Crown Estate greenlights 2.8GW of UK offshore wind extension leases

Developers will now focus on environmental assessments and surveys prior to seeking planning consent and securing connections to the grid

Up to $80m on offer for energy demand flexibility across US buildings and grid

The funding will support projects that help improve the energy efficiency of the building stock in the US

Siemens to develop CO2-free hydrogen production plant in Germany

With a power intake of 6MW in the initial development phase, the plant will be built in the Wunsiedel Energy Park in northern Bavaria and run solely on renewable energy

Borealis granted €250m to develop circular economy solutions for plastics

It will enable the company to intensify the development of polyolefins-based circular solutions used in a wide range of applications in consumers products, packaging and power transmission cabling

Maxine Mayhew appointed to Low Carbon Contracts Company

She is the Managing Director of the Natural Resources Division at Costain, where she is responsible for the continued development of the energy, water and defence markets

EDF’s Sizewell B nuclear plant back to full power

It agreed to run at half capacity for a period of four months to help manage the impact of very low power demand on the grid

UK to return high-level nuclear waste to Germany

Preparations are underway for the first of the three shipments in late 2020

VAT subsidy on domestic gas ‘mostly benefits wealthier households’

The government is being urged to end the 5% VAT rate on domestic heating fuels and redistribute the revenues to help those on low incomes to heat their homes

Vodafone and Landis+Gyr team up for smart meters and green grid using IoT

The partnership will allow Landis+Gyr customers to connect their smart meters and smart grid applications to more than 400 networks in 180 countries more quickly and easily

EU bank lends €110m for smart meters and IT solutions in Lithuania

Ignitis Group will use the financing to install the technologies for data collection and management with energy distribution operator ESO