Scottish cleantech investment firm launches first venture fund

Greenbackers Investment Capital’s Cleantech Fund will direct money into businesses developing sustainable and innovative technology

BP invests $20m in ultra-fast EV charging battery start-up

StoreDot is said to have developed a battery system that could potentially charge an EV in five minutes

Cambridge Uni’s divestment hunger strikers pack in protest

Three first-year students ended a six-day protest aiming to stop investment in fossil fuels

New York announces $4.2m to boost rapid EV charging

It is part of an initiative which aims to install 10,000 charging points by 2021

Bristol seeks £1bn investment in energy infrastructure

The council has released a new ‘City Leap’ prospectus outlining a series of energy and infrastructure opportunities for businesses

EU-Egypt ink new energy partnership

They aim to open up investment opportunities and tap into the “immense potential” in solar, wind and gas

Shell to invest £13m in fuel stations in Pakistan

Around 100 fuel stations are to be set up by 2020

Largest oil and gas projects to spend $37bn before 2025

These projects are expected to produce 2.6 billion barrels of oil

Swedish green bonds slash 515,000 tonnes of emissions

This is roughly the equivalent of approximately 350,000 cars

World invested more in solar power than fossil fuels in 2017

A record 98GW of new solar capacity was installed last year compared to 70GW of fossil fuel generation