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Hainsford Energy is planning to build a wind farm with seven turbines on the north side of the River Blyth in Northumberland, including the country's largest turbine of 163 metres.
Endeavour International is to invest about £45m in the expansion of its oil and gas exploration and production operations in the North Sea next year.
Abbot Group, the Aberdeen-based oilfield services company, is to be acquired by private equity firm First Reserve Corp for £906m.
Ecotricity has unveiled proposals to build a new £10m headquarters at the Tricorn House site in Stroud, providing space to more than double its 130-strong workforce.
British Nuclear Fuels is to sell Project Services, the Warrington-based nuclear services company with about 700 staff, to VT Group for up to £75m.
EnCore Oil has raised £12m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its oil and gas exploration and development programme.
UK Coal has submitted plans to Telford & Wrekin Council to extract 900,000 tonnes of coal from a new opencast mine near the Wrekin in Shropshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Eaga is planning to expand its team of 68 domestic energy assessors to 150 by the end of next year, following the introduction of Home Information Packs.
Scottish Coal is seeking approval to extract 450,000 tonnes of coal from a 173-hectare opencast site at Auchencorth in the Borders.
South Hams District Council is to consider plans from Greyfield Timber to set up a sawmill and biomass fuel business at Dartington in Devon, with the creation of ten jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy has won planning permission to build a £55m 40MW wind farm at Achany in Sutherland by 2010.
British Energy is to invest a further £90m in extending the life of nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point B in Somerset and Hunterston B in Ayrshire by five years to 2016.
Derby City Council is planning to build a £1.5m hydroelectric power plant by the River Derwent, in order to encourage local businesses to reduce carbon emissions.
Allerdale Council is to consider plans from Flimby Wind Energy to build a £7.5m wind farm with three turbines at Flimby Hall Farm.
Greenpark Energy has won approval to build a gas-powered electricity plant at a disused mineshaft in Longton, Staffordshire, by 2009.
RPS Group has acquired JDC, the US-based environmental consultancy that advises the petroleum refining and renewable energy sectors, for £5.4m.
Infinergy has announced plans for the development of a wind farm with six turbines at Masters Pit near Wareham in Dorset.
The Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) is considering plans to expand the offshore wind farm industry from 8 gigawatts to 33 by 2020, including up to 7,000 turbines.
Canatxx LNG has won permission to build a liquefied natural gas plant at the former Amlwch chemical plant on Anglesey, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Fabricom Offshore Services is planning to set up an oil platform maintenance base in North Tyneside by next February, with the creation of up to 250 engineering jobs.
Spice has acquired Saturn Energy, the Liverpool-based commercial energy broker with 11 staff, for an initial £3.5m.
GNE Group has acquired Bond Hamill, the chain of eight BP-branded petrol retailing sites in the Midlands, North East and West of England, for £8.4m.
Burren Energy, the independent oil company, has accepted a £1.7bn takeover bid from Eni of Italy.
KP Renewables is to acquire Island Gas, the coal bed methane company seeking to produce gas for industrial and domestic use from onshore coal seams, and will change its name to Island Gas Resources.
North Tyneside Council is in discussions with a new company called Goes on Green about proposals to develop a biodiesel production plant near the Port of Tyne ferry terminal, which could create up to 30 jobs.
British Energy has selected eight preferred sites to build new nuclear power plants, including Sizewell in Suffolk, Hinkley in Somerset, Dungeness in Kent, Bradwell in Essex, Heysham in Lancashire, Torness in East Lothian, Hunterston in Ayrshire and Hartlepool.
United Utilities has sold its Norweb electricity distribution business to a consortium of Colonial First State Global Asset Management and JP Morgan Asset Management for £1.8bn.
Prenergy Power has won government approval to build a £400m wood-fuelled power station at Port Talbot by 2010.
Suffolk Coastal District Council has approved plans from Your Energy for the development of a wind farm with six turbines at Parham Airfield by 2010.
Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping is planning to expand the workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil and gas survey business from 145 to 200 over the next nine months.
National Grid is planning to invest about £10bn in UK gas networks, pipelines and electricity networks over the next five years, and a further £6bn will be spent in the US.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to acquire Slough Heat & Power, the 80MW biomass energy plant in Slough with 140 staff, for £49m.
Centrica is looking to invest significant sums in new onshore and offshore gas storage projects, in order to almost double the UK's storage capacity by 2010.
ATH Resources has won government permission to start work on the Muir Dean opencast coal mining project in Fife next spring, with the creation of up to 118 jobs.
RPS has acquired Scotia, the US-based oil and gas industry consultancy, for £2.9m.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to create 50 jobs at its Scottish Hydro-Electric energy business at Hillington in Glasgow by the end of the year, with vacancies in sales, administration and customer service.
Eon UK and Lunar Energy have unveiled plans to build one of the world's largest tidal power stations off the coast of Pembrokeshire by 2011, including a series of 60ft turbines on the sea floor.
Chevron is expected to set up a corporate head office at Freshwater's 30,000 sq ft office scheme at Cavendish Square in West London next year.
EDF Energy has won approval to build a £600m 1,300MW gas-fired power station at West Burton in Nottinghamshire.
Oceanlinx of Australia is looking to raise up to £30m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of its renewable energy business, which includes the development of wave power devices for a project off the Cornish coast.
CLS Dual Fuel is to relocate its County Durham-based LPG Autogas systems business and 12 staff to Meadowfield by the end of the year, and the workforce will grow to 24 next year.
Global Marine Energy, the Shipley-based oilfield services company, is to be acquired by EMER International of Hong Kong for £9.4m.
BT is planning to invest £250m in the development of a series of wind farms to meet 25% of its electricity needs by 2016, and planning permission is being sought for test masts in Orkney, Shetland and the Goonhilly site in Cornwall.
Eon has won government approval to build a £350m gas-fired power station at Drakelow in Derbyshire by 2011, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Global Energy of the US is looking to build the UK's largest coal gasification plant at the Westfield Development Centre in Fife, partly funded by a $350m initial public offering.
Nautical Petroleum has raised £20m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its North Sea oil exploration programme.
ABS Biodiesel is planning to build a £21m biofuel production facility at Avonmouth Docks by October 2008, with the creation of about 50 jobs.
Haven Power, the Ipswich-based energy supplier with 50 staff, is to open a new office building with capacity for 150 staff at the Ransomes Europark early next year.
Sonhoe has announced plans to build a £2bn crude oil refinery at Wilton International on Teesside by 2014, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
Devon Wind Power has won government approval to build a 66MW wind farm with 22 turbines at Fullabrook Down in North Devon.
Clifford Jones Timber is investing £2.5m in a new 20,000 sq ft fuel pellets factory in North Wales, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Peel Holdings is considering proposals to build a tidal barrage on the River Mersey by 2020, in response to a government report looking at the potential of energy generation at estuaries throughout the country.
Barrow Borough Council is to consider plans from Gateway Storage Company for the development of a £500m underground gas storage scheme 15 miles off the Cumbrian coast by 2011.
Co-operative Bank is planning to invest £400m in green business projects across the country, including wind farms, recycling and biofuels.
RWE Npower is to invest £8.4m in the development of a carbon-capture plant at its Aberthaw coal-fired power station in Wales by 2010.
Wood Group is to relocate its Aberdeen-based oil services business and 1,200 staff to a new £55m 150,000 sq ft headquarters on North Esplanade West in autumn 2009.
Clipper Windpower has secured a £5m One NorthEast grant to set up a wind turbine production centre in Blyth, with the creation of 25 engineering jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy is planning to invest £600m in coal, gas, hydro and wind electricity generation projects over the next few years.
Scottish & Southern Energy is planning to create up to 800 jobs at its new electricity supply operations centre in Thatcham, Berkshire, over the next two years.
Renewable Energy Generation has acquired Living Power and Living Fuels for a total £1.1m, as part of a strategy to utilise used cooking oil to fuel diesel generators.
Iberdrola has won approval from the Scottish Parliament to build a £10m wave power plant off the Orkney Islands.
EnergieKontor is to submit plans to build a wind farm with 24 turbines on Haslingden Moor near Oswaldtwistle.
The University of Plymouth is to set up a £15m marine renewable energy centre, in a joint venture with the University of Exeter that will support the planned £28m wave hub project off the Cornish coast.
Loughborough University is linking up with the universities of Nottingham and Birmingham to develop a New Energy Technologies Institute, as part of a £1bn government-backed project to research the future of green energy.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is to consider plans from PurePower for the development of a £6m wood-fuelled power station at Eastern Green near Coventry.
The South West Regional Development Agency has won planning permission for the £28m Wave Hub development off the North Cornwall coast, in order to provide a wave power test site for companies including Fred Olsen, Eon and Ocean Prospect.
Centrica is to acquire Newfield UK Holdings, the North Sea gas production company, from Newfield Exploration of the US for £242m.
Dominion Gas has acquired Global Gas Supplies, the Aberdeen-based energy services firm, for £22m, and is now planning a new Aberdeen headquarters with laboratory facilities, training academy and gas filling plant.
Sempra Energy, the US energy services company, is planning to set up a 38,000 sq ft office at 155 Bishopsgate in London.
Spark Energy, the gas and electricity supplier, is to relocate its headquarters from Edinburgh to Selkirk, with the creation of up to 150 jobs over the next four years.
Scottish Power has won permission to build a 213MW wind farm with 71 turbines at Harestanes in Dumfries & Galloway by 2010.
Cairn Energy has acquired Plectrum Petroleum and MedOil for £38m, in order to expand its oil exploration activities in Tunisia.
British Energy has confirmed plans to relocate about 200 staff from Renfrew and Livingston to a new headquarters at the Glasgow South Orbital building in East Kilbride next spring.
Standard Chartered is to acquire Harrison Lovegrove, the oil and gas advisory firm with 47 staff in London, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, Canada and the US, for undisclosed terms.
Valiant Petroleum has raised a further £20m from investors to expand its North Sea-based oil exploration and production business.
Palmer Capital Partners is to sell 85 petrol stations let to Somerfield to an unnamed buyer for £175m.
Rhondda Cynon Taff Council is to receive plans from EnviroParks to build a £60m recycling centre to transform waste into energy at Hirwaun, Aberdare, with the creation of up to 200 jobs, and up to 250,000 sq ft of business accommodation will be included.
Airtricity has won permission from Dumfries & Galloway Council to build a £32m wind farm with 11 turbines on Whiteside hill near Sanquhar.
Infinis is to acquire Scottish BioPower and Scottish BioFuel from Scottish Resources Group for undisclosed terms, and will proceed with a number of new biomass and wind power projects.
Eon has announced plans to build a 300MW offshore wind farm with up to 83 turbines off the East Yorkshire coast.
Ecotricity has raised £32m of funding to build five new wind farms in Lincolnshire, Somerset, Bristol, Shipton and Manchester.
Gaz de France is linking up with Ineos to invest £350m in the development of a gas storage facility at the Stublach site in Cheshire between 2009 and 2013.
CPL Petroleum, the Chesterfield-based oil distribution company with 39 depots nationwide and 481 staff, is to be acquired by DCC of Ireland for £50m.
Venture Production is to acquire Wham Energy, the North Sea oil and gas exploration company, for £14m.
Thermomax has been bought out of administration by Kingspan Group for undisclosed terms, securing the future of about 260 jobs at its solar heating operations in County Down and Cardiff.
BCB Environmental Management is to invest £18m in the development of a plant to transform waste into power at its site in Tockwith near York.
Carron Energy has won government approval to build a £400m 800MW gas-fired power station at Newport in South Wales by 2010, which will create up to 650 jobs.
Shell is to create a further 150 jobs at its shared service operation in Glasgow, in order to expand the existing 500 staff currently providing accounting services to sites worldwide.
UK Coal has secured government approval for the regeneration of the former Gascoigne Wood mine in Selby, which will create new office and distribution facilities.
ATH Resources has submitted plans to Dumfries & Galloway Council to extract 1.3m tonnes of coal at its Rigg mine near Kirkconnel, which would create more than 100 jobs.
JDR Cable, the oil services company with sites in Cambridgeshire and the US, has been acquired by private equity firm Vision Capital for £90m.
Centrica is considering plans to build another 800MW gas-fired power plant at one of its existing sites in Kings Lynn or Peterborough.
Fife Council is to consider plans from Scottish Enterprise Fife for the development of a £3m hydrogen-powered renewable energy research centre at Methil docks.
