New Jersey picks Ørsted for first offshore wind project

The 1,100MW Ocean Wind offshore wind farm is expected to power more than half a million homes

Climate change ‘could make Siberia habitable by the end of the century’

Researchers suggest by 2080, Asian Russia could have a milder climate, with significantly less permafrost coverage

Fiat Chrysler teams up with ENGIE and Enel X to drive EV charging

The deals will support the car manufacturer’s production and distribution of greener models planned over the next five years

UN, Nigeria launch $15m electronics waste initiative

Nigeria generated 290,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2017 and also remains a major recipient of used electronics from abroad

Supermarket freezer aisles ‘could provide a cool way to balance the grid’

A mocked-up supermarket has proven freezer aisles across the UK could be used as a giant ‘virtual battery’

Innovative light tech lands £600k of new funding

Deciwatt aims to help improve energy access around the world using its NowLight, which allows its user to generate electricity by pulling on a cord

New £160m wood to energy plant fired up in Wales

The Margam Green Energy Plant has the potential to manage around 250,000 tonnes of waste wood a year

Boots gives plastic bags the boot with new paper replacement

The health and beauty chain says the new paper bags will initially be available in 53 of its 2,485 stores

Climate risk stress test for UK insurance sector

It is the first time the bi-annual tests have been extended to explore climate change and applies to the largest life and general insurers

Climate protest sees hundreds of activists storm German coal mine

Coordinated by the Ende Gelände alliance, activists crossed fields and broke through a police cordon to get into the Garzweiler mine in North-Rhine Westphalia