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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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Friends of the Earth has urged people write to energy secretary Ed Davey to demand that the government supports UK renewables as the Energy Bill passes through parliament. The organisation also wants those that support green energy to do something about it and switch to either Good Energy or Ecotricity.
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The Energy Bill terminates the rule of the market over energy policy and puts the government firmly back in control, writes Roger Barnard
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Recent changes of government in Europe and interventions in the energy market by politicians are destabilising confidence and choking off long-term investment, warns Nigel Hawkins.
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What's in the Energy Bill to encourage what many people acknowledge to be the most cost-effective form of energy - energy efficiency? Pretty much nothing, except the Green Deal and a vague request for more ideas. Similarly on demand-side response - not much but a sentence on somehow wrapping it into the capacity mechanism.
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Communities like mine understand the benefits of hosting projects such as nuclear power stations, particularly in the deprived areas where they are often located - and where local investment opportunities and new jobs are always welcomed by residents, even though only a small number will benefit from them. Communities are also supportive of the national need for new nuclear power stations to keep the lights on and decarbonise the UK. But just because a community accepts - even embraces - its role as a pioneer in the new nuclear age, does not mean this support is offered "at any cost", without fairness and proportionality.
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Economy 7 has been remarkably successful in the past. Multiple benefits would result from a new domestic energy storage incentive as part of the Green Deal, argues Colin Calder.
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It is not altogether surprising that Eon and RWE should have dropped their plans to build new nuclear power stations in the UK. Apart from the particular reasons they may have had for this decision, it is clear that - for anyone - putting money into the building of new nuclear power stations is risky.
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