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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...

Ofgem’s five elements to reform the Price Cap

Britain’s power regulator this morning opened as promised a month of consultations on how to overhaul the retail price cap, after weeks of its...

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...

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...

Battery bonanza: Twenty-fold storage expansion to characterise the world in the 2020s, say Bloomberg

Energy practitioners all sense it. Now a leading consultancy is the latest to put numbers around the intuition: “The 2020s are the decade of...

Orbit Energy heads Ofgem’s hunt for unpaid FiT levies

Ofgem has issued five suppliers with provisional orders compelling them to pay a total of £575,000 now for Feed-in Tariff (FiT) payments outstanding since...

Missions to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

22 Governments and the European Commission, collaborating through Mission Innovation, has announced four 'Missions’ to catalyse investment and action to make the clean energy technologies...

Shell moves single HQ to London, drops ‘Royal Dutch’

Fossil fuel supermajor Shell today announced proposals for its slimmed down structure, including a single headquarters and tax residence in Britain. Subject to approval sought...

Holyrood consults on green H2, as bank warns world “50% short of electrolyser capacity...

The world will fall short by as much as half in the electrolyser capacity it needs to meet by 2030 the planet's green hydrogen...

Construction firm Multiplex to build own UK solar farm for dedicated PPA

International green building contractor Multiplex today pledged itself to the building of a new 15 MWp UK solar farm, as part of its plan...

Velocys announces long-term clean avgas deals with airline behemoths

Fuel-from-waste pioneer Velocys has made the world's biggest sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant more investible, as it detailed massive likely long-term supply deals to...

ITM Power steels itself to build Sheffield’s second electrolyser factory

Energy storage innovators ITM Power have found a home for their second 'gigafactory' in Sheffield, a £ 50 million venture planned to build electrolysers...

Manchester and Octopus to create 300 jobs in Carbon Neutral alliance

Greater Manchester today launched its partnership with Octopus Energy, designed to make the city-region carbon neutral by 2038, 12 years ahead of Whitehall’s national...

Energy co-ops slam Johnson’s Net Zero Strategy

Leaders of England's 300-plus power co-operatives have slammed the Johnson administration's Net Zero Strategy. They say it shuns the work of thousands of hard-working...

Holyrood consults on doubling onshore wind by 2030

Scotland’s coalition government is pressing ahead with plans to boost onshore wind generation by as much as 12 GW this decade, adding to the...

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...

Ofgem to consult in November on Price Cap reform

Britain’s energy regulator will consult in November on reform to the Price Cap mechanism regulating energy sales to 15 million UK domestic consumers. Ofgem wrote...

Climate “way off track”, as rich nations fail to honour Paris’ $100 billion a...

Gloom deepened today around the UN CoP26 negotations beginning next week in Glasgow, with revelations of a serious overshoot in CO2 emissions and a...

COP26 is already the most talked about climate change conference ever but Squid game...

As world leaders prepare to descend on Scotland for the event’s October 31st kick-off, a study of more than 5.2 million online data points,...

Double speed consenting needed, plus taller masts, as UK lags on onshore wind, lobbyists...

Planning consents for onshore wind farms now running at 600MW each year are only half the rate needed to meet scientists’ recommendations, wind lobbyists...