Debate over wind farm energy bill discounts

Opinions among respondents to a government consultation on energy bill discounts for communities near wind farms are varied and divided

Government urged to clarify nuclear SMR strategy

The Environmental Audit Committee has expressed concerns over the lack of clarity in the UK Government’s approach to small modular reactors, despite pledging significant funds

Ofgem greenlights new Balancing Reserve service

The energy regulator has approved a new Balancing Reserve service expected to cut consumer costs by hundreds of millions over the next four years

Good Energy acquires solar and storage business

Good Energy has agreed to buy JPS Renewable Energy and Trust Solar Wholesale for £7 million

Dungeness B power station incident prompts safety improvement notice

The Office for Nuclear Regulation has issued an improvement notice to EDF Energy after an employee suffered an electric shock from a portable heater at Dungeness B power station in Kent

TotalEnergies secures 20-year contract for 1.34GW offshore wind project

TotalEnergies and Corio Generation have secured a 20-year contract from the state of New Jersey for their Attentive Energy Two offshore wind project

Cold snap spurs increase in UK electricity demand

Government data indicates a 2.2% increase in total electricity consumption from the public distribution system in the three months to November 2023 compared to the previous year

Octopus posts first-ever £203m profit in eight years

The group saw a threefold increase in revenues to £13 billion

Scotland’s renewable generation soars to 113% of electricity needs

Renewable energy production in Scotland outstripped its electricity consumption, reaching 113% in 2022, marking a significant 26% increase from the previous year, according to a report

Government cash boost for ammonia cracker

AFC Energy’s ammonia cracker technology, has secured funding, aiming to enhance ammonia combustion in marine engines