Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Nearly a quarter of Brits ‘live above unused coal mines with low carbon heat potential’

The water from flooded mines can be used as a sustainable heat source, according to the British Geological Survey and the Coal Authority

Vestas bags 534MW order for ‘largest wind project in Latin America’

The order will support the second stage of a wind park complex of more than 1GW

Offshore wind: Government seeks applications from potential port developers

It has launched a formal competitive process to accelerate the development of large-scale manufacturing portside hubs to create the next-generation of offshore wind turbines

Solar microgrid ‘to cut Cambodian island’s diesel use by more than 600,000 litres per year’

Total Solar Distributed Generation, in partnership with Canopy Power, is building the infrastructure on the remote island of Koh Rong Sanloem

Ørsted fully commissions ‘largest’ Dutch offshore wind farm

The Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm has a total capacity of 752MW, providing enough green electricity to power one million households

OGUK: ‘Oil and gas produced in the UK will continue to support energy security in decades to come’

That’s the suggestion from Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), which says the fossil fuels will continue to be used as part of a ‘changing and cleaner energy mix’

‘Up to £416bn of net zero investment needed by 2050 if UK is to remain a global energy leader’

That’s the forecast from the Oil and Gas Technology Centre and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, which suggest new investment in clean North Sea technologies could boost the UK economy by as much as £125 billion each year

European Energy granted €40m for large-scale solar and wind projects

The loan from the Danish Green Investment Fund will support European Energy’s ambition to construct 750MW of new green power capacity from solar and wind by 2021 and an additional 1GW in 2022

Ofgem gives £9m to hydrogen research facility

Cash part of £12.7 million project investigating how transmission assets could transport hydrogen in the future