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Bristol City Council is planning a major investment in renewable energy projects over the next ten years, including the creation of its own energy company and up to 1,500 jobs.
Dalkia is planning to build a 53MW biomass power station fuelled by waste wood at Pollington in East Yorkshire.
IQA Group is planning to create 40 jobs at its new Innovo Energy renewable energy services business on Merseyside.
BP Exploration is to relocate staff from a number of offices in Falkirk to a 36,000 sq ft unit at Antonine House on the Callendar Business Park.
MGT Power has secured funding of £600m to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant at Teesport by 2016, with the creation of 900 construction jobs and 150 long-term jobs.
WKN of Germany has unveiled plans for a £200m investment in a new wind farm with 22 turbines at Lairg in Sutherland.
Galloper Wind Farm has submitted plans to double the size of the proposed Greater Gabbard wind farm off the Suffolk coast to 280 turbines by 2016.
Scottish & Southern Energy has reached agreement with Forth Ports and Scottish Enterprise for the development of a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Dundee, which could lead to the creation of up to 700 jobs.
British Gas has acquired the remaining 81% stake in Econergy, the Bedfordshire-based biomass heating company, for £6.5m.
CHO-Power and Sunrise Renewables are to start work on the development of a £40m wood-burning energy plant at the Port of Hull next year, and similar projects are being started in Barrow, Barry and Sunderland.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to create 250 jobs with the opening of a £7m Swalec renewable energy training centre Centre in Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taf, next year.
EDF Energy is to set up a £15m national training centre in Bridgwater, in order to support its plans for a new power station at Hinkley Point.
Lancashire County Council has approved plans from Reform Energy and Wyre Waste Recycling to build a £40m energy-from-waste plant in Fleetwood by 2013.
Siemens has submitted plans to build a £200m wind turbine factory at Alexandra Docks in Hull by 2014, with the creation of up to 700 jobs.
Reservoir Group has acquired The Tool Company, the Dutch well intervention firm, as well as Aberdeen-based Wellbore, for undisclosed terms.
Banks Renewables has won permission to build a wind farm with five turbines at Hooks Moor Farm near Leeds.
PD&MS Energy is looking to create at least 50 new jobs at its Aberdeen-based oil and gas engineering business over the next year.
OGN Group is planning to invest £50m in the development of a wind turbine foundation production facility at its Hadrian Yard in Wallsend by 2013, with the creation of up to 600 jobs.
Opower, the US energy efficiency company, is looking to open an office in London.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is looking to build up to 32,000 more wind turbines, in order to meet greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Nevis Power has secured funding to start work on the development of a new £140m biomass power plant in Newport, which will create 30 jobs from 2014.
Sheffield Scientific of the US is opening its first UK utility and energy consultancy office in Edinburgh, with ten staff.
Estover Energy is planning to build a biomass power plant at Craigellachie Wood in Speyside, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Upnorth Group of Blaydon is to create 20 new jobs, having won a contract to provide energy assessments at 700 Virgin Media sites.
Enquest is said to be planning to invest £650m restarting the former Alma oilfield in the North Sea.
Asco Group, the Aberdeen-based energy logistics group with 1,600 staff, has been acquired by private equity firm Doughty Hanson for about £250m.
XPD8 is to create 20 new jobs at its Aberdeen-based business providing maintenance systems for the oil industry over the next year.
Eco2 has unveiled plans to build a straw-fuelled renewable energy plant at Mendlesham Old Airfield near Stowmarket, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Sparrows is creating 100 new jobs at its Aberdeen-based offshore services business, having won a number of new contracts.
SSE Renewables has won permission to build a new 76MW wind farm with 33 turbines at Strathy in Sutherland.
Farmgen has submitted plans to build a £4m anaerobic digestion power plant in St Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire.
Moray Offshore Renewables has unveiled plans to develop a £4.5bn offshore wind farm with 300 turbines in the Moray Firth by 2020, with the creation of 280 permanent jobs.
