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...

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...

Profits soar at Centrica & Shell  

Energy supermajors Centrica and Shell pleased investors today but antagonised customers and politicians, reporting soaring profits.   British Gas’s owner declared its first dividend for...

Octopus sucks in $550 million, stretches tentacles further

Existing investors are backing privately-held Octopus Energy Group by injecting a massive $550 million of new funds.    Expansions both territorial – deeper into continental...

Hydrogen in Airbus’s wings: planemaker backs low carbon flying, as Cotswold minnow ponders fuelling...

Hydrogen as commercial aviation's clean fuel of the future has gained altitude and higher credibility, following a big investment decision from European planemaker Airbus. Toulouse’s...

Powerhouse extends green hydrogen offering to Emerald Isle

Hydrogen-from-dead-plastic innovators Powerhouse Energy have signed an outline deal, extending their world’s first operation from the UK into Ireland. The Merseyside-based, AIM-quoted group told investors...

Vestas to trial hydrogen-fuelled service launches maintaining North Sea turbines

Low carbon launches ferrying technicians on service trips to offshore wind-spinners will be put through their paces in the North Sea from next week,...

Floating offshore wind: Britain leads the world

The UK leads every other nation possessing a coastline in our innovation of floating wind turbines, both in numbers of operating spinners, and in...

Octopus to spin its first ‘asparagus’ turbines in Germany

 Fast expanding Octopus Energy Group is deepening its interest in Europe’s biggest power market, closing a deal to build a 35MWp wind farm near...

UK advances to 3rd on EY’s world renewables beauty parade

Britain has moved up two places to 3rd position on the biannual RECAI attractiveness index for renewable power investment, compiled by management consultants EY. The...

Octopus’ Kraken awakes, stretches beyond energy into water & broadband

Energy transaction platform Kraken is venturing beyond administering energy accounts, reaching today into other utilities such as telecoms, water & broadband. Described as ‘cloud-native’, Kraken...

‘Renewables acting like baseload’:  Octopus joins Essex-based £16 Bn pipeline to Morocco

Green mega-investor Octopus is teaming up with Billericay-based energy entrepreneurs seeking to pump renewable electricity from southern Morocco to Britain. Essex start-up Xlinks announced in...

Dawidosky completes management revolution at turbine makers Siemens Gamesa

Turbine-maker-in-a-spin Siemens Gamesa has appointed Tim Dawidowsky as its new chief operating officer. The Hispano-German combine last month hired new CEO Jochen Eickholt in a...

BP’s Q1 profits 50% up, despite £16 billion Rosneft hit

Fossil fuel supermajor BP has posted underlying Q1 profits of nearly £5 billion, up 50% year on year, despite taking a £16 billion loss...

SSE pays £481 million to tilt at Siemens Gamesa’s sunny windmills

British generator SSE Renewables is set to venture into the Mediterranean wind and solar business, after its purchase today of the southern European assets...