‘Think big, to keep UK’s sea turbines in world league’, wind body urges ministers

This summer’s Contracts for Difference auctions offer energy ministers a unique opportunity to double Britain’s offshore wind capacity, new research from lobbyists RenewableUK claims. The...

Amazon backs Moray West & Ocean Winds with 473MW PPA

Data colossus Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement with ENGIE, increasing its share of output from developer Ocean Winds’ Moray West venture...

Britain heads Europe’s offshore turbine boom, says trade group

2023 was the best year on record for new marine wind power across Europe, trade body WindEurope reports.  A total of 4.2GW of offshore...

Renewables output in 2023 ‘enough to power all UK homes‘, ECIU calculates

Academics at the Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit say the 90TWh of electricity generated in 2023 by Britain’s wind, solar and hydro sectors alone...

Ørsted signals final green light for Hornsea 3

Hornsea 3, at 2.9GW the world’s biggest projected wind farm, has won final construction approval from franchisee Ørsted, the developer’s directors confirmed yesterday in...

Crown Estate preps floating turbines to power 4 million homes

Leasing details set to place Britain at the forefront of the world’s floating offshore power industry were set out today by the seabed’s oversight...

£11 Bn deal draws RWE  & Masdar deeper into Dogger Bank windfarms

UAE state-owned power developer Masdar has signed a deal with German energy company RWE to acquire a 49% stake in the UK’s Dogger Bank...

Octopus’ ‘heavenly wind’ to fan £3 Billion into Europe’s offshore turbines

The generation arm of internationally expanding Octopus Energy today announced its first ever dedicated investment drive focused on offshore wind, primed with capital from...

50GW target for offshore wind this decade ‘will be missed’, Cornwall warns

The government will likely miss its goal for 50GW of offshore wind capacity operating by 2030, new calculations from respected consultants Cornwall Insight predict. ...

Amazon primes 39 new renewables projects in Europe this year, delivers 1GW

More solar PV atop its UK distribution centres and data warehouses is among 1GW of new renewable generating capacity added by Amazon so far...

CCC to Sunak & Coutinho: “You’re making near-term Net Zero harder to achieve“

Government ambiguities and watering down of Net Zero targets risk imperilling Britain’s progress to the nation’s 2050 goal, key scientific advisors warn today. The Climate...

First Scotwind offshore farm seeks Holyrood’s consent, as Whitelee begins bug hunt

The first development in the winning bids of last year’s 24.8GW ScotWind leasing competition has filed papers seeking planning consent from ministers at Holyrood. Offshore...

EDF to invest £4.5bn this year in UK low carbon electricity

Nuclear-to-solar-to-wind generator EDF Energy says it is on track to develop £4.5billion-worth of low carbon electricity-making assets in the UK this year. In its 2023...

UK’s offshore wind botch should warn other governments; industry group

The failure of the UK government’s latest round of offshore wind auctions must be a watershed moment for the offshore wind industry around the...

Offshore wind chiefs slam government’s AR5 auction failure

Developers leading the expansion of Britain’s offshore wind farms united this morning in dismay at today’s botched reverse auctions designed to boost necessary new...

Norfolk’s Stowen Group awarded contract for East Anglia Hub

Windfarm construction projects in ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia Hub are set to deliver a further jobs and investment boost for the region, after the...

NIMBYs – zombies or creatures of myth? Copper finds resistance to green power may...

Energy NIMBYs – objectors to green power projects close to homes and rural resources – may be far less numerous  than developers fear and...

Whisky stiffens “second life” spinning of rare metals from retired turbines

Scots researchers believe they've mapped a way to recover rare metals vital to rebuild and replace ageing wind turbines.  Stereotypically enough, whisky plays a...

Government boosts CFD pot to £227 million for AR5, up £22 million

Energy secretary Grant Shapps has responded to developers' criticism, and found an inflation-matching sum of £22 million, to boost this autumn's latest round in...

Schroders Greencoat’s 25% purchase values London Array at £2.89 billion

Investors Greencoat UK Wind plc are buying Orsted's quarter stake in the London Array offshore wind farm, aided by other funds also managed by...