Centrica is to acquire a package of oil and gas assets in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea from Statoil for £965m.
Thalassa Holdings has acquired WGP Exploration, the Cornwall-based provider of marine geophysical services to the oil industry, in a deal worth £0.8m.
Maxsys Fuel Systems, the Telford-based energy saving technology firm, has been acquired by Selas Heat Technology for undisclosed terms.
VG Energy has bought the business of Shetland Wind Power, the supplier of wind turbines, from Nevis Capital.
Eon has confirmed plans to build a £120m biomass-fired energy plant at Blackburn Meadows near Sheffield by 2014, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Icon Energy has been acquired by a new company called Greenfish Energy, securing the future of 30 jobs at its Perthshire-based wind turbine installation business.
Greenpower 54 has unveiled plans to build a £120m 30MW wood-fuelled power station next to the i54 business park in Wolverhampton, with the creation of 70 jobs.
The Department of Energy has approved plans from Acorn to build a £984m gas-fired power station at Thorpe Marsh near Doncaster, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Solas Scotland of Dumbarton is forming a joint venture with Utility Aid to set up an energy efficiency advice service, with the creation of up to 50 jobs over the next year.
Merepark is forming a joint venture with Eco2Wind to set up a £6m onshore wind farm in North Aberdeenshire by early next year.
Contract Natural Gas, the Harrogate-based gas supplier with more than 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
Scottish & Southern Energy has won government approval to build a £250m biomass and waste plant at the Ferrybridge site in West Yorkshire by 2015.
Drum Property Group is looking to develop three new office buildings for energy companies Apache, Transocean Drilling and Nexen at the Prime Four business park in Aberdeen.
The Crown Estate has approved plans to develop five more offshore renewable energy sites in Scotland, with the potential to provide up to 5GW of electricity.
West Lexham Biogas is planning to build a waste recycling and anaerobic digestion plant near Swaffham, with the creation of 30 jobs.
National Grid has sold its OnStream metering business to Macquarie of Australia for £274m.
Global Energy Group has acquired the Nigg fabrication yard in the Highlands, and will invest about £10m at the site and create more than 2,000 jobs.
A Shade Greener is to set up a new headquarters for its solar power installations business at Paulton near Bristol, with the creation of 128 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy has won approval to set up a new depot for 130 staff at the Dryburgh Industrial Estate in Dundee by next July.
Dong Energy of Denmark is to acquire Shell Gas Direct, the natural gas sales and marketing company, from Royal Dutch Shell for £30m.
BP has unveiled plans for a £4.5bn investment in the development of the Clair oilfield off Shetland, as part of a North Sea expansion programme that will create up to 3,000 jobs.
Opus Energy is to expand the 360-strong workforce at its gas and electricity supply business with 100 new jobs in Oxford and Northampton.
Dominion Petroleum, the oil exploration firm operating in east Africa, is to be acquired by Ophir Energy for £118m.
Kingspan Renewables has bought Proven Energy out of administration for undisclosed terms, saving 20 jobs at the wind turbine manufacturing business in Ayrshire.
Apply Altra is looking to recruit an additional 45 engineers at its Aberdeen-based oil & gas consultancy by next spring.
Pelamis Wave Power is to set up a wave farm off the island of Bernera in the Western Isles, as one of eight areas leased by the Crown Estate for new tidal and wave energy projects.
Centrica is to submit plans to build a 80MW biomass power station at its Roosecote site in Barrow, with the creation of 50 permanent jobs.
Lateral Power has unveiled plans to build a biomass power plant and fish farm at the Anglesey Aluminium site, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
Premier Oil is to acquire EnCore Oil, the North Sea oil exploration company, for £221m.
Argent Energy has secured a £7m funding package to expand its Motherwell-based biodiesel business, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Amec has won a £50m contract to start the development of the Cygnus gasfield in the North Sea with GDF Suez, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
NWF Group has acquired Swan Petroleum, the Oswestry-based fuel distribution firm with depots in Middlewich and Irlam, for £2.8m.
DCC has agreed to acquire certain Total oil distribution assets from Rontec Investments for £59m, including Total Butler and 550 staff.
BP is to set up a new 70,000 sq ft office for its refining and marketing departments at Bedfont Lakes near Heathrow.
Cuadrilla Resources is planning to drill up to 800 shale gas wells in Lancashire over the next 16 years, which could lead to the creation of up to 5,000 jobs.
SITA UK has won government approval to build a 32MW energy-from-waste plant called the Severnside Energy Recovery Centre near Avonmouth.
IGas Energy is to acquire Star Energy, the onshore oil production firm with sites in Hampshire and Lincolnshire, from Petronas for £110m.
Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables has won government permission to build a 299MW biomass plant on Anglesey, with the creation of up to 600 jobs.
Oakapple Renewable Energy is planning to invest up to £100m at its new Leeds-based solar panels installation business over the next two years, with the creation of an initial 12 jobs.
Essex County Council is in talks with the Nantong Bureau of Commerce about the possibility of setting up a Chinese base to make wind farm equipment in Harwich, which could create thousands of jobs.
Statoil is to resume work on the £6bn development of the Mariner and Bressay oil fields in the North Sea, including a new operations centre in Aberdeen and 700 new jobs.
BP is reported to be looking to relocate its refining and marketing staff from Sunbury to a new 80,000 sq ft office in west London.
DS Smith has secured an environmental permit to build a 50MW energy-from-waste plant at its Kemsley Mill site near Sittingbourne by 2016.
BP is to invest £700m in the development of the Kinnoull oilfield in the North Sea, with the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.
Kingspan Renewables is setting up a 65,000 sq ft solar panels warehouse at Dearne Mills in South Yorkshire.
Orchard Energy is planning to open an energy management consultancy office in Aberdeen.
Marubeni of Japan is looking to invest a further £400m in renewable energy projects in the UK, having just paid £200m for a 50% stake in the Gunfleet Sands wind farm off the Essex coast.
Farmgen is looking to invest £14m in three projects in Cumbria, including a solar panels factory, a facility to make components for anaerobic digesters, a biomass pellet plant and the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Biffa has submitted plans to build a 26MW energy-from-waste plant at the former Skelton Grange Power Station in Leeds by 2015.
Diageo is planning to build a £6m bioenergy plant at its Glenlossie distillery in Speyside.
British Gas and Bio Group are planning to build a £5m biomethane power plant fuelled by food waste in Stockport by April 2012.
FMC Technologies has announced plans to create 240 jobs at its oil and gas technology operations in Bellshill and Dunfermline, including opportunities in research and development.
The Department for Business Innovation & Skills is to invest £6.5m in the new Industrial Doctorate Centre in Offshore Renewable Energy, in order to provide training for 50 engineering students.
Petrofac is to create about 100 offshore jobs at its Aberdeen-based energy services business over the next five years, having won contracts worth £30m from GDF Suez.
Energy Environmental Group is planning to expand the 80-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil technology business with up to 40 new jobs over the next year.
PD&MS is planning to expand the workforce at its offshore engineering business in Aberdeen from 150 to about 210 by the end of next year.
Shell UK is to relocate its Wythenshawe-based office to a 30,000 sq ft unit at Brabazon House on the Concord Business Park next year.
Reynolds Logistics is setting up a bulk fuels distribution depot on a 1.8-acre site in Ellesmere Port.
Aker Solutions is to create 300 jobs at its oil services business in Aberdeen and 200 in London over the next year.
GE Oil & Gas is said to be considering plans to build a £2bn oil refinery at the Wilton site near Redcar, including new harbour facilities and a 200MW gas-fired power plant.
Scottish Power is to invest £3bn in its electricity networks and renewable energy projects in Scotland over the next ten years, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
STEAG New Energies has won planning permission to build a 25MW biomass power plant fuelled by waste wood at Ridham Dock in Kent.
Air Products has won approval to build a 49MW waste-to-energy plant in Billingham, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Drax Power has won government approval to build two new biomass power stations at Selby in Yorkshire and South Killingholme in North East Lincolnshire.
Saipem, the oil company, is to set up a 90,000 sq ft office at the Kings House development in Kingston-Upon-Thames by the end of next year.
National Energy Services, the Milton Keynes-based firm of energy assessors, has been acquired by Kingfisher.
Alcan has submitted plans to build a £50m biomass plant at its Lynemouth power station site in Northumberland by 2013, in order to secure hundreds of jobs.
InterGen has won government approval to build a £600m 900MW gas-fired power station at the London Gateway Logistics Park in Essex.
PowerHouse is to acquire the remaining 70% stake in Pyromex Holding, the German developer of waste-to-energy gasification technology, for up to £33m.
Thames Water is aiming to become a leading producer of solar power, having agreed a deal with Ennoviga Solar to install solar panels at three sites in London.
Xodus Group is planning to set up an additional 5,000 sq ft energy consultancy office in Glasgow, with the creation of more than 20 jobs.
Touch Solar is planning to create 100 jobs installing free solar panels on houses in the Preston area, in order to benefit from feed-in tariffs paid by utilities firms.
Gatwick Airport is seeking a contractor to build and operate a £60m combined heat and power plant to serve the north and south terminals.
Urenco is to create 80 jobs at new uranium processing facility due to open at its Capenhurst site in Chester by 2015.
Hargreaves Services has won approval for the development of an opencast mining operation at the Tower Colliery in the Rhondda Valley.
Rio Tinto Alcan has won Scottish Government approval to build a £9m 5MW hydroelectric plant at Loch Eilde Mor, near Kinlochleven.
Farmgen is seeking permission from North Dorset District Council to build a £4m anaerobic digestion plant at Blandford Farm in Farrington.
Eco Sustainable Solutions has won approval from Dorset County Council to build a £12m wood waste-fuelled biomass plant in Parley by 2013.
Reservoir Group has expanded its Aberdeen-based oilfield services business with the acquisition of the business and assets of Canada Tech from IROC Energy Services for £3m.
Tidal Energy has secured £6.4m of European funding to develop the DeltaStream energy generator for installation in Ramsay Sound, Pembrokeshire.
Seajacks is to create about 70 new jobs in Great Yarmouth, having won a £100m contract to install turbines at the Meerwind offshore wind farm in Germany.
Coriolis Energy and Falck Renewables have unveiled plans to build a £20m wind farm with up to 11 turbines at Ongar Hill in Norfolk.
BP is to invest £3bn in the redevelopment of the Schiehallion and Loyal oilfields to the west of the Shetland Islands, which will create hundreds of jobs.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to announce plans for the development of up to 18GW of offshore wind farm capacity, and is seeking ways to cut construction costs by a third by 2020.
PetroChina, the Chinese oil and gas company, is said to be looking for a suitable office of up to 45,000 sq ft in central London.
Drax Power has unveiled plans to build a biomass handling and storage facility at its power station site in North Yorkshire, with the creation of 15 jobs.
WEMS International has acquired Smart Energy, the Wilmslow-based supplier of energy management systems, as part of a strategy to double in size by 2013.
Intertek is to relocate its Aberdeen-based exploration and production support services operation to a 40,000 sq ft unit at the Excel Centre in Bridge of Don.
EcoPellets and IESI have submitted plans to Anglesey County Council for the development of a £100m biomass power plant in Llangefni, which would create 200 jobs.
EnerMech is looking to expand the workforce at its Aberdeen-based energy services business from 750 to 1,000 by the end of the year, and will open two new sites in England.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to sell its 50% stake in the Braes of Doune 36MW wind farm near Stirling to Climate Change Capital for £61m.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is to invest £20m in the commercial development of marine energy devices.
Gamesa has confirmed plans to open a wind energy technology centre at Strathclyde Business Park in Glasgow, with the creation of 100 jobs by the end of the year.
YCO Group is to sell its Yacht Fuel Services division to World Fuel Services Europe for £1.7m.
Real Ventures has unveiled plans to build a £130m 49MW biomass plant in Immingham by 2014, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Snax 24 has acquired 810 Total petrol stations for about £350m, and 254 sites have been sold on to Shell for £240m.
AWS Ocean Energy is to create 15 new research jobs at its Inverness-based wave energy business over the next year, following the acquisition of a 40% stake by Alstom of France.
Eco Environments is planning to expand its Bootle-based renewable energy business by opening new offices in the South East, South West and East Anglia over the next year, with the creation of about 25 jobs.
Maersk Oil has announced plans for a £620m investment in the development of the Golden Eagle area in the North Sea, and expects oil production to start in 2014.
ScottishPower Renewables and DONG Energy have unveiled plans to invest £1.6bn in the development of the 389MW West of Duddon Sands wind farm off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness.
Banks Renewables has unveiled plans for a 40MW wind farm with 20 turbines at Drymen near Loch Lomond.
Lagan Construction has won a contract to build a wood pellet processing and biomass power plant in Girvan for Land Energy by March 2012.
Eco2 is expected to start work on the development of a 40MW straw-fired power plant in Sleaford this summer.
UK Coal and Peel Group are planning to develop 11 energy-from-waste power plants at former coal mining sites of the Harworth Estate.
Swire Oilfield Services is to invest £20m in the expansion of its Aberdeen-based oil services business, including a new headquarters and 20 jobs.
Cammell Laird and RWE are expected to announce plans for the development of an offshore wind farm assembly operation in Birkenhead, which could create hundreds of jobs.
Xodus Group is looking to expand the workforce at its Aberdeen-based energy consultancy from 330 to 900 by 2015, having raised £10m in an equity investment from Sunrise Energy Group and Simmons Parallel Energy Fund.
Toyota is to invest £10m in the installation of a solar energy plant to help power its car factory in Derbyshire.
Scottish Power is to submit plans to build a gas-fired power station of up to 1,200MW near Bristol.
SeaEnergy is to sell its 80% stake in SeaEnergy Renewables, the operator of three wind farms off the coast of Scotland, to Repsol Nuevas Energias for £39m.
WS Atkins has acquired the oil and gas support services business of Poyry for £15m, with the transfer of 130 staff in Aberdeen, Norway and Australia.
Sedgemoor District Council has approved plans from BNRG Bridgwater, BNRG Puriton and Wessex Solar Energy for the development of three solar energy farms near Bridgwater.
Valiant Petroleum is to acquire Sagex Petroleum, the Norwegian oil and gas exploration firm with 12 staff, for £7.1m.
Tullow Oil is to acquire Nuon Exploration & Production from Vattenfall Group for £260m, in order to expand its operations in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
Scottish & Southern Energy has acquired the Keadby wind farm project near Scunthorpe, and construction of the 34 turbines will start later this year.
BP is to sell the Wytch Farm oilfield in Dorset to Perenco, as part of a £370m deal that also includes the Wareham, Beacon and Kimmeridge fields.
RBG, the Aberdeen-based energy services firm with about 3,000 staff in Scotland, has been acquired by Stork Technical Services of the Netherlands for undisclosed terms.
Vestas of Denmark is to set up a wind turbine manufacturing plant at Sheerness dockyard in Kent by 2015, with the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.
Aker Solutions is said to be looking to create up to 300 jobs at its oilfield engineering operations in the Aberdeen area.
Dong Energy has unveiled plans for the £450m expansion of the Burbo Bank wind farm off the Wirral coast, and hopes to start construction in 2014.
Powerfuel Mining's administrators have sold Hatfield Colliery to a new Dutch company called Entero, with the transfer of about 400 staff.
BFL Management is planning to develop a green energy park on a former power station site at Richborough in Kent, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Centrica has confirmed plans to set up a wind turbine maintenance facility at Grimsby Docks, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Eon is considering a site near Newton Aycliffe for the development of a new wind farm with up to 45 turbines.
Solen Energy UK of Germany is to open a new solar energy systems branch in Speke, with the creation of eight jobs.
Geothermal Supplies is to relocate its eight staff from Nuneaton to the Coventry site of its new parent company Marton Geotechnical Services.
Helius Energy has secured funding to build a £60m biomass power station at Rothes, fuelled with by-products from Speyside distilleries.
Scottish & Southern Energy has sold two wind farms in Dumfries & Galloway and one in Northern Ireland to Infinis for £174m.
Intelligent Energy has raised a further £7m from investors to fund the expansion of its Loughborough-based hydrogen-powered black cabs business.
REG Windpower has submitted plans for a wind farm with five turbines at Denzell Downs in Cornwall.
Saturn Energy is looking to double the 25-strong workforce at its Liverpool-based energy advisory business by the end of the year.
Low Carbon Solar has unveiled plans for a 30-acre solar energy farm at Slip Inn quarry near Lutterworth.
EON Rurhgas is to set up an 8,000 sq ft office at Union Plaza in Aberdeen.
Balfour Beatty has acquired Power Efficiency, the Kent-based energy procurement and carbon strategy consultancy, for up to £18m.
Banks Renewables is to invest £20m in two wind farm developments near Barnsley and Doncaster, having secured new funding from the Co-operative Bank.
Vestas of Denmark is considering Hull and other locations on the North Sea coast for a new wind turbine factory, which could create hundreds of jobs.
Essar Energy is to invest more than £300m in the expansion of its newly-acquired Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire over the next three years.
British Gas Business is planning to build a new headquarters for up to 1,000 staff at the Oxford Business Park by 2013.
Matrix is in negotiations to open a larger headquarters for its Manchester-based energy management business, which has 240 staff.
Scottish & Southern Energy is planning to invest £3.5bn in the expansion of its renewable energy operations and electricity network in Scotland over the next five years, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Interwell is to create up to 30 jobs at its new oil well technology operation in Aberdeen.
GazProm Marketing & Trading, the energy trading firm with 580 staff globally and 375 in London, is planning to create up to 600 jobs over the next two years.
Eon has won planning permission to build a 47MW onshore wind farm with 19 turbines at Garve in the Highlands.
Doosan Power Systems is to set up a wind energy research centre at its site in Renfrew, in order to support a £170m investment in Scotland and create an initial 200 jobs.
Aston University is to build a £16m engineering laboratory to demonstrate renewable energy technologies by October 2012.
Renewable Energy Generation is planning to invest £100m in new wind farms and other renewable energy projects over the next two years.
ScottishPower Renewables has won Scottish Government approval for a £40m tidal power project with ten turbines in the Sound of Islay in the Inner Hebrides.
Shell has agreed to sell the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire to Essar Energy of India for £217m, with the transfer of 960 staff.
Centrica is to acquire Gateway Energy Services Corporation for £55m, in order to expand its Direct Energy subsidiary in the US.
Earthly Energy is to build a £6m waste-to-energy anaerobic digestion plant in Middlesbrough this year, with the creation of 84 jobs.
Biossence has unveiled proposals to build a £80m power generation and waste recycling plant at the 22-acre former SCA Containerboard site in Larkfield, Kent.
Valero is to acquire the Chevron oil refinery in Pembroke and its network of 1,000 Texaco-branded petrol stations for £1.1bn.
Skykon Campbeltown is expected to sell its wind turbine manufacturing plant out of administration to a joint venture of Scottish & Southern Energy and Marsh Wind Technology.
Heerema has won a new offshore fabrication contract for Centrica's York Field Development gasfield, which will create up to 190 jobs at its Hartlepool yard.
The Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG) has launched a pilot scheme in Manchester to install green energy systems in social housing, as part of a Green Deal programme that could create 100,000 jobs nationwide by 2016.
BiogenGreenfinch is to build a 2MW anaerobic digestion plant fuelled by food waste at the Merevale & Blyth Estate in Warwickshire.
Scottish Gas is to create up to 77 new jobs in the installation of eco-friendly technology in homes across Scotland.
Future Biogas is seeking permission to build a biomass energy plant at Felthorpe in Norfolk.
Central Networks, the operator of electricity networks in the Midlands, is to be sold by Eon to PPL of the US for £3.7bn.
RPS Group has acquired Nautilus, the Berkshire-based geosciences and petroleum engineering training firm, for up to £19m.
Mercia Waste Management has won council approval to build a £120m energy-from-waste plant near Hartlebury in Worcestershire by 2014.
SSE Renewables has unveiled proposals for a wind farm with 22 turbines at the Woolfox airfield site near Stamford.
Fife Council is to award a conditional contract for the development of a £15m renewable power plant at the Lochhead waste site in Dunfermline.
Nationwide Energy Services is planning to expand the 280-strong workforce at its call centre in Swansea with 360 new jobs this year.
Hargreaves Services is creating 70 new jobs at Maltby Colliery in Rotherham, due to the introduction of a fifth shift.
Humberside Offshore Training Association (HOTA) and Total Access are to set up a new centre in Hull to train up to 3,000 people a year in the construction and maintenance of wind turbines.
Amec has acquired Qedi, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas services firm with 350 staff, for £33m.
Wood Group is to set up a new headquarters for its oil and gas engineering business on three floors of the £45m iQ building in Aberdeen.
Essar Energy of India is in negotiations to buy the Stanlow oil refinery from Shell for £219m, with the transfer of more than 900 staff.
Environment Agency Wales has approved proposals to develop a £600m biomass energy plant at the former Anglesey Aluminium site in Holyhead, which could create 100 jobs.
DCC is to acquire Pace Fuelcare, the oil distribution firm with 240 staff at 20 sites in southern England, from MRH for £23m.
Idemitsu, the Japanese oil company, is relocating its London office to a 6,000 sq ft unit at 151 Shaftesbury Avenue.
St Modwen has submitted plans for a £15m solar energy farm at the former BP Chemicals site in Port Talbot.
Wood Group is to sell its oil well support division, which has 100 staff in the UK and 3,800 in 45 countries, to General Electric of the US for £1.8bn.
Lowri Beck has raised £8m to fund the expansion of its Wigan-based energy metering business, which currently has 900 staff nationwide.
Helius Energy has unveiled details of its proposed £300m 100MW biomass power plant at Western Docks in Southampton, which will create 40 jobs by 2015.
BGC Group is to create 25 new jobs at its renewable energy installations division in Staffordshire this year.
Alectron Investments is seeking permission to set up a solar energy farm on a 20-acre site at the Herriard Estate near Basingstoke.
FreeWatt has submitted plans to build a £8.5m solar energy farm at Danes Farm in Lincolnshire.
Eon has won government approval for the £300m Humber Gateway wind farm development with 77 turbines off the Humberside coast.
British Gas is to create 85 new jobs at its call centre in Cardiff, in order to promote home-energy services through Sainsbury's.
Farmgen has submitted plans for a £3m anaerobic digestion plant at Murray House Farm near Carlisle.
Ensco is to acquire Pride International, the offshore oil and gas drilling firm, for £4.5bn.
Dong Energy is considering Belfast Harbour as a potential location for a wind turbine manufacturing plant, which could lead to a £40m investment and the creation of 300 jobs.
Banks Renewables is planning to build a new wind farm with five turbines on a site owned by Askham Bryan College at Hagg Wood near York.
Centrica is to occupy half of the new 125,000 sq ft iQ office building in Aberdeen.
Waste Recycling Group is in discussions to build a new energy-from-waste plant at the Dow Corning site in Barry.
IGas is to acquire Nexen Exploration UK, in order to become the sole owner of its gas production licences.
WRS Energy has identified four potential sites in Ilminster for the development of a solar energy farm with 64,000 panels.
Beco, the Totnes-based supplier of photovoltaic cell systems with 35 staff, has been acquired by Kier for £2.4m.
ENER-G is planning to create 100 new jobs in its worldwide heat and power systems business this year, including 25 in Salford.
Sharp Corporation is creating 300 new jobs at its solar panels factory in Wrexham.
Optimus is planning to expand the workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil and gas engineering consultancy from 50 to 150 over the next 18 months, and will relocate to a larger office.
Scottish Power has won government approval to build a new £500m 1,000MW gas-fired power station at Medway in Kent.
Kronos Solar has won permission from Cornwall Council to build a £15m solar energy park at Winsdon Farm near Launceston.
Global Energy Group has been selected as preferred bidder to redevelop the mothballed Nigg oil yard in Easter Ross, which could lead to the creation of up to 1,500 jobs.
Gamesa of Spain is to invest £40m in a wind turbine engineering centre in Glasgow and a logistics centre in Dundee, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
Low Carbon Solar is planning to invest more than £15m in the development of two solar power stations at Broadclyst and Crealy near Exeter.
Western Solar is planning to set up a £5m solar energy park at Rhos-y-Gilwen in Pembrokeshire.
Siemens has selected Hull as the location to build an £80m offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant, which will support a £100m investment by ABP to upgrade the port and lead to the creation of up to 10,000 jobs.
Dong Energy is currently recruiting 75 staff in Barrow to work on the operation and maintenance of the £1bn Walney offshore wind farm.
NWF is to acquire Evesons Fuels, the Kenilworth-based fuel distributor with depots in Droitwich, Long Marston and Southampton, for £3.3m.
Roves Farm has unveiled plans to build a £12m 5MW solar energy farm on a 30-acre site near Swindon.
SITA UK has submitted plans to build a 269,000 tonnes-a-year energy-from-waste plant at Great Blakenham near Ipswich by 2014.
Malaby Martin is looking to build a biogas plant at Bore Hill Farm in Warminster, Wiltshire, as part of a new business park that could create 100 jobs.
Peel Energy has submitted plans to build a £70m wood- burning power plant at the Ince Marsh Resource Recovery Park in Ellesmere Port by 2014, with the creation of 17 jobs.
Cleaner Air Solutions is creating 40 new jobs at its Durham-based solar panels installation business.
Entec UK has submitted plans to build a 3MW solar park with up to 100,000 solar panels at the former Cynheidre colliery in Carmarthenshire.
Northern Petroleum has announced the discovery of an oilfield valued at £290m in the village of Forestside, West Sussex.
MVV Umwelt has been selected as preferred bidder to build an energy-from-waste plant at Devonport in Plymouth, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Scrabster Harbour Trust has secured £2.5m of European funding to go towards the development of a £24m service base for the marine energy industry.
Covanta Energy has submitted plans to the Infrastructure Planning Commission to build a £400m energy-from-waste plant near Merthyr Tydfil, with the creation of 65 jobs.
M&C Energy Group has acquired Utility Masters, the Oldham-based energy management consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
EcoLogicLiving is planning to expand its Carlisle-based renewable energy equipment business, which currently has 14 staff, by opening satellite offices across the country.
Kronos Solar has announced plans for a 5MW solar energy farm on a 30-acre site at Wellow on the Isle of Wight.