Northern Ireland switches on its ‘largest’ energy storage project

The 50MW project is expected to support Northern Ireland’s ambitious 2030 renewable energy targets

INEOS inks agreement with Hyundai for hydrogen production

Both companies seek to develop a ‘hydrogen value chain’ in Europe

IRENA and GWEC team up to boost renewables uptake globally

Around a third of all new renewable capacity added in 2019 was from wind power and data from IRENA suggests wind power, together with solar, will dominate future capacity growth

UK appoints champion to support businesses towards net zero goal

Mr Griffith will work towards supporting ‘as many UK businesses as possible’ to commit to net zero targets by 2050 or earlier

Retrofitting homes in northern England ‘could create 77,000 new green jobs’

IPPR North says the move to decarbonise existing housing stock would also generate 111,000 jobs across the UK’s supply chain by 2035

Rolls-Royce unveils plans for 16 mini-nuclear plants in the UK

Each compact nuclear power station is predicted to have a total capacity of 440MW, enough to power a city of 450,000 homes for 60 years

Octopus Energy Group buys Upside Energy

The move is expected to support the firm’s ambition to make the UK ‘Silicon Valley of Energy’

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

Biffa buys Simply Waste Solutions in £35m deal

The acquisition is in line with Biffa’s strategy to grow its industrial and commercial operations and its ambition to create the UK’s most efficient, low carbon collection operation

UK Government agrees to invest £26.5m in clean growth projects in Angus

The funding includes up to £5.6m to promote North Angus and Montrose as a clean growth zone where new technologies can be used to improve energy efficiency