Foresight Solar ahead 14.4%, half year to June

Solar electricity and storage investor Foresight Solar Fund advanced 14.4% in net asset value in 2022’s opening six months, it announced today. The nine-year old...

Van Beurden to step down as Shell boss, Sawan steps up

Ben van Beurden is to quit in December after nine years as CEO of Shell, the company told shareholders this morning. After 39 years with...

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...

Electric eel: Solar fund winds self a second time around battery specialist

Clean electricity investors Next Energy Solar Fund have formed a £ 200 million storage partnership, its second with grid-scale battery engineers Eelpower. Today’s deal doubles...

More solar “clearly in Treasury’s interest”, say lobbyists urging price reforms

Liz Truss’ new steps to curb soaring energy prices mean expanding Britain’s installed base of solar generation makes more sense than ever, trade body...

“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...

Plymouth in frame for Carlton Power’s third green H2 hub

Fresh from securing paper-maker Kimberly-Clark as a major off-taker for its proposed 35MW clean hydrogen hub in Cumbria, electrolysing specialist Carlton Power has its...

Solar developer ups ante on planning officer’s opposition to Dorset farm

A solar development company has taken the unusual step of going public on a planning authority’s apparent choice of decision makers for its application...

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...

Andrex maker inks paper to strengthen & lengthen Carlton’s green H2 rôle   

Carlton Power’s bid to make green hydrogen in Barrow-in-Furness wiped its nose today, as Kleenex tissue-maker Kimberly-Clark signed a supply deal, set to cut...

Navigating the power markets in turbulent times

Making the electricity markets understandable and work for your business is currently a tall order. Cielo Energy, headed up by managing director Stuart Lloyd-Evans,...

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...

£327 million of new cash puts UK solar on track to double by 2030

The wall of money arriving to define Britain’s renewable sector this decade received another topping out this morning, with specialists Next Energy Capital announcing...

Octopus’ new investment partnership targets Britain’s biggest unbuilt grid battery

Building Britain’s biggest battery, capable of storing a day’s supply of renewable electricity for 235,000 Midlands homes, is on the to-do-list for Octopus Energy’s...

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...

Scotland’s biggest wind farm plumbs world-beating depths to spin for first time

The first power has flowed from Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm, the 1.075GW Seagreen project 27 kilometres off the nation’s east coast, south of...

Investors Next Energy Solar Fund and Bluefield hike quarterly asset valuations

Solar electricity’s attractions as an investment class are highlighted again this morning, with two specialist funds reporting strong growth in asset value and returns. NextEnergy...

Hydrogen wins at Winlaton, as Northern Gas succeeds in mixing green H2 into home...

A Gateshead community is this morning at the centre of Northern Gas Networks’ successful trial of hydrogen mingled into domestic supply. For nearly twelve months,...

Bluefield scoops AR4 CfD contracts for 62.4MW of new solar

British renewable investors Bluefield Solar Income Fund have announced their receipt of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) covering 62.4MW of new planned capacity through the...