RWE Npower is to proceed with plans to build a £800m gas-fired power station near Pembroke Dock, in addition to a proposed plant at Staythorpe in Nottinghamshire and a £60m investment at the Didcot power station.
Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping is to acquire Rock Solid Images, the US oil exploration technology company, for £10m.
BP has confirmed plans to start relocating 1,000 staff to its new offices in Aberdeen during the first quarter of 2008.
UK Coal has won planning permission to mine 3m tonnes of coal at Kellingley Colliery near Pontefract, securing the short-term future of 700 jobs until a £60m investment in the pit's Beeston seam is complete in a few years.
International Power is to acquire Trinergy, the operator of wind farms in Italy and Germany, for £586m.
Centrica has acquired a 50% stake in the Braes of Doune onshore wind farm project in Stirlingshire from Airtricity for £42m.
Energetix has raised £12m in a share placing to fund the development of a domestic boiler that generates electricity.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to create 100 new customer services jobs at its Perth headquarters, and a further 200 jobs will be created at other sites throughout the country.
BP is to relocate its BP Alternative Energy business to a 40,000 sq ft office at County Hall in London SE1.
Offshore Hydrocarbon Mapping has raised £13m from the sale of an equity stake to CGG Veritas of France, and the proceeds will be used to fund the expansion of its Aberdeen-based exploration technology business.
UK Coal is considering plans to invest up to £50m at the Thoresby Colliery in Nottinghamshire, in order to extend its life and open up new coal reserves.
Eon is in discussions with Sheffield and Rotherham councils about proposals to build a £60m biomass power station at Blackburn Meadows by 2011, using wood, willow and elephant grass as fuel.
Leeds City Council is to receive plans from Banks Developments later this year to build a wind farm at Hook Moor in Micklefield, with up to eight turbines.
Noble Denton has acquired Poseidon Maritime, the Aberdeen-based oil services company with 40 staff, for £2.4m.
Intertek has acquired VIP Cargo Surveys, the US petroleum inspection and testing company, for £1m, as well as Geotechnical Services, the Australian petroleum laboratory services company, for £2.6m.
RWE Npower is to proceed with plans to build a £190m 90MW offshore wind farm at Rhyl Flats in North Wales, and the 25 turbines will become operational in 2009.
Natural Gas Shipping Services of Cheshire has been acquired by Gazprom Marketing & Trading of Russia for undisclosed terms.
Energybuild is planning to raise £17m in a flotation on Aim to fund the expansion of coal mines in the Neath and Dulais valleys.
BP is to invest £56m in a joint venture with D1 Oils, in order to develop biodiesel crops such as jatropha.
Northumbrian Water is to invest £32m in the development of a thermal hydrolysis digestion system at the Bran Sands sewage works near Middlesbrough, in order to produce fuel for the generation of renewable electricity.
BP is linking up with Associated British Foods and DuPont to build a £200m biofuels plant at Saltend, Hull, by 2009, with the creation of up to 85 jobs.
Energy & Power Consultants, the technical consultancy for the energy, utilities and capital industries, is setting up an office at the Baglan Bay Energy Park in South Wales, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to relocate about 1,800 call centre and administration staff from Drayton and Leigh Park to the former Autoliv site in Havant over the next 18 months, and a further 700 new jobs will be created by 2011.
MTEM, the Edinburgh-based developer of hydrocarbon survey technology with 67 staff, is to be acquired by Petroleum Geo-Services of Norway for £139m.
Qserv is to recruit 180 additional onshore and offshore staff by the end of next year, taking the total workforce at its Aberdeen-based oilfield services business to 500.
Yorkshire Forward is to invest £8.7m in the development of an Environmental Energy Technology Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Rotherham by autumn 2008, in order to support new companies in the low-carbon energy technologies market.
EnCycle is planning to develop a network of nine recycling centres across the country over the next five years, in order to generate energy from food waste.
Dana Petroleum is planning to acquire Ener Petroleum, the Norwegian independent oil company, for £24m.
AES Kilroot is to invest £150m in a new gas-burning power station at its site near Carrickfergus in County Antrim by 2010, with the creation of up to 80 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy has submitted plans for the development of a £200m 205MW wind farm at Lewis in the Western Isles.
