Ørsted posts bumper earnings, eyes hydrogen investments, PPAs

Ørsted earnings for 2019 “exceeded expectations” with operating profit up 17 per cent to DKK17.5bn (£1.99bn) on a like for like basis. The firm said...

Ofgem probes National Grid and Scottish Power over HVDC connector failures

Ofgem has opened an investigation into National Grid and Scottish Power's transmission arms over repeated outages and late delivery of the Western high-voltage (HVDC)...

National Grid: We need 65,000 data analysts and renewables engineers

National Grid says the UK needs tens of thousands of data analysts and renewable energy engineers over the next ten years to stand a...

ITM Power to open ‘world’s biggest electrolyser factory’ in Sheffield

Storage and clean hydrogen specialist ITM Power is prepping a 1GW per year electrolyser manufacturing plant at its new Sheffield home. Posting half year results,...

MayGen tidal turbine exports 13.8GWh in 2019

Simec Atlantis said its MeyGen tidal power scheme in Pentland Firth, Scotland, exported over 13.8GWh in 2019, generating some £3.9m in revenue. The Gupta-owned firm...

Bosch to pay £38m for bigger stake in UK fuel cell maker Ceres

Bosch will pay £38m to increase its stake from 4 per cent to 18 per cent in UK fuel cell maker Ceres. The company will...

Birmingham Airport eyes megawatts of onsite solar

Birmingham Airport plans to install megawatts of solar across its estate as it bids to decarbonise operations by 2033. Head of sustainability, Kirstin McCarthy, said...

Warrington Council’s massive solar-storage project “an oven ready” blueprint

Gridserve has completed a huge co-location project for Warrington Borough Council. The 34.7MW solar and 27MW storage farm at York was constructed in five...

National Grid: We need immediate action to hit net zero, stop picking winners

“Net zero is achievable, but requires immediate action on all fronts,” according to National Grid ESO head of strategy Kayte O’Neill. The UK must...

Birmingham Airport launches electric buses, eyes shared infrastructure

Birmingham Airport has launched a fleet of six new electric buses – and has designed its charging infrastructure to enable other bus operators to...

SEEIT: 2020 will be a big year for renewable energy PPAs

2020 will be a big year for clean energy investment, with subsidy-free development under power purchase agreements (PPAs) starting to gain significant momentum, according...

Lightsource BP strikes 5MW solar PPA with Ibstock Brick

Lightsource BP is to construct a 4.9MWp solar installation at Ibstock Brick’s Leicestershire headquarters. The scheme is fully funded by Lightsource BP and a power...

Mitsubishi to buy Eneco as energy management push advances

Mitsubishi Corporation is to take an 80 per cent stake in Dutch energy firm Eneco. Fellow Japanese firm Chubu will take the remaining 20...

SSE: 40GW of offshore wind ‘will not be a walk in the park’

SSE has called on political parties to commit warm words on green energy to paper, warning that ramping up offshore wind ambition to 40GW...

Biomethane HGV trials show ‘significant’ CO2 savings

A trial involving lorries used by Asda, Howard Tenens and Kuehne + Nagel suggests significant CO2 savings can be achieved by using biomethane. The Dedicated...

EIB to stop funding unabated fossil fuels, prioritise energy efficiency

The European Investment Bank will stop funding unabated fossil fuels from the end of 2021 and prioritise energy efficiency - a year later than...

Getting to net zero: the missing element

Net zero emissions can be achieved, says EnergyPro's Steve Fawkes, but requires one crucial attribute. Net zero as a target is very clear – net...

Birmingham Airport commits to net zero by 2033

Birmingham Airport has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2033. The airport said it aims to minimise offsets and maximise...

Ceres claims ‘zero emissions’ hydrogen-fuelled CHP system

Horsham-based Ceres Power claims its latest fuel cell enables zero emissions combined heat and power (CHP). The system is designed for use with hydrogen fuel....

Statera says 300MW of new peakers ‘as efficient as CCGTs’

Statera has signed a deal with MAN for the 300MW of fast ramping gas peaking plant that it claims are as efficient as some...