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Centrica confirms £50m Barrow offshore wind sale

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British Gas owner confirms it has sold 50 per cent stake in offshore wind farm to DONG Energy

22 Dec 2014

Centrica and Dong Energy ditch Irish Sea offshore wind farm plans

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British Gas owner confirms £40m writedown from Celtic Array project, following warnings last week that UK should slow development of offshore wind farms

31 Jul 2014

Centrica snaps up America's Astrum Solar in £32m deal

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Energy giant's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, enters US domestic solar market with latest acquisition

29 Jul 2014

ScottishPower shelves offshore wind project, as DONG buys £50m Race Bank development

Danish company says decision to develop 580MW of potential capacity still to be taken, as ScottishPower shelves plans for Argyll Array

13 Dec 2013

Miliband urges 'Big Six' to back price freeze

Labour leaders warns subsidies might not be accepted by taxpayers without price pledge

25 Sep 2013

Government dismisses Centrica's ECO attack

Sam Laidlaw warns Energy Company Obligation will push up Centrica's costs by £100m this year

12 Aug 2013

The UK's biggest offshore wind farms

As the Prime Minister cuts the ribbon on London Array, BusinessGreen runs down the largest wind farms generating power off the British coastline

05 Jul 2013

British Gas owner Centrica agrees £160m Bowland shale fracking deal

Entrance of major name into British shale sector could be catalyst for fracking industry

13 Jun 2013

British Gas owner Centrica in talks to buy shale fracking stake

Centrica in talks with leading fracking company over purchase of stake in Bowland shale in north-west England

07 Jun 2013

Updated: Nuclear renaissance under fire as Centrica confirms project exit

Centrica shelves investment in Hinkley Point development as MPs slam Sellafield management

04 Feb 2013

Centrica bails on British biomass plants

Utility blames government's "preference" for converted plants or co-firing for dropping planned plants at Roosecote and Brigg

25 Oct 2012

Centrica and DONG plan giant 2.2GW Irish Sea wind farm

Companies' joint venture Celtic Array submits initial proposals for 2.2GW Rhiannon wind farm between Anglesey and the Isle of Man

18 Jul 2012

Government green lights 1.1GW of Norfolk offshore wind farms

Race Bank and Dudgeon offshore wind farms gain planning consent, but Docking Shoal refused over bird population impact fears

06 Jul 2012

Lincs offshore wind farm snares £450m bank loan

Centrica reports 'extraordinary interest' from banks including Lloyds TSB and HSBC to help build 270MW wind farm near Skegness

07 Jun 2012

Hinkley nuclear power station delay deals blow to government hopes

Earthwork preparation of Hinkley site put back as election of Francois Hollande as French president hits confidence

15 May 2012

Dong Energy splashes out £40m on Centrica’s Irish Sea offshore wind plan

Centrica and Dong Energy will take it in turns to build a series of Round 3 wind farms in new joint venture

22 Mar 2012

Durban blog: Climate protesters and global businesses share the same enemy

Jane Burston reports on the protests and negotiating gambits as the second week of talks kicks off

05 Dec 2011

Crown Estate downplays prospects for offshore wind Round 4

Senior development manager argues that Round 3 is keeping developers occupied and there is no need to look beyond 2020 yet

27 Oct 2011

City presses Centrica to cancel plans for building nuclear power plants

Delays at prototype in Normandy raise concern in City

25 Jul 2011

SSE offloads Scottish wind farm in £61m deal

Utility's half of 72MW Braes of Doune facility purchased by Climate Change Capital

29 Jun 2011

Could Liverpool become the "Aberdeen of offshore wind"?

The red and blue sides of the city could turn green to tap £15bn Irish Sea wind farm opportunity

17 Nov 2010

Centrica ignites pilot light on UK's first green gas demo

Utility flicks switch on pioneering sewage power project, but warns future of the industry depends on a strong renewable heat incentive

05 Oct 2010

MPs and businesses call for mandatory carbon reporting

Cross-party group lobbies ministers to live up to pre-election promises

28 Jul 2010

Top energy firms accused of missing renewable energy goals

Ecotricity sparks fresh row after slamming larger rivals for failing to back up green commitments with genuine investment

25 Feb 2010

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