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Scots on top: renewable output up 55% in September quarter, capacity up 11% in...

Scotland’s output of renewable electricity rose 55.3% year on year for the three months to September 2022, on the back of an annual 11.4%...

Government finds £102 million at Christmas to prime new nuclear & hydrogen

The Sunak administration today presented early gifts to investors in nuclear power and advanced hydrogen, finding parcels of £77 million and £25 million respectively...

New green jobs surging at four times standard vacancy creation, say PwC

Global accountants PwC calculate that Britain’s creation of green jobs is running at four times the creation rate for other vacancies. The consultancy firm’s “Green...

Government backs clean avgas firm Velocys with £29.5 million

Sustainable aviation fuel innovator Velocys today saw its share price surge 19%, as it celebrated securing two government grants totalling nearly £30 million in...

Octopus buys rooftop solar firm Zestec

Ever-expanding integrated clean power supplier Octopus Energy Generation has completed the purchase of on-roof solar developers & managers Zestec. With a pipeline of over 100...

Swipe left: Sunak ‘may reverse’ England’s onshore wind ban, as Octopus’s app romances 2.3GW

Winder, retailer Octopus’s social app seeking new homes for onshore turbines, reckons it has discovered willing host communities offering new generating sites equivalent in...

Bring us 1 GW of European batteries, sing duetting RPC and Eelpower

A Europe-facing investment fund already a quarter of the way to its target of 1GW of grid-scale power storage made its  market debut today. London-based...

May sounds British firms’ “mayday” for 1.5 degree cap on planet heating this century

Former prime minister Theresa May today led calls from British businesses to keep the 1.5 degree Paris climate target alive, as the UN climate...

Energy industry slates Chancellor

Generators, retailers and advocates for British energy lined up this morning to voice  disquiet and quiet dismay over chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s tax raises on...

Gas operating profits rise fourfold at SSE during six months to September

Operating profits from the gas and thermal energy division alone of vertically integrated generator-retailer SSE soared to £248million on an adjusted basis in the...

UK falls from EY’s podium of 40 most attractive nations for clean energy cash

Britain has dropped one place to fourth – behind Germany, - among 40 major economies ranked by global consultants EY in their latest RECAI...

First big lithium refinery outside Asia announced for Teesside

Business secretary Grant Shapps today delighted Britain’s battery makers and EV chargers, travelling to Teesside to announce plans for Europe’s first ever large-scale refinery...

Wandsworth warms pension pot with £80 million renewables stakes

South London’s Wandsworth council announced today it is pledging up to £80 million of its £2.6 billion pension pot to two renewable energy investment...

Lloyds is UK’s first bank to shun fossil fuels

Lloyds Banking Group has become the first full-service British bank to walk away from directly financing coal, oil and gas projects. New North Sea greenfield...

Energycos seeking public guarantees must have a Net Zero strategy, says Bank of England

Beleaguered energy retailers seeking public financial support to underwrite their hedging of gas and power trades must show Treasury civil servants their detailed plans...

DX Express ties Silva ribbon to go electric in London

Courier firm DX this morning told investors its London parcel delivery fleet will begin a switch to electric vehicles, care of an alliance with...

Notts ex-coal plant picked for nuke fusion trial

EDF’s former fossil-fuelled power station at West Burton in Nottinghamshire is to host a pilot plant for nuclear fusion. D-BEIS confirmed yesterday that the site,...

Ecosia’s search wave finds sharers Ripple, seeks more ethical corporates

Sustainable web searchers Ecosia made waves today in consumer-owned British electricity, pumping Euros 250,000 into Ripple Energy, the funding innovators dedicated to boosting small...

Fracking ban lifted, as D-BEIS confirms 100 new North Sea licences

The government this morning tore up a manifesto commitment, rescinding Britain’s 2019 moratorium on onshore fracking for gas, citing the need to increase national...

A climate-neutral car this decade? Pensana & pals plot progress to Polestar 0

Sustainable rare earths and magnets firm Pensana is teaming up with Polestar, Volvo’s EV division, to build the world’s first climate-neutral car by 2030,...