Wind industry slams new 5-month delay in approving Hornsea 4

RenewableUK, lobbying group for Britain’s offshore wind developers, has said an impending delay until July in approving the fourth and final stage of the...

VPP champ Octopus Maxes out, permits firms to spread single-site clean generation UK-wide

Green-exclusive generator Octopus Energy, Britain’s third biggest supplier, is enabling multi-site companies who self-generate their renewable power to spread it between sites, even nationwide. The...

How Green will be my Valley?  Wales opts to go 100% renewable as early...

Wales’ devolved government this afternoon declared its intention to meet 100% of the nation’s electricity needs from renewable sources as early as 2035. Describing the...

NG-ESO puts coal plants on standby again tonight, as suppliers prep DSR cash for...

National Grid ESO has for the second time this winter requested coal-burning power stations to be put on standby, and is asking suppliers to...

8GW of new agreements pushes UK offshore wind leases beyond 40GW

The Crown Estate today announced its signing of agreements for leases covering six offshore wind projects, together rated at around 8GW potential.  Currents of...

2022’s grid is UK’s second greenest ever, as wind output beats 20GW

Renewable sources set new records for UK electricity generation last year, beaten only by 2020’s year of peak lockdown. Wind, hydro and solar together accounted...

Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

Another oil extractor plans North Sea rigs run on electricity spun from wind

Hydrocarbon extractor Neptune Energy has become the latest oil company to consider switching to clean electricity to run its offshore rigs and pumps. Storage of...

13GW of RE tenders open in Germany, as Ireland names offshore winners

Regulators of Europe’s biggest energy market have announced their intention to pursue 12.8GW more onshore wind capacity in 2023, and over 650 MW of...

Green generator ‘lawyers up’, goes gunning for Hunt’s ‘smash & grab’ EGL

Energy ministry D-BEIS and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt face a legal threat this morning from a £2 billion investor and builder of 1.5GWp of wind...

Re-think EGL tax grab, or endanger renewables investment, REA tells Chancellor

The Chancellor’s imminent electricity generator levy (EGL) risks stalling or stifling hundreds of millions of new investment in renewables, Britain’s biggest lobbying body for...

Crown Estate blows harder for Celtic Sea turbine float, offers fuller, earlier data

Britain's independent body defining zones for new floating wind farms in the near-Atlantic off Wales’ coastline is accelerating the process leading up to the...

Doggone wind! Octopus shells out for offtake from world’s biggest offshore farm

Integrated generator-investor-retailer of low-carbon renewable electricity Octopus Energy has squirted marine ink over a deal to source nearly a quarter of its needs from...

Electricity to power rigs in 3 N Sea oilfields? Fossil giants ponder how

Another citadel in hydrocarbons’ hegemony over the energy industry appeared to totter this morning, after oil and gas majors BP, Equinor and Ithaca unveiled...

Thanks, Vladimir: Solar PV to replace coal as planet’s top power source by 2027,...

Renewables will be the world’s main source of electricity as early as 2027, the United Nations’ energy authority states bluntly today. In its global survey...

Bobbing, off Cork: Octopus raises stake in turbine floater Simply Blue

The investment arm of renewables mega-spender Octopus has injected £5.5 million more into Irish offshore wind developer Simply Blue.  After support from two Octopus-controlled...

Gas operating profits rise fourfold at SSE during six months to September

Operating profits from the gas and thermal energy division alone of vertically integrated generator-retailer SSE soared to £248million on an adjusted basis in the...

Rough guide to Easington: Centrica & Equinor ally to firm up Yorkshire’s H2 hub

Centrica and Norwegian energy giant Equinor have pledged jointly to push ahead with developing a hydrogen production hub at Easington on the Yorkshire/Humberside coast. Currently...

Arven, Shetland! Floating Scots turbine project goes Mainstream

Leases have been signed to speed installation of 1.8GW of floating turbines off the Shetland Islands, one of 24.8 GW of new developments -...

HOP2 it: Oil industry pockets Holyrood’s £2m towards commercialising blue hydrogen

The British oil industry’s Net Zero Technology Centre has been awarded £2.12M from the Scottish government, in quest of a means to deliver commercially...