Solar fund plans £20m commercial rooftop PV spree

Next Energy Solar Fund is planning to spend £20m on commercial building rooftop PV in 2019. The fund has partnered with Zestec Asset Management to...

Engie signs 15-year PPA with Moray East offshore windfarm

French utility Engie will take 23.3 per cent of all the power generated by the 950MW Moray East offshore windfarm when its enters commercial...

Energy efficiency driving UK’s clean economy, renewable heat rises

Energy efficiency remains the bedrock of the UK’s low carbon industry, according to latest government data. Meanwhile turnover in the renewable heat sector saw...

Corporate PPAs double in 2018 as mid-market buyers emerge

Large corporations bought more than double the amount of renewable power from generators via power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2018 than in 2017, according...

Faraday Grid lands £25m investment

Grid technology company Faraday Grid has received a £25m investment from billionaire businessman Adam Neumann, founder of shared workspaces firm WeWork. The firm claims its technology enables...

Major utilities join forces to create green finance initiative

Major european energy companies have joined forces to create a sustainable finance forum to drive clean investment. Founder members of the Corporate Forum on Sustainable Finance...

New CEO for onshore wind generator Ventient

Mark Jones is the new chief exec at Ventient Energy. The firm was formed in 2017 by the merger of the Zephyr and Infinis...

Volkswagen: Carmaker to become energy company

Volkswagen is to launch an energy company. The firm, which recently committed to invest €30bn in electric vehicles over the next five years, will...

FiT replacement: Suppliers to be mandated to buy export power

Government is proposing that suppliers be made to pay something for power exported onto the system by smaller generators. The move follows widespread condemnation of...

2019 energy outlook: Octopus Investments

2019 could prove an interesting year for electric vehicles and renewables as a new breed of investor emerges, according to directors and managers at...

Steep deratings for solar and wind in future Capacity Market

If solar PV is allowed to bid into a future Capacity Market it will be derated to less than two per cent of headline...

Khan puts energy efficiency at heart of decarbonised London plan

Energy efficiency will be key to decarbonising London, regardless of the technology choices it makes over the coming decades, according to Sadiq Khan. Meanwhile, government...

Swindon powers waste plant via solar private wire

Swindon Borough Council-owned Public Power Solutions has switched on Barnfield Solar Farm. The 2.5MW facility will power the solid recoverable fuel (SRF) plant and...

BT and Eon join EV100, pledge to electrify fleet by 2030

BT and Eon have pledged to electrify their fleets by 2030. The two are among a number of companies that have signed up to...

Limejump agrees 120MW PPA plus storage with Next Energy Solar Fund

Limejump has agreed terms on a Power Purchase Agreement with Next Energy Solar Fund, potentially bringing 120MW of solar PV into its virtual power...

Vattenfall EV charging business up and running with South Norfolk Council  

Swedish utility Vattenfall has signed a deal to install its first electric car chargers in the UK. It will install and operate 20 chargers...

Sir Terry Leahy’s advice to energy managers: Keep it simple

Former Tesco chief executive, Sir Terry Leahy, has offered energy managers pitching projects to their board some advice: Keep it simple. Speaking at the launch...

Pubs the new petrol stations? Marston’s and Tesco go large on EV charging

Pubco Marston’s and supermarket giant Tesco have announced big plans for electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Tesco will install 2,400 EV charging bays across 600 stores...

Ørsted eyes bigger offshore wind pipeline and income

Ørsted, the energy company part-owned by the Danish state plans to build 15GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025. CEO Henrik Poulsen outlined the new...

West Yorkshire plans free-to-use rapid EV charging network

Councils in West Yorkshire have struck a deal with Engie for dozens of electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging stations which will be free to...