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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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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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Scottish councils 'siphoning off windfarm community funds' claims manager; Potential investors await Scottish wind farm parts foundry planning outcome; Ofgem proposed transmission fees a setback for northern isles wind farms.
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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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Securing sustainable feedstocks for the 300 biomass plants planned is absolutely critical for the sector's success. Miles Thomas discusses.
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