal timber trade and deforestation

EU bank invests €50m to roll out EV charging stations in Spain

More than 470 fast and ultra-fast charging stations will be deployed along Spanish motorways