EU approves €110m Austrian scheme to support agri-producers hit by rising energy costs

The measure will be open to companies active in the primary agricultural production sector that have been affected by the increase in energy prices, fertilisers and other raw materials

IAEA chief warns of ‘very real risk’ of disaster at nuclear plant in Ukraine

He said he was ‘extremely concerned’ about the ‘serious situation’ at Europe’s largest nuclear plant, which he warned could threaten public health and the environment in Ukraine and beyond

EDP Renewables buys 70% stake in German-based solar developer

Kronos Solar Projects has a portfolio of 9.4GW of projects in different stages of development in Germany, France, Netherlands and the UK

Sir Patrick Vallance to stand down as UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser

The role of the GCSA is to advise the prime minister and government on all matters related to science and technology

Lynher Energy acquires rights to develop UK solar and battery projects

The company is building two solar battery farms with a total capacity of 96MW and two independent battery facilities with 100MWh of capacity

BWX Technologies to build ‘first’ advanced micro-reactor in the US

The Project Pele full-scale transportable micro-reactor prototype is expected to be delivered in 2024 for testing at the Idaho National Laboratory

British Solar Renewables acquired by ICG Infra

It aims to have more than 1.5GW of renewable energy capacity in operation over the next five years

UK to provide £100m to communities hit by repeated flooding

Funding will be targeted at communities where 10 or more properties have flooded twice or more in the last 10 years

EU backs cleantech innovators with €1.8bn investment

A total of 17 projects will share the funding to bring ‘breakthrough technologies’ to the market in energy-intensive industries

New $20m research group to support growth of US solar industry

It aims to make cadmium telluride solar cells – the second most common PV technology in the world after silicon – less expensive and more efficient