Amazon invests $700m in Rivian

The multinational corporation is leading a new round of investment in the EV startup

Scottish Infrastructure Commission to plan 30-year strategy

It will provide informed advice on the vision, ambition and priorities for infrastructure in Scotland

Renewable investment
Investors plan to double renewable energy allocations

A new report expects an estimated $210bn to flow into clean energy assets over the next five years

Climate change
Climate change ‘is a primary focus for many investors’

UBS says investment managers worth $3tn cite climate change as their main environmental, social and governance concern

Shell petrol station
Shell Ventures invests in Netherlands-based green gas business

Nordsol turns biogas produced from organic waste into liquefied biomethane

Electricity pylon
Utilities ‘must invest in new grid tech now’

Smarter Grid Solutions says this is vital to to cope with the growth of renewables and electric vehicles

National Grid recommends £59.8m investment for 2019/2020 period

It says this would allow it to maintain the option to deliver projects costing almost £5.4 billion

EU invests €800m in priority energy infrastructure projects

The funding will support seven electricity, two smart grids, two CO2 cross-border transportation and three gas projects

Lithium-ion battery units
Venture capitalists ploughed $850m into batteries in 2018

This is an increase of 19% from a total of $714m the previous year

Green piggy bank
2018 saw clean investment top $300bn for fifth year in a row

Total investment into renewable technologies hit $332.1bn last year, down 8% on 2017