EnCycle has won permission to build a £80m recycling plant in Stallingborough by next spring with the creation of 40 jobs, in order to generate electricity from food waste.
Scottish & Southern Energy is planning to create about 100 jobs at its customer service centre in Havant, Hampshire, over the next few years.
National Grid is to proceed with plans to build a £410m 1,000MW undersea power cable between the Isle of Grain and the Netherlands by 2010, and has also announced plans to generate electricity from waste heat produced by its gas network.
Viking Offshore Services, the Aberdeen-based provider of rescue services to the oil industry with 35 staff, has been acquired by Dutch shipping company Vroon Group for undisclosed terms.
Your Energy is set to win approval from West Lindsey District Council to build a wind farm with eight turbines at Laughton, near Gainsborough.
Scottish Power is considering plans to invest £1.5bn in the conversion of the coal-fired power stations at Longannet in Fife and Cockenzie in East Lothian to use clean coal technology.
Regen SW is working with Farm Energy2 over proposals to build a £3bn offshore wind farm off the coast of North Devon by 2018, and the Atlantic Array scheme would have 350 turbines.
Ensus is looking to build a second bioethanol plant, either on Teesside or another location in Northern Europe.
Aminex is planning to raise £17m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its oil drilling operations in Tanzania and Egypt.
Eco2 has won planning permission for the Fochriw Wind Energy Project at Gelligaer Common near Merthyr Tydfil, including two turbines.
Camco International has acquired Bradshaw Consulting, the Chorley-based energy management services company, for an initial £1m.
Schlumberger has acquired VIPS, the Bracknell-based developer of reservoir geomechanics software with eight staff.
RWE Npower has unveiled proposals to build a £2bn 2,400MW coal-fired power station at Blyth in Northumberland.
Bioverda of Ireland has acquired a majority stake in Tees Valley Biofuels, the company planning to build a £50m biofuels plant at Seal Sands on Teesside by 2009.
PV Crystalox Solar is planning to raise £50m in a flotation in June to fund the expansion of its solar energy components business, which includes sites in Oxfordshire and Germany.
TMO Renewables of Guildford has raised £15m from various institutions to fund the development of an ethanol plant at Dunsfold Park, fuelled by straw and food waste.
CIREF, the property investment company, has acquired a portfolio of 22 petrol service stations that are let to Malthurst for £26m.
British Energy is to invest £4.5m in safety improvements at the Hunterston nuclear power station in Ayrshire.
Npower is to create a further 300 jobs at its call centre at the Whitehouse Business Park in Peterlee this year.
Circle Technical Services is to create 100 new jobs at its oil services business in Aberdeen, Singapore, Australia and the US, as part of a £20m expansion programme that will create a new abandonment and decommissioning business unit.
PSL Energy Services, the oil pipeline services company with 1,100 staff in Aberdeen, Great Yarmouth and overseas, has been acquired by Halliburton of the US for undisclosed terms.
Scottish Power has submitted plans to Fife Council to build a £60m biomass power station in Kincardine by 2010, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Agri Energy has unveiled plans to build a £50m biodiesel plant at Blackbridge near Milford Haven, with the creation of 80 jobs.
International Power Group is to set up a new global headquarters for its waste-burning technology business in the North East, with the creation of an initial 50 jobs, and is considering a site in Blyth.
Neath Port Talbot Council is to consider plans from Bryn Bach Coal to extend an opencast coal mine at Henrhyd Farm in Pontardawe.
EDF Energy is to create a further 200 jobs at its customer contact call centre at Doxford International in Sunderland.
Senergy of Aberdeen is to acquire Banchory-based PGL for undisclosed terms, creating a combined oil and gas consultancy with more than 170 staff.
Intelligent Energy has secured a £9m cash injection to fund the expansion of its Loughborough-based fuel cell power systems business.
Orion Group is to create 60 jobs in Inverness, Aberdeen and Glasgow over the next three years, having won a contract to supply 1,000 skilled workers to the Shell Pearl gas project in Qatar.
Pace Petroleum has acquired BP's direct fuels business at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, with the transfer of six staff.
North Lincolnshire Council has approved plans from Bioethanol Ltd for the development of a bioethanol production plant on the Humber Bank at Immingham by 2009.
Euromoney Institutional Investor has sold Energy Information Centre, the energy services company, to Broadfern Partners for £4.7m.
