Yorkshire co-op celebrates 5 years, pegs power prices for poor folk, pumps £20k into...

Amid unprecedented doubt and turmoil for energy consumers this week, one of the UK’s biggest power co-operatives provides reassurance, and a vision of localised,...

Wholesale gas trades at record 355 pence per therm, as heavy users urge Johnson...

Britain’s steel, glass and other intensive energy purchasers are seeking urgent relief measures from the Johnson government, as wholesale markets surge to record prices...

Solar, plus zip: PV scoops Putin-esque 99.8% majority of SEG projects

The first fifteen months of Britain’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) for microgeneration projects saw solar PV take an overwhelming 99.8% share of projects registered,...

When fixed doesn’t mean fixed

Pozitive Energy customers with fixed price tariffs were surprised this week to receive a letter from the supplier announcing a price rise. This has...

Al Gore’s fund buys 13% of Octopus Energy

An investment fund founded by former US vice president Al Gore has paid the equivalent of £483 million to take a 13% stake in...

Shell Energy to take over failed Green’s clients, as Octopus embraces Avro

Ofgem today announced it has struck deals with two big energy retailers willing to take over the customers of collapsed suppliers Avro and Green...

Developer Renewco launches with SSE’s blessing

A new clean power developer launched this week in Edinburgh, buoyed with £ 24 million worth of backing from industry giant SSE. Renewco Power, co-led...

Ecotricity advances acceptance date in Good Energy takeover battle

Green power entrepreneur Dale Vince today brought forward a decision deadline for investors in rival supplier Good Energy, in a move seen by some...

“Strip out gas to clean grid by 2035” – 13 big firms to Kwarteng

Major corporate energy users Thames Water, BT and the Co-op are among thirteen big employers today calling for 100% decarbonisation of Britain’s power by...

No new fields? By 2030, North Sea oil “could be slowing to halt”, OGA...

Developments today threaten to deepen the gloom, both long- and short-term, around the global crisis affecting Britain’s gas prices: oil and gas regulator the...

Drax targets 80% British sourcing of ‘world’s biggest’ BECCS project

Pellet-burning behemoth Drax is offering British suppliers the chance of contracts it values at ‘hundreds of millions of pounds’, in its bid to build...

CRISIS LATEST: BEIS mulls windfall tax for gas profiteers. Two suppliers quit. Analysts warn...

Turmoil in the prices paid for Britain’s wholesale and retail gas is likely to continue deep into 2022, a leading analysis firm predicted today,...

France link blaze cuts 1GW, pushes UK prices to record highs

Yesterday’s fire in Kent affecting IFA1, the UK’s biggest cross-border interconnector, has sent power prices to record highs, with 1GW remaining off the market,...

Good Energy battle heats up, as Ecotricity raises offer 18% to £4.00 per share

The takeover battle between Britain’s two oldest ‘pure’ green power pioneers intensified at lunchtime today (Thursday 16th), as Dale Vince’s Ecotricity raised its bid...

Green gas primes jobs bonanza, Energy Networks Association promises

Hydrogen projects now on or approaching Britain’s drawing boards could create at least 17,000 high-tech jobs in the nation’s industrial heartlands, research published this...

Good Energy: Half good, but chiefly better 

Takeover target Good Energy looks to be sailing untroubled through the unwanted attentions of rival Ecotricity, posting strong financial results today for the half...

Haven Power changes its name to Drax

B2B renewable energy supplier Haven Power is changing its name to Drax. Haven Power is one of the UK’s biggest renewable energy suppliers to businesses...

Carbon intensity at 181 gCO2/KWh across August’s grid, as power prices break records

Low power demand, CCGT outages and increased availability of French nuke-sourced imports push carbon intensity to a near-record low for electricity last month, National...

Power market volatility at the highest for at least 13 years

Extreme price movements have been seen across commodity markets in 2021, with current power market volatility at the highest for at least 13 years. In...

Imports at ‘record levels’ on August 20, but inflows won’t last: EnAppSys

Britain hit a new electricity import record late last month, according to analysts at EnAppSys.  On Friday 20 August at 12:20 hours, net interconnector...