Energy security: D-BEIS itemises cash support for preferred technologies

D-BEIS has followed up on Thursday’s energy security strategy, splitting out the technologies favoured to share the £375 million in subsidies earmarked by the...

300 MPs back local sales of co-ops’ power, want to bid ‘Do Zvidanya’ to...

Campaigners seeking rights for Britain’s 400-plus power co-operatives to sell clean electricity locally this week hailed a milestone on their road to victory. Power for...

UK sanctions chill Gazprom; loses LSE fund-raising rights, & customers look elsewhere

The British government has stripped Putin-dependent energy giant Gazprom of its right to raise funds on London’s globe-spanning capital markets.  Meanwhile its UK arm...

New oil digs in North Sea ‘marginal’ in lowering UK consumer bills, say government...

New exploration licences granted by the government to boost declining North Sea oil production will have ‘at most a marginal effect’ in lowering bills...

D-BEIS primes first wave of LDES projects with £6.7 million

Two dozen hopeful ventures in energy storage are to benefit from competition prizes worth £6.7 million. Energy ministry D-BEIS confirmed the wins yesterday across competing...

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...

Insulation tax break needed before homes are sold, say 40 energy & building leaders

Chancellor Rishi Sunak should offer tax incentives to home owners, spurring them to increase insulation in their homes before the properties are put up...

Whitehall’s £31.6 m floats turbines higher

Eleven offshore wind farms equipped with floating turbines are to benefit from grants totalling £31.6 million, the government announced today. D-BEIS’s Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration...

D-BEIS nixes Russian oligarchs’ 2 GW cross-Channel interconnector

Britain’s energy ministry has rejected a £1.2 billion plan by a major donor to the Conservative Party to build a 2GW power interconnector from...

Crisis latest: Kwarteng stands by price cap, downplays government relief on bills before March

Energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng today re-stated his commitment to a continuation of the default price cap, urging energy customers and retailers to bide their...

Toasty! Government draws down another £19 million for heat networks

Britain’s embrace of low-emissions heat networks is set to warm further, fuelled by £19.1 million of new support from Whitehall announced late last month. Piped...

Ofgem cushions SoLRs’ costs with £1.8 billion, as generators seek £20 billion loan to...

Britain’s power and gas retailers have reportedly convinced D-BEIS in principle to draw up a loan scheme, granting them leeway to fight a potential...

Onshore wind supported by 80% of Brits, as renewables resisters change minds or die

Britons’ resistance to renewable energy continues to weaken even among the old, the government’s long-term tracking study of public attitudes indicates. A combined 87% of...

Kwarteng to ‘refresh’ Energy Retail Market Strategy

Hard on the heels of Ofgem’s financial stress tests taking effect next month on UK retailers, the government has said it will review its...

Vattenfall gets Whitehall’s green light for 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas farm, waits on Vanguard

Another giant offshore wind farm in the North Sea, potentially surpassing with its twin the world’s biggest venture 100 kilometres to the north, has...

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...

London Mayor to offer grants up to £20k to insulate 3,200 fuel-poor homes

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is assembling a £51 million pot aimed at insulating the capital’s fuel-poor and leaky homes.   Grants of up to £20,000...

Northern Powergrid’s communications ‘completely unacceptable’ after Storm Arwen, says minister

Communications with its customers by Northern Powergrid, the DNO with at least 1,600 homes left still unconnected ten days after Storm Arwen devastated northern...

Hydrogen fuelling London to San Francisco jets? That’ll be Fly Zero

Long haul flights for up to 279 passengers in a British-designed, hydrogen-fuelled plane blipped up as a prospect on airlines' radar this morning, courtesy...

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...