Global businesses increasingly sourcing renewable energy

Private sector companies bought 465TWh of green energy last year – an amount close to the overall power demand of France

UK’s ‘first subsidy-free wind project’ reaches financial close

Construction is due to start shortly and the site will be commissioned early next year

Ireland offers €500k for smart renewable energy systems

Proposals must be submitted by applicants from Ireland and at least one other European partner country

Sweden starts building giant onshore wind farm

It is expected to generate enough green electricity to power 220,000 homes

UK’s 2017 low carbon contracts ‘will add £100m a year to consumer bills’

The government awarded 11 Contracts for Difference worth up to £176 million annually in last year’s auction

All new Californian homes required to have solar panels

It is the first US state to introduce such a law from 2020

Natural gas to overtake renewables in US power capacity additions

If that happens, it will be the first year since 2013 in which renewables did not make up a majority of added capacity

E.ON to buy wind energy firm Vortex’s German projects

The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities

Global renewable energy industry supports 10.3m jobs

The solar sector remains the largest employer of all renewable technologies, accounting for nearly 3.4 million jobs

Theresa May opens renewable training facility in Maidenhead

The Energy Centre is located at the Berkshire College of Agriculture