Gresham House stores up projects, packs unbuilt pipeline to 717 MW, eyes Anglo phone

Britain’s biggest investment fund for grid-scale batteries charged ahead in 2021, posting record figures today.  Overseas markets beckon, its chairman signalled this morning. Gresham House...

Chancellor nixes VAT on home solar, heat pumps, turbines & energy efficiency, exempts commercial...

Rishi Sunak’s spring financial statement this lunchtime saw the Chancellor scrapping VAT on home solar, heat pumps and energy efficiency materials for five years,...

Green Heat Networks Fund to offer £288 million for hot and cool pipes

Energy ministry D-BEIS today advertised its intention to seek bids from heat network operators, eager to extend low carbon heat and chills to homes...

“Good I – for amps -, son?” Bluefield pays £1.5 million for battery project...

Specialist renewables investor Bluefield Solar Income Fund has inked its first deal for a grid-scale battery not sited on a PV farm. The closed end...

Sizewell C: Kwarteng finds £100 million to lure investors

Prospects for Sizewell C, Britain’s second new nuclear mega-project, advanced today as energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed £100 million of government cash to encourage...

“Mid-West” municipal developer targets 250MWp of solar by 2025

Swindon Borough Council’s renewables development arm has sealed a deal with private partners to expand its grid-scale PV and battery portfolio. The municipally controlled Public...

World investment in renewables “to rise 25% in 2022”: SEB

Investment bank SEB sees one benefit of the global gas shortage as investors spending over $400 billion this year on power generation from clean...

Nukes: French see Olkiluoto 3 feeding Finns’ grid ‘in January’; Rolls-Royce SMRs ‘fully funded’

The 12-year-delayed nuclear forerunner of Hinkley Point C is expected to be pumping power into its nation’s grid late next month, according to an...

Octopus to Canada’s civil servants: ‘Ta for your $300 million. More coming, eh?’

Christmas arrived early today for Octopus Energy Group, as Britain’s fast-growing generator-retailer commanding nearly 6% of domestic power accounts welcomed a $300 million equity...

Top Dogger! SSE and Equinor top out £9 billion moolah mountain of world’s No1...

‘Topping out’ is a term from building, celebrating the installation of a new structure’s highest, final element.  Porting the phrase this morning into wind...

Two DNOs pledge £10 Billion for RIIO-ED2 upgrades, as Ofgem fines Western Link duo...

Two distributed network operators (DNOs) including Britain’s biggest WPD today passed to Ofgem final plans totalling more than £ 10 billion for network upgrades...

Bulb’s collapse pushes energy crisis’ UK victims beyond 3.5 million

Today’s collapse of renewables-only energy supplier Bulb with 1.7 million customers – praised by prime minister Johnson as recently as July as “ leading...

National Grid half year results:  Pre-tax up 75%, op profit up 47%, capex up...

Britain’s privatised backbone system operator pleased investors today with strong results for the six months to September. Against a steady-state base of continuing activities, National...

Britain “has 40 fossil fuel projects awaiting planners’ approval before 2025”

The UK has a pipeline of at least 40 major projects in oil, gas or coal extraction and refining awaiting planning consent, environmental analysts...

Brighton co-op secures EU cash for SMEs’ solar arrays

Whether "got done" already or only just beginning, the little matter of Brexit has not stopped a far-sighted energy co-operative from offering EU-sourced grants...

New funding mechanism mooted for Big Nukes

The costs of new nuclear power stations look set to be loaded more directly on to consumers, under new, Treasury-approved rules announced by D-BEIS. A...