The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has asked for comments on plans to ease ownership restrictions, introduced in accordance with the EU's "third package" of market reforms.
SSE has sold its subsidiary SSE Pipelines Ltd to a new fund, the Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) for £52.7 million. ECF is managed by Scottish Equity Partners LLP (SEP).
Government will not take decisions on investment support for leading carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects until early 2016, a government response to the Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change suggests.
Energy secretary Ed Davey has given the green light to CGEN Killingholme for the company’s proposals for a 470MW plant on the south bank of the Humber Estuary near North Killingholme, Lincolnshire.
Carlton Power has appointed a consortium of GE, along with Tecnicas Reunidas and Ferrovial Agroman of Spain, engineering contractor for its Trafford Power project near Manchester. Carlton Power has also purchased GE’s interest in the 1500MW Thorp
Nuclear supplier Areva has now set 2018 as the new date when it expects its Finnish nuclear reactor at Olkiluoto to begin operation.
There was positive news for supporters of Hinkley Point C, EDF Energy's planned nuclear plant in Somerset, when the EU's Competition Commissioner gave it his backing.
National Grid Viking Link Ltd has applied for an interconnector licence for Viking Link, an interconnector planned between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and Revsing in Denmark.
Ofgem has assessed the transfer value for the connection to the Lincs wind farm, offshore of Skegness, at £307.7 million, £27.5 million less than developers had requested.
Plans for Wales's first commercial tidal energy farm planned off the coast of Anglesey have been suspended. The £70 million Skerries Tidal Stream Array would have seen five tidal turbines installed half a mile offshore of Holyhead.