SP Energy Networks offers Net Zero grants to community groups

A historic medieval church now in community control is among ventures to benefit from SP Energy Networks’ community fund, designed to spur technology accelerating...

EDF plugs in to market-leading PV & battery deal

Nuclear-to-renewables power supplier EdF has signed one of Britain’s biggest energy management deals, optimising revenues from a solar 66MWp farm and a 50MW grid-scale...

Carlton & Kraft Heinz opt for green hydrogen at Wigan mega-factory

Energy infrastructure innovators Carlton Power have inked a deal with groceries colossus Kraft Heinz to develop the food firm’s first ever green hydrogen supply...

Octopus buys Ireland’s biggest solar complex, feeds Microsoft for 15 years

Renewables investor Octopus has bought four newly constructed solar farms close to Dublin from Statkraft Ireland for €160 million. The PV farms total 199MW in...

The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Scottish Power EN ups green asks from its suppliers

Regional distributor SP Energy Networks has set out its vision for delivering a cleaner planet in its new sustainable business strategy. With operations stretching from...

Ease planning curbs on London’s community energy, GLA councillors urge

London’s Mayor and central government must back the capital’s solar energy volunteers with cash and by easing planning curbs which hold back City Hall’s...

British solar panel maker sets new world efficiency record

Pioneer solar technologists Oxford PV have set a new record for the world’s most efficient solar panel, marking a crucial milestone in the clean...

Amazon backs Moray West & Ocean Winds with 473MW PPA

Data colossus Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement with ENGIE, increasing its share of output from developer Ocean Winds’ Moray West venture...

Drax preps US-based BECCS division to speed global carbon removal

Biomass energy leviathan Drax is targeting global leadership in carbon removal, as it sets up an independent unit to drive development of its new-build...

Downing buys 5 Swedish hydro dams

London-quoted investment trust Downing Renewables Infrastructure DORE has paid £6 million to complete the purchase of five hydropower plants in Sweden. The dams, including one...

Good Law Project presses ministers over onshore turbines

Campaigners at the Good Law Project have begun legal action against D-ESNZ and planning ministers over the government’s exclusion of land-based wind power from...

Councils hail Britain’s biggest solar deal, as Schroders swoops for failed Toucan’s £700m portfolio

Bankrupt Thurrock Council has sold its solar investments for £700 million, offloading the 513.5 MWp portfolio of collapsed developer Toucan Energy. In a transaction billed...

Dunelm ups solar roll-out across UK stores

Home furnishings specialist Dunelm said this morning it is stepping up solar generation on-site at its UK stores this year. Three more sites will benefit...

Solar co-operatives: Five groups bring 36MWp into community control

Community energy volunteers have completed what they claim is England and Wales’ biggest ever transfer of solar PV to collective citizen control. Eight solar farms...

Britain heads Europe’s offshore turbine boom, says trade group

2023 was the best year on record for new marine wind power across Europe, trade body WindEurope reports.  A total of 4.2GW of offshore...

Octopus withdraws from Spanish solar projects

Octopus’ investment vehicle is dropping its options to buy into 175MW of ready-to-build solar farms in Spain, profiting by £3 million on the unbuilt...

ScottishPower seeks biggest ever supply round worth £5.4bn

ScottishPower has unveiled £5.4bn worth of contract opportunities as it launches its next phase of electricity network investment.   A boost early in 2024 by...

NatWest’s app help small firms control energy costs

Banking giant NatWest is offering a digital tool to help the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses save on their energy bills and cut carbon...

Enviromena secures £200 million debt, swells 500MW pipeline

Berkshire-based renewable power developer Enviromena has agreed a £200m debt and construction facility with funders Close Brothers to fund its ambitions of building 500MWs...