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EDF Energy Renewables secures rights to develop Blyth Offshore Wind Test Site

London Array offshore wind farm

French energy giant inks deal giving it control of proposed cutting-edge offshore wind research facility

03 Nov 2014

Ecotricity considers legal challenge over EU go-ahead for Hinkley Point C

Dale Vince of Ecotricity in front of wind turbine

Energy supplier joins growing number of firms and organisations seeking to block planned subsidy scheme for new nuclear plant

13 Oct 2014

Updated: Hinkley nuclear plant gets EU state aid approval

Cooling towers at a nuclear power station

European Commission backs UK government's bid to finance EDF's project in Somerset, confirming total cost of £34bn

08 Oct 2014

EDF Energy inks deal to purchase power from Tidal Energy Ltd

Landmark deal will see energy giant purchase power from cutting-edge Welsh tidal energy project

26 Sep 2014

Reports: Hinkley nuclear plant set for EU thumbs up

Sources say £16bn nuclear project will get state aid approval in the next few weeks

18 Sep 2014

EDF seeks to beef up power plant climate resilience

Nuclear giant awarded contract from Energy Technologies Institute to explore natural hazards to new infrastructure

09 Jul 2014

Navitus Bay offshore wind farm proposal accepted

Planning Inspectorate has three months to decide whether to approve plans for £3bn wind farm off the Isle of Wight

09 May 2014

EDF cuts ribbon on Teeside offshore wind farm and Nottinghamshire gas plant

Energy giant highlights major investment in new low carbon energy infrastructure

17 Apr 2014

Hinkley nuclear plant returns raise state aid queries

Carbon Connect report finds investors can expect up to 21 per cent return on investment from the UK's newest reactor

18 Mar 2014

Labour confirms backing for EDF nuclear deal

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Caroline Flint insists Labour would not seek to renegotiate controversial contract with nuclear developer

24 Feb 2014

Sellafield sounds all clear after radiation scare

Site confirms "elevated levels of radiation" detected overnight is "naturally occurring background radon" posing no risk

31 Jan 2014

Reports: EU poised to probe Hinkley nuclear plant deal

Financial Times says Brussels could begin investigation into whether contract with EDF constitutes illegal state aid as soon as next week

12 Dec 2013

Banks and businesses launch €2.2bn "green bond" push

Bank of America, EDF and Vasakronan among those issuing bonds designed to boost investment in clean energy and water projects

26 Nov 2013

British nuclear energy industry could attract South Korean investment

Korean companies tipped to follow France and China into UK market in wake of deal for new Hinkley Point reactor

18 Nov 2013

EDF attempts to bounce government into "green levy" cuts

Company accused of issuing "threat" to government as it insists price hike could be followed by further increases if government changes to efficiency schemes are "less than anticipated"

12 Nov 2013

Nuclear smoke and mirrors

E3G's Tom Burke argues the government's much-trumpeted nuclear announcement is a long way from being a done deal

22 Oct 2013

Hinkley nuclear deal - At a glance

Will Nichols takes the microscope to the UK's ambitious and controversial new nuclear plans

21 Oct 2013

Government hails historic nuclear deal

EDF to build first new nuclear power plant in a generation, but critics slam government over high cost of clean energy 'subsidy'

21 Oct 2013

Osborne green-lights Chinese investment in UK nuclear plans

Agreement should advance £14bn plans for a new reactor at Hinkley and could see China own a majority stake in new power projects

17 Oct 2013

British firms could miss out on Hinkley nuclear plant contracts, EDF suggests

UK suppliers struggling to meet complex safety and quality standards of first nuclear facility in almost 20 years

15 Oct 2013

Nuclear plans edge forward as government seeks to finalise Energy Bill

Reports suggest long-running negotiations over the proposed new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point are close to completion

10 Oct 2013

EDF hails construction of 62MW Teesside offshore wind farm

New 27 turbine project due to come online in the near future, further cementing the UK's position as the world's largest offshore wind energy market

21 Jun 2013

MPs and academics demand independent review of nuclear negotiations

Letter argues National Audit Office should be tasked with bringing greater transparency to long-running nuclear negotiations

08 Apr 2013

Nuclear-free future not an option for UK energy strategy, says chief adviser

Prof John Beddington affirmed importance of atomic power to UK at the launch of long-term nuclear strategy

27 Mar 2013

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