Shell is to invest £350m in improvements to the St Fergus gas processing plant in Aberdeenshire, the Mossmorran plant in Fife and the Braefoot Bay plant on the Firth of Forth.
Natural Power is to extend the headquarters of its Galloway-based renewable energy consultancy business, and the workforce will rise from 32 to 65 by 2011.
James Fisher Nuclear has won planning permission to extend its factory in Egremont, in order to test robotic machinery for use in radioactive parts of Sellafield, and the workforce will rise from 20 to 40.
BGlobal is to raise £7m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its energy meters business.
Babcock International is to acquire International Nuclear Solutions, the nuclear engineering services company, in a £39m deal.
Rolls-Royce has acquired the assets of SOFCo-EFS Holdings, the US developer of fuel cells, from McDermott International for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems division.
Camco International is to acquire Energy for Sustainable Development, the carbon management specialist with 120 staff, for an initial £10m.
RPS has acquired Geocon, the Axminster-based provider of consultancy services to the oil and gas industry, for up to £6.3m.
Kanyon is to acquire Solar Labs, a start-up company planning the commercial development of solar energy solutions, for £4.3m.
Carmarthenshire Council has approved plans from Catamount Cymru CYF for the development of a wind farm with ten turbines on farmland near Brechfa Forest.
Neath Port Talbot Council is to consider plans from Unity Power for the development of an underground coal mine and railhead at the former Newlands colliery in Kenfig.
EDF Energy is to expand into a second site in Exeter with the creation of about 300 jobs.
Xodus, the oil and gas engineering consultancy, is investing £0.2m in the expansion of its Aberdeen headquarters.
The University of Glamorgan is planning to set up a £1.7m hydrogen fuel research and demonstration centre at the Baglan Energy Park.
Eon and Lunar Energy have announced plans to develop one of the world's largest tidal stream power stations off the west coast of Britain by 2010, and a number of potential sites are being considered.
Community Windpower has won planning permission from East Lothian Council for the development of a £50m wind farm with 16 turbines at Aikengall.
ATH Resources is seeking planning permission to extract up to 1m tonnes of coal from a 62-acre site near its Grievehill operation in Ayrshire.
Ensus has secured an investment of £250m to fund the development of a bioethanol plant at the Wilton International site near Middlesbrough by 2009, including £90m of private equity from Carlyle Group and Riverstone.
The Scottish Executive has approved plans to expand the Windy Standard wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway with 30 new turbines.
RWE Npower has confirmed plans to build a £1bn 1,600MW coal-fired power station at Tilbury in Essex by 2013.
Wood Group, the energy services group, is considering plans to expand the workforce at its Glasgow office from 200 to 300 by the end of the year.
Sovereign Oilfield has acquired RDT Precision Engineering, the East Kilbride-based supplier of well heads to the oil industry, for £2.4m.
UK Coal is to submit plans to extract more than 900,000 tonnes of coal from new open-cast mines in Shropshire.
UK Coal is to sell the Maltby colliery in South Yorkshire to Hargreaves Services for £21m, securing the future of 470 jobs.
Worcestershire County Council is supporting plans from CJ Day Associates to build a £5m biomass power plant on Tenbury Industrial Estate by 2008.
Novera Energy has won planning permission to build a wind farm with 12 turbines on a former RAF airfield near Driffield, East Yorkshire.
Airtricity and Fluor have won a contract for the development of the £1.2bn 500MW Greater Gabbard wind farm 16 miles off the Suffolk coast, and work is due to start in 2009.
Valiant Petroleum has raised £15m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its North Sea oil exploration and production business.
Blackpool Council is being consulted by the Department of Trade & Industry on plans by Cirrus for the development of an offshore wind farm with up to 90 turbines at Shell Flat Sandbank.
Integrated Subsea Services is looking to treble the 32-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil services business, following a £15m investment in eight remotely operated vehicles.
Western Isles Council has approved plans from Amec and British Energy for the development of a £500m wind farm with 176 turbines on the Isle of Lewis.
Spice is to raise £20m in a share placing on Aim to fund the expansion of its gas maintenance business.
Centrica is seeking government permission for a £400m wind farm project off the Lincolnshire coast, and hopes to start construction in 2009.
