UKAEA and University of Manchester team up for fusion energy research

They have signed a memorandum of understanding for the partnership, which will see new research groups established by the university in the key areas of tritium and digital engineering

UK and India to expand research and collaboration to tackle climate change

The UK is keen to work with India ahead of COP26 in November to lead the global shift to a low carbon economy and expand access to sustainable energy

Spain’s Iberdrola secures €100m from EU bank for greener innovation strategy

It will support the development of sustainable technologies aligned with the energy transition, decarbonisation and electrification of the economy

New national circular economy research hub to be based at University of Exeter

It forms part of a £30m programme to move the UK towards a circular economy, in which waste products and materials are reused, repaired or recycled to extend their lifecycle

Highways England to study link between road water and microplastics

It is expected to help the government company to better understand the scale of the issue, the nature of the problem and identify any further detailed research to inform changes to its current policy or design standards

Government unleashes £213m of new funding to tackle climate change and COVID-19

The money will be used to equip the scientists, universities and research institutes across the UK with state-of-the-art technology

US invests $45m in advanced solar technologies research

It is also supporting the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernised electric grid

New £20m UK investment to tackle plastic waste in developing nations

UK Research and Innovation is supporting partnerships with researchers across 11 countries: China, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam

US provides $130m for research into solar energy technologies

It is supporting 67 research projects across 30 states that reduce the cost of solar, increase US manufacturing competitiveness and improve the reliability of the electric grid

UK launches research into space-based solar power station

The space-based solar power systems would use very large solar satellites to collect renewable energy, convert it into radio waves and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electric grid