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Statoil of Norway is to invest £4.3bn in the Mariner North Sea oilfield, with the creation of 200 jobs in Aberdeen.
Global Energy Group is planning to create 400 new jobs in the Highlands in 2013, following the recent acquisition of the Nigg fabrication yard in Easter Ross.
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has awarded a contract to Morgan Sindall to build a £18m 100,000 sq ft headquarters for 1,000 staff at Albion Square in Whitehaven.
Adrok is to invest £1.8m in the expansion of its Edinburgh-based oil exploration technology business, with the creation of 15 jobs.
GE Oil & Gas is to set up an underwater engineering centre at Aztec West in Bristol next year, with the creation of 200 jobs.
East Anglia Offshore Wind has submitted plans to build a 1,200MW offshore wind farm with 325 turbines between Lowestoft and Orford by 2018, with the creation of 170 operations and maintenance support jobs.
Utility Regulator has approved plans for a £44m renewable energy investment in Northern Ireland, including the £26m expansion of the Tamnamore sub-station.
G24 Innovations has been sold out of administration by Wilkins Kennedy, securing the future of 42 jobs at its Cardiff-based solar power business.
Peel Environmental has won planning permission to build a £145m 20MW energy-from-waste plant in Glasgow by 2016, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Vale Europe has won approval to develop a power plant at its nickel refinery in Swansea.
EDF Energy is to sell the 819MW Sutton Bridge power station in Lincolnshire to a consortium of investors led by Macquarie.
Tullow Oil is to dispose of its exploration and production assets in the UK and Dutch Southern North Sea gas basin, and has also announced the acquisition of Norway-based Spring Energy.
Sellafield is to create 500 new jobs to accelerate the clean-up of its nuclear site in Cumbria.
Trident Energy is to lease the Kishorn Port site in the Highlands to test its PowerPod wave energy generation technology.
Harworth Estates is planning to set up three new solar energy farms near Mansfield, Nottingham and Worksop, in partnership with Re-Fin Solar and Juwi.
Blue Energy is looking to invest £150m in wind and solar power projects across the UK and abroad next year, and its 13-strong workforce in Cheshire will grow to 20.
Carillion Energy Services has won a £600m contract to install energy-efficiency systems in up to 60,000 households in Birmingham, with the creation of 360 jobs.
Quarry Battery has unveiled proposals for a £100m power plant at Glyn Rhonwy in North Wales, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Hive Energy is investing £72m in the development of nine new solar energy parks by April 2013, including sites in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
Earthly Energy has secured funding of £8m from the Green Investment Bank, in order to support a £100m investment in new anaerobic digestion plants in Lancashire, Devon, South Wales and Kent.
Narec is planning to open a demonstration wind farm off the Northumberland coast in 2014, as part of a £150m expansion programme.
Saudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabian oil company, is to set up a 24,000 sq ft office in a new development at 10 Portman Square in London's West End.
BP has sold three North Sea oil and gasfields to TAQA of Abu Dhabi for about £814m.
TWMA is to create 20 new jobs in Aberdeen to manage a £12m environmental waste contract for an oilfield in Abu Dhabi.
University of Manchester is forming a partnership with Sellafield to set up a £1.2m research centre to develop nuclear decontamination techniques.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has awarded a £5.8m grant to Millennium Generation to build a green energy plant that will use carbon capture storage at Stainforth in Doncaster.
Scott Brothers Group and O2N are planning to build a £75m 14MW energy-from-waste plant in Billingham by 2015, with the creation of 40 jobs.
EDF Energy has unveiled plans to build a new £6bn nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk, with the creation of thousands of jobs.
Scottish Coal is planning to develop a new surface coal mine at Rosewell in Midlothian, with the creation of up to 230 jobs.
Areva of France has confirmed plans to set up a wind turbine manufacturing plant in Scotland, with the creation of up to 750 jobs.
Gainshare Partnership is to create 80 jobs at a new call centre on the Viking Business Park in Jarrow, in order to sell energy for Scottish Power.
Intervate is to create 15 jobs at a new £8m wood-fuelled power plant due to open in Cradley Heath by the end of 2013.
FES International is to relocate its Blyth-based oil engineering business to a larger 35,000 sq ft site on the North Seaton Industrial Estate.
Forest Fuels of Devon and Cambridge-based GG Eco Solutions are to be acquired by a new holding company called GN Energy Solutions.
FCC Environment is to recruit 25 staff for a new £110m energy-from-waste plant due to open at North Hykeham in Lincolnshire next July.
Pennon Group has won a waste treatment contract from the London boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, which will include a new 26MW energy recovery plant at its Viridor site in Beddington.
Eggborough Power Station in North Yorkshire is considering plans to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in the conversion of its 2,000MW plant to biomass fuel by 2015.
Advanced Power Components is to acquire CeroUK for less than £0.1m, in order to expand its Minimise Energy green technology business.
Highlands & Islands Enterprise is in discussions with Renewables Directory Limited about plans to set up a new supply chain business for the renewable energy sector in Caithness, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Hitachi of Japan is to acquire the UK's Horizon project from Eon and RWE, which will involve the construction of new nuclear reactors at Wylfa and Oldbury.
R Plevin & Sons is planning to build a £18m wood-fuelled biomass energy plant at its Elkesley wood recycling site in Nottinghamshire, with the creation of 16 jobs.
Hertfordshire County Council has approved plans from Veolia Environmental Services to build a 27MW energy-from-waste incinerator at New Barnfield in Hatfield, with the creation of 52 jobs.
Drax has raised £190m in a share placing to help fund the conversion of three units at its South Yorkshire power plant from coal to biomass by 2016.
SSE has submitted plans to Highland Council for a 600MW hydroelectric scheme at Coire Glas in Lochaber.
Talisman Energy is to proceed with its Montrose Area Redevelopment project in the North Sea, as part of a £1.6bn investment that will create and secure up to 2,000 jobs.
Seagreen Wind Energy has submitted plans to Marine Scotland for two wind farm developments off the Angus coast, including 150 turbines and the creation of 700 jobs.
Love Energy Savings is planning to create 100 new sales jobs at its Bolton-based energy price comparison business over the next year.
Shell is to develop the Fram North Sea oil and gas field east of Aberdeen over the next three years, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
East Riding Council is to consider plans from Dodds to set up a £5m solar energy farm on a 34-acre site in Holderness.
Solarcentury is planning to set up a 7.3MW solar energy farm at West End in Hampshire.
Wirral Council has secured a £5m government grant to expand port areas for the storage and assembly of wind turbines, which should lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Eneco and EDF Energy are considering four potential sites in Poole, Portland, Swanage and Yarmouth for an offshore wind park to support the proposed Navitus Bay project, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
Islandmagee Storage has won government approval to build a £400m natural gas storage facility at Larne Lough in Northern Ireland.
Aker Solutions is to create up to 150 jobs in Aberdeen and Shetland, having won a maintenance services contract for the new Shetland Gas Plant.
Opus Energy is looking to create a further 90 jobs at its gas and electricity customer service centre at Moulton Park in Northampton.
Land Securities is reported to be close to letting a 150,000 sq ft office at 62 Buckingham Gate in London to Italian energy firm ENI.
Energy Assets Group has acquired Gazprom Global Energy Solutions, the Manchester-based metering services firm, for up to £13m.
Ultra Energy is looking to expand the workforce at its renewable energy call centre in Leyland from 80 to 150.
Scottish Power has announced the creation of 300 new jobs at the Response customer service call centre in Glasgow, and a further 40 jobs are being created through a new boiler maintenance contract with Sierra Support Services.
Utilitywise is looking to recruit an additional 100 staff at its South Tyneside-based energy consultancy over the next year.
SSE and Scottish Enterprise are to invest £19m in the development of a wind turbine testing facility at Hunterston in North Ayrshire by the end of 2013.
British Gas is to create 1,000 new jobs over the next two years, in order to install smart meters in homes and businesses across the country.
PDM Group has submitted plans for a new biogas plant on its site in Widnes, in order to process up to 90,000 tonnes of food waste a year.
NES Global Talent, the Altrincham-based oil and gas recruitment firm with about 450 staff, has been acquired by US-based AEA Investors for £234m.
Buccleuch Estates and Kier Minerals are seeking a licence to open a surface coal mine near Canonbie in Dumfries & Galloway.
GE Oil & Gas is to invest £9m in the expansion of its testing and assembly site in Montrose, with the creation of 40 jobs over the next year.
Eon is planning to set up a support base for the Rampion offshore wind farm development at the port of Newhaven, with the creation of up to 85 jobs.
Tata Chemicals Europe has won government approval to build a £300m waste-to-energy plant at Lostock near Northwich by 2016, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Acteon Group, the Norwich-based provider of oil and gas industry services with 2,000 staff worldwide, has sold a majority stake in its business to US private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Utilitywise has acquired Clouds Environmental Consultancy, the Portsmouth-based energy management firm, for up to £1m.
Aardvark TMC is planning to open a new surface coal mine at Rigg North in Dumfriesshire, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Cairn Energy is to invest a further £620m in the development of its North Sea oil discoveries, using the proceeds from the sale of a stake in its Indian business.
OGN Group has won permission for a new £50m wind turbine parts factory in Wallsend by 2014, with the creation of 800 jobs.
Middlesbrough Council is looking to set up a £3.3m Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy at the Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park, which could lead to the creation of 200 jobs.
South Holland District Council is to consider plans to build a £300m energy park at Sutton Bridge, including a biomass power station, visitor centre and about 100 jobs.
Kedco is to acquire Reforce Energy, the renewable energy development firm with more than 60 projects across the UK and Ireland.
Senergy is planning to expand the workforce at its new energy services office in Edinburgh from 16 to more than 26 over the next two years.
Northern Gas Networks is looking to create at least 100 new jobs over the next few years, in order to update the gas pipe network across northern England.
Gloucestershire County Council is to award a £500m contract to Urbaser Balfour Beatty for the development of an energy-from-waste plant at Javelin Park in Gloucester by 2016.
Terrington Gas & Fuels is to create a further ten jobs at its new fuel distribution depot in Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, over the next year.
Peel Environmental and UK Coal are planning to build a £200m renewable energy plant at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, with the creation of up to 38 jobs.
Scottish Government has approved plans from Lewis Wind Power to build a 130MW wind farm with 36 turbines near Stornoway, with the creation of 75 jobs.
EFC Group is to create up to ten jobs at a new oil and gas instrumentation office at the Moray Enterprise Park near Forres.
Palm Paper is planning to build a 60MW combined heat and power plant at its paper factory in King's Lynn.
RES has submitted plans to build a 12.6MW wind farm with seven turbines at Barr Cregg near Derry.
Eco Sustainable Solutions has unveiled plans to build a £36m renewable energy park at Christchurch in Dorset, including a biomass plant, anaerobic digester and solar energy farm.
Senselogix is to relocate its energy monitoring technology business from St Asaph to Chester, and plans to increase the workforce from ten to 45 over the next three years.
Connection Capital is to raise £5.5m to invest in five new wind farms to be managed by Burcote Wind in Scotland.
Fastflow is looking to expand the 400-strong workforce at its Washington-based utility services business with 100 jobs over the next year, following the launch of its new energy services division.
Melrose Resources, the Edinburgh-based oil and gas company, is to be acquired by Petroceltic of Ireland for £170m.
Revo International of Japan is looking to set up a biodiesel fuel research and development facility on the Isle of Man.
Aberdeen Drilling Consultants is to relocate its Aberdeen-based oil and gas safety inspections business to a larger site, and also plans to expand its 60-strong workforce.
AquaTerra Solutions is to create up to new 40 jobs in Aberdeen, in order to provide repair and maintenance services to oil and gas firms.
BP has sold its Bristol-based network of 13 LPG distribution depots to DCC for £40m, with the transfer of 116 staff.
Infinis has won Scottish Government approval for a new 55MW wind farm with 22 turbines at Galawhistle in East Ayrshire, with the creation of up to 34 jobs.
Hargreaves Services has won planning permission from Northumberland County Council to open the Well Hill surface coal mine near Morpeth.
Air Products has confirmed plans to build a 50MW renewable energy plant fuelled by landfill waste in Billingham by 2014, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Project Management Support Services, the Southampton-based renewable energy consultancy with 70 staff, has been acquired by TUV SUD of Germany.
BP is to invest £60m in a new International Centre for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester over the next ten years, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Panasonic has confirmed plans to open a £2m fuel cell product research centre at its site in Cardiff in September.
Kier has acquired a 50% stake in BiogenGreenfinch, the Bedfordshire-based developer of anaerobic digestion plants, from Bedfordia Group for £24m.
Crown Oil has bought the assets of the Samuel Cooke fuel distribution business in Burnley out of administration.
Scarborough Group is planning to develop a renewable energy park at the former Rosyth naval base, which could lead to a £500m investment and up to 3,500 new jobs.
Drax is to proceed with a £700m plan to convert its Selby-based power station to biomass fuel.
Centrica is to invest £1.4bn in the development of the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea, with the creation of up to 4,000 jobs.
Burntisland Fabrications is to create about 350 jobs in Fife and Lewis, having won a contract to manufacture oil platforms for Premier Oil.
Mainstream Renewable Power has submitted plans to build a £1.4bn wind farm with up to 125 turbines off the Fife coast by 2016.
Wales & West Utilities, the gas distribution firm operating in Wales and the South West, is to be acquired by Cheung Kong of Hong Kong for £645m.
Greenergy Terminals has acquired the former Petroplus oil storage terminal on Teesside out of administration.
AGRenewables is planning to build a 15MW solar energy farm on a 75-acre site at Great Glemham Farms in Suffolk.
Engenera Power is to create 22 new jobs at its Northumberland-based renewable energy installation business.
Screw Conveyor, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm, has been acquired by private equity firm Azure Investments for £5m.
GT Energy is planning to build a deep-geothermal heat plant at Ardwick in Manchester, as part of a plan to develop 500MW of geothermal capacity across the UK.
Scottish Power has selected Helical Bar as preferred bidder to build a new 14-storey 220,000 sq ft headquarters for 1,500 staff in Glasgow city centre by 2015.
ITM Power has raised £5m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its Sheffield-based clean fuels business, and will also install a hydrogen energy storage and vehicle refuelling system on the Isle of Wight.
Unicom is planning to expand its Manchester-based telecoms business into the supply of electricity and gas, with the creation of 30 jobs over the next year.
Ofgem has unveiled proposals for a £22bn investment in gas and electricity infrastructure projects across the country, which would create up to 7,000 construction jobs.
Asco Group has acquired the remaining 50% of Scrabster Port Services for undisclosed terms, in order to establish a new support centre for oil exploration to the west of Shetland.
Edgeley Green Power is planning to build a £20m power station fuelled by vegetable oil and animal fat at Shoreham in West Sussex by 2014, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Air Liquide has acquired Energas and Engweld, the Hull-based gas and welding equipment suppliers with 208 staff.
Good Energy is planning to build a solar energy farm with up to 135,000 panels on a 224-acre site at Week St Mary in Cornwall.
Juwi Renewable Energies has submitted plans for a 20-hectare solar energy park in Croft, Lincolnshire.
Chevron is to proceed with the development of the Rosebank oil field west of Shetland, including a floating production vessel and gas export pipeline.
RWE Npower Renewables has selected the Port of Mostyn as the base for the installation of the Gwynt Y Mor offshore windfarm, with the creation of about 200 jobs.
Eon has submitted plans for a new wind farm operations and maintenance facility at Grimsby Docks, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Global Marine Energy is to create 50 jobs at a new office in Middlesbrough, in order to provide subsea power cable installation services.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has approved plans from Centrica and Warwick Energy to develop wind farms off the Norfolk coast at Race Bank and Dudgeon respectively.
SPEX Services has merged with Cognity to create a combined Aberdeen-based oil services group with 74 staff.
RecyCoal has submitted plans to build a processing plant to reclaim colliery spoil and restore the Hesley Wood site near Sheffield, with the creation of up to 35 jobs.
Mabey Bridge is planning to create 200 new jobs at sites including its wind turbine factory in Chepstow by 2014.
Wood Group PSN is to set up a new oil and gas project delivery division in Aberdeen, with the creation of 150 jobs.
New Earth Solutions has won planning permission to build an anaerobic digestion plant in Avonmouth by 2013, fuelled by 50,000 tonnes of food waste a year.
Wood Mackenzie, the Edinburgh-based energy research firm with 800 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman in a £1.1bn deal.
TGC Renewables has won planning permission for a new solar energy farm with about 30,000 panels on a 37-acre site at South Brent in Devon.
Cory Environmental and Wheelabrator Technologies have won planning permission to build a 268,000 tonnes-a-year energy-from-waste plant at Willows Business Park in King's Lynn.
Eggborough Power Station has won approval from Selby District Council to build a biomass plant, securing the future of hundreds of jobs at its North Yorkshire site until at least 2027.
Shell, Greenergy and Royal Vopak are to acquire the Coryton oil refinery in Essex out of administration, and will use the site as a fuel import terminal employing about 50 staff.
PD Ports is in talks with a number of companies interested in developing wind turbine manufacturing facilities in Hartlepool, which could create 1,500 jobs.
UK Coal is to sell its Harworth Power Generation business to Red Rose Infrastructure for £20m, including coal mine methane power assets in Kellingley, Thoresby, Harworth and Stillingfleet.
Isle of Wight Council is to seek government funding to develop a £3m Solent Ocean Energy Centre, in order to research wave and tidal technology.
Lark Energy and Navigator Land have unveiled plans for a 150-acre solar energy farm at the former RAF Stradishall site near Bury St Edmunds.
Sunsolar has secured £5m of government funding to build a new solar panels factory in Oldbury and create more than 500 jobs over the next five years.
Eon has announced the creation of 85 jobs at a new smart meter customer service centre at the Parklands office park in Bolton.
Areva Wind of France is considering four potential sites in the Humber, Scotland, Tyne and Tees regions for the development of a new wind turbine factory, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Celtique Energie is to submit plans to drill for oil and gas at a site near Billingshurst in West Sussex, as part of a £3m investment that could lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Clean Power Properties has unveiled plans for a 7MW waste-fuelled energy plant in Forres, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Sharp Solar is expected to relocate the headquarters of its solar panels business from Germany to Wrexham.
Cairn Energy is to acquire Nautical Petroleum for £414m, in order to expand its oil and gas operations in the North Sea.
Iceni Energy has won approval from Breckland Council to build a straw-fired power plant at Snetterton in Norfolk, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Ocean Installer of Norway is to set up a 10,400 sq ft facility for its offshore engineering business at the Aberdeen Energy Park, with the creation of up to 100 jobs over the next year.
Wrexham Council is to consider proposals from Wrexham Power to build a £800m gas-fired power plant on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, with the creation of 50 jobs.
University of Strathclyde is to proceed with plans for a new £89m renewable energy, health and advanced engineering technology centre in Glasgow, with the creation of 500 jobs.
ADIL is planning to expand the workforce at its Aberdeen-based energy consultancy from 90 to 180 by the end of the year.
EnerMech is to create 50 new jobs at its Aberdeen-based energy services business, having won a new contract from Talisman.
Statoil of Norway is to invest a further £12bn in the development of two new oil fields off the north coast of Scotland, including a new operations centre in Aberdeen and 300 jobs.
Logan Energy, the Edinburgh-based fuel cell supplier, has undergone a management buy-out from its US parent.
Aker, the oil services firm, has agreed a prelet on a 215,000 sq ft office due for completion at Chiswick Park in London in 2013.
Statoil is to set up a new 26,000 sq ft office for its North Sea oil business at Paddington Central in London.
Double H Nurseries has won approval from Hampshire County Council to build a £7.5m biomass power station at its site in the New Forest.
Parkmead Group is to acquire DEO Petroleum, the Aberdeen-based oil company, for £13m.
ITM Power is setting up a sales office in Aberdeen, in order to supply hydrogen fuel cells to the renewable energy industry.
Vestas has won approval from Swale Borough Council to build a wind turbine factory at Sheerness Docks, with the creation of 1,600 jobs.
Kronos Solar has submitted plans to build a £20m solar energy park on a 25-acre site at Cosheston in Pembrokeshire.
Amec is in negotiations to acquire Serco's nuclear technical consulting services business, which has annual revenue of £70m.
Romax is to set up a £5.6m wind energy engineering facility at the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park, with the creation of about 100 jobs over the next few years.
The Scottish Government and Highlands & Islands Enterprise have announced funding of £10m to support AF Group's planned oil platform decommissioning facility, which will create about 150 jobs in Shetland and Aberdeen.
Neptune Renewable Energy is planning to build a tidal power plant with 15 turbines in the Humber, and is seeking a Hull-based manufacturing company to assemble the equipment.
Airtricity is to acquire Phoenix Supply, the Northern Ireland-based natural gas supplier, from Phoenix Energy Holdings.
Aker Solutions has announced plans to create a further 500 jobs at its energy services operations in Aberdeenshire over the next two years.
Knottingley Power has unveiled plans to build a new gas-fired power station in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, by 2018, with the creation of 50 jobs.
B9 Organic Energy is linking up with Craigahulliar Energy to build an electricity generating plant at a landfill site in Portrush, and similar projects will follow across Northern Ireland.
Sterling Green is to acquire Terra Energy, the Irish oil exploration firm, and the new group will be renamed Fastnet Oil & Gas.
Forewind has unveiled plans for the next stage of the Dogger Bank wind energy project, including four offshore wind farms generating 4.8GW off the Teesside coast.
Centrica Energy is planning to build a 137MW biomass power plant at Scawby Brook in North Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Vattenfall has won government approval to build a £300m wind farm with 76 turbines at Pen y Cymoedd near Neath by 2016, with the creation of up to 300 jobs.
Banks Renewables has secured funding of £22m to develop the Penny Hill Wind Farm near Rotherham by 2013, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Vattenfall, Babcock and Abengoa are considering sites in Scotland for the location of their new Nautimus marine energy business.
Co-operative Energy is to create up to 50 jobs at a new call centre in the Midcounties Co-operative office in Walsall.
Green Sky Energy is planning to expand its Matrix energy management business with three acquisitions and 50 new jobs this year.
Southern Electric is to create 200 new jobs at its customer service centre in Havant, in order to offer annual energy reviews.
Shell is to acquire London-listed Cove Energy for £1.1bn, in order to increase its gas reserves in East Africa.
Electricity North West has submitted plans to build a new training centre at its Whitebirk depot in Hyndburn, with the creation of up to 200 jobs for engineers over the next few years.
Waste Recycling Group has won approval to build a 300,000 tonnes energy-from-waste plant at Calvert in Buckinghamshire.
RecyCoal has won permission from Doncaster Council to restore the former Rossington Colliery site, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Wood Group PSN is creating a further 100 new jobs for engineers and designers at its energy services business in Runcorn.
OGN Group is to create about 1,000 jobs at its wind farm foundations production site in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, having secured a £0.6m government grant.
Mountgrange and R Land Energy are forming a new business called Clean Power Properties, in order to acquire up to 40 sites for the development of energy-from-waste plants.
Technip Offshore Wind is to set up a new projects and engineering centre on Tyneside, with the creation of 60 jobs.
UK Coal has submitted plans to Nottinghamshire County Council for an opencast mine at Shortwood Farm near Awsworth.
Mitsubishi has confirmed plans to set up a £80m plant to produce generators for wind turbines in Edinburgh, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Panasonic is said to be planning to set up a fuel cell research and development centre in Cardiff, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
The Energy Technologies Institute in Loughborough is planning to build a £13m demonstrator plant to convert waste into electricity and heat.
Viking Energy has won approval from the Scottish Government to build a £566m wind farm with 103 turbines on Shetland.
Inspired Energy is to acquire Direct Energy Purchasing, the Bolton-based energy procurement adviser with 18 staff, for up to £4m.
Viridor has appointed CNIM and Lagan to build a new £185m energy-from-waste power station in Cardiff Bay by 2014.
Scottish & Southern Energy and Shanks have unveiled plans to build a plant in Rotherham to transform household waste into fuel for a £300m power station at Ferrybridge.
Cairn Energy has acquired Agora Oil & Gas, the owner of development assets in the UK and Norwegian North Sea with 15 staff, for £280m.
Sun Spirit is planning to expand the 30-strong workforce at its Sunderland-based solar energy business with 40 new jobs this year.
Banks Renewables has won permission from South Lanarkshire Council to build a wind farm with 26 turbines near Strathaven at Kype Muir.
BP has sold some gas assets in the North Sea to Perenco of France for £250m, including 200 staff, platforms off the Yorkshire coast and a terminal at Dimlington.
Gamesa of Spain has selected the port of Leith in Edinburgh as the location for a new £125m wind turbine manufacturing plant, with the creation of 800 jobs.
Scottish & Southern Energy is to create 50 new jobs at its transmissions and renewables business in Inverness over the next few months.
Absolute Solar & Wind is creating 20 jobs at a new renewable energy office and visitor centre at Great Blakenham in Suffolk.
Windtechnics has acquired a 7,500 sq ft industrial and office unit for its wind turbine maintenance business at Adlington Court in Warrington.
BCB International is to set up a new manufacturing facility in South East Wales this summer, in order to produce a new green cooking fuel called Fire Dragon and create an initial six jobs.
Sheffield City Council is to consider plans from a new company called Mediena to build a £20m biomass-fuelled Community Renewable Energy Centre on the Holbrook Industrial Estate by the end of 2013.
Summit Power Group of the US is planning to build a coal-fired power station in Grangemouth, in partnership with National Grid and Petrofac.
Urbaser Balfour Beatty has submitted plans to Gloucestershire County Council to build an energy-from-waste plant at Javelin Park in Haresfield.
Ploughcroft is expanding its solar panel installations business with the recruitment of 25 energy assessors in Plymouth, Exeter, Kent, Essex, Southampton, Bristol and Cardiff.
Greendeal Solutions Nationwide is looking to expand its Tyneside-based insulation and solar panel sales business with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Eon has won government approval to build a £300m 150MW biomass power plant at Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol, but the company is currently reviewing the future of the project.
Lupus Capital is to sell Gall Thomson Environmental, its Norfolk-based oil services division, to Copper Bidco for £75m.
Banks Renewables has secured funding of £16m to build a 12MW wind farm at Armistead in Cumbria.
Burcote Wind is planning a £1bn investment in the development of ten wind farms across Scotland, with the creation of 110 jobs.
UPL is planning to create 70 new jobs at its Cardiff-based utility procurement and metering business, having just acquired Cwmbran-based Meter-Mimic.
Inazin Solar has unveiled proposals to build a 40MW solar energy park at Pembrey in Carmarthenshire.
Drax is seeking government funding to build a 426MW carbon capture and storage plant at its Selby power station in North Yorkshire, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Gazprom Energy is to create more than 30 new jobs at its Manchester-based power supply business, including vacancies for IT staff and apprentices.
Origin Renewable Energy is planning to build a £60m plant to convert waste into heat and power at Desborough in Northamptonshire by 2014.
ATR Group, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm, has undergone a £20m management buy-out backed by NBGI Private Equity of Greece.
Npower is to create 30 new jobs for team managers at its energy call centres in Peterlee, Thornaby and Houghton-le-Spring.
Fabricom Offshore Services is planning to create 180 new jobs at a new headquarters at the Quorum Business Park in Newcastle over the next 18 months.
Rowan Companies is to relocate the legal headquarters of its oil drilling business from the US to the UK, in order to expand its North Sea operations.
Scottish Power is looking to recruit 300 engineers to work on the upgrade of its Scottish electricity network.
Solar Electricity Systems is planning to expand the 43-strong workforce at its Glasgow-based renewable energy installation business with 20 new jobs, and will also open an office in Preston or Lancaster this year.
Fauch Hill Sustainable Energy has unveiled plans for a £100m wind farm at the Pentlands Regional Park near West Calder, including 23 turbines and 60 jobs.
Sainsbury's is to contribute to a £65m investment in a new company called Tamar Energy, which is planning to develop up to 40 anaerobic digestion plants across the country.
Veraco is to create more than 100 jobs at its telesales call centre in Swansea, having won a contract from Scottish Power.
Centrica is to acquire a portfolio of seven producing oil and gas fields in the Central North Sea from Total E&P UK for £246m.
Imperative Energy, the Irish developer of biomass heat and power systems, is to set up a new headquarters at Sandbach in Cheshire, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Conduit is to create 600 new jobs at its call centre in Cardiff this year, having won a new outsourcing contract with British Gas Homecare Service.
Utilitywise is planning to create a further 200 jobs at its energy and utilities consultancy in South Shields, taking the total workforce to more than 400.
Siemens has acquired Marine Current Turbines, the Bristol-based marine energy firm with 25 staff, for undisclosed terms.
EDF Energy Renewables is in discussions with Shropshire Council about plans to build a £22m wind farm at Aston Brook near Shrewsbury.
Captive Audience Display Solutions is to acquire Proventus Energy, the Bedford-based renewable energy company, in a £47m reverse takeover.
Hargreaves is planning to invest £1.8m in opencast mining over the next two years, including three new sites in the North East.
The Carbon Trust, Narec and Ocean Energy Innovation are to locate the new £50m Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre in Glasgow and Northumberland, in order to provide a focus for offshore wind, tidal and wave power.
Perth & Kinross Council is to consider plans from ET BioEnergy to build an AD plant fuelled by 9,500 tonnes of green energy crops near Blairgowrie.
Nottingham City Council is seeking a private-sector partner to build a £50m energy park in Bulwell, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Gas2 has raised £5.5m from shareholders to fund the commercial development of its Aberdeen-based green fuel technology, including a new test plant at the Wilton Centre in Cleveland.
Banks Mining is to create up to 50 jobs at a new surface coal mine near Breich in West Lothian this year.
Craig Group is to create 50 jobs at its Aberdeen-based shipping and energy services business, as part of a £50m investment in new vessels for Talisman Energy.
Halite Energy has applied to the Infrastructure Planning Commission to create a network of underground caverns at the Preesall salt fields in Lancashire, in order to store up to 900m cubic metres of natural gas.
Alkane Energy has acquired Greenpark Energy, the Chesterfield-based methane recovery firm, for up to £5.7m.
Samsung Heavy Industries is to invest £100m in the development of a wind turbine testing facility at Methil in Fife, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Lark Energy has submitted plans for a £35m 25MW solar farm on a 150-acre site at Wymeswold Airfield near Loughborough.
Mark Group has announced the creation of 50 jobs at a new service distribution centre for its energy products business in Aberdeen.
Fairfield Energy is to relocate its Aberdeen headquarters to a 25,000 sq ft office at the Arnhall business park in Westhill.
Green Home Company is creating 100 jobs with the launch of a new solar panel call centre and sales operation in Bridgend.
Npower is creating 200 jobs for customer service advisers and team managers at offices in Houghton le Spring, Peterlee and Thornaby.
McCaig Renewables is expanding its solar panels and wind turbines business with a new office in Aberdeen and the creation of 15 jobs.
Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern Energy have won approval to invest £7bn in the upgrade of the Scottish electricity grid over the next ten years, with the creation of 1,500 jobs.
Absolute Solar & Wind is expanding its Glasgow-based renewable energy business with new offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Inverness, and the creation of 30 jobs.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has announced plans for the creation of the country's first marine energy park, with sites in Bristol, Plymouth and Cornwall.
Real Ventures is to build a wood-fuelled power station at Queen Elizabeth Dock in Hull by 2015, with the creation of 35 jobs.
Proserv is to create more than 130 jobs at its energy technology operations in Aberdeenshire and elsewhere, having won a number of new contracts from the oil and gas industry.
Mabey Bridge is to create 45 new jobs in Chepstow, having won a new contract to manufacture wind turbine towers for Nordex of Germany.
Scottish Water is planning to increase its investment in hydroelectric schemes, having identified more than 30 potential sites across Scotland.
Inenco Direct is creating up to 100 jobs at its Liverpool-based energy broking business.
Utilitywise is looking to create a further 120 jobs at its new 40,000 sq ft energy and utilities consultancy office in South Shields this year.
AWS Ocean Energy has won permission to set up the world's largest wave energy facility off the coast of the Orkneys by 2016.
Sunfest Solar is creating 60 jobs at a new solar panel manufacturing plant in Jarrow.
Amec is to create up to 120 jobs to work on a new £10m contract to extend facilities at the Kinneil oil terminal near Grangemouth for BP.
Swansea Council is to consider plans from Clean Coal to use underground coal gasification techniques to extract gas from Swansea Bay.
Camco International has sold its energy advisory services division to Baxi Partnership for £4.5m, with the transfer of 58 staff.
Energy Gain UK and Rapid Technology Transfer Group are in discussions to set up a new renewable energy data centre called nRED in Oswestry, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Energos Holdings has acquired BioGen Power of Blackpool to create a combined group of six waste-to-energy plants.
Mitie has acquired Utilyx, the energy and carbon management consultancy with offices in London and Northampton, for £16m.
Motor Fuel Group, the chain of 58 petrol stations with 410 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Patron Capital.
Scottish Power is reported to be considering the former Elphinstone Tower site in Glasgow as a potential location for a new 220,000 sq ft headquarters, and staff would relocate by 2014.
BP is said to be seeking a suitable location in the Staines area for a new 180,000 sq ft office, in order to relocate staff from Stockley Park.
Dunphy Combustion has won permission to build a new renewable energy research centre at its site in Rochdale, and hopes to create up to 200 new jobs over the next five years.
Local Green Energy has acquired Wheldrake Energy, the Oldham-based energy procurement firm, for undisclosed terms.
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission is seeking a contractor to build a £125m offshore electricity hub in Caithness.
Sellafield is seeking permission to build a new 64,000 sq ft nuclear waste processing facility at its site in Cumbria, with the creation of 105 jobs.
Black Pearl Capital Partners is planning to develop a renewable power plant at the 118-acre former Sappi paper mill site in Blackburn.