Squire A Radcliffe & Sons has sold its West Yorkshire-based oil blending division to management for undisclosed terms.
British Energy is seeking partners to work on the development of new nuclear power stations, and believes there is space for expansion at both Sizewell in Suffolk and Hinkley in Somerset.
Npower Renewables is seeking planning permission from Allerdale Council to build a £10m wind farm at Hellrigg near Silloth.
Eclipse Energy has won government approval to develop a £280m hybrid wind and gas energy project in the Irish Sea.
Tower Colliery is planning to relocate most of its 260-strong workforce to the nearby Aberpergwm drift mine, as the existing site at Hirwaun is due to close early next year.
Banks Developments is to submit plans for a wind farm at Darrington, near Pontefract, including up to eight turbines.
Sharp Manufacturing is to invest an estimated £9.3m in the expansion of its solar energy systems factory in Wrexham, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
TS Marine of Aberdeen is planning to expand its subsea oil and gas services business with a £130m investment in two specialist vessels and an increase in its global workforce from 80 to 200 by 2009.
ITM Power has unveiled plans to build a 15,000 sq ft hydrogen fuel cells factory near its site on the Sheffield Business Park by early next year.
RWE Npower is planning to build a £800m gas-fired power station in either Pembroke or Nottinghamshire by 2009, and Alstom will be the main contractor.
BP is to sell its Coryton refinery in Essex, which employs 540 staff and about 500 contractors, to Petroplus Holdings of Switzerland for about £700m.
RPS is to acquire APA, the Canadian petroleum engineering consultancy with 30 staff, for £2.6m.
Green Spirit Fuels is planning to build a bioethanol plant at the Huntsman Tioxide site on Grimsby's Moody Lane, fuelled by 650,000 tonnes of wheat a year.
Duffy & McGovern, the Aberdeen-based offshore accommodation supplier with 38 staff, has been acquired by Superior Energy Services of the US for £24m.
UK Atomic Energy Authority has won permission from Highland Council to build a £100m radioactive waste treatment plant at Dounreay, and work will start in 2008.
Green Biologics has secured funding of £0.6m to develop a method of producing biobutanol for use as a biofuel for transport.
Scottish & Southern Energy is forming a partnership with Shetland Islands Council to develop a £1bn community wind farm with 200 turbines, and a planning application is expected later this year.
Scottish & Southern Energy has won planning permission to build a £40m wind farm at Toddleburn in the Scottish Borders.
The East of England Development Agency is to help fund the development of a £7m offshore wind energy centre at Ness Point in Lowestoft by mid-2008, which will house about 30 companies involved in offshore energy.
Petrofac has acquired a 51% stake in SPD Group, the oil well services company with 70 staff in Aberdeen and Dubai, for £3.5m.
Intertek has acquired Umitek, which is based in Manchester and Aberdeen, for £10m and CB Iberica of Spain for £5.7m, in order to expand its oil and gas testing and consultancy business.
Neath Port Talbot Council is to consider plans from Acorn Power to build a £450m gas-fired power station in Port Talbot by 2011, with the creation of 160 jobs.
Abengoa is to submit plans to North East Lincolnshire Council to build a £290m bioethanol plant in Stallingborough by 2009, with the creation of 70 jobs.
PowerGen is planning to create a further 150 jobs at its call centre in Nottingham, as well as 70 jobs at its site in Bolton.
Scottish Enterprise has announced plans to set up a renewable energy park and £2.7m energy efficiency demonstration centre in Methil, Fife, by the end of the year.
Helius Energy is planning to list on Aim with a market capitalisation of up to £20m, in order to develop its biomass power business.
WS Atkins has acquired Boreas Consultants, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas services consultancy with 35 staff, for £3.8m.
Carr's Milling has acquired Johnstone Fuels & Lubricants, the oil distribution company with three depots in Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart, for undisclosed terms.
Vetco Gray, the global oil services company with 870 staff in Aberdeen and 286 in Montrose, is to be acquired by General Electric of the US for almost £1bn.
Expro International, the oilfield services company, is setting up an 11,000 sq ft office in Forbury Square, Reading.
Sedgefield Borough Council is considering plans from Eon to build a £26m wind farm with ten turbines at Butterwick Moor.