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Government offers c.£400m. British Industry Supercharger to level field for energy-intensive industries

Around 370 businesses in energy intensive industries employing an estimated 400,000 workers are set to benefit from lower costs as a result of the...

Ofgem sets out 5 year masterplan to green & decarb UK power

Power markets regulator Ofgem today publishes its latest five-year strategy for Britain’s  electricity system.  ‘Protect, Build, Change, Deliver’ are its watchwords for speeding delivery...

Ofgem names best and worst home energy suppliers for first time

Energy regulator Ofgem has published the latest results of its annual Energy Consumer Satisfaction survey. For the first time it names the best and...

Ofgem consults on replacing price cap

Britain’s energy regulator today opened up its long-promised consultation on the future of the retail price cap for domestic billpayers. Ofgem defends the price cap...

Ofgem greenlights first faster Grid upgrade with up to £2 billion

The first project to proceed under a new fast track approval process designed to expand Britain's grid at speed, has received up to £2...

‘Green certainty, not flip flops’, SMEs beg politicians

Small businesses are crying out for the clarity & consistency they need in green policies if they are to grow, a new report has...

Low heat pump uptake slows progress on hydrogen & decarbing homes, watchdog finds

Government uncertainty over heat pumps and over hydrogen’s role in home heating is slowing adoption of the devices and infrastructure planning, a new National...

Octopus buys half of German green developer

Octopus Energy’s generation arm is investing in renewables developer Lintas Green Energy in a move to turbocharge Germany’s energy revolution, bringing bills down for...

D-ESNZ approves NGrid’s Yorkshire GREEN upgrade

Energy secretary Claire Coutinho has granted a development consent order (DCO) for the Yorkshire GREEN Energy Enablement project, clearing the way for National Grid...

Coutinho: New unabated gas ‘needed beyond 2030’; REMA needs local pricing

Energy secretary Clare Coutinho today pledged to build new CCGT power stations as replacements for ageing gas generators. The new plant, Coutinho accepts, is...

Onshore wind passes 15GW milestone, still narrowly exceeds offshore capacity

Britain’s wind power developers are celebrating reaching 15 gigawatts (GW) of onshore wind capacity now fully operational, enough to power 9.9 million homes all...

Energy crisis leaves millions still in hardship, study finds

A new way to define and measure which households are most vulnerable to the energy price crisis has been published to help policy makers...

Budget reaction: Hunt’s £1 billion still disappoints clean generators

Leaders of Britain’s current & future energy industry have reacted coolly and in widespread disappointment to yesterday’s Spring Budget. Extending Contracts for Difference funds underpinning...

Decarbonising social homes: NW & W Midlands lead, South East & West woeful

New government statistics show that delivery of projects to strip out carbon from public housing under the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) remains...

Elexon poised to direct suppliers’ cash towards new nukes

A change in rules for financing new nuclear capacity leaves trading platform Elexon preparing to play a key role in supporting expansion of the...

Cable builder launches in-house Scots centre to train apprentices

The start-up aiming to wire up Europe's longest subsea cable-link as part of a £16 billion venture to import Moroccan sun and wind power...

Ofgem likes LionLink & Tarchon interconnectors, consults on six more

Plans for two high voltage cable links to Europe which could help power millions of homes have been recommended for approval by energy regulator...

Green economy booms by 9%, with ‘hotspots’ in electoral battlegrounds, CBI finds

Key battleground seats to be contested in this year’s General Election are three times more likely to be hotspots in Britain’s switch to Net...

New boss for Morocco-to-Devon solar & wind venture

Xlinks, developers of a £16 billion scheme to pipe solar & wind power from Morocco to Britain, have a new CEO. James Humfrey, pictured, has...

British Gas profits surge tenfold, Centrica reveals

Shareholders at Centrica, owners of British Gas, will benefit by £144 million in dividends, as the UK-focused subsidiary today revealed profits soaring to £751...