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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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The Gas Forum's new managing director David Cox is adamant that gas supplies are plentiful, and that Ofgem's Code Review could damage the industry. He talks to Trevor Loveday.
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Norwegian utility Statkraft's trading update for the last quarter of 2011 makes interesting reading.
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Nicola Williams and Claire Bertram question the wisdom of introducing a licence condition to prevent generators exploiting transmission constraint payments, when Remit is acting at a European level.
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Another deal signed at today's Anglo-French summit was an agreement to develop an interconnector between France, Alderney and Britain which would help transport tidal power from the island's waters and create another power trading link between the UK and Europe.
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Sir Michael Pitt is adamant that transferring infrastructure planning from the Infrastructure Planning Commission to the Planning Inspectorate in April won't delay applications. He explains why to Roger Milne.
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