EU approves €341m Greek scheme to support electricity storage facilities

The projects will have a total capacity of up to 900MW and will be selected through a bidding process

Spanish and Portuguese measure to lower power prices granted EU approval

The measure, which will be implemented by lowering the input costs of fossil fuel-fired power stations, has been approved after recognising the two economies are ‘experiencing a serious disturbance’ following the increase in prices after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Plans approved for large ‘aquagreen’ to reduce flood damage in east Hull

It is expected to reduce the risk of floods to 870 homes and businesses in the North Carr and Sutton areas of Hull, making them more resilient to climate change

Thumbs up for three new energy storage facilities in California

They will have the capacity to meet the energy needs of more than 100,000 homes for up to four hours

Swedish Government gives go-ahead for nuclear waste storage site

The licence allows the Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company to make preparations for initial construction of the site at Forsmark

Austria’s network reserve for electricity supply security granted EU approval

The temporary scheme, which will be in force until the end of 2025, will pay operators of power plants to help balance the electricity grid

Green light for 30MW solar farm in Worcestershire

The Bishampton solar farm will generate enough renewable electricity to power around 7,800 homes and save an estimated 9,000 tonnes of carbon emissions per year

EU approves UK’s Capacity Market scheme

The Commission said it did not find any evidence that the scheme would put demand response operators or any other capacity providers at a disadvantage with respect to their participation in the scheme

Government launches approval scheme for EV dealerships

It is expected to increase the confidence of drivers looking to purchase greener cars

Nuclear power station in Bangladesh gets approval

The 2.4GW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant project will now enter the construction phase