Bluefield & Octopus tie up PV deals – though not with each other……

Solar photovoltaics’ progress to ousting planet-cooking hydrocarbon from electricity generation advanced still further this week, exemplified today by Bluefield Solar Income Fund. The investment vehicle...

‘Intelligent Octopus’ inks charging deal with brand owner of Peugeot, Fiat and Alfa Romeo

Car maker Stellantis, manufacturer of brands including Citroën, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Peugeot, has signed a deal to provide extended charging for its...

Zenobē signs Stateside deal with Japanese partner

Battery storage specialist Zenobē is eying expansion in the USA, via a foothold in the north east about to be secured with a Japanese...
SSE's Keadby power station: 735MW back online from 9 November.

Planners green-light Britain’s biggest battery, and first CCUS plant in Lincs

Innovative generation projects on opposite sides of Britain have this week received planning approval, speeding innovation in the nation’s dispersal and deployment of practical...

Thanks, Vladimir: Solar PV to replace coal as planet’s top power source by 2027,...

Renewables will be the world’s main source of electricity as early as 2027, the United Nations’ energy authority states bluntly today. In its global survey...

Teachers strike in Scotland, eh?: Canucks pile on to a quarter of SSE’s pylons

Snowy-booted visitors from northern America today descended once again on the snowy-booted electricity engineers of north Britain, as a big Canadian public-sector pension fund...

Britain lags in race for renewables, says new REA study

As Premiership players begin their break over the five weeks of Qatar’s controversial World Cup, away from football Britain already languishes in Europe’s “relegation...

Gas operating profits rise fourfold at SSE during six months to September

Operating profits from the gas and thermal energy division alone of vertically integrated generator-retailer SSE soared to £248million on an adjusted basis in the...

Equans & HM Government prime efficiency start ups with £2 million

Equans, the corporate energy & facilities management advisory offshoot of French-parented power giant Engie, is backing two British start ups in IT, targeting energy...

Italian jobs: Octopus twins with Milan’s Nexta Capital

Octopus Energy Group’s continental European adventure turned south east today, as the renewables mega-developer returned to Italy, unveiling a collaboration deal with Nexta Capital,...

Ofgem: Britain faces possible “gas supply emergency” over winter

Gas supplies to keep the UK’s lights on and homes heated face a ‘significant risk’ of running short this winter, the nation’s energy regulator...

Gresham & Octopus: places in the sun, riffled by a German breeze

Two leading renewables investment funds today turned in sun-kissed, wind-burnished figures for 2022’s first half, storing up wealth for their backers. Gresham House Energy Storage...

Great British Energy: Labour would launch nationally owned green powerco in Year 1, says...

Sir Keir Starmer today pledged to launch a nationalised clean energy company in competition with existing suppliers and within the first year of a...

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...

“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...

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...

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...