EDF announces mega 7GW solar modules deal

Canadian Solar will provide its high efficiency solar modules between 2024 and 2030, which will be produced at its new factory in Mesquite, Texas

Building energy efficiency receives $46m boost

The US scheme will support the development of advanced building technologies and retrofit practices that enable households and communities to save energy while reducing bills

Low vote of confidence given to 90% of net zero pledges

Only the UK, New Zealand and EU managed to gain a high vote of confidence

China invites US for climate talks

John Kerry has said he is hopeful the nations can “get back to where we were two years ago”

US boosts support for developing countries’ climate action with $1bn pledge

The Biden Administration has announced a $1 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund, as part of a broader effort to quadruple US climate support to over $11 billion a year by 2024

Leaked document claims Chinese spy balloon uses solar to power data collection

The document states that it had 10KW of solar capacity on board – similar to what would be found on a regular rooftop array

Massive explosion kills around 18,000 cows at Texas dairy farm

The blast is believed to have been caused by methane gas igniting machinery at the farm, according to local authorities

‘Less Americans believing in climate change’

The number linking climate change to human action has fallen from 60% five years ago to 49% now

US approves Alaskan oil and gas project

The $8bn Willow Project is expected to produce up to 278 million metric tonnes of carbon emissions

Biden and EU in talks to end EV tax tension

The EU is seeking to seal a critical minerals agreement to ease supply chain pressures