Plans for a capacity mechanism to be introduced in France are likely to constitute state aid and should have been submitted for approval, the European Commission said in an opinion published in February.
The government’s attempts to devolve planning decisions for onshore wind have been criticised by the House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee for containing “insufficient information”.
Centrica and EIG Global Energy Partners have sold three windfarms to a consortium of funds managed by BlackRock and the UK Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund. The enterprise value is approximately £423 million.
Bristol Energy, the first municipal energy company in the south west and one of the first in the country, is officially open for business. The energy supply company was created by Bristol City Council in 2015.
The government’s plans to cut household fuel bills, announced in the 2015 spending review, will largely be funded by cuts to the current Energy Company Obligation (Eco) scheme, according to a letter from the Department of Energy and Climate Change
More than six million domestic energy supply accounts were switched in 2015, a 15% increase on 2014, according to figures published by Ofgem. This is the highest number of switches since 2011.
The planning regime for so-called Nationally -Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) reached a milestone in February with development consent for a power plant in King’s Lynn granted by energy secretary Amber Rudd.
The feed-in tariff (FIT) deployment cap for all anaerobic digestion installations was reached just 15 minutes and 28 seconds after the scheme reopened – at lower tariff levels – on 8 February after a four-week pause.
A Chinese investment group is to invest £2 billion in two innovative biomass plants and associated food production stations in Wales.
Construction work is about to start on a waste to energy plant in Northwich that will use a new enzyme-based process to convert waste to gas. The gas will be used to generate electricity and the site should produce 5MW.