SSE, ScottishPower, Natwest Group and National Grid announced as first COP26 sponsors

The government says the Principal Partners will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP and notes they represent ‘some of the leading lenders, investors and energy companies in the UK’

Northern Ireland turns down SSE proposal for 118MW wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister said the environmental benefits of the proposal would not outweigh the harm to an area of natural beauty

SSE sells 50% stake in waste-to-energy ventures for £995m

The proceeds will support SSE’s plans to invest £7.5bn in low carbon energy infrastructure over the next five years as well as reduce its net debt

SSE Renewables calls on Northern Ireland to set 80% emissions target for 2030

The firm also stresses the need for a clear roadmap for the decarbonisation of the energy sector in the region to be established

Ofgem fines SSE £2m over disclosure breach

The gas and electricity regulator says the company has delayed publishing information which could have had a ‘significant effect’ on wholesale electricity prices

SSE to sell stake in Walney offshore wind farm for £350m

Greencoat UK Wind is buying the 25.1% interest, which equates to 92MW of capacity

SSE launches pilot project to recruit people in wake of COVID-19 and plug skills gap

The supplier estimates the wider energy industry will need to recruit around 200,000 people in the next decade to plug the skills gap and accelerate the race towards net zero

OVO Energy to pay out £1.2m for smart meter failure

SSE Energy Services failed to meet its smart meter installation target for 2019, before its acquisition by OVO Energy

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SSE pledges to spend almost £4m every day on low carbon projects in the UK and Ireland

The £7bn plan includes a £580m onshore wind farm and a £3bn offshore site, which claims to be the largest in Scotland