Scottish SMEs offered £4m cashback for energy efficiency and renewable heating

SMEs will be able to apply for a 75% cashback grant up to £10,000 for renewable heat measures and a 30% cashback grant for energy efficiency measures up to £10,000

US utility-scale battery storage costs fell nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018

The average energy capacity cost of rapidly decreased from $2,152/kWh in 2015 to $625/kWh three years later

UK homes ‘could save £1.4bn by turning thermostats down by just 1°C’

A new study found two-thirds – or 17.7m – of households are turning up their thermostats to more than 20°C while 2.7m households are turning up the heat to 25°C or more – hotter than Tenerife at present

New global coalition to address water security and climate change

The 50L Home Coalition aims to reinvent the future of water and make 50 litres of daily water use per person a reality

H2-Greenforce secures $12m investment for green hydrogen technology

Its Green Island Solution is designed to take advantage of renewable energy sources like solar and wind to convert water into green hydrogen and oxygen

BP starts gas production from Qattameya field in Egypt

It is expected to produce up to 50m cubic feet of gas per day

Norway’s Hammerfest LNG plant to be closed for up to a year

Operator Equinor said the fire repairs at the facility could take up to 12 months

Vancouver becomes first city to endorse Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

The Treaty aims to foster international co-operation to end expansion into new reserves of coal, oil and natural gas to limit carbon emissions and advance an equitable transition to clean energy

Rockefeller Foundation commits $1bn for green recovery from COVID-19

The funding will be used to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries

Dog toy firm Kong pays out nearly £5k for packaging waste recycling failures

The Species Recovery Trust will use the donation to fund projects including the Salisbury Drinking Fountain Campaign that aims to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles