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Green Energy Consulting is planning to double the 29-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based energy consultancy by next summer.
James Ramsay has acquired HCS Energy, the Glasgow-based boiler rental firm, for undisclosed terms with backing from Nevis Capital.
Atlantis Resources is to acquire the tidal power business of ScottishPower Renewables (UK), including a 100MW development in the Pentland Firth and a 10MW project at the Sound of Islay, in an all-share deal.
Total is to invest £12m in improvements to the Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire by next summer, in order to cut energy costs.
Utilitywise is to create 200 new jobs at its North Tyneside-based energy consultancy over the next few months.
Rolton Kilbride has submitted plans to Birmingham City Council for an 8.6MW gasification centre in Castle Bromwich, with the creation of about 20 jobs.
Wood Group is to create about 250 jobs at its Aberdeen-based oil business, having secured a £266m contract from Statoil of Norway.
Bilfinger has won a £100m contract for the maintenance of oil and gas terminals in Shetland and Grangemouth from BP, securing the future of more than 240 jobs.
Western Power Distribution is to create 100 apprenticeships at its electricity network operations across the country early next year.
Energy Assets Group has acquired Blyth Utilities, the Clackmannanshire-based utility infrastructure firm with 80 staff, for up to £5m.
NHS Tayside has unveiled proposals for a £15m energy centre at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital, as well as LED lighting and insulation at Stracathro Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary.
Dong Energy has won approval to build an offshore wind farm maintenance facility in Wirral, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Vianet Fuel Solutions, the Halifax-based fuels division of Vianet Group with 50 staff, has been acquired by Wayne Fueling Systems of the US for £3.5m.
Royston Diesel Power of Tyneside has secured funding from Innovate UK for a £1.5m project to develop a system to monitor energy usage on ships.
Topaz, the operator of 49 forecourts in Northern Ireland, has been acquired by Couche-Tard of Canada for about £247m.
Northern Gas & Power is to expand the 35-strong workforce at its Gateshead-based energy consultancy with 60 new jobs over the next year.
Centrica is to reopen its mothballed South Humber power station by 2017, and invest £63m to secure the site until 2027.
North West Energy Squared has unveiled plans for a multi-million pound tidal energy gateway between Workington and Dumfries & Galloway by 2022.
Centrica has acquired a 28,300 sq ft office at Park House on London's Oxford Street for its energy marketing division.
Trojan Utilities is to expand the 178-strong workforce at its Bolton-based smart meter installation business with up to 100 new jobs, having won a £5.5m contract from OVO Energy.
Spencer Group has secured a new funding package to begin development of its £200m Energy Works 25MW power plant due to open in Hull by January 2018.
Green Frog Power is planning to build nine gas-fuelled power stations across the country, having secured a £50m funding package from Lloyds Bank.
ScottishPower Renewables is to set up an operational base for its East Anglia One offshore windfarm at the port of Lowestoft by 2017, and will invest £25m in the upgrade of the site.
Dong Energy is planning to invest £6bn in the operation and maintenance of its offshore wind power business in the Humber region by 2019, which could create up to 500 jobs.
Inspired Energy has acquired STC Energy & Carbon Holdings, the Kent-based provider of energy management and bureau services, for an initial £9m.
National Grid has unveiled proposals for a £500m 1,000MW electricity interconnector project called IFA2 at Daedalus in Hampshire.
HKS Holdings has acquired Brobot Group, the Melton-based fuel supply firm with 23 petrol stations, for undisclosed terms.
Welsh Water is to invest £184m in improvements to its water supply and infrastructure business over the next six months, including a £24m energy park in Wrexham.
Urbaser Balfour Beatty has secured a further £17m of funding from Gloucestershire County Council to build an energy-from-waste plant at Javelin Park by 2019.
Green Investment Bank is to invest £47m in a £107m 15MW energy-from-waste plant due to be built in Belfast by the end of 2017, with the creation of 20 jobs.
NuGen has acquired a further 12,700 sq ft at 3 Piccadilly Place in Manchester for the expansion of its nuclear development head office.
NWF Group has acquired Staffordshire Fuels, the Stone-based fuel distributor with a fleet of seven tankers.
RWE Innogy has confirmed plans to proceed with its £1.5bn Galloper wind farm project off the coast of Suffolk by March 2018, with the creation of 800 jobs.
Dong Energy is to proceed with plans for the 660MW expansion of the offshore wind farm near Walney Island in Cumbria by 2019.
Multifuel Energy has won permission for a second energy-from-waste plant at its Ferrybridge site in Yorkshire by 2019, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Terra Firma is to acquire Infinis Energy, the Northampton-based renewable energy firm, in a £555m deal.
Orthios Eco Parks has secured investment of £2bn from SinoFortone of China to develop two waste power stations in Holyhead and Port Talbot over the next three years, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
Sirius Minerals has won approval to develop its York Potash mine near Whitby next year, and expects to create over 1,000 jobs.
Forum Energy Technologies is to consolidate several of its Scotland-based oilfield products operations at a new 55,000 sq ft office at Westhill in Aberdeen.
Banks Mining has submitted plans for a surface mine at its Highthorn site in Northumberland, with the creation of at least 50 new jobs and the transfer of 50 staff from other sites.
Homeserve has acquired Home Energy Services, the Nottingham-based firm with 150 office staff and 150 gas engineers, for undisclosed terms.
Electric Ireland is planning to create at least 30 jobs at a new energy services office in Belfast by early 2016.
Ineos has acquired 12 natural gas fields in the North Sea from LetterOne.
Lendlease has won approval to build a heat and energy plant called The Energy Hub at London's Elephant Park.
GE has acquired Blade Dynamics, the Southampton-based wind power firm, for undisclosed terms.
Hydrodec has sold its Knowsley-based office, plant and associated assets to Mulberry Waste for £0.7m.
Aberdeen City Council has unveiled proposals for a £120m waste-to-energy plant in East Tullos.
Cuadrilla has confirmed plans to relocate the head office of its Lichfield-based shale gas business to Bamber Bridge in Lancashire early next year.
EDF Energy is reported to be planning to relocate its London-based global headquarters to a new office at the Interchange building in Croydon.
Energetics is planning to expand the 400-strong workforce at its Glasgow-based utility networks business to about 700 by 2017.
Viridor is to create 55 jobs at a new £177m energy recovery facility in Dunbar by 2017.
Egnedol of Cyprus has unveiled plans to invest £685m in a biomass renewable energy facility in Milford Haven, with the creation of about 560 jobs.
Estover Energy has secured further investment of £48m into the development of a £138m biomass renewable energy facility in Cramlington.
Glennmont Partners has acquired Port Clarence Energy, the Teesside-based £160m 40MW power plant project which could create 500 new jobs, from Eco2 and Temporis Capital.
Peel Energy has submitted revised plans to Trafford Borough Council for a combined heat and power plant in Davyhulme.
Inprova Group has acquired UES Energy, the Caerphilly-based energy management firm with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Zebec Energy has won approval for an anaerobic digestion plant at Seacombe in Wirral.
FCC Environment (UK) has won approval from Midlothian Council to build a waste recycling and combined heat and power plant at Millerhill.
Balfour Beatty is to acquire Alkane Energy, the Nottingham-based gas and electricity firm, for £61m.
EDF Energy has won government approval to build a 1,800MW gas power plant at Sutton Bridge in Lincolnshire, with the creation of at least 50 jobs.
Love Energy Savings is planning to treble the 55-strong workforce at its Bolton-based energy switching business over the next year.
Petredec is to set up a 10,000 sq ft European headquarters for its oil and gas business at the Leadenhall Building in the City of London.
Mickram is considering plans to build a £3m anaerobic digestion plant in King's Lynn.
Lakehouse has acquired Sure Maintenance Group, the Liverpool-based gas services firm with 370 staff and an office in Halesowen, for an initial £6.5m.
British Sugar is building a 5MW anaerobic digestion plant at its site in Bury St Edmunds by summer 2016.
Glass Tech Recycling is to expand its 19-strong workforce with 24 jobs at its new 11,000 sq m glass recycling facility in Swansea Docks.
Celtic Renewables of Edinburgh has secured £11m of government funding to develop a new biofuel production facility by 2018.
Advanced Plasma Power has secured a £11m government grant to develop a green fuels plant in Swindon, with the creation of ten jobs.
Dalby Offshore Services is to create up to 400 jobs at a new wind farm service centre in Whitby.
GP Planning is seeking approval from Northamptonshire County Council for a 1MW biomass electricity plant in Daventry.
Maersk Oil has won approval to expand its oil and gas operations to the North Sea's Culzean field, with the creation of 400 jobs.
Olleco has acquired Convert2Green, the Cheshire-based biofuel production firm, for undisclosed terms.
Ecotricity has unveiled plans for a new 3MW Green Gas Mill in Somerset by 2017.
Total has sold the St Fergus gas terminal in Aberdeenshire to US-based private equity firm North Sea Midstream Partners for £585m.
SSE has confirmed plans to set up a 186,000 sq ft office for 1,900 staff at 1 Forbury Place in Reading.
LG Energy is to set up a 3,500 sq ft office at City Tower in Manchester.
Jan De Nul UK is in talks to build a Navitus Bay wind farm supply base at Portland Port.
Dong Energy has acquired the 3GW Hornsea Zone wind farm development off the coast of Yorkshire.
Glevum Heating, the Gloucestershire-based energy services firm with 120 staff, has been acquired by ARP Capital Partners.
Cuadrilla has won approval to expand its shale gas fracking operations to two sites in Yorkshire.
Servest has acquired Llewellyn Smith, the Bury St Edmunds-based energy efficiency firm.
H2 Energy is creating 24 new jobs at its Liverpool-based energy-from-waste operation.
Norvento of Spain is submitting plans for up to 18 onshore wind farm developments in the UK.
Energetics Networked Energy has announced the relocation of the Warrington office of its utility connection business to a 13,700 sq ft warehouse at Birchwood Park.
SSE is reported to be planning to set up a £6.5m 190,000 sq ft office at 1 Forbury Place in Reading.
Harvey Group has acquired Solmatix Renewables, the Antrim-based renewable energy firm with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Cuadrilla is to relocate the headquarters of its Lichfield-based shale gas energy business to Lancashire in early 2016.
BP is to invest £670m in its North Sea oil assets, and hopes to secure the Eastern Trough Area Project until at least 2030.
Your Group has acquired Newmills Engineering, the Carrickfergus-based hydroelectricity firm, and rebranded it as Your Hydro.
Centrica Energy is to start work on a £16m offshore gas project at Morecambe Bay, with the creation of 80 jobs.
APC Technology has acquired EEVS Insight, the London-based energy-efficiency firm, for about £0.2m.
Utility Bidder is to relocate its Market Harborough-based energy consultancy to Corby in September, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Inspired Energy has acquired Wholesale Power UK, the Blackpool-based energy procurement firm, for an initial £2m.
Orbis Partners has bought London-based energy efficiency firm PowerPerfector out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Trap Oil is to acquire Jersey Oil and Gas, the Jersey-based exploration and production firm, for £0.5m.
Interserve is building a £177m waste-to-energy facility at Viridor's Oxwellmains waste treatment hub in Dunbar by 2018.
Spark Energy is planning to expand the 300-strong workforce at its Selkirk-based energy supply business with 60 new jobs this year.
Progress Power has won government approval to build a £200m 299MW gas-fired power plant at Eye in Suffolk by 2019, with the creation of up to 15 jobs.
Hirwaun Power has won government approval to build a £200m gas-fired power plant near Aberdare in South Wales by 2019, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Mark Group, the Leicester-based solar energy and home insulation firm, has been acquired by US-based SunEdison for undisclosed terms.
AES is to build a 10MW battery-based energy storage facility at Kilroot in Co Antrim.
Accenture is to acquire EnergyQuote JHA, the London-based energy management firm with 270 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Greenray Turbines is looking to relocate its Lincoln-based turbine servicing operations to a new site.
UYE UK has raised £30m to develop a 6.5MW biomass plant in Sheffield by 2017, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Halite Energy has won government approval to develop an underground gas storage facility at Preesall in Lancashire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Buccleuch Estates and Hargreaves are planning to develop a 100MW pumped storage hydro scheme at the Glenmuckloch opencast mine in Dumfries & Galloway.
Penny Petroleum has secured funding of £2m to support the expansion of its Northumberland-based chain of 28 petrol forecourts to 40 sites by 2016.
Lakehouse has acquired Orchard Holdings UK, the energy management firm with 78 staff in Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle and Northampton, for £7m.
Bristol City Council is to invest £1.5m launching its own energy company called Bristol Energy, in order to supply low carbon electricity to local people.
Raggnar Power is seeking a suitable location in Aberdeenshire or Angus for a new corporate headquarters, to support the expansion of its renewables business.
National Trust is planning to invest £30m in renewable energy schemes at about 40 sites nationwide.
Plutus PowerGen and Reliance Energy have agreed a deal to develop a further 20MW of flexible power generation projects in the UK.
Dong Energy has confirmed plans to build and operate the Race Bank offshore wind farm development out of Grimsby.
Dong Energy is planning to build a 5MW energy-from-waste plant at Lostock in Cheshire.
Oil & Gas Authority is to set up a 12,000 sq ft office at the AB1 building in Aberdeen.
Tamar Energy has won permission from Knowsley Council to set up an energy plant fuelled by food waste in Kirkby.
Dudley Council is to consider plans from Broadcrown to build a £25m waste-fuelled power plant in Tipton, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Big60Million is planning to develop a 23MW solar energy farm on a 102-acre site near Cirencester.
Natural Energy Wyre has unveiled proposals to build a £200m tidal energy power station on the Wyre estuary in Lancashire.
Peel Environmental has won approval from Barnsley Council to develop a £65m 20MW biomass energy centre at Houghton Main, with the creation of 25 jobs.
BH EnergyGap is to start work next year on the development of an energy-from-waste plant at Bloxwich in the West Midlands, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Motor Fuel Group, the chain of 373 petrol stations, is to be acquired by US-based private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice for about £500m.
Independent Oilfield Services is to invest up to £10m in the expansion of its Longside base near Peterhead onto an adjacent 30-acre site.
Gaelectric is planning to develop a £300m compressed air energy storage facility at Larne in Co Antrim, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Siemens has won permission to build a £310m offshore wind turbine blade factory in Hull by November 2016, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
Redsky Solar is to create 65 new jobs at its St Helens-based solar panel installation business over the next two years.
Meter Provida is to relocate its Chesterfield-based utility meters business and 49 staff to Markham Vale West in November, with the creation of up to ten jobs.
National Grid has won government approval to build a new £100m gas pipeline under the River Humber near Hull, which could create 150 jobs.
Singleton Birch is looking to invest £13m in the development of a network of anaerobic digestion plants in the Humber region.
SSE is to reopen the Keadby gas-fired power station in North Lincolnshire, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Minesto of Sweden is to set up a £25m tidal energy project and a new headquarters on Anglesey, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Orthios has unveiled plans to build a 299MW biomass power plant at the former Anglesey Aluminium site in Holyhead by 2017, with the creation of 500 jobs.
Eon has confirmed plans to build the £1.3bn 400MW Rampion wind farm off the coast of Sussex by 2018.
Cotopaxi, the Skelmersdale-based energy consultancy with 50 staff, has been acquired by BONC of China for £18m.
James Fisher has acquired Mojo Maritime, the Falmouth-based offshore renewable energy consultancy, for an initial £3.2m.
Raggnar Power is to set up a support centre for biomass boilers at the Reeve Wood site in King's Lynn, with the creation of ten jobs.
Siemens is to sell Marine Current Turbines, the Bristol-based tidal power company with 17 staff, to Atlantis Resources in a deal worth £2.6m.
