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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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Net zero is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy system. This high-level report, in association with Microsoft and Accenture, explores how digital technology and partnership working can help the sector accelerate and scale up to deliver the transition affordably.
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As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week speaks to Suleman Alli, director of strategy & customer service at UK Power Networks. He discusses the need to present decarbonisation as an economic opportunity rather than a cost burden, why the sector should be promoting “open energy” and three principles to boost consumer participation in the net-zero agenda.
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Some have whispered it: without sufficient gas-fired generation over the coming decade, the lights will go out when the wind is not blowing. Thankfully, the government has started to say it out loud: that flexible gas-fired power generation, which emits about 50 per cent less carbon than coal, is key to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Modelling a handful of future electricity demand scenarios is no longer sufficient. George Danner makes the case for simulation strategies that can model thousands of outcomes.
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Some short and medium-term policies on bioenergy are at odds with long-term desirable applications, such as for industrial heat. James Greenleaf reports.
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The Energy Efficiency Directive's plan for mandatory combined heat and power is winning few friends, reports Siân Crampsie.
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Consumers want warm, undisrupted homes. Liz Lainé says bear that in mind when marketing the RHI, because subsidy alone will fail.
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With Decc's Heat Strategy imminent, Stuart Campbell tells the government to provide firm policy and help with financing if it is serious about district heating and CHP.
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Who should lead our power and heat decarbonisation strategy - the market, the government or others? Matthew Leach reports on academic modelling of the options.
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2012 looks to be the year heat finally makes it on to the decarbonisation agenda, says Roger Milne.
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