Dawidosky completes management revolution at turbine makers Siemens Gamesa

Turbine-maker-in-a-spin Siemens Gamesa has appointed Tim Dawidowsky as its new chief operating officer. The Hispano-German combine last month hired new CEO Jochen Eickholt in a...

Octopus stretches legs, links off Lincs to first offshore turbines

Renewables super-investor Octopus has squirted ink onto a deal yielding it direct entry for the first time into an offshore wind farm. Putting the ‘zephyr’...

SSE pays £481 million to tilt at Siemens Gamesa’s sunny windmills

British generator SSE Renewables is set to venture into the Mediterranean wind and solar business, after its purchase today of the southern European assets...

Ding, dong: Ørsted takes 80% of Salamander, floating Scots pilot

Offshore wind market leaders Ørsted today took an 80% stake in the 100 MW Salamander floating turbine project off Aberdeen, entering its supervising joint...

Ofgem hints at June green light for £3.4 billion Anglo-Scots ‘renewables superhighway’

Regulator Ofgem has inched closer to approving two giant undersea interconnectors totalling 4 GW and funded to the tune of £3.4 billion, together hailed...

Premium project: insurers AXA and Crédit Agricole pay Ørsted £ 3 billion for half...

Ørsted, developers of Hornsea 2, the North Sea wind farm set to be the world’s biggest when commissioned later this year, today welcomed new...

Offshore wind wafts jobs home, as Britain out-Chinas China

Britain’s offshore wind pipeline of intended but unbuilt turbine projects now tops 86GW, or eight times the nation’s current installed capacity and bigger even...

New broom TRIG sweeps up 8% of Hornsea One, world’s biggest wind farm, &...

Green investors The Renewables Infrastructure Group have bought 7.8% of the world’s biggest working wind farm off Yorkshire, and will tap investors over the...

Wind farms to pay back £660 million, as levies lead to lower costs

Britain’s investment in renewables, supported by ‘green levies’ on energy bills, is lowering electricity costs, with some of Britain’s oldest, more expensive wind projects...

Brexit ‘far from over’ in energy sector, says new research      

Researchers at the UK Energy Research Centre have delivered their verdict so far on the effects which Britain’s quitting the EU has had on...

Shell’s 2021 profits quadruple

As 25 million British consumers awaited news this morning of a new Ofgem-sanctioned price cap set push energy bills up an eye-watering 50%, fossil...

Whitehall’s £31.6 m floats turbines higher

Eleven offshore wind farms equipped with floating turbines are to benefit from grants totalling £31.6 million, the government announced today. D-BEIS’s Floating Offshore Wind Demonstration...

Floating turbines win big among ScotWind’s 24.8GW of awards

Scotland’s government is looking forward to pocketing bidding fees of around £680 million from ScotWind, the nation’s first round of offshore plot leasing for...

Onshore wind supported by 80% of Brits, as renewables resisters change minds or die

Britons’ resistance to renewable energy continues to weaken even among the old, the government’s long-term tracking study of public attitudes indicates. A combined 87% of...

Vattenfall gets Whitehall’s green light for 1.8 GW Norfolk Boreas farm, waits on Vanguard

Another giant offshore wind farm in the North Sea, potentially surpassing with its twin the world’s biggest venture 100 kilometres to the north, has...

Contracts for Difference auctions open: AR4 “bigger than all the rest”

Power developers in clean tidal, solar, and wind technologies jumped at the starting gun today, competing for a slice of the government’s record £285...

Vestas manages recovery from ‘LockBit’ cyber attack

Three weeks after suffering an attempted cyber attack for ransom, turbine maker Vestas is battling to define the extent of data theft.  It is...

Top Dogger! SSE and Equinor top out £9 billion moolah mountain of world’s No1...

‘Topping out’ is a term from building, celebrating the installation of a new structure’s highest, final element.  Porting the phrase this morning into wind...

Begorrah and be-Bezos! Amazon to off-take Ørsted’s wind power from Ulster turbines

A yet-to-be-built 16 MW wind farm at Ballykeel, Northern Ireland saw its business case gold-plated today, as developer Ørsted pledged to sell the planned...

Celtic seas: Sturgeon opposes Cambo, as its minority owner Shell snaps up Irish floating...

After months of equivocation, Scotland’s First Minister this week confirmed her opposition to drilling the vast Cambo oil field, but stressed the final decision...