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Calon Energy is a new name in UK power but it is led by a well-known face: Kevin McCullough, an energy industry lifer who was most recently with RWE Npower and then UK Coal.
Dramatic changes to planning and subsidies for onshore wind were announced in June and have been followed by reports that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has overspent its budget to support renewable energy projects during the n
The boom in solar farm construction in the UK has brought new opportunities for investment in the UK’s power sector, and in spite of changes to renewable subsidy support mechanisms, those opportunities show little sign of abating.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has extended until 5 August its deadline for responses to a suite of proposed remedies intended to sharpen competition in the industry.
Energy minister Lord Bourne has granted a development consent order for the Preesall underground gas storage project proposed by Halite Energy on the east side of the Wyre Estuary in Lancashire, which will be used to store and extract gas from loc
National Grid and Statnett joint venture NSN Link has signed cabling contracts totalling €1.5 billion for cabling and connections for the Nemo link between GB and Norway.
European electricity networks organisation Entsoe-E has asked for feedback on the network and storage projects that will be eligible for support under the EU’s Ten Year Network Development Programme.
A ‘window’ for new interconnector developers to apply for a ‘cap and floor’ deal on returns for new projects has been delayed to 2016.
Plans to bring forward the closure of a nuclear plant in Sweden and poor earnings in fossil fuel plant in Germany mean Vattenfall wrote down SEK36.3 billion (£2.7 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, the company announced in its 2H trading sta