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...

Sunak heartens England’s pro-wind heartlands, Coffey backs 3b land

Frictions within prime minister Rishi Sunak’s increasingly internal fragile coalition of in-office Conservatives have brought new comfort this week to developers of land-based green...

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...

Supermarkets team up with power co-ops to urge more green generation

High Street food giants including Tesco, M&S and Morrisons have joined forces with Community Energy England, calling for faster progress by PM Rishi Sunak...

Swipe left: Sunak ‘may reverse’ England’s onshore wind ban, as Octopus’s app romances 2.3GW

Winder, retailer Octopus’s social app seeking new homes for onshore turbines, reckons it has discovered willing host communities offering new generating sites equivalent in...

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...

Gas losing its puff? Business on-site renewables “can displace imports by 2035”, nPower believes

British firms' on-site, on-roof or on-campus generation of clean power could supplant imported gas as early as 2035, corporate supplier nPower Business Solutions calculates. Solar...

Energised Anglia: REA tots up £3.5 billion renewables potential for Britain’s eastern hump

Renewable energy’s value to East Anglia's economy could soar to £3.5 billion by 2035, double the sector’s regional total today, according to advocates for...

Italian jobs: Octopus twins with Milan’s Nexta Capital

Octopus Energy Group’s continental European adventure turned south east today, as the renewables mega-developer returned to Italy, unveiling a collaboration deal with Nexta Capital,...

Welsh ministers set 25 MW wind & storage combo free to spin above Bridgend

Developers RES have won approval for the Upper Ogmore 25 MW wind farm and battery proposal, to be sited near Blaengarw and Nant-y-Moel close...

Gresham & Octopus: places in the sun, riffled by a German breeze

Two leading renewables investment funds today turned in sun-kissed, wind-burnished figures for 2022’s first half, storing up wealth for their backers. Gresham House Energy Storage...

Solar chiefs to PM: Get real, and un-Truss more land for PV

Bosses of Britain’s busy solar sector today gave the government food for thought, urging  solar sceptic Liz Truss to get behind the industry. Representatives of...

Kwarteng’s eased planning rules can “lower bills for all”, says Octopus’s Jackson

The founder of the UK’s biggest all-renewable energy retailer warmly welcomed chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s promise this morning to ease planning requirements on onshore wind...

Octopus legs it deeper into Lincs, surfaces onshore in Germany

The quoted trust driving expansion for European renewables hyper-investor Octopus reached further into Lincolnshire’s biggest offshore wind farm this morning, at the same time...

SSE Renewables blows into Mediterranean, pays Siemens-Gamesa £528m for 3.8GW of wind plays

Fast-growing SSE Renewables has completed the purchase of Siemens Gamesa’s 3.8GW portfolio of wind projects across southern Europe. The clean power division of SSE, Scotland’s...

Octopus’ new investment partnership targets Britain’s biggest unbuilt grid battery

Building Britain’s biggest battery, capable of storing a day’s supply of renewable electricity for 235,000 Midlands homes, is on the to-do-list for Octopus Energy’s...

Thirty GW by 2030: Ørsted deigns to deliver 48% steady state growth

Europe’s leading turbine spinners Ørsted today posted first half results that see the Danish operators advancing steady state earnings by nearly 50%, to the...

Essex-based world’s longest power cable venture appoints project engineers

Xlinks, the Billericay-based clean energy innovators planning a £16 billion venture to pipe solar and wind power from Morocco to Devon, have appointed multinational...