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Shell agrees supply deal from ‘Europe’s largest’ battery project

The 100MW Minety project, backed by China Huaneng Group and Chinese sovereign wealth fund CNIC, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020

India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

They have agreed to jointly tackle concerns related to oceans, the environment and other climate matters

Met Office receives £1.2bn to develop climate and weather supercomputer

It will help to more accurately predict storms, select the most suitable locations for flood defences and predict changes to the global climate

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UK carbon start-up captures $16m financing from investors

Carbon Clean Solutions Limited will use the investment to deliver an existing pipeline of global projects to lower emissions from industry

Scottish farmer-led group beefs up against climate change

It will consider proposals for alternative ways to support the suckler sector mitigate its environmental impact and identify practical ways to reduce emissions

New platform to help global businesses fast-track environment assessments

It is available as a remotely-hosted or intranet app and makes the assessment and reporting of environmental information ‘easier, faster and more unified’

US announces $50m fund to support fusion energy

Fusion research aims to copy the process which powers the Sun for a new large-scale source of clean energy on Earth

RBS to stop lending to energy firms ‘without credible climate plan’

It has pledged to stop lending and offering underwriting services to companies with more than 15% activities related to coal as well as major oil and gas producers

Iberdrola to supply solar power to Orange under new PPA

It will deliver 200GWh of solar power annually to 9,000 offices and buildings operated by Orange in Spain

Competition watchdog to examine Ofwat’s price review after appeals

Last December, the regulator said water companies across England and Wales must cut their bills by 12% before 2025