Britain’s Sahara solar solution unveiled

Britain plans to utilise solar farms in the Sahara Desert, aided by a 700ft ship, to connect Moroccan renewables to a substation in Devon, potentially meeting 8% of the UK’s power demand

Top adviser urges government speed on energy overhaul

The National Infrastructure Commission’s Chair has urged the government to expedite measures facilitating private investment in decarbonising the electricity sector

Ministry of Defence trials hydrogen charging for EVs

The Ministry of Defence is testing hydrogen-fuelled charging facilities for its electric vehicles at RAF Leeming, Merville Barracks and HMNB Devonport

UK data centres heat up heating networks

Tech trade association techUK has published a report exploring the potential benefits and challenges of integrating data centre heat into district heating networks across the UK

Leeds lights up

Leeds City Council has announced the successful completion of its LED lighting scheme, aimed at enhancing energy efficiency in street lighting citywide, resulting in substantial cost savings and carbon reductions

New Dundee storage facility construction begins

Global Infrastructure has begun construction on a new 7,500m2 storage facility in Dundee for SSEN Transmission

Iberdrola’s profit grows

Iberdrola has made an investment of €11.38 billion, resulting in a 10.7% increase in net profit to €4.8 billion

Scotland secures £350m investment boost

A funding package has been agreed to bring £350 million of investment to Scotland’s Highlands, with Sumitomo Electric UK Power Cables planning to establish operations in the region’s offshore wind energy sector

‘UK could secure record number of offshore wind farms’

A total of 14 offshore wind projects qualify for the auction, offering potential new capacity of nearly 10.3GW, according to a report

UK allocates £3.5m for heat network upgrades

The government funding aims to improve heat networks in England and Wales, benefitting nearly 5,000 residents across various sectors