Atlantis 6MW tidal turbine array enters commercial operations

Atlantis says its 6MW tidal turbine array in Pentland Firth, Scotland, has completed all tests and entered its 25 year operations phase. The milestone caps...

Emerging solutions: Can wind, rocks, coal mines and salt decarbonise heat?

Many bright minds are trying to harness renewables to decarbonise heat and deliver broader system benefits. The Energyst outlines some interesting projects taking place...

Northumbrian Water signs deal with Ørsted to go 100% renewable

Northumbrian Water will power all 1,858 of its sites using renewable electricity for the next four years after signing a deal with Ørsted. Ørsted owns...

Google hits 100% renewables goal with 3GW contracted, eyes more

Google has hit its target to use 100% renewable power. The firm said it now has contracts in place to purchase 3GW of output...

Half of UK’s power from low carbon sources as renewables top 40GW

Low carbon sources accounted for 50.4% of power generated last year, according to latest government data, overtaking fossil fuels. However, the UK’s total energy consumption...

Electric vehicle boom no sweat, says National Grid

National Grid has said the power system could cope with an overnight boom in electric vehicles (EVs) and that the extra generation capacity required...

Pennon: Only upside for energy from waste as demand outstrips supply

Viridor owner Pennon Group says demand for energy from waste facilities continues to outstrip supply with the firm looking for potential new sites. In a...

Scottish Power chief: You’re bonkers if you think we will build offshore wind ‘subsidy-free’

Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson has questioned the apparent obsession with achieving 'subsidy-free' renewables, warning it will not happen any time soon in...

Eon boss: Renewable power is done, now for heat and transport

Eon CEO Michael Lewis believes the UK has largely cracked decarbonisation of power generation and must concentrate on heat and transport, which is where...

Vattenfall backs hydrogen to decarbonise heavy industry, eyes supply chain ownership

Vattenfall believes hydrogen created from renewable power could decarbonise heavy industry such as steel and cement production - and the firm wants to own...

Green Frog offspring Enso strikes joint venture to develop 600MW portfolio

A joint venture between an energy asset investor and a developer aims to bring 600MW of 'shovel ready' distributed energy projects to market. Investor Arlington...

Aurora: Bring renewables into reformed capacity market to save money

Bringing unsubsidised wind and solar power into a reformed capacity market would save bill payers hundreds of millions of pounds, according to a new...

German giants Eon and RWE strike major deal, move closer together

Germany's largest utilities are set to move closer together after striking a deal for Eon to acquire RWE's share in Innogy with RWE taking...
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Energy minister Claire Perry: Bring on mine water heat projects

Energy minister Claire Perry has thrown her support behind projects to turn old mines into source of renewable heat. The topic of geothermal heat came...

Stobart on track to deliver 2 million tonnes of biomass per year

Stobart Group anticipates that it will hit its target of delivering 2 million tonnes a year of biomass to power stations around the country...

Tender launched for 3.15MW geothermal electricity plant

The firm aiming to develop deep geothermal power at Redruth in Cornwall has launched a tender for provision of a generating plant of up...

The Renewables Infrastructure Group eyes offshore wind, batteries and PPAs as solar tightens

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) believes offshore wind and battery storage may offer better value than solar acquisitions in current market conditions. Posting a 32%...

John Laing pays £11m for 5MW anaerobic digestion plant, eyes more

John Laing Environmental Assets (JLEN) has acquired a 5MW anaerobic digestion plant for around £11m. The Icknield Farm AD plant, at Ipsden, South Oxfordshire, produces green gas...
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Ørsted posts big profits, plans solar, energy storage and services business

Ørsted, the Danish energy company formerly known as Dong, has outlined plans to push into energy storage, services and solar power. Posting strong profits for...

Holland’s largest gas producer launches energy storage tech competition

Holland's largest gas producer has launched a competition to try and crack long-term energy storage. The €50,000 cash prize is small. But the winners get...