Interconnector fire predicted to hike energy prices

The loss of 2GW of import to Britain’s grid could spark further power price rises, energy analysts said

Large fire at key UK substation cuts off power from France

The IFA interconnector is currently out of service and following an initial review, National Grid said 1,000MW of capacity is unavailable until 27th March 2022

Renewable hydrogen produced from wind in ‘world first’

A French company claims to have produced more than 600kg of renewable hydrogen using an electrolyser powered by a wind turbine

New €5.7bn French scheme to support small solar installations granted EU approval

The measure, which will run until 2026, will be open to operators of small solar installations located on buildings with a capacity of up to 500kW

EU approves €30.5bn French scheme to support renewable electricity production

Seven types of tenders for a total of 34GW of new renewable capacity will be supported between 2021 and 2026

Trio form partnership for floating offshore wind in France

Called Océole, the joint venture will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French Government

New €90m loan plugged in for zero emission bus lines in France

The financing will support the construction of the bus transit lines, with a fleet of 40 new clean vehicles using dedicated lanes

EU Commission greenlights French support for natural gas storage

France introduced a regulatory mechanism for natural gas storage in December 2017, with the aim of keeping existing storage capacities deemed necessary in operation to ensure the security of gas supply

Nova Innovation and Sabella seek to make waves with tidal tie-up

They will combine their expertise to drive the rapid scale-up of installed capacity in the tidal energy sector in the UK and France

Electric ‘flying ferries’ to connect UK and France in 40 minutes

Battery-powered ‘seagliders’ that would carry up to 150 passengers could start journeys between Portsmouth and Cherbourg by 2028