British independent oil and gas explorer Cuadrilla started drilling on Thursday the country’s first horizontal shale gas exploration well, in the Preston New Road site, northwest England, Kallanish Energy reports.
The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has given Spanish utility Iberdrola the green lights for a 1,200 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm, near the coast of Norfolk, in East Anglia.
The British government launched on Sunday an independent review into the cost of energy in the country, which has for a long time challenged industrial growth, with a view to recommend ways to keep energy prices as low as possible, Kallanish Energy learns.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has voiced concerns regarding the £2.2 billion ($2.9 billion) proposal for engineering services company Wood Group to take over rival Amec Foster Wheeler.
UK’s energy regulator, Ofgem, confirmed on Thursday that National Grid should proceed with plans to set up a new legally separate company to carry out its electricity system operator function within National Grid plc.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi is pressing ahead with its UK nuclear power plant project, as its wholly-subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power holds a series of events in August amid public consultation on the construction of Wylfa Newydd.
British onshore oil and gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has once again caused polemic in northwest England, as the company delivered last week a drilling rig to its Preston New Road site at about 04:45 a.m. GMT, instead of the permitted time from 07:30 a.m.
Support for shale gas exploration through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) activities has decreased from 21% to 16% in the UK, between June and July this year, compared to the same period a year ago, an energy and climate change public attitude tracker revealed this week.
British energy company Centrica said on Tuesday it expects to produce up to 30 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gas from its Rough gas storage site by the first quarter of next year, if its ongoing application is approved.
The UK will end the sale of all new conventional gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, as part of a £3 billion ($3.92 billion) plan to tackle air pollution, environment secretary Michael Gove said on Wednesday, Kallanish Energy reports.