Western Australia to build battery larger than 20 tennis courts to power 160k homes

The 100MW battery is expected to support the uptake of renewables and long-term grid stability

Australia awards AUD$15m to research cheap and eco-friendly solar panels

The funding will support projects that will develop new materials and find ways to improve the end-of-life management of solar panels

Renewable energy jobs continue to boom, reaching 11.5m in 2019

The solar photovoltaics sector now accounts for around 3.8 million jobs, according to a new report

Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs by end of 2022

The company says that this is as a result of the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and forms part of restructuring plans

Almost 81% of oil and gas workers ‘would consider a job outside the industry’

More than half of these workers would be interested in working in renewables and offshore wind, according to a report

Octopus Energy nets Silicon Valley-based startup

The $5m deal will allow the company to introduce its cloud-based smart grid platform to US customers

Canary Islands to make a splash with 250MW floating wind cluster

The new projects are forecast to produce enough energy to supply power for more than 280,000 homes

Total to convert refinery to zero-crude platform with €500m investment

The project will process animal fats from Europe and used cooking oil to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel

Netherlands and Portugal strengthen their ties for green hydrogen transportation

The agreement will see green hydrogen being transported from a new project in Sines, Portugal to the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands

General Electric announces plans to stop building new coal plants

The US conglomerate said the exit from the new build coal power market may involve divestitures, site closings and job cuts