Thanks, Vladimir: Solar PV to replace coal as planet’s top power source by 2027,...

Renewables will be the world’s main source of electricity as early as 2027, the United Nations’ energy authority states bluntly today. In its global survey...

Bobbing, off Cork: Octopus raises stake in turbine floater Simply Blue

The investment arm of renewables mega-spender Octopus has injected £5.5 million more into Irish offshore wind developer Simply Blue.  After support from two Octopus-controlled...

Knock them down, Enviromena get up again

Fresh from defeat over a planned 11.8 MWp solar farm in Dorset’s Frome Valley, developer Enviromena is this week celebrating convincing all the members...

Four big battery plants to ease Scotland’s clean transmssion

Over 1GW of new power storage was announced this morning for Scotland's transmission grid. Innovators Xenobe revealed plans for three amp hotels with a combined...

Chaos follows MPs’ fracking debate: Tory whips “resign” then “un-resign”, after Rees-Mogg seeks clearer...

A Parliamentary vote on a Labour ban on fracking ended in chaos last night, amid allegations of ministers physically pushing their own MPs into...

Italian jobs: Octopus twins with Milan’s Nexta Capital

Octopus Energy Group’s continental European adventure turned south east today, as the renewables mega-developer returned to Italy, unveiling a collaboration deal with Nexta Capital,...

DEFRA “considering solar ban on lower quality English farmland”

Britain’s solar industry reacted with alarm this morning and a stinging rebuttal to the Truss government's reported desire to ban lower grade farmland for...

H2 trick! Carlton nets third hub, secures consent for City’s green gas plant serving...

Manchester’s third hat-trick in 24 hours arrived this morning, as innovators Carlton Power announced planning clearance for the North West’s first low-carbon hydrogen hub. Trafford...

Octopus legs it deeper into Lincs, surfaces onshore in Germany

The quoted trust driving expansion for European renewables hyper-investor Octopus reached further into Lincolnshire’s biggest offshore wind farm this morning, at the same time...

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...

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...

Essex-based world’s longest power cable venture appoints project engineers

Xlinks, the Billericay-based clean energy innovators planning a £16 billion venture to pipe solar and wind power from Morocco to Devon, have appointed multinational...

Octopus & public pension fund partners buy 12.5% of world’s biggest windfarm

Renewables mega-investor Octopus Energy Group is teaming up to pay a combined £400 million for a one-eighth stake in Hornsea One, the world’s biggest...

EDF eyes south Wales for multi-tech renewables park

EDF Renewables UK is planning to develop a 100 MW renewable energy park in Neath Port Talbot. The Hirfynydd Park will feature of a mix of...

Anesco to part-decarbonise Dragon’s LNG terminal

Gas terminal operator Dragon LNG has teamed up with solar developer Anesco to build a 35-acre PV farm on its land near Milford Haven,...

Crown Estate bobs up likely licence zones for floating turbines in Celtic Sea

The independent body defining licencing zones for Britain’s coastal waters today uncorked plans to define operational patches of the Celtic Sea soon to see...

Merseyside WTE plant for Eqtec and Anaergia

Hydrogen and biofuels firm Eqtec is partnering up to build a multi-input waste-to-energy plant at Southport’s Hybrid Energy Park, Merseyside. The technology innovators announced this...

Octopus pays AGR £50 million for 68 MWp fens PV farm, goes 50:50 on...

The ever-expanding Octopus renewables empire stretched further this morning, as its LSE-quoted investment trust announced two deals featuring grid-scale batteries. In the first, the company’s...

Octopus to spin its first ‘asparagus’ turbines in Germany

 Fast expanding Octopus Energy Group is deepening its interest in Europe’s biggest power market, closing a deal to build a 35MWp wind farm near...

First time solar developer Conrad Energy has 45MWp PV farm approved near Hereford

Planners in rural Herefordshire have praised an application they’ve approved for a giant 45MWp solar farm. Debutant developer Conrad Energy’s application for the 120 acre...