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Octopus legs it deeper into Lincs, surfaces onshore in Germany

The quoted trust driving expansion for European renewables hyper-investor Octopus reached further into Lincolnshire’s biggest offshore wind farm this morning, at the same time...

Speed up decarb efforts now and save “trillions” by 2050, Oxford study urges ...

Pushing still harder to decarbonise the world’s energy supply by 2050 promises to strip as much as $12 trillion – or £ 10.34 trillion...

Energy efficiency forgotten in Truss’s uncosted crisis rescue, IfG warns

Britain needs to learn from its neighbours in tackling soaring energy bills, not least in remedying its long-neglected insulation for homes and factories, a...

More solar “clearly in Treasury’s interest”, say lobbyists urging price reforms

Liz Truss’ new steps to curb soaring energy prices mean expanding Britain’s installed base of solar generation makes more sense than ever, trade body...

Bills crisis: Truss starts split of power prices from gas costs, protects oil extractors,...

The first act of Liz Truss’ government opened this morning, with the prime minister announcing her much-trailed package to ease the crisis of rocketing...

“Sun more, up top!” Double-decker bus kit takes biscuit

It always happens. You wait ages for a story about electric buses, and then three come along, all at once. On the heels of Ulster-based...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Mini-nukes among winners of £3.3 million more taxpayer cash

Research into advanced modular nuclear reactors is set to progress with a further £3.3 million of government grants. Latest funding for projects under D-BEIS’s Advanced...

SSE Renewables blows into Mediterranean, pays Siemens-Gamesa £528m for 3.8GW of wind plays

Fast-growing SSE Renewables has completed the purchase of Siemens Gamesa’s 3.8GW portfolio of wind projects across southern Europe. The clean power division of SSE, Scotland’s...

US distribution, plus fresh investment, robes solar-with-thermal pioneers Naked in western splendour

Unique solar-electricity-with-thermal-heat (SPVT) pioneer Naked Energy today received investment and a distribution deal, opening a route into America’s newly energised green power sector. The unexpected...

Ørsted snaps up first Irish solar farm

Danish renewables developer Ørsted today cast more sunlight on its intended diversification away from its core wind turbine business, as it snapped up its...

Energy ministers silent and absent, as Ofgem raises price cap to £3,549 from October

As widely predicted three months ago, regulator Ofgem today confirmed a 80% rise in the increasingly discredited retail price ‘cap’, with average annual household...

Powerhouse progresses deal for EfW joint venture in Poland

Further details emerged today of a proposed deal enabling power-from-waste pioneers Powerhouse Energy to launch their intended joint venture in Poland. Under outline terms agreed...

Energy bills to spark “humanitarian crisis”, say top NHS officials

This winter’s promised soaring energy costs will inflict worsening health for bill payers and their families, provoking a humanitarian crisis, NHS leaders warned today. Speaking...

Ofgem director Farnish quits over price cap calculation

Beleaguered energy regulator Ofgem faced further pressure this morning, with news that Christine Farnish, a non-executive director sitting on its supervisory board GEMA, has...

Crisis: Scrapping green levies “saves only £13 a month” says REA, as government consults...

Removing the ‘green levies’ element in gas and electric bills will save average home consumers no more than £153 per year, the Renewable Energy...

Extended Producer Responsibility cannot be delayed

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has reacted unequivocally to suggestions that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) should be abandoned...

Research finds energy and utilities managers already facing HR challenges due to energy price...

Research carried out on behalf of Coaching Focus has found that 85% of employees in managerial roles at energy and utilities companies are concerned about the...

Price cap torture “set to worsen”: Cornwall ups forecasts for Q1 next year to...

The excruciating pain already showing itself in Britain’s homes from now quarterly rises in Ofgem’s price cap on home energy, is set to increase,...

Essex-based world’s longest power cable venture appoints project engineers

Xlinks, the Billericay-based clean energy innovators planning a £16 billion venture to pipe solar and wind power from Morocco to Devon, have appointed multinational...

Quarterly price caps from Ofgem open door to more frequent tariff changes

The retail price cap supposedly limiting bills for an estimated 24 million domestic customers will be revised quarterly, and no longer every six months,...