Renewable jobs hit almost 13m

During 2021, there were more than 700k new jobs in the sector

EDF serves 15-year virtual solar PPA for McDonald’s restaurants

The 255MW Apollo Solar project will generate enough electricity to meet the consumption of more than 1,200 McDonald’s restaurants in the US

First Solar pledges $1.2bn for US panel manufacturing

It is expected to expand the company’s ability to produce US-made solar modules to more than 10GW by 2025

Austria to receive €136m to support transition to climate neutrality

The Commission has adopted the Territorial Just Transition Plans for Austria together with the first funding under the Just Transition Fund worth €76m

Dundee chosen as site for new battery cell ‘megafactory’

AMTE Power’s new manufacturing facility is expected to create up to 215 high-skilled onsite jobs and 800 more across the supply chain

Glasgow University team wins £600k climate satellite design competition

Students designed a satellite to analyse shorelines and coastal vegetation to help scientists and policymakers understand the impact of climate change on coastal regions

EU approves €5.4bn subsidy package for hydrogen tech projects

The Commission has signed off on the Hy2Tech project, which was jointly prepared and notified by 15 member states, involving 35 companies participating in 41 projects

EV company Rivian considering axing 5% of workforce

This would amount to hundreds of jobs

‘UK first’: Plans for £165m plastics park at Protos granted approval

The Plastic Park facility will recycle 365,000 tonnes of plastic per year once operational and help slash carbon emissions

US launches $500m initiative to transform mines into clean energy hubs

The Department of Energy believes mine land offers an important opportunity to spur economic development and create jobs in clean energy industries