US invests $398.5m to improve rural power infrastructure

Smart grid technology will be installed to increase the reliability and efficiency of the grid

Philanthropist groups pledge $459m to stop deforestation

The announcement roughly doubles the funds the groups currently dedicate to forest protection

Ireland awards €8m for innovative energy research

One of the projects will employ artificial intelligence to optimise the forecasting ability of renewable producers

UK revs up £2m funding for electric delivery bikes

Older, polluting diesel vans making short deliveries are said to be a major source of congestion and harmful emissions

Australian Renewable Energy Agency offers $22.1m hydrogen boost

The funding aims to explore the gas’ role as a fuel source, export commodity and form of energy storage

UK councils’ pension funds ‘investing more than £9bn in fracking firms’

Environmental groups claim The Greater Manchester Pension Fund alone invests almost £1 billion

New York State launches clean heating and cooling community schemes

The initiative aims to bring groups of potential customers together so they can obtain group discounts

InnoEnergy’s sustainable funding round draws to a close

Europe’s sustainable energy engine will take its last applications for clean innovation support on the 4th of October

More than £300k announced to bin litter across UK

The government funding aims to help councils, charities, businesses and public projects take innovative steps to tackle waste

Switching start-up emerges victorious from Dragon’s Den

Look After My Bills sold 3% of its equity for a record figure of £120,000