Low-carbon avgas maker Velocys heads skywards, via Ohio, Tokyo.. and Humberside

Oxford University spin-off and purger of hydrocarbons from aviation fuel Velocys posted audited full year financial results today.  Doubling net assets, eliminating borrowing, boosting...

‘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...

Bluefield pays £112.4 m for 93.2 MWp of wind & solar, gives investors till...

Fast-expanding UK-focused clean energy investor Bluefield Solar Income Fund has bought 15 solar farms and four wind farms, and today announced a rights issue...

Strategy review at Powerhouse due ‘around time of AGM’

An operational review of business activities at Powerhouse Energy, the Merseyside-based extractors of clean hydrogen from end-of-life plastics, is expected to be complete by...

Graze expectations: Birds, bees, bugs & biodiversity bigged up in new solar guide

Wild creatures munching grass and sipping nectar from flowers flourishing on pesticide-free ground beneath solar arrays are the focus of a guide just released...

Fuel poverty becoming “a national health emergency”, NEA chief warns energy campaigners

Britain’s shame as table-topper of Europe’s worst insulated homes is already causing a health emergency of mental health stress and respiratory diseases, London campaigners...

Octopus stretches legs, links off Lincs to first offshore turbines

Renewables super-investor Octopus has squirted ink onto a deal yielding it direct entry for the first time into an offshore wind farm. Putting the ‘zephyr’...

“Knowing storage, knowing you, a-Ha!” North Norfolk to host digital solution

Specialist investor NextEnergy Solar Fund is venturing into its first construction of a co-located battery. The fund is set to plug 6MW/12 MWh of storage...

BayWa seeks Derbyshire views on 163 MWp solar farm

Clean power developer BayWa r.e. is inviting Derbyshire folks’ views on a big proposed solar park at Oaklands Farm, near Rosliston in the south...

Earth Day survey: Brits lag on boiler swapping, lukewarm on green carry-through

British consumers are second only to the Japanese in our aversion to stripping out old carbon-emitting boilers and heating systems. Only 28% of us are...

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...

Cooling panels means “solar electricity possible at night”, low wattage breakthrough promises

Solar arrays generating miniscule amounts of power overnight could still charge up mobile phones during the hours of darkness, an experiment at Stanford University...

Teralight seeks 180 MW of solar ventures in Britain

Israeli solar developer Teralight is seeking to launch in the UK, in quest of 180 MW of PV projects. In the second of today’s stories...

Octopus seeks Suomi wind and solar amid Northern lights

Fast-growing green power investor Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) is deepening its commitment to Finland. Founded in 2010, the trust boasts generation assets across Europe...

Centrica targets 900 MW of UK solar parks, needs Push to start

British Gas’s parent Centrica has inked an outline agreement aimed at achieving 900 MW of solar generation and storage in the UK by 2026. Partnering...

Cheaper heat pumps: Octopus changes colour to RED in Craigavon

Generator-retailer Octopus is deepening its industry-disrupting interest in heat pumps, buying Renewable Energy Devices, a specialist manufacturer in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. Despite a government target...

Ding, dong: Ørsted takes 80% of Salamander, floating Scots pilot

Offshore wind market leaders Ørsted today took an 80% stake in the 100 MW Salamander floating turbine project off Aberdeen, entering its supervising joint...

Solar farmers Anesco open Dutch operation

British renewables developer Anesco is powering up international expansion with the launch of its first operation outside the UK. Wouter Beerten (pictured) joins the company...

Ofgem hints at June green light for £3.4 billion Anglo-Scots ‘renewables superhighway’

Regulator Ofgem has inched closer to approving two giant undersea interconnectors totalling 4 GW and funded to the tune of £3.4 billion, together hailed...

“Tear down Government’s policy wall, and get renewables done”, REA tells Johnson

Britain’s long-term energy security depends on the Johnson government stripping out obstacles blocking green power deployment, the Renewable Energy Association is urging. In the run-up...