The week, and indeed the last few weeks, were dominated by plunging oil prices. The potential effects on the renewables industry are myriad, but edie laid out some potential upsides for clean energy generators.

The second biggest story of the past seven days, was the growth of cleantech investment, bouncing back after a slow 2013. What goes under the radar with this investment bump, is that the amount of electricity generated per dollar invested is also at an all-time high, portending a bright future for the industry.

There were also nice successes on a smaller scale for travel and tourism operator Thomas Cook, and US carmaker Chevrolet.

Finally, the palm oil policy of Doritos and parent company PepsiCo was attacked this week by a viral ad campaign from consumer group SumOfUs. The soft-drink giant was predicatbly strident in its response. As ever click the pic for the full story.

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