New €400m ‘fossil free’ district heating networks planned for Amsterdam

People in the city currently receive part of their heating and hot water needs from Vattenfall’s Diemen power station

Milton Keynes Council opens ‘largest’ universal rapid EV charging hub

BP Chargemaster said the site has already charged more than 500 EVs since it went live

EU offers €750m for clean energy infrastructure projects

The Commission is seeking proposals for financing, which can include both research projects or construction works

Australian Antarctic research station warms up to solar energy

The solar system will provide 10% of the total yearly demand of the Casey research station

Oil & gas
UK offshore oil and gas production up by a fifth over past five years

Oil and Gas UK notes this has been acheived following 14 years of decline

Coking coal
Deep coal mine unanimously approved by Cumbria County Council

The Woodhouse Colliery is the first deep coal mine given approval in more than 30 years

Bristol Council to install city’s ‘first’ rapid EV charging hub

The charge points are expected to enable drivers to refuel their EVs to 80% in as little as 20 minutes

Wind turbine
Ofgem minded to approve Shetland power link, reject Western Isles project

The former decision is subject to Viking Energy Wind Farm being awarded subsidies through the Contract for Difference scheme

UK invests £1.7m in two Kenyan solar energy plants

The potential for one or both projects to take part in a power purchase agreement (PPA) pilot is being explored

Waves
Price support mechanisms ‘must encourage marine energy uptake’

A new report from the Marine Energy Council and Scottish Renewables outlines how policies could incentivise wave and tidal energies