Nestlé to invest £2.6bn for climate action plan in the next five years

The investment will boost the food giant’s ambition to transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2025 and support regenerative agriculture practices

UK council greenlights construction of 65 zero carbon social houses to support its net zero journey

Somerset West and Taunton Council approved the development of better-insulated council homes, which will use renewables for central heating and hot water

Royal Borough of Greenwich unveils 2030 carbon-neutral draft plan

The local authority plans to power all council homes with non-fossil fuels and build heat networks to warm 13,000 homes

Lancaster University commits to becoming carbon-neutral by 2035

The university has also pledged to be net zero for carbon emissions from electricity and heating by 2030

Vattenfall to supply Microsoft with renewable energy 24/7 for Swedish data centres

It follows a pilot of the 24/7 solution last year, which will be used in three new Microsoft data centres to measure renewable energy consumption per hour

Audi unveils blueprint for making its car plants carbon-neutral by 2025

The German manufacturer has committed to a range of measures, including the installation of a 107,000 square metre-photovoltaic system and the use of biogas for heating

German businesses ‘could use a surface as large as 10,000 football pitches for photovoltaics’

A space equivalent to 10,000 football pitches is available on the rooftops of supermarkets, logistics halls and retailers – it could host an estimated capacity of 6,750MW

Panasonic, Equinor and Hydro team up for green battery business

They will assess the market for lithium-ion batteries in Europe and mature the business case for the joint venture in Norway

EBRD, EU and partners join forces to green Egyptian businesses

Two programmes worth €220 million will offer sub-loans to businesses for green investments in energy, water and resource-efficient solutions

Tesco launches partnership to build three solar farms to support 2035 net zero goal

The solar farms in Essex, Anglesey and Oxfordshire are expected to generate enough energy to power more than 44,800 homes