Ofgem: Britain faces possible “gas supply emergency” over winter

Gas supplies to keep the UK’s lights on and homes heated face a ‘significant risk’ of running short this winter, the nation’s energy regulator...

Kwarteng’s eased planning rules can “lower bills for all”, says Octopus’s Jackson

The founder of the UK’s biggest all-renewable energy retailer warmly welcomed chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s promise this morning to ease planning requirements on onshore wind...

Reams of REMA: D-BEIS moots “biggest changes in a generation” to electricity markets

Generators and electricity industry observers have welcomed sweeping changes in Britain’s electricity markets proposed by energy ministry D-BEIS. Closeness to wind farms, nuclear or gas...

Nukes “essential for Net Zero transition”:  IEA

A new report from the para-governmental body for oversight of the world’s energy has re-ignited the debate over the planet’s – and Britain’s –...

Faithful to community energy: UK’s biggest DNO recruits engineers to help co-operatives

Western Power Distribution, Britain’s biggest distribution network operator serving eight million households, has become the first DNO to pledge operational support to the nation’s...

Sizewell C decision still on hold, this time until July

Energy ministers at D-BEIS have for a second time delayed taking a final decision on the development consent order (DCO) for the Sizewell C...

Ofgem sets up independent group to advise on Capacity Market

Regulator Ofgem has announced the setting up of an independent advisory group on Britain’s Capacity Market. The CM is the marketplace which establishes values payable...

Directory of heat networks sets out to start war on Britain’s wasted heat

Bin-emptying trade body the Environmental Services Association today publishes its “EfW Heat Network Directory”,  bidding to put right the UK’s scandalous waste of heat...

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...

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...

Schroders buys three-quarters of green power asset managers Greencoat

International investment bankers Schroders have taken a 75% stake in renewables asset managers Greencoat Capital, at a cost initially agreed at £ 358 million. Global...

“Remember us, Europe?” – Ofgem to seek ££ Billions towards doubled interconnector capacity

Ofgem will next year seek billions of pounds of investment for further international power connectors, in a bid to boost energy security, hit Britain’s...

Contracts for Difference auctions open: AR4 “bigger than all the rest”

Power developers in clean tidal, solar, and wind technologies jumped at the starting gun today, competing for a slice of the government’s record £285...

Staunch greenwash sleaze? Track carbon through grid in real time, say Elexon and ES...

Restoring integrity to tarnished "clean power" certificates can be best guaranteed with new rules and new tech, tracking carbon from seed to flower through...

Unknown pleasures: Solid-oxide generation yields low-carbon electrochemical volts for North West firms

An independent arm of DNO Electricity North West today announced collaboration plans with US partners to bring innovative behind-the-meter (BtM) generation to the region's...

Six Highlands hydro dams sold for £26.6 million

A total of 4.1 MW of hydro capacity across six Highland dams at least five years into their working lives changed ownership today, guaranteeing...

Turquoise is latest shade of ‘clean’ hydrogen, says HiiROC  

After blue, green, pink and grey, surging hydrogen’s expanding palette of colours welcomed another hue this morning, reflecting the gas' spectrum of ever-increasing varieties,...

Tidal turbine titans toast Tories’ long-term £300 million tonic

Pioneers of Britain’s success in tidal stream generation today greeted the government’s 15-year pledge to support the technology, along with its world-spanning, power-spinning potential. In...

Speedster SSE accelerates Net Zero programme, commits £ 12.5 billion by 2026

Generator-retailer SSE pressed its pedal heavily to the environmental metal today, committing £12.5 billion from identified resources by 2026, on the way to attaining...

Crisis latest:  Wholesale gas & electricity prices trend upwards, as Social Energy Supply &...

Pressure on wholesale gas and electricity prices intensified this week, as two more exiting licensees brought this year's toll of failed UK power suppliers...