Two-thirds of Scots in rural areas back onshore wind

Both solar power as well as wave and tidal also received backing from 83% of people

New York pledges $40m for solar and storage tech

The state has set a target to install 1.5GW of storage by 2025

Underinvestment in oil and gas could lead to price rises, says BP chief

Bob Dudley believes oil and gas can be consistent with Paris climate goals

Renewables could provide 53% of Egypt’s power needs by 2030

The nation would, however, need to increase its investments to £4.9bn a year

Norway pledges NOK1bn for renewable energy in developing nations

That’s more than double the support from this year, which stands at NOK495 million (£45.7m)

‘Modern bioenergy’ to lead renewable growth to 2023, says IEA

It is forecast to remain the largest renewable source due to its widespread use in heat and transport

EU backs Belgian offshore wind farm with €210m loan

It will have a total capacity of 219MW and is expected to generate enough electricity for 220,000 homes

Siemens Gamesa enters Russia with first wind turbine order

It will supply, install and service turbines for the 90MW Azovskaya wind farm

Third of UK businesses ‘have installed batteries onsite’

The survey also found more than half (59%) of firms like the idea of producing their own energy

Vattenfall enters French retail energy market

It already supplies more than 4,000 business customers in the country