Government launches £40m Clean Growth Fund to ‘supercharge’ sustainable start-ups

The fund will be accessible to UK-based companies developing green solutions across the power, transport, waste, and building energy efficiency sectors

Siemens Gamesa reveals ‘world’s biggest wind turbine’

Each SG 14-222 DD machine is able to provide enough energy to power approximately 18,000 average European households every year

Tech start-up Solo Energy bought by Smart Metering Systems

The acquisition is expected to boost Smart Metering Systems’s ambitions in the Virtual Power Plant sector

New law to reward farmers for protecting environment and tackling climate change

The Agriculture Bill will provide incentives for ‘public goods’ such as better air and water quality or measures to reduce flooding

Plans for new climate change innovation centre in London

It will be based at Imperial College London and help drive the development of new technologies, businesses and jobs that supports a zero carbon and climate resilient future

New £5m satellite data centre steps up fight against climate change

The project is seeking 50 ‘outstanding candidates’ from environmental science, maths, physics, engineering and computer science disciplines to undertake a PhD in the innovation centre

ABB’s submersible robots ‘halve cost of transformer maintenance’

The technology firm has used its submersible robotic technology to help silicon producer Simcoa Operations safely, quickly and efficiently inspect one of the two power transformers its manufacturing facility relies upon

EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

UK businesses lead EU nations on sustainability ambitions

More than a quarter of British firms said they are frustrated by inconsistent measurement and reporting frameworks

Bill Gates-backed concentrated solar firm breaks commercial temperature records

Heliogen says its computer-enabled technology has reached temperatures greater than 1,000°C, enabling it to be used in the production of cement, steel and chemicals