Green hydrogen scoops £2bn for industry projects, as pilot falters to convert homes

Energy ministry D-ESNZ has committed to back 11 projects making industrial use of green hydrogen with £2 billion over 15 years. In return for state...

Longer-term bills help needed for businesses, say brokers

New research from nPower Business Solutions finds that nearly three quarters of brokers reckon the government’s Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) isn’t doing enough...
Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Buy British to boost nuclear generation, and revive Wylfa, MPs urge

Britain’s nuclear expansion must be sourced from home-based suppliers, and must include reviving north Wales’ defunct Wylfa station, an industry-backed panel of MPs advocates...

D-ESNZ pushes 2024’s CfD caps higher in quest of renewables boost

The government today confirmed increases of 50 per cent and higher in Contract for Difference ceiling prices offered to next year’s projects bidding to...

Government’s wavering snags flex markets & thus Net Zero, REA concludes

Compared to our European neighbours, the UK has some of the most ambitious energy targets this decade, but faces almost unrivalled problems in reaching...

Charles booed by eco-protesters, as King’s Speech confirms bill to pump more fossil fuels

King Charles was reportedly booed by environmentalists as he and Camilla, the queen-consort left Parliament this morning after he delivered the King’s Speech. Confirmed in...

Britain & Germany ink accord on renewables & de-carbing buildings

Energy leaders of Europe’s two biggest economies have pledged to share knowledge on expanding renewable power and pushing harder to strip carbon from factories...

Mark McAllister confirmed as new Ofgem chair

Britain's top nuclear scrutineer Mark McAllister was today confirmed as the incoming chair of energy regulator Ofgem, following endorsement by Parliament’s energy select committee. Currently...

Green energy chiefs hail new Energy Act reforms

Britain’s biggest group lobbying for low carbon power has welcomed the passing into law of the nation’s biggest shake up for a generation in...

50GW target for offshore wind this decade ‘will be missed’, Cornwall warns

The government will likely miss its goal for 50GW of offshore wind capacity operating by 2030, new calculations from respected consultants Cornwall Insight predict. ...

Nuclear submarines boss to head delivery of UK’s fusion energy

Ministry of Defence mandarin Paul Methven is the first CEO of UK Industrial Fusion Solutions (UKIFS), responsible for the delivery of STEP – a...

Watchdog barks: Heatnet oversight ”will fail consumers” unless lower prices & fairer practices are...

The UK’s 900,000 heat network consumers will judge regulation to have failed if it does not deliver cheaper, fairer and more reliable heating systems,...

CCC to Sunak & Coutinho: “You’re making near-term Net Zero harder to achieve“

Government ambiguities and watering down of Net Zero targets risk imperilling Britain’s progress to the nation’s 2050 goal, key scientific advisors warn today. The Climate...

Breaking news:  Emissions scheme to reduce sale of carbon allowances

Energy-intensive industries will be incentivised to reach their lowest-ever level of carbon emissions, under detailed plans published by the UK government & devolved administrations...

“Naysayers”, “wading through treacle” & policy voids dog Britain’s booming green sector, REA finds

Britain’s Net Zero commitments are being hampered by government hesitancy & ambiguity around the nation’s otherwise surging green economy, a leading trade association claims...

Steel city forges plan to swap gas for green hydrogen

Switching Sheffield’s world-renowned steel forges from gas to locally produced green hydrogen could cut CO2 emissions by as much as 40%, a government-funded study...

Aquind directors’ past re-emerges, as Portmouth deal confirmed

Campaigners fear a deal made this week by Portsmouth City Council is reviving plans from a development firm linked to a prominent Conservative donor...

Ministers walk Tory tightrope over new wind farms in England

England’s onshore wind developers were today preparing a tentative celebration of the Conservative government finally enacting, twelve months after they promised it, a reversal...

Coutinho debuts as Energy Secretary, while Shapps ascends to Defence

Debutant Cabinet member Claire Coutinho MP was this morning appointed Britain’s new Energy Secretary of State, as Grant Shapps was promoted to replace Ben...

Britain backs nuclear fuel supply for Ukraine, as Shapps visits Kyiv

Energy security secretary Grant Shapps met officials in Kyiv yesterday, in a show of support for Ukraine's power industry. Shapps confirmed to energy bosses British...