Record high market share for battery EVs in July

Demand for battery EVs shot up by a staggering 158%, with a total of 2,271 sold last month

Amazon to deliver renewable energy in the US and Ireland

The wind and solar farm will supply power to Amazon Web Services’ data centres

Plant-based plastics sprout up with £60m government investment

Along with an expected £149 million investment from the private sector, this money will be used to slash single-use plastic pollution

Government pledges £80m for next-gen greener cars and planes

Development of the new technologies will be led by industry and academia and supported by more than 130 organisations

UK pledges £250m to tackle climate change in Africa

It is the Department for International Development’s largest single direct climate investment in the continent

EU gives green light for oil and gas joint venture

It will be active in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas projects only in the US

London-based bank invests €23m in French renewable energy firm

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is buying a 2.8% interest in Voltalia

‘No chance’ for UK to meet net zero goal without energy efficiency, MPs warn

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee says progress is stalling not due to a lack of evidence on how to drive uptake but ‘a lack of political will’

US invests nearly $50m to advance nuclear energy tech

A total of 58 projects in 25 states are sharing the funding from the Department of Energy

Asset management firm divests £33.8m from Shell over climate concerns

UK-based Sarasin says the energy giant’s policies are likely to harm not only shareholders but also wider society