BP invests in Chinese EV charging platform

PowerShare provides an online platform that connects EV drivers, charge point operators and power suppliers

Stationary battery storage market ‘to charge past $35bn by 2030’

The market is currently worth more than $4bn

Forget cashmere – this season, the hot new material is coal

The fossil fuel is increasingly being used as a raw material for making polyester fibres and resins

Stack of batteries to store electricity
China starts solid-state battery production

Chinese start-up Qing Tao Energy Development claims its factory has entered operations

Foreign Office spending funds to promote fracking in China

New analysis also found around £2m of funding supported 16 projects in the oil and gas industry in various nations between 2016 and 2018

Atoms and molecules reacting in nuclear reaction
China’s fusion test burns six times hotter than the sun

The ‘artificial sun’ has become the hottest known nuclear fusion experiment on Earth, at 100 million degrees Celsius

UK regulators complete initial nuclear reactor design scrutiny

It is part of a process that assesses the acceptability of safety, security and environment protection

China’s ‘first’ commercial concentrated solar plant produces power

It has a total capacity of 50MW plant – equivalent to the electricity produced by 60,000 tonnes of coal a year

China ‘to hit 40GW of new solar in 2018, despite cutbacks’

China’s National Energy Administration says the installed figure for 2018 is currently at 34.5GW

New centre to scale up climate finance in the Asia-Pacific

It will be located in Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City, which will work with other cities in the region to promote the development of sustainable and green finance