Government urged to unlock 18GW of ‘shovel ready’ batteries, solar and wind

Analysis by Regen shows there are 18GW of ‘shovel ready’ battery storage, solar and wind projects that could be quickly kickstarted if government genuinely...

Compare the market: LCP launches GB Power Investment Index

Energy consultancy LCP has launched its GB Power Investment Index which enables investors to compare the expected profitability of different power technologies as the...

AFC Energy raises £32m to scale hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cell developer AFC Energy has raised £31.6 million in new capital in a bid to scale. The firm plans to make bigger units:...

An ale called Gale: BrewDog 100 per cent wind powered from July

BrewDog will brew its beers from wind power from mid-July. The company last month outlined plans to invest in three turbines totalling 2.4MW. The move is...

Swiss-Re backed carbon removal market targets gigaton scale-up

A marketplace matching corporates trying to decarbonise with carbon negative materials producers is bidding to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Early clients...

Yorkshire Water seeks bidders to build 150 solar arrays

Yorkshire Water is seeking bidders to deliver 150 solar PV arrays across its sites.  It has opened the tender for a new eight year framework,...

EDF partners with Octo for 200MW solar-storage push

EDF Renewables has partnered with developer Octo Energy in a bid to find and develop sites for co-located solar and storage. The two will be...

Peel and Powerhouse push on with plastic to hydrogen plan

Peel plans to back up to 11 plastic-to-hydrogen parks via a partnership with PowerHouse Energy. Peel is PowerHouse’s landlord at Protos Energy Park in Cheshire...

Drax to trial Mitsubishi’s biomass-with-carbon-capture tech

Britain’s biggest biomass burner Drax is to pilot new biomass energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries from this autumn. The...

Hydrogen fuel cells ‘set for takeoff’ after first UK test flight

A company planning to enable commercial hydrogen-powered flights by 2023 yesterday completed the UK’s first 'commercial scale' electric test flight. The flight, from Cranfield in...

Simec Atlantis gets nod for first 12MW of Normandy tidal power

Simec Atlantis has taken a step towards first megawatts of tidal power off Normandy after getting approval from authorities to transfer a 12MW development...

Carlton Power and Highview to build 250MWh liquid air energy storage plant

Carlton Power and Highview Power are partnering to build a massive cryogenic liquid-air energy (LAES) plant in Manchester.  Carlton has been trying to build a...

John Lewis and Air Liquide build biogas plant to fuel trucks

John Lewis is building a biogas plant to help decarbonise its distribution fleet of trucks. The Waitrose owner plans to switch its 4,800-strong fleet...

SSE green lights UK’s biggest onshore wind farm, £580 million Viking project

SSE is set to build Britain’s biggest onshore wind farm, the 443MW Viking project on Shetland. At peak output, Viking’s 103 turbines will generate around...

Push for PV: Solar lobby urges Sharma to back 40GW by 2030

Britain’s solar industry has urged the Department of business, energy and industrial strategy to target and support 40GW of solar power by the end...

National Grid extends EDF contract to turn down Sizewell B

National Grid has extended the contract it struck with EDF to reduce output from the Sizewell B nuclear station in a bid to keep...

UK goes coal free as gas, renewables and biomass take up slack

The UK has gone two full months without calling on coal-fired power stations for electricity generation. Coal use has declined dramatically in recent years, with...

Isle of Wight runs numbers on hydrogen from solar PV

Ferries to the Isle of Wight could be run on green hydrogen split off by solar electricity, under options being actively assessed to extend...

ITM Power bullish on hydrogen prospects post Covid-19

Hydrogen firm ITM Power today brushed off a full year unaudited loss of £17.6m, bullishly reporting a record pipeline of £21.8m in committed contracts,...

Total and SSE strike deal to build Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm

Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm is to go ahead, backed by French oil leviathan Total. SSE Renewables yesterday reached financial close on the 1GW Seagreen...