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Susanna Twidale

Shell goes green as it rebrands UK household power supplier

24 Mar 2019

LONDON Just over a year after buying First Utility, Royal Dutch Shell has rebranded the British household energy supplier and is switching all its customers to renewable electricity as the oil and gas giant seeks to expand its low-carbon business.

Uniper says UK capacity market suspension could drag into 2020

20 Mar 2019

LONDON Suspension of a scheme paying billions of pounds to utilities in Britain to provide back-up electricity could drag into 2020, the UK head of German power company Uniper said.

Tempus Energy challenges Poland’s power capacity market

15 Mar 2019

LONDON Britain's Tempus Energy has lodged a challenge in the European Union’s General Court against the European Commission’s approval of a multi-billion euro Polish scheme to pay energy firms to provide back-up power, the company said on Friday.

Orsted looks for ways to avoid hard Brexit tariffs on UK offshore wind projects

13 Mar 2019

LONDON Denmark's Orsted is looking at ways to avoid potential tariffs on imports of components for its multi-billion pound British offshore wind farms in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the company's UK chief told Reuters.

Fracking could cut Britain's gas imports to zero by early 2030s

11 Mar 2019

LONDON Fracking Britain's shale gas reserves could cut the country's imports of gas to zero by the early 2030s, an industry group said on Monday.

MHI Vestas says Brexit will not deter investment in Britain's wind sector

07 Mar 2019

LONDON Japanese-Danish joint venture MHI Vestas plans to continue investing in its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Britain, despite the country's impending departure from the European Union, its chief executive told Reuters.

Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

07 Mar 2019

LONDON Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday.

UK working on post-Brexit carbon trading scheme - energy secretary

27 Feb 2019

LONDON Britain is working to establish a domestic carbon emissions trading system (ETS) post Brexit which it hopes will link to the existing EU scheme from January 2021, energy secretary Claire Perry told members of parliament's upper house on Wednesday.

Profits at Britain's Drax rise on higher renewable power output

26 Feb 2019

Drax, Britain's third largest power generator, reported a 9 percent rise in full-year earnings on Tuesday, driven by higher renewable power generation from its biomass units.

Shell shrugs off Brexit to eye foothold in UK offshore wind market

22 Feb 2019

LONDON Shell plans to enter Britain’s offshore wind market by acquiring seabed leases or taking stakes in existing projects, despite the country's impending departure from the European Union, the head of the company's New Energies division said.

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