EU approves three Danish renewable energy support schemes

They will back solar projects as well as onshore and offshore wind turbines

EU approves inclusion of 600MW CHP plant in Polish scheme

It found the Plock facility will contribute to the EU’s energy and environmental objectives without distorting competition

EU bans halogen bulbs in favour of greener LEDs

LEDs are more expensive in the short-term but cheaper over an extended period

Welsh £3.5m energy storage initiative charges ahead

The EU is providing £2.3m of funding for the Smart Energy Storage Solutions Hub

Spain upgrades power connections with France in €578m interconnector deal

The link will double the power exchange capacity between the nations by 2025

EU flicks switch on Gaza’s biggest solar facility

It will provide electricity to a water desalination plant

UK confirms £540k boost to reward farmers for environmental outcomes

It is the first agri-environment scheme to be directly funded by the UK

EU approves German aid for efficient cogeneration plants

The Commission said the scheme does not lead to overcompensation or distort competition

EU asks France to recover part of power bill reduction for energy intensive firms

It comes up to just under £38m out of the total reductions between 2013 to 2015

EU approves Greek support for flexible power capacity

A maximum of 4.5GW is to be tendered via auctions until the end of 2019