Ukraine gets €53m energy efficiency boost

The IFC, a member of the World Bank, will manage the funding from the EU and Germany

US hots up with $14.5m geothermal funding

The country currently has an installed geothermal capacity of more than 3.8GW

Ukraine energy ministry website hit by ransomware attack

Reports claim a message was posted in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin, worth around £665.58 by today’s exchange rate

Boston Tea Party ‘first’ to ban plastic coffee cups

It will only sell hot drinks in reusable cups from 1st June 2018

UK consults on interoperability of first generation smart meters

Currently, consumers may lose the smart services provided by the technology when they switch to a different supplier

UK has been running without coal for three days

The coal-free period started on Saturday, 21st April at 10am and passed the 72-hour mark this morning

GE to take giant offshore turbine for spin at UK test centre

Its new Haliade-X 12MW turbine will undergo advanced tests at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s facility in Northumberland

Banking giant commits $200bn in sustainable financing

Wells Fargo will provide half of the funding for projects that directly support the low carbon transition

MPs launch inquiry into sustainable seas

The Environmental Audit Committee is seeking views on topics, including the forms of pollution and climate change impacts

Utilita Energy files for judicial review into smart meter rollout

The government extended the date from July to October 2018 but the energy firm said it “repeatedly urged BEIS” to push the deadline for SMETS1 meters to at least 2020