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UK’s over-reliance on gas could jeopardise net zero transition


The UK’s reliance on natural gas as its main source of energy could jeopardise the country’s net zero transition, a new report has explained.

The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published its latest Fiscal risks and sustainability report, in which it outlines the economic risks on the UK’s public finances.…

New nuclear body launches £20bn tender for SMR technical partners


Great British Nuclear (GBN) has opened its tender for technology partners to support the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) for nuclear power generation.

GBN launched yesterday to lead delivery of a programme of new nuclear projects, with SMR procurement one of its initial priorities. It has launched a competition for…

Consent granted for fourth and final Hornsea offshore wind farm


Ørsted’s Hornsea Four offshore wind farm has been granted a development consent order (DCO) by secretary of state for energy security and net zero Grant Shapps.

Ørsted will construct Hornsea Four in the North Sea, approximately 69km off the Yorkshire Coast. In August 2015, the Danish renewable energy company acquired the…

The great connectivity logjam


As the Local Government Association reveals that there are over 1,000 renewable projects unable to go into construction due to lack of grid connections, it's worth exploring the issues facing cable operators seeking to connect renewable energy projects to the UK grid.

The UK's plan to get to net zero…