Blackpool, Morecambe Bay, South Ribble, Furness and Copeland are among the coastal areas across England to benefit from a £36m programme.
An extension to Walney offshore wind farm in Cumbria has been given consent by the government.
Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a host community for an underground radioactive waste disposal facility.
Carlisle-based EcoLogicLiving, a supplier of renewable energy and heating technologies, said it would double turnover this year to £3.6m following a £500,000 venture capital investment.
A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.
Reading-based Cynergin Consultants has won a £1.5m energy services contract with University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust.