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DuneZED has unveiled proposals to develop a £40m solar energy farm and eco-holiday complex at the former Yelland power station in North Devon.
Lifetime Recycling Village is planning to build a £640m energy-from-waste plant at Newton Mearns near Glasgow, employing up to 700 staff.
Weir Group has acquired a 76% stake in Ynfiniti Engineering Services, the Spanish wind power firm with annual sales of £8.5m.
Moray Offshore Renewables is considering Buckie, Nigg and Ardersier as potential locations for an onshore base to operate a £4.5bn energy project with 200 turbines in the Moray Firth.
British Energy is to extend the life of its nuclear power stations in Heysham and Hartlepool until 2019, securing the future of up to 700 jobs at each site.
Vattenfall, Technip and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group have secured a £34m European grant to fund the development of a wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen over the next two years.
Viridor has won permission from the Scottish Government to build a £200m 23MW energy-from-waste plant at Oxwellmains, Dunbar.
ADAS and Enfinity are planning to develop 50MW of solar energy parks in 2011, and suitable sites are being sought in southern England and South Wales.
Wellstream, the oil and gas services firm with 400 staff in Newcastle and 550 in Brazil, is to be acquired by General Electric of the US for £800m.
New Earth Solutions has won permission to build a mechanical biological treatment facility in Widnes and a 10MW waste-to-energy pyrolysis plant at Winfrith in Dorset.
Wood Group of Aberdeen is to acquire PSN for £660m, in order to create a combined energy services group with a global workforce of 22,000.
Nevis Capital has acquired Shetland Wind Power, the supplier of small wind turbines with sites in Shetland and Stirling.
Farmgen has submitted plans to build a £3m biofuels plant to supply energy to Kirkham Prison.
Cornwall Council is to consider plans from Solar Securities for a £30m investment in two solar energy farms at Summercourt and Cubert over the next 18 months.
Eco Environments is planning to open a new office in Oxfordshire, as part of the nationwide expansion of its energy solutions business.
National Grid is to sell its Granite State Electric and EnergyNorth operations in the US to Algonquin Power & Utilities for £178m.
Red Spider is planning to expand the 50-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil production technology business to 60 next year.
Vogen Energy has submitted revised plans for a £50m biofuels plant at Newport Docks, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Petrofac is to invest up to £33m in Gateway Storage's plan to develop a £1bn gas storage network in salt caverns off the coast of Barrow by 2016.
Mitsubishi Power Systems is to set up a wind power research centre in Edinburgh, as part of a £100m investment that includes the acquisition of Loanhead-based Artemis Intelligent Power and the creation of 200 jobs over the next five years.
United Utilities is to create 250 new jobs at call centres in Warrington and Whitehaven, in order to transfer billing and payments work from abroad.
Enviroparks has won approval to build a £120m energy-from-waste plant in Hirwaun by 2013, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Bioflame of North Yorkshire has secured a £4.5m investment to fund the development of up to six biomass incinerator plants every year, and its 32-strong workforce will double next year.
Marine Current Turbines is to submit plans next year for a £35m investment in a tidal energy farm at Kylerhea off the coast of Skye.
Gaelectric has won planning approval to build a 15MW wind farm at Inishative in Co Tyrone, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Siemens has won permission to build a 28,000 sq ft office and laboratory extension at its Withington site in Manchester, in order to create up to 170 new jobs in offshore wind farm technology.
Ecotricity has won permission for a 1MW solar power station in Lincolnshire, which will be the first of a series of "Sun Parks".
Glyndwr University is to help create 50 research jobs in North Wales, as part of a £4.4m solar energy collaboration with Bangor and Swansea universities.
Gaia-Wind is to set up a £5m wind turbine factory in Glasgow, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Centrica is planning to build a new wind turbine operations and maintenance plant at Grimsby Docks next year, employing up to 120 people.
Forth Energy has submitted plans to build a 130MW biomass power plant at the port at Rosyth, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Fendercare Marine Solutions is planning to set up a multi-million pound service and supply base for the energy sector on the island of Hoy in Orkney.
OGN Group has won a £150m contract to build a North Sea platform for Apache Corporation, with the creation of 1,000 jobs in Wallsend over the next two years.
Kier has acquired Beco, the Devon-based supplier of renewable energy sources based on photovoltaic technology, for up to £2.4m.
Nationwide Solar and A Shade Greener are to create 300 jobs at their Barnsley-based solar panels installation business next year.
Biffa is to submit plans to build a 34MW energy-from-waste plant at Westmill near Ware.
Juwi Group of Germany is planning to create 60 jobs at a new Birmingham-based division over the next two years, in order to build 60MW of solar power projects.
Utiligroup is setting up a new 8,722 sq ft office at the Clayton Green Business Park in Chorley.
North Somerset Council is in discussions with Sunlec about the possibility of using a 45-acre site at Backwell near Bristol for a solar energy park.
British Gas New Energy has bought the assets of Cool Planet Technologies, the Northamptonshire-based heat pump installation firm, for £0.5m.
Intergen has won government permission for the £500m expansion of a gas-fired power station in Spalding, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Vattenfall has won planning permission for the 56MW Ray Wind Farm project with 16 turbines in Northumberland.
RBG, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm with 5,000 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm Montagu for about £200m.
Low Carbon Solar Partners and Energy4All have unveiled plans for a £14m solar energy farm at Westmill near Swindon.
UK Coal is to relocate its Harworth Estates property division and 20 staff to the Advanced Manufacturing Park near Rotherham by the end of the year.
North British Windpower has won Scottish Government approval to build a 144MW wind farm with 48 turbines in the Lammermuir Hills in the Borders.
Farmgen has secured a £2.1m package with the Co-operative Bank to help fund the development of up to 50 anaerobic digestion power plants.
Newton Energy UK has won permission from Nottinghamshire County Council to start drilling for oil at two sites near Radcliffe and Cropwell Butler.
Shepherd Offshore Group is considering plans to redevelop the 150-acre former Hyundai factory site in Dunfermline into a renewable energy centre.
BiFab has won a £12m contract to build two substations for RWE's Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm, securing 350 jobs at its site in Methil.
Solar Technology PV Energy is to create up to 80 jobs at its Gloucestershire-based solar energy panels business.
Abbey Renewables is planning to build a £13m 5MW solar energy farm on a 35-acre site at Wilburton in Cambridgeshire.
RES has submitted plans for a 25MW wind farm with 11 turbines near Kirkcowan in Dumfries, as well as a 4-6MW extension to its project in Thruso.
UKFast is to invest £12m in the development of up to 11 hydroelectric power plants in Wales and Scotland over the next five years, in order to supply electricity to its data centres.
Petrofac has won a £500m contract from Total to build a gas processing plant at Sullom Voe, which will require up to 1,000 workers.
Lincolnshire County Council has selected Waste Recycling Group as preferred bidder to build a £145m energy-from-waste plant at North Hykeham by 2013, with the creation of 33 jobs.
Viridor has won planning permission to build a 24MW energy-from-waste incinerator at Ardley in Oxfordshire by 2014.
The University of Nottingham is to seek permission to build a £10m wind farm with three turbines at Grove Farm.
MeyGen is planning a 400MW tidal power development between Stroma and Caithness by 2020, as part of the Crown Estate's latest leasing round.
Morgan Lambert, the Selby-based gas safety consultancy with 27 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Gamesa of Spain is to invest £133m in its offshore wind energy business in the UK by 2014, including a London headquarters, turbine factory, port maintenance services and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to provide £60m of funding to develop the infrastructure of ports for offshore wind projects.
Crown Estate has approved plans from Eni to develop an offshore gas storage facility in the North Sea's Deborah field.
Mabey Bridge has started recruiting 100 staff for its new £38m wind turbine tower manufacturing plant due to open in Chepstow in November.
TCI Renewables has unveiled plans to build a wind farm with three turbines near Flag Fen in Peterborough.
RES has announced plans for a £300m investment in the development of a biomass power plant at Alexandra Dock in Bootle by 2015, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Swindon Council has unveiled details of a proposed £8.3m advanced thermal treatment waste-to-energy plant to be built at the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate.
Cornwall County Council has identified a site in St Mawgan for a proposed solar energy park, and a construction tender will now be issued.
Ecofirst has been contracted to build a £2m solar energy plant on a 120-acre estate at Long Sutton in Somerset by March 2011.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has identified eight sites as suitable for new nuclear power plants, including Bradwell-on-Sea, Hartlepool, Heysham, Hinkley Point, Oldbury, Sellafield, Sizewell and Wylfa.
Clipper Windpower, the wind turbine maker with a site in Northumberland, is to be acquired by United Technologies of the US in a £140m deal.
Ecotricity of Stroud is to raise up to £10m in a bond issue to help fund the development of 1,000MW of green electricity generation capacity over the next ten years.
Vogt Solar has unveiled plans to build a £13m 5MW solar energy farm on a 30-acre site at Bourn near Cambridge.
New Earth Energy has won permission to build a 7.5MW gasification and pyrolysis plant at its site in Avonmouth by 2012.
Scottish & Southern Energy has acquired a new nine-storey office building at One Waterloo Street in Glasgow, in order to set up a renewable energy headquarters with up to 600 staff.
Scottish Coal has submitted plans to extend an opencast mining site at Loch Fitty near Kelty, with the creation of 52 jobs.
EverGen is planning to triple the 11-strong workforce at its Huddersfield-based green energy technology business over the next three years.
Valiant Petroleum is relocating its Woking office to an 18,000 sq ft unit at Victoria Gate.
British Gas is creating 60 new jobs for insulation technicians at the Green Skills Training Centre in Tredegar.
Enfinity is to expand its renewable energy operations in the UK from its new office at The Plaza in Liverpool.
Covanta Energy is planning to build a 24MW energy-from-waste plant at Drumshangie, near Glasgow, by 2015.
Lincolnshire County Council has approved plans from Alternative Use Group and Alchemy Farms to build a 12MW gasification plant fuelled by waste wood in Boston by 2012.
Shropshire Council is in discussions with Wind & Solar Systems about plans to invest £60m in the development of five solar energy farms at Westbury.
Corby Council is expected to receive plans from BeLa for the development of a 25-acre solar park at the Priors Hall Park housing scheme.
European Forest Resources has unveiled plans for the development of a £100m wind farm with up to 30 turbines at West Calder in West Lothian.
Krannich Solar is setting up a new headquarters and warehouse for its solar energy systems business at Suttons Business Park in Reading, with the creation of up to 20 jobs by next summer.
Enterprise Group has acquired the gas and power meter installation and support operations in the Midlands and North of England of United Utilities.
Derbyshire County Council is considering plans from Warwick Integrated Generation to build a £8m gasification plant at Pye Bridge Industrial Estate in Somercotes.
Centrica is to acquire the gas and electricity services business of Connaught for £11m, including 600 staff, a training centre in South Wales and office in Bradford.
TAG Energy Solutions has secured £20m of funding to expand its Haverton Hill plant in Billingham to manufacture offshore turbines, with the creation of an initial 100 jobs.
Rockfield Energy Investments has announced a £50m investment in E-Gen of Berwickshire to help fund the development of hundreds of small-scale wind farms across Scotland.
John Pointon & Sons has secured a £1.4m grant to help fund the development of a new £12m anaerobic digestion plant at its site in Cheddleton, Staffordshire, by October 2011.
Waste Recycling Group is planning to invest up to £1.5bn in the development of recycling and energy recovery facilities at its nationwide network of 259 waste management sites.
Rotawave is seeking a suitable location on the Isle of Wight for a new factory, having won a £8m contract from Global Bio-Coal Energy of Canada to supply a machine that produces "green coal" from wood.
West Coast Energy has won planning approval for a wind farm with 12 turbines at Tirgwynt in Powys by 2013.
ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have unveiled details of a proposed 7,200MW wind farm called East Anglia ONE off the coast of Suffolk, which will create hundreds of jobs.
Carbon Free Developments has submitted plans to build a wind farm with nine turbines at Earlseat in Fife, which would create 150 jobs for apprentices.
Blue-NG, the Bath-based company planning to develop up to eight biofuel power plants, is expected to be fully acquired by 2OC with the sale of National Grid's 50% stake.
Gaelectric has won planning permission to build a new £18m 11MW wind farm at Cregganconroe in Co Tyrone.
Moray Offshore Renewables and Beatrice Offshore Windfarm have unveiled plans for the development of two offshore wind farms with up to 400 turbines near Caithness, which would create hundreds of jobs.
Centrica is said to be in negotiations to acquire a further 80,000 sq ft of office space at the Oxford Business Park.
Iberdrola of Spain has announced plans to invest £3bn in renewable energy in Scotland over the next two years.
Motherwell Bridge is forming a strategic partnership with Entec Biogas of Austria to expand into the UK anaerobic digestion sector by tendering for large-scale projects.
Wingas Storage has won government approval to set up a new underground gas storage facility at Saltfleetby in Lincolnshire by 2011.
Edgeley Green Power is to submit plans to Adur District Council for a £12m power plant fuelled by vegetable oils at Shoreham Port, which would create 20 jobs.
Dana Petroleum is to acquire Petro-Canada's interests in two oil production hubs in the Central North Sea Triton Area and the Scott Telford Moray Firth fields for £240m.
ScottishPower Renewables is planning to install an additional 75 turbines at its Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow by 2012, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Kedco has won permission from Enfield Council to build a £45m biomass plant fuelled by waste wood at Edmonton in London.
ENER-G is setting up a 10,000 sq ft office at the Studley Point development in Birmingham.
Harland & Wolff of Belfast has won a £20m contract from Siemens to build two sub-station platforms for an offshore windfarm, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
Cornwall Council is to consider plans for the development of a geothermal energy plant at the Eden project.
RPS Group is to acquire Boyd Exploration Consultants, the Canadian oil and gas and mining consultancy with 26 staff, for up to £8.5m.
Moy Park's Rose Energy consortium has won permission to develop a chicken litter-fuelled biomass power plant at Glenavy in County Antrim, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Premier Oil is to invest £320m in the development of its oil production assets in the North Sea and elsewhere over the next few years.
B9 Coal is forming a consortium to build a carbon capture and storage project as part of the DECC's demonstration competition, and a potential site is Rio Tinto Alcan's Lynemouth plant in Northumberland.
XEMC of China is considering plans to set up a £95m wind turbine assembly plant in Northern Ireland, with the creation of more than 600 jobs.
Marine Current Turbines and RWE Npower are to submit a planning application for a £70m 10MW tidal energy project off Anglesey in September.
Amec has won a £60m contract from EDF Energy to extend a gas storage site at Warmingham near Crewe by July 2012.
Forth Energy has submitted plans to build a biomass-fuelled power plant at the Port of Dundee, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Solon SE is to build a 1.3MW solar power plant near Bissoe in Cornwall, in partnership with 35 Degrees.
Helius Energy has announced plans to build a 100MW biomass power plant on a 20-acre site at the Port of Southampton.
Ernst & Young is to create more than 100 jobs at its new clean energy and technology division.
Geothermal Engineering has won approval to build a £40m geothermal power plant at St Day in Cornwall by 2013.
Corus is planning to build a £31m factory to produce wind farm structures at its former site on Teesside, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Covanta has unveiled plans to build a 65MW energy-from-waste incinerator at Rookery South Pit in Bedfordshire.
Sembcorp UK and SITA UK have unveiled plans to build an energy recovery plant at the Wilton International site on Teesside, with the creation of about 50 jobs.
Tidal Energy is to set up a £1.4m tidal power pilot project at Ramsey Sound in Pembrokeshire.
Sharp Corporation is to invest £30m in the expansion of its solar cell modules factory in Wrexham, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
ATH Resources has sold its regeneration business to a new company called RecyCoal for an initial £6.5m, in order to focus on surface mining.
Haven Power is planning to create 140 new jobs at its electricity supply business in Ipswich over the next 18 months, having submitted plans to expand its office.
United Utilities is to sell its 50% stake in the Meter Fit non-regulated gas and electricity meter ownership business to its joint venture partner Marlin Acquisitions for £119m.
Senergy Alternative Energy of Aberdeen has acquired SGC Engineering, the US energy services firm with 70 staff.
Monsal has secured £14m to expand its Mansfield-based energy-from-waste technology business, including additional sales and engineering staff to add to the 40-strong workforce.
British Gas is to create 50 new jobs at its call centre in Southampton by the end of the year and a further 40 at a new insulation depot.
Ferguson Group is to invest £75m in the expansion of its energy industry support services business over the next three years, including a new headquarters in Kintore.
PSN is to create an initial 70 jobs at its Aberdeen-based energy services business, having won a £200m contract from Shell for dismantling work in the Brent field.
TEG Group has formed a joint venture with Albion Ventures to build a £4.5m anaerobic digestion plant in Glenfarg, Perthshire.
Eon has won planning permission for a new 105,000 sq ft office scheme on Burton Street in Nottingham.
Air Products is planning to build a 49MW waste-fuelled power plant near Billingham, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
ICE Renewables is planning to double its workforce in Northallerton to 40, having won a £35m contract to supply and install wind turbines for Vergnet Groupe.
Peel Energy has unveiled plans to build a £70m 20MW biomass energy plant fuelled by recycled wood at Barton Bridge in Trafford by 2014, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy is linking up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to develop offshore wind farms and electric car technology, with the creation of 100 jobs at its engineering centre in Glasgow.
Real Ventures has unveiled plans to build a £130m biomass power plant at Newport on the Isle of Wight by 2013, with the creation of 235 jobs.
Stobart Group has acquired parts of the business of Amenity Horticultural Services, the East Sussex-based supplier of woodchip biomass fuel, for £2m.
Cyclamax has won planning permission to build a 15MW gasification plant at the London Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham by 2013, in order to process 120,000 tonnes of waste a year.
Statoil is considering sites off the coasts of Fraserburgh and the Isle of Lewis for the development of floating wind farms, in order to use its new Hywind turbine technology.
D1 Oils has sold its 50-acre biodiesel refining site in Bromborough to Organic Waste Management for undisclosed terms.
Scottish & Southern Energy has revived plans to build a carbon capture and storage facility at its gas-fired power station in Peterhead.
The Welsh Assembly has approved plans from Sunrise Renewables to build a 9MW wood-fuelled pyrolysis plant at Barry Dock.
Able UK has unveiled proposals to develop a £400m wind turbine manufacturing and renewable energy centre near Immingham, with the creation of up to 10,000 jobs.
Bolsterstone has won approval to build a £10m wind farm with four turbines at Willowbank Farm near Bicester.
Amec, Balfour Beatty and Areva have won a contract worth up to £1.5bn from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to build a nuclear waste processing plant at Sellafield by 2018.
The Scottish Government has announced grants totalling £13m for five marine energy projects being planned by RWE Npower Renewables, Aquamarine, OpenHydro, AWS Ocean Energy and Ocean Flow Energy.
Viridian is to sell Northern Ireland Electricity, including NIE Powerteam, Powerteam Electrical Services and 1,300 staff, to ESB for £1bn.
BG Group is to sell the Ballylumford gas-fired power station in County Antrim to AES Corporation for £99m.
Energetics Networked Energy is setting up a new utilities infrastructure operation in Halesowen, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years.
Copeland Council has approved plans from the University of Manchester to develop a £20m nuclear research centre at Westlakes Science Park near Whitehaven, with the creation of 40 jobs.
XPD8 Solutions, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm, has undergone a £6m management buy-out backed by Maven Capital Partners, and plans to double its 30-strong workforce over the next three years.
Utility Partnership Limited (UPL) is planning to expand the 137-strong workforce at its infrastructure and energy consultancy with 66 new jobs over the next three years, and has acquired a new office and warehouse in Wentloog.
Infrastrata has agreed a deal with eCORP International of the US to help fund its Portland and Islandmagee gas storage projects in Dorset and Northern Ireland.
Stornoway Trust is in discussions with Amec about proposals to build a wind farm with about 30 turbines on Lewis.
Scottish Resources Group is planning to raise £25m in a stock market listing to fund the expansion of its coal mining and wind farm operations.
Encore Oil is set to announce a major oil discovery at the Catcher prospect off the east coast of Scotland.
Electricity North West is to acquire United Utilities Electricity Services, in order to create one group to own and maintain its network.
Active Energy is planning to double the workforce at its electricity transformers factory in East Kilbride to 60 over the next two years.
McKinnon & Clarke has acquired Encore, the energy risk consultancy with 80 staff, for £6.3m.
RWE Npower Renewables has won approval to build the 3MW Cia-Aig hydroelectric power plant at Achnacarry near Inverness, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Euro Garages is looking to expand its petrol forecourts into southern England with the acquisition of groups of sites.
Iggesund Paperboard is planning to build a biomass power station fuelled by wood chip at its plant in Workington.
Fulcrum Group, the provider of gas connection services, is to be sold by National Grid to cash shell Marwyn Capital 1 for a nominal sum.
Eneco has unveiled details of its proposed £3bn wind farm development off the coast of Dorset, which will include up to 300 turbines by 2018.
Intertek is to acquire Expertises Technologies & Services Analyses, the French oil inspection company with 120 staff, from Air Liquide for £6.3m.
Kent County Council is to consider plans from Evonik New Energies and HES Biopower to build a 25MW biomass plant fuelled by waste wood at Ridham Docks.
ATH Resources has won planning approval for a new coal mine at Duncanziemuir in Ayrshire, with the creation of 36 jobs.
Greenspan Agency has unveiled plans to develop a wind farm with three turbines as St Fergus Moss in Buchan.
Dana Petroleum is to acquire Petro Canada Netherlands, the North Sea exploration and production company, from Suncor Energy for £270m.
Renewable Energy Generation has acquired the 4.9MW St Breock wind farm in Cornwall from Eon Climate & Renewables for an initial £2.8m.
Petrofac has acquired TNEI Services, the energy consultancy with 50 staff in Newcastle and Manchester, for £7.5m.
The University of Glamorgan is creating 20 jobs for scientists at its newly-launched CymruH2Wales hydrogen technology research project.
Composite Energy has won permission from Wrexham County Council to start test drilling for methane gas at a site on Hollybush Lane.
Shell has confirmed plans to relocate 1,600 London-based staff to a 187,000 sq ft office at Canary Wharf.
Energybuild, the South Wales-based mine operator, is to be acquired by Western Coal Corp of Canada in a £54m deal.
British Gas is to create 80 jobs at a new insulation solutions depot due to open at Prologis Park in Coventry in July.
TruRead, the Cheshire-based smart metering firm with about 100 staff, has been acquired by Gazprom Marketing & Trading of Russia for undisclosed terms.
Westinghouse Electric Company is to set up a permanent office at Matrix Park in Chorley, in order to benefit from the planned nuclear reactor building programme.
RWE Innogy is linking up with Siemens to build a £1.6bn offshore wind farm with 160 turbines off the coast of Llandudno by 2014.
Rix Petroleum is creating 20 jobs at its new fuel distribution depot in Market Drayton.
Stockton Council has approved plans from RWF to build a new gas pipeline from Redcar to Port Clarence, securing 45 existing jobs and creating 15 new ones.
Peel Environmental is linking up with Covanta Energy to build a £500m industrial waste recycling and energy recovery park at Stanlow in Cheshire, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Corus Colors is to create 160 jobs at Shotton in North Wales to fund the commercial development of its new solar power technology.
Cumbria County Council has approved plans from a farming co-operative to develop a £2m anaerobic digestion energy plant at Kirkbride by 2011.
Pulse Tidal has selected Kyle Rhea on the west coast of Scotland as the site for its first offshore power station, and could start generating the first 1.2MW of renewable electricity by 2012.
BGlobal is to acquire Utiligroup, the Blackburn-based provider of energy data management and process solutions, for up to £13m.
London Array has selected the port of Ramsgate as the construction and operations centre for the development of the London Array offshore wind farm.
Midmar Energy has won permission to drill exploratory oil wells at Bidborough in Kent in 2011.
National Grid is to raise £3.2bn in a rights issue to fund improvements to its electricity and gas transmission networks, allowing the connection of 20GW of renewable projects.
ENER-G Switch2 is planning to create 20 jobs at its metering and billing technology business in Saltaire over the next year, and will relocate its warehouse and production facility to a larger site in the Aire Valley.
Scotwaste and Banks Developments are planning to build a £25m combined heat and power plant at the Pond Green Energy Park in Bathgate.
Scottish & Southern Energy has sold the 30MW Ardrossan Windfarm in Ayrshire to private equity firm Terra Firma for £28m.
Kingspan Renewables is investing up to £47m in the expansion of its solar energy products business in Portadown, with the creation of 163 jobs over the next five years.
Orchard is recruiting a national sales force for the expansion of its Brighouse-based energy consultancy, and new regional offices will open in Glasgow and Cardiff.
Co-operative Bank is to lend up to £200m to renewable energy projects this year and will expand its renewables department in Manchester and create a new team in Scotland.
The Scottish Government has identified 25 potential sites for the development of offshore wind farms after 2020.
Broadview Energy has won permission from Stockton and Hambleton councils to build a wind farm with five turbines near Hilton.
RWE Npower Renewables is to increase its workforce in Powys from 14 to 26 over the next three years, and an additional office will open at Parc Derwen Fawr in Llanidloes.
Ecotricity is planning to develop a network of solar energy farms across southern England by 2020, and expects to announce the first 25-acre site within weeks.
Corus is to invest £6m in a coal exploration project at its Port Talbot plant in South Wales over the next three years.
PNE Wind of Germany is to invest £500m in wind farm projects across the UK over the next three years, and will open an office in Scotland later this year.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to build a £13m biogas waste treatment plant at Barkip in North Ayrshire, as part of a £100m investment in similar projects across the country.
Crown Estate has approved plans from Dong Wind UK, Vattenfall Wind Power, SSE Renewables and RWE Npower Renewables for the expansion of four wind farms off the coasts of Liverpool, Cumbria, Kent and Suffolk.
Ecotricity is looking into the possibility of building a wind farm with nine turbines at Murcott in Oxfordshire.
Lancaster City Council is to consider plans for the development of a £7.4m wind farm on the Lancaster University campus.
Climate Exchange, the carbon emissions exchange operator, is to be acquired by Intercontinental Exchange of the US for £395m.
White Group of Manchester is investing £3m in the development of a new plant to produce "refuse derived fuel" to supply to Tarmac's Buxton cement plant.
Ensus is planning a multi-million pound investment in environmental improvements to its recently-opened bioethanol plant on Teesside.
Amec is to create up to 100 jobs in Aberdeen, having won a North Sea oil consultancy contract from Xcite Energy Resources.
Petrofac has acquired CO2DeepStore, the Aberdeen-based carbon dioxide capture and storage company.
Eon is to relocate its Nottingham office from Newland House to a new 105,000 sq ft building on the Guildhall site by June 2012.
Envar is seeking permission to build a £10m green energy plant fuelled by organic waste in Feltham, with the creation of 12 jobs.
The Scottish Government has approved plans from Osspower for the development of four new hydroelectric power plants near Loch Lomond.
Stiebel Eltron is linking up with Scientiam of Birkenhead and the Skills Funding Agency to set up a Green Energy Training Centre at the Wirral International Business Park in Bromborough later this year.
Bibby Offshore has raised £34m to fund the acquisition of a dive-support vessel for its Aberdeen-based offshore operation, with the creation of up to 240 jobs.
Rix Petroleum is to submit plans to Breckland Council to build a £1m oil depot on the Victory Business Park in Attleborough.
Infinergy has unveiled proposals to build a wind farm with five turbines at Wellow on the Isle of Wight.
Scottish & Southern Energy is setting up a new 60,000 sq ft regional depot for 150 staff in Hedge End, Hampshire, having won a £225m contract to operate street lighting for three councils.
RWE has won approval from North East Lincolnshire Council to build a £205m biomass power plant in Stallingborough by 2013, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Crown Energy has started work on the development of a new 10,000 sq ft headquarters for 90 staff at Heap Brow in Bury.
Viridor has submitted revised plans to build an energy-from-waste plant at Ardley in Oxfordshire.
Sparrows Offshore is to create up to 35 jobs at its Aberdeen-based oil services business, having won a number of new lifting and handling contracts.
East Devon District Council has approved outline plans from St Modwen Developments and Hallam Land Management to build a low-carbon energy centre near Exeter Airport to supply renewable energy to the Cranbrook and Skypark developments.
David Brown Gear Systems is considering plans to build two new factories in Scotland to manufacture components for offshore wind turbines, which could create hundreds of jobs.
Wind Prospect has won government permission to build a 36MW wind farm with 18 turbines at Green Rigg Fell in Northumberland.
BioGen Power has won planning permission to build a £100m energy-from-waste plant in Bradford by 2013, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Helius Energy has won permission to build a 100MW biomass power plant at Avonmouth Dock near Bristol.
Caledyne is planning to expand the 17-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil services business to more than 30 over the next two years.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to acquire natural gas assets in three regions of the North Sea from US-based Hess for £278m.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has approved plans from Wainstones Energy to build a 1,520MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant at Carrington, Greater Manchester, by 2013.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has awarded a £5m grant for the development of a marine renewables business park at Hayle in Cornwall.
Wind Prospect Developments is looking into the possibility of building a wind farm with seven giant turbines at Oldbury-on-Severn in South Gloucestershire.
Eon and RWE are set to choose Wylfa on Anglesey as the site for the first nuclear power station development under their Horizon Nuclear Power joint venture, which will create up to 1,000 jobs.
International Paper and Integrated Energy Systems International are planning to set up a £60m renewable energy centre at the former paper mill in Inverurie, including a biomass fuel plant and the creation of 150 jobs.
Siemens is to invest £80m in the development of an offshore wind turbine production facility, with the creation of about 700 jobs, and sites are being considered in the North East and East coast.
General Electric is planning to set up a £99m offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in the UK, with the creation of 500 jobs at an undisclosed location and a further 450 jobs at other sites.
British Gas is to proceed with plans to start installing smart energy meters in homes across the country this year, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs.
TAG Energy Solutions has secured a £1.5m grant from One North East to support a planned £20m offshore wind turbine production facility in Billingham, which will create 110 jobs.
CompactGTL is setting up a test and training centre for its oil production technology business at Wilton on Teesside, increasing its 32-strong workforce with ten new jobs.
Islandmagee Storage has submitted plans for the development of a £250m undersea gas storage facility at Ballylumford in Northern Ireland.
Nuvia is to relocate the headquarters of its nuclear services business from Risley to a 35,000 sq ft unit at Birchwood Park near Warrington by 2011.
Yorkshire Forward is to provide funding of up to £3.8m for the development of a renewable energy hub at Killingholme Marshes in South Humber.
Scottish Power Renewables has submitted plans to build a 396MW 132-turbine wind farm at Kilgallioch Forest in Dumfries & Galloway.
Total has won government approval for the £2.5bn development of the Laggan and Tormore gas fields, which will create hundreds of jobs in the Shetland Islands.
The Crown Estate has given the go-ahead for ten wave and tidal power projects totalling up to 1.2GW in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters by 2020, at a cost of up to £4bn.
Southern Electric is to create 260 jobs at its new customer service and IT centre in Havant by July.
RWE Npower is to invest £100m upgrading the turbines at the 680MW Little Barford gas-fired power station in Cambridgeshire by 2012.
Living Fuels is to invest up to £2m in the expansion of its depot near Thetford this year, due to rising demand for the transformation of waste cooking oil into fuel.
Warwickshire County Council has approved plans from Merevale & Blythe Estates to build an energy-from-waste processing plant at Baxterley, capable of processing up to 80,000 tonnes of organic waste a year.
Global Energy Group has acquired the fabrication division of Sovereign Oilfield out of administration, securing about 400 jobs in Aberdeen and Dunfermline.
Emerald Biogas is planning to build an anaerobic digestion plant fuelled by food waste in Newton Aycliffe, which could create up to 150 jobs.
BP has unveiled plans to invest £1bn a year in the North Sea, in order to maintain oil production levels until 2020 and secure the future of more than 3,000 jobs.
Mitsubishi Power Systems is to invest up to £100m in a wind power research facility in north east England, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Waste Recycling Group is planning to install wind turbines at some of its 100 landfill sites, as part of a £100m investment by Spanish parent FCC.
British Gas is to set up a nationwide network of cavity wall and loft insulation depots, with the creation of 1,100 jobs.
Gamesa of Spain is considering plans to set up a wind turbine factory in the UK.
Iberdrola of Spain is planning to set up an engineering centre for low-carbon energy projects in Glasgow this year, with the creation of up to 250 jobs, as part of a £4bn investment in the UK over the next three years.
Helius Energy is seeking suitable sites across the country for the development of biomass power plants, and hopes to build at least one plant on Teesside.
The Northwest Regional Development Agency is to help fund the creation of a new £16m nuclear research facility called C-NET at the University of Manchester, with the creation of 22 jobs.
Wind Power Renewables has submitted plans to build a £11m wind farm with three turbines at the Eye Industrial Estate in Suffolk.
RES Group is to relocate its Glasgow-based renewable energy development office from Academy Park to Pacific Quay.
Shell is to set up a 200,000 sq ft office at 40 Bank Street in London's Canary Wharf, in order to provide space for about 2,000 staff during the redevelopment of the Shell Centre headquarters.
DONG Energy of Denmark has announced plans to build a 300MW biomass power station fuelled by waste wood near Queen Elizabeth Dock in Hull.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to create 60 new jobs at its customer services centre in Perth.
