Energy switches in August 17% down on last year

Energy UK reveals a total of 471,441 made the leap during the month, almost a fifth less than in August 2019

Coronavirus pandemic ‘drives fracking bankruptcies across US’

The report states: “The latest results confirm that fracking continues to be a high-risk enterprise with a poor track record, weak financial fundamentals and an unproven, speculative business model”

Galloper offshore wind farm secures green credentials

It received the ISO 14001 certification, an internationally-recognised Environmental Management System, which highlights continuous improvement and reduced environmental impact

New UK innovation programme to support blue economy development

Applicants are being invited for the first innovation challenge, which is to identify, trial and prove how navigational data can be used to support the safe navigation of marine autonomous surface ships

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China conquers top spot in lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking

The country has control of 80% of the world’s raw material refining, according to BNEF’s ranking

Green distilleries competition opens for spirited applicants

The initiative aims to support the decarbonisation of the spirits industry through the development of low carbon fuel-switching or fuel-switch-enabling technologies

New platform launched to measure and visualise global emissions

The Climate Action Engine will help oil and gas companies reduce emissions by providing data to inform decision-making and evaluate whether climate actions are having an impact

Iberdrola enters Japanese offshore wind market with 3.3GW acquisition

The Spanish energy company plans to develop a 3.3GW offshore wind portfolio in the country

US provides $24m for battery and methane detection technologies

Natron Energy and Bridger Photonics will share the funding to further the commercialisation efforts of the technologies

Innovative tech for Britain’s local energy networks offered £70m

Network companies and partners can apply for funding to run the network infrastructure in a ‘smarter, cleaner and more flexible way’