Sunny jobs up top: PV installer is “best job for 2023”, say recruiters

Being a solar installer is ranked as the best job to have in the UK this year, judged among twenty alternatives, against factors including...

Faraday Challenge hands out £27.6 million to battery innovators

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques have received funding from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins...
LC Energy: Got wood and boilers

Hello, Columbus: Velocys lifts clean wings towards the Americas

Increasingly globe-spanning aviation-fuel-from-waste provider Velocys is looking to the US and to US project engineers Bechtel Corporation for imminent expansion. Unaudited full year figures for...

How Green will be my Valley?  Wales opts to go 100% renewable as early...

Wales’ devolved government this afternoon declared its intention to meet 100% of the nation’s electricity needs from renewable sources as early as 2035. Describing the...

8GW of new agreements pushes UK offshore wind leases beyond 40GW

The Crown Estate today announced its signing of agreements for leases covering six offshore wind projects, together rated at around 8GW potential.  Currents of...

Anne spares no spin to help Edinburgh’s marine blades reach longer

The Princess Royal was on hand yesterday to witness Edinburgh University's technologists launch the next spin cycle in sharpening turbine technology off Scotland’s shores. Prince...

GreenGO to speed up mass insulation & clean heat, IPPR urges

A massive acceleration of home insulation and low-carbon heat launched by government could be saving bill payers up to £500 a year as soon...

Octopus to begin home solar PV installations

Multilegged electricity kraken Octopus Energy solar-shocked Britain’s PV installers today, announcing it is now offering its own installation of on-roof systems and batteries for...

Solar roofs should be “mainstay” of tougher building code, MPs are urged

Solar electricity systems pre-installed on new homes must be a mainstay of beefed-up  building regulations, MPs on Parliament’s environmental audit committee were told yesterday. Ian...

“Scots, Tera-watt hey!” Holyrood to plug in 20GW more green capacity by 2030, ponders how...

Scotland’s devolved government has unveiled plans to accelerate still further the heady growth already seen in the nation’s clean generation capacities. The ruling SNP’s “Energy...

Solar heat-with-power innovator Naked Energy buffs up, targets Portugal and Greece

“Twin solar” technologists Naked Energy are targeting new EU territories with two distribution deals announced today. In September the Crawley-based firm, founded in 2009 by...

2022’s grid is UK’s second greenest ever, as wind output beats 20GW

Renewable sources set new records for UK electricity generation last year, beaten only by 2020’s year of peak lockdown. Wind, hydro and solar together accounted...

Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

Public opposes Hunt’s “punitive” focus of EGL tax grab on clean generators, poll finds

Pressure increased today on chancellor Jeremy Hunt to scrap his “punitive” five-year Energy Generator Levy windfall tax on green generators’ sales, with resisters releasing...

Another oil extractor plans North Sea rigs run on electricity spun from wind

Hydrocarbon extractor Neptune Energy has become the latest oil company to consider switching to clean electricity to run its offshore rigs and pumps. Storage of...

13GW of RE tenders open in Germany, as Ireland names offshore winners

Regulators of Europe’s biggest energy market have announced their intention to pursue 12.8GW more onshore wind capacity in 2023, and over 650 MW of...

Uncoupling renewables’ retail prices from thermal? Drax’s take on 2022 glut boosts the case

Record-breaking renewables output onto Britain’s grid across 2022 couldn’t stop homes and businesses paying almost double 2021's prices for their electricity, academics commissioned by...

Green generator ‘lawyers up’, goes gunning for Hunt’s ‘smash & grab’ EGL

Energy ministry D-BEIS and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt face a legal threat this morning from a £2 billion investor and builder of 1.5GWp of wind...

Scots on top: renewable output up 55% in September quarter, capacity up 11% in...

Scotland’s output of renewable electricity rose 55.3% year on year for the three months to September 2022, on the back of an annual 11.4%...

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...