Gaelectric has won planning permission to build a £5m wind farm with six turbines at Carn Hill in Newtownabbey by 2011, which is one of several projects it is currently planning in Northern Ireland.
North British Windpower has won planning permission to build a 49MW wind farm with 20 turbines at Corriegarth Estate near Inverness.
Oilennium is planning to recruit ten additional staff at its Norfolk-based online training business this year, in order to train offshore energy workers to use mechanical equipment.
The New & Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) has unveiled plans to build a £30m wind turbine testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, by the end of 2011, and will consider competing designs from Converteam of Rugby and HORIBA Instruments of Northampton.
British Airways is linking up with Solena of the US to build a jet fuel plant fuelled by household waste at an undisclosed site in East London over the next four years.
Sigma Offshore of Aberdeen is planning to launch a new mooring system for oil and gas production vessels and create up to 140 jobs by the end of the year.
Plasrec is planning to build a £4m synthetic diesel plant at its site in Shildon, County Durham, and hopes to eventually create up to 100 jobs to enable it to build 50 plants a year.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has approved plans from the Gateway Storage Company to invest £600m in 20 offshore gas storage caverns near Barrow-in-Furness by 2014.
The National Trust is planning to set up small-scale renewable energy schemes in many of its 350 historic properties, in order to reduce its fossil fuel consumption by 50% by 2020.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has named South Wales as a leading centre for the development of hydrogen energy, including a £6.3m investment at the University of Glamorgan and the creation of 86 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy is planning to create a further 80 jobs at its new £2.5m regional office at St Phillips in Bristol over the next two years.
Technip of France is to locate the head office for its North Sea offshore renewable energy business in Aberdeen, employing 20 staff initially.
British Gas is to proceed with plans to develop five biomethane demonstration projects, including partnerships with Thames Water, Potters Waste, Adnams Brewery, GWE Biogas and Dillington Biogas.
Green Compliance has acquired CEA Link, the South Yorkshire-based provider of energy compliance services, for up to £1m.
Carbon Trust is to award £22m to six companies involved in the development of wave and tidal energy, including Aquamarine Power, Atlantis Resources, Marine Current Turbines and Pelamis Wave Power.
Xanthus Energy is considering plans to build a new factory in the North East to manufacture offshore wind turbines, which could create up to 300 jobs.
Windpower Wales is to submit plans to Conwy County Council to build a 50MW wind farm with 18 turbines at Denbigh Moors.
Eaga is planning to create a further 100 jobs at its Tyneside-based environmental support services business this year, and will launch a new division to install domestic solar roof panels.
Tullow Oil has raised £925m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its oil production operations in Uganda.
Sea-Cargo is setting up a new marine support base at Matthews Quay in Aberdeen to offer more services to the offshore oil and gas sector, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Centrica Energy is to set up a new upstream headquarters at its recently-acquired Venture Production office in Aberdeen, with the relocation of 20 jobs from Windsor and the creation of 20 new jobs.
Cape Offshore Aberdeen is to create 80 new jobs, having won a £150m contract to provide additional maintenance support services to BP installations in the North Sea.
City of Edinburgh Council is to consider proposals from Muirhall Energy to set up an anaerobic digestion plant at the Clifton Trading Estate, in order to recycle up to 40,000 tonnes of food waste a year.
Soco International has raised £102m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its oil exploration activities in Thailand, Vietnam and West Africa.
Waste Recycling Group is planning to set up an energy-from-waste plant at the Solutia chemicals site in Newport by 2014.
Skykon is planning to create 200 jobs at its Welcon Towers wind turbine manufacturing business at Machrihanish, as part of a £14m expansion programme.
IGas is planning to develop up to 50 small-scale coal-bed methane production facilities near large factories and office buildings by 2014, and its first site will be at Ellesmere Port.
King Street Energy has won government permission to develop a 240m cubic metre gas storage facility in ten underground salt caverns in Northwich.
The Scottish Government has approved plans for the development of the £80m 52MW Baillie wind farm near Thurso, while the Rothes wind farm near Elgin will expand from 50MW to 95MW.
The University of Nottingham is planning to set up a £5m 30,000 sq ft energy research centre at its Jubilee Campus, providing space for companies working in the carbon reduction sector.
Black & Veatch has won a £75m contract from United Utilities to develop a biogas electricity generation plant at the Davyhulme wastewater treatment works in Manchester.
Spencer Ogden Energy is planning to create a new energy recruitment consultancy with up to 100 staff at offices in London and Aberdeen.
Northumbrian Water and RWE Npower are to build a £2.5m hydroelectric power station at Selset Reservoir in County Durham.
Farmgen is to invest £20m in the development of up to nine anaerobic digestion plants across the country, starting with sites at Warton in Lancashire and Silloth in Cumbria.
McKinnon & Clarke, the Dunfermline-based energy consultancy with about 370 staff in 18 countries, has sold a majority stake to private equity firm Lyceum Capital in a £22m deal.