EU backs cleantech innovators with €1.8bn investment

A total of 17 projects will share the funding to bring ‘breakthrough technologies’ to the market in energy-intensive industries

Equinor buys US battery storage developer East Point Energy

Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, the company has a 4.1GW pipeline of early to mid-stage battery storage projects focused on the US East Coast

Australia shortlists 12 grid-scale battery storage projects for $100m funding

The projects, which include both new builds and retrofits for existing batteries, have an aggregate capacity of 3.05GW and will be equipped with advanced inverter technology

Fresh $630m investments to modernise US hydropower facilities

The funding will cover improvement projects that will make hydropower plants more energy efficient and resilient

Switching off Britain’s wind farms has added £806m to energy bills

The cost of turning off wind farms in the UK reached a peak last year, according to a report

RWE plugs in 60MW battery storage project in Ireland

The Lisdrum facility, which is the German utility’s second and largest project of its kind, can provide rapid delivery of electricity to the grid to balance intermittent power generation

New York announces 2GW of new solar and energy storage projects

The projects – the state’s largest land-based renewable energy procurement to date – will deliver green electricity to power more than 620,000 homes for at least 20 years

Small US businesses granted $53m for clean energy and climate solutions

It will support 259 projects across 38 states that cover security and resilience, renewable energy, energy storage, carbon capture and conversion and fusion energy

Three new solar farms in the UK to charge Vodafone’s net zero targets

Once operational, the projects are forecast to produce enough electricity to power 30,000 homes for a year

British Gas owner charges up Google data centre

Centrica will work with Fluence to install and optimise a battery-based energy storage system at a data centre in Belgium