US blacklists Chinese nuclear firm involved in UK Hinkley Point C project

China General Nuclear Power partnered with EDF to help fund a third of the £20bn cost of the nuclear power plant being built in Somerset

Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

UK scientists granted £60m share to tackle global environmental challenges

The funding will be matched by international collaborators from nations including China, India, Japan and the US

Emissions from China’s urban passenger transport ‘could peak as soon as 2020’

New research from the Beijing Institute of Technology suggests this could only happen so soon if the mode share of public transport could be further increased

Mercedes-Benz and Chinese firm team up for second life energy storage systems

The companies aim to set up their first second life energy storage unit in Beijing

Birmingham Uni granted €4m for rare earth metals recycling facility

The materials can be found in electric vehicles, wind turbine generators, household appliances and hard disk drives

BP teams up with Chinese firm for EV charging infrastructure

They have already opened a pilot site in Guangzhou, with 10 fast charging units

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s

Biffa guilty of exporting banned waste to China

The waste giant said it ‘strongly contested’ the decision and is considering making an appeal

China’s first 100MW molten salt solar plant hits maximum power

The facility, which serves as a solar thermal power generation demonstration project, has exceeded the amount of power it was originally planned to produce