Octopus now officially UK’s No 1 electricity supplier, deflates B Gas

Only eight years after starting up, Octopus Energy is now the UK's biggest power supplier, official figures just released reveal. Greg Jackson’s bouncy renewables-to-heat pumps...

Non-ill wind blows jobseekers some good: DWP & Crown Estate puff offshore recruitment

Ten Jobcentres in East Anglia and Lincolnshire are to be hubs for boosting awareness of skilled roles in Britain’s booming offshore wind power industry,...

Japan’s biggest powerco opens global green hub in London

Japan’s largest power company is basing its new global renewables business in London. JERA Nex will develop, own and operate renewable assets, including offshore...

Boom-free summer for bomb squad, defusing mines across offshore turbine site

Making safe unexploded World War II mines lingering under the North Sea across an imminent wind farm plot is the business of specialist contractors...

Octopus buys half of German green developer

Octopus Energy’s generation arm is investing in renewables developer Lintas Green Energy in a move to turbocharge Germany’s energy revolution, bringing bills down for...

New boss for Morocco-to-Devon solar & wind venture

Xlinks, developers of a £16 billion scheme to pipe solar & wind power from Morocco to Britain, have a new CEO. James Humfrey, pictured, has...

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...

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...

Co-op primes 15 year divi from Yorkshire solar farm

Britain’s biggest co-operative society the Co-op has signed a 15 year power purchase deal to draw all the output from a Yorkshire solar farm. The...

Renewables connections ‘to take wing’ as Chancellor puts £960m behind Winser recommendations

The government is pumping £960 million into a radical upgrading of Britain’s creaking grid, with chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirming ministers’ acceptance of measures proposed...

Holyrood bets £9m on Morocco power line, primes 900 Hunterston jobs

Scotland’s part was confirmed today in high private sector ambitions to pump low carbon Moroccan wind- and solar-derived electricity to Britain under thousands of...

NG drops checks on 20GW of battery plug-ins, pledges “6 Hinkley Cs” of quicker...

Backbone electricity shifter National Grid ESO today pledged cuts as high as four years in delays to connect up to 20GW of utility-scale storage,...

Sheep may safely graze on Enviromena farm at Bryngolwg, Rhigos in… which country?

Clean power services firm Enviromena have energised their first solar farm in Wales, on Bryngolwg Farm in Rhigos, Aberdare. Sparking up of the 30-acre plot...

Konnichiwa, Kraken ! ‘Ows tha doin‘, Coventry?   

Staff at fast-growing Octopus Energy were today celebrating two business successes, saluting separately the mystical Orient and the somewhat less mystical West Midlands of...

Innova plugs 25MW into green-lit Warwickshire solar site

Solar power developer Innova Renewables was today celebrating securing planning permission for an initial 25MWp of PV arrays on its site north east of...

Supplier heeds noble call to recycle argon for Indian solar mega-plant

Surrey start-up Gas Recovery & Recycle Ltd ( GR2L) has had its hopes of success inflated by a £4 million deal struck to export...

UK’s offshore wind botch should warn other governments; industry group

The failure of the UK government’s latest round of offshore wind auctions must be a watershed moment for the offshore wind industry around the...

“Oy, oy, Reg!” It’s always sunny in south Essex, hopes Veolia

Waste management contractor Veolia has sparked up what it claims is Britain’s biggest solar farm yet to be built on a restored landfill dump. The...

Offshore wind chiefs slam government’s AR5 auction failure

Developers leading the expansion of Britain’s offshore wind farms united this morning in dismay at today’s botched reverse auctions designed to boost necessary new...

Onshore oil extractors Star Energy buy into Croatian geothermal electricity

Making its first move into power generation, Britain's biggest operator of onshore oilfields Star Energy is buying into Croatia’s potential for geothermal electricity. Star is...