British smart battery software company secures £4.6m investment

The funding comes as the firm unveils it has doubled the number of batteries managed by its artificial intelligence software in Japan

Japan has not upped emissions reduction target in NDCs

The nation has announced it would be maintaining its 2030 target of cutting emissions by 26% from 2013 levels

Toyota to build ‘prototype city of the future’ in Japan

The ‘Woven City’ will be located at the base of Mount Fuji and powered by hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels

Australian beer companies in race to Net-Zero

The major brewers in Australia commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2025 as they compete to become first carbon neutral beer producer

Efficient use of materials for homes and cars ‘key to cutting emissions’

New analysis suggests CO2 equivalent emissions could be reduced by up to 25 gigatons between 2016 and 2060 across the G7 countries

Tsunami-hit Fukushima to become renewable energy hub

The region, which was the site of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident, could become home to 11 solar power plants and 10 wind power plants

Moixa breaks 10k battery milestone in Japan

The firm claims it is now managing the world’s largest single fleet of smart batteries

Japan ‘could be left with $71bn of stranded coal assets’

That’s the warning from Carbon Tracker, which says the country must reform its ‘pro-coal’ stance and policies

Softbank Vision Fund invests $110m in Swiss energy storage start-up

Energy Vault claims its technology enables renewables to deliver baseload power for less than the cost of fossil fuels 24 hours a day

UK scientists granted £60m share to tackle global environmental challenges

The funding will be matched by international collaborators from nations including China, India, Japan and the US