Clean electricity overtaking fossil fuels in Britain

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The past decade has seen a huge surge in wind and solar capacity For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, Britain is obtaining more power from zero-carbon sources than fossil fuels.The milestone has been passed for the first five months of 2019.National Grid says clean energy has nudged…

The plane that can fly 600 miles on batteries alone

Electric passenger planes are finally here. The Israeli firm Eviation unveils a plane which can travel over 600 miles on battery power alone. BBC Business Correspondent Theo Leggett reports from the Paris Air Show. Video by Peter Page.

Northern Powerhouse 'undermined' by austerity, five years on

Image caption The Northern Powerhouse aims to encourage growth outside London and south-east England The Northern Powerhouse is being "undermined" by austerity despite signs of economic growth, a think tank says.Five years since its launch, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said the project was at risk of "fizzling out".The Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR)…

Carney: '150,000 firms not fully ready for no-deal Brexit'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBusinesses 'not fully ready' for no-deal, says CarneyAbout 150,000 businesses still do not have the paperwork they need to keep exporting to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Mark Carney has said. The Bank of England governor added that many had built up contingency…

Apple warns Trump that more China tariffs will help rivals

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has joined a growing chorus of firms urging the Trump administration to drop a plan for more US tariffs on Chinese goods.The US has said it may impose duties on $300bn (£236.1bn) worth of Chinese products if the two sides can't reach a trade deal. In a letter, Apple "urged"…

Climate protesters disrupt Hammond's Mansion House speech

Climate change protesters have disrupted the beginning of Chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House Speech in the City of London.They were removed from the event and Mr Hammond continued his speech a few minutes later, saying he was part of a government that had committed to net-zero carbon emissions.