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Octopus Energy Group has added £3.4 billion worth of renewable energy projects to its portfolio with the acquisition of sister company Octopus Renewables. From June the large retailer will manage Octopus Renewables’ European portfolio of more than 300 green assets under new business arm Octopus Energy Generation. Chris Hulatt, co-founder of Octopus Group, the parent company of both businesses, said he hoped the move would unlock a “multitude of new investment opportunities”.
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Crown Estate Scotland has raised the maximum option fees for its ScotWind offshore wind leasing round by ten-fold to £100,000/km². The decision follows a review of the arrangements that was launched after the winners in the Crown Estate’s fourth offshore wind leasing round for England and Wales agreed to pay option fees initially worth £879 million per year for almost 8GW of capacity its first competitive bidding process.
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Government last week revealed further struts to the elaborate edifice that is Electricity Market Reform. It's not enough to rest an investment case on yet, Megan Darby reports.
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Dedicated biomass power plants will no longer be eligible for subsidies, under the draft Electricity Market Reform delivery plan set out by government on Wednesday.
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Holding down two full-time ministerial jobs doesn't leave much time for fun, or indeed contemplating the merits of climate science, Michael Fallon tells Megan Darby
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From biggest polluter to biggest green generator, Dorothy Thompson has transformed Drax from coal monolith to biomass pin-up. By Megan Darby
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More than 50 companies, charities and trade associations including Cisco, PZ Cussons and Unison have called on Members of Parliament to back MPs Tim Yeo and Barry Gardiner on an amendment proposal to introduce an Energy Bill target to commit the UK to a near carbon-free power sector by 2030.
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The wholly bank-financed Sleaford plant was a milestone for dedicated biomass, but has it opened the door to wider investment in the sector, asks David Williams?
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The latest Roc bands strongly favour coal-to-biomass conversion over new dedicated biomass plant. Richard Bowen analyses the decision
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