Mercedes-Benz transforms old coal plant to battery facility

The project will supply balancing power to the grid and store batteries before they are used in electric vehicles

MPs launch inquiry into sustainability of fashion industry

The Environmental Audit Committee will examine the carbon, resource use and water footprint of clothing through its lifecycle

Siemens and software firm launch academy for energy sector

The learning sessions will be spread over three facilities in Germany, the US and China

EU provides Minesto with €50k wave of funding

The money will be spent on feasibility testing for the firm’s tidal energy technology

Shell signs up to offshore wind research consortium

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator programme aims to cut the cost of the renewable energy source

UK provides £1.3bn boost for science and tech talent

The funding hopes to guarantee the nation’s position at the forefront of innovative technologies

Gatwick Airport flies high with new renewable deal

By using clean power, the UK’s second largest airport claims it saves enough carbon to fill Wembley Stadium five times

AT&T signs new deal to buy 300MW of wind power

The US firm has inked a power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy

Global offshore wind growth gusts forward by more than a tenth

The pipeline of offshore wind projects rose from 95GW to 104GW in the last year

Vattenfall and ORE Catapult team up to drive offshore wind innovation

The collaboration will help innovations to be tested at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Scotland