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...

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...

Premium project: insurers AXA and Crédit Agricole pay Ørsted £ 3 billion for half...

Ørsted, developers of Hornsea 2, the North Sea wind farm set to be the world’s biggest when commissioned later this year, today welcomed new...

Octopus boosts asset base by 90%, buys into turbines in UK, France, Finland &...

Three months of acquisitions in France, the UK and two Nordics have set Octopus Energy’s fund management specialists on track to boost its asset...

Cambridge Power at Brookfield’s gate, bullish on solar & 800MW of batteries

Cambridge Power Limited has signed a deal with one of the world's biggest operators of clean energy plant to develop power and battery energy...

Solar: Good Energy quits generation, SSE snaps up first PV project

The sun rose this morning on a changing solar landscape across Britain, as clean energy pioneer Good Energy quit generation and renewables super-developer SSE...

Floating turbines win big among ScotWind’s 24.8GW of awards

Scotland’s government is looking forward to pocketing bidding fees of around £680 million from ScotWind, the nation’s first round of offshore plot leasing for...

Onshore wind: Octopus commits up to £10 million to develop in Wales & Scotland

Energy provider Octopus’ development arm today announced it will invest up to £10 million in new wind farms being co-developed by specialist firm Wind...

Vattenfall gets Whitehall’s green light for 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas farm, waits on Vanguard

Another giant offshore wind farm in the North Sea, potentially surpassing with its twin the world’s biggest venture 100 kilometres to the north, has...

Contracts for Difference auctions open: AR4 “bigger than all the rest”

Power developers in clean tidal, solar, and wind technologies jumped at the starting gun today, competing for a slice of the government’s record £285...

Octopus to Canada’s civil servants: ‘Ta for your $300 million. More coming, eh?’

Christmas arrived early today for Octopus Energy Group, as Britain’s fast-growing generator-retailer commanding nearly 6% of domestic power accounts welcomed a $300 million equity...

Begorrah and be-Bezos! Amazon to off-take Ørsted’s wind power from Ulster turbines

A yet-to-be-built 16 MW wind farm at Ballykeel, Northern Ireland saw its business case gold-plated today, as developer Ørsted pledged to sell the planned...

Windel and Canadian Solar eye a further 1.5 GW of UK battery projects

For the second time in less than a year, British renewables developer Windel Energy and integrated module manufacturer Canadian Solar have teamed up to...

World’s most powerful turbines could power Vattenfall’s 3.6GW farms in North Sea

With rotors a massive 236 metres in diameter, the world’s biggest wind turbines could be generating power off Norfolk from 2024, if Vattenfall gets...

Britain “has 40 fossil fuel projects awaiting planners’ approval before 2025”

The UK has a pipeline of at least 40 major projects in oil, gas or coal extraction and refining awaiting planning consent, environmental analysts...

Welsh and Scots cities benefit from green marine power, green H2 and green mobility

Three cities outside England may reap rewards from major green developments, under proposals announced coincidentally in recent days. Blue Eden is Swansea's latest £1.7 billion...

World’s biggest floating wind farm boosts Scotland’s grid, as RWE pledges £ 15 Bn

Six turbines floating up to 80 metres above the North Sea bed have started spinning current into Britain’s grid, developers Grupo Cobra have confirmed. Hailed...

Pivot hooks UK’s first tertiary battery to Grid, as Anesco contracts for two big...

The sophistication of battery innovations now hooked to the grid took a leap forward this week, with two major announcements. In a UK network first,...