British Gas is to invest £50m in customer services over the next three years, with the creation of 350 jobs in Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester.
Trafigura, the oil trader, is planning to relocate its London office to a 15,000 sq ft unit at 14 St George Street in Mayfair.
Urban Wind of Glasgow has secured funding of £30m from Zouk Capital to develop about 100 wind energy projects across the country.
Dart Renewables is to raise £1.3m in a bond issue to build a hydroelectric power project on the River Dart near Totnes.
Green Highland Renewables, the Perth-based hydroelectric power developer, has been acquired by Ancala Renewables.
Ecotricity is planning to build an anaerobic digestion plant in Gloucestershire that will convert grass from 1,600 hectares of pasture land into gas for the grid.
Inprova Group has acquired ENER-G Procurement, the Warwickshire-based energy broker with 52 staff, and energyTEAM, the West Sussex-based firm with 60 staff.
Gazprom Energy is reported to be planning to relocate its Manchester office to a 40,000 sq ft unit at a new development due for completion on First Street in 2017.
Euro Garages has acquired 68 petrol stations from Shell, and St Albans-based Motor Fuel Group has acquired 90 Shell sites.
UK Oil & Gas Investments has announced a major oil discovery of up to 100bn barrels at Horse Hill in West Sussex.
Utility Alliance is looking to create up to 50 jobs at its new Hartlepool-based energy consultancy over the next two years.
Shell has agreed to acquire BG Group, the oil and gas firm with 5,200 staff in 24 countries, in a £47bn deal.
AIS Training is to open a multi-million pound offshore energy training centre at the HCF CATCH site near Immingham this summer.
RoLEC is planning to create a further 38 jobs at its renewable energy and electrical contracting business in Lincolnshire over the next three months.
Hydrodec Group is to acquire Eco-Oil, the Newport-based oil recycling firm, for £2.4m.
Palm Paper has submitted plans to build a gas-fired power plant at its newsprint factory in King's Lynn.
Hyde Group Nuclear of Warrington has formed a consortium to invest £16m in the creation of nuclear material handling facilities, with the creation of 61 jobs.
Foresight Group is to help fund a new £4m anaerobic digestion plant at Old Quarrington in Durham.
Scottish Power is looking to recruit 350 trainees over the next three years, in order to support the expansion of its power networks.
Northern Powergrid is to recruit 800 apprentices over the next eight years, to support its electricity operations in the North East and Yorkshire.
University of St Andrews has secured funding to set up a £25m green energy centre at Guardbridge, with the creation of 225 jobs.
Green Investment Bank and ESB are to invest £70m in a new Essex-based £190m biomass power project called Tilbury Green Power by 2017.
Halton Borough Council is to consider plans from EF Energy to build a 20MW gas-fired power plant at the Whitehouse Industrial Estate in Runcorn.
Getech is to acquire ERCL, the Oxfordshire-based oil and gas consultancy with 26 staff, for about £4.3m.
Levenseat has secured funding from the Green Investment Bank to build a £111m 12MW energy-from-waste plant in Lanark by 2017.
EDF Energy and Sellafield are to set up a new National College for Nuclear at sites in Somerset and West Cumbria, in partnership with Lakes College, University of Cumbria, Bridgwater College and University of Bristol.
Saving Energy Renewables North East is creating up to 30 jobs at its new solar panel installation business in Ashington.
Pembrokeshire County Council is to consider plans from The Valley to build a biomass power plant in Trecwn, with the creation of 45 jobs.
Raggnar Power is to set up a renewable energy maintenance hub at Insch in Aberdeenshire, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Severn Trent is to invest £190m in renewable energy projects, including solar and anaerobic digestion, over the next five years.
MWH Treatment is to build a £52m 9MW wood-fuelled biomass power station at Welland in Northamptonshire.
Euro Garages has acquired 104 petrol station sites from Esso Petroleum, in order to expand its operations in the South East.
Banks Renewables has submitted plans for an 88MW wind farm with 26 turbines at New Cumnock in East Ayrshire.
Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox have won a £150m contract to build a 45MW biomass power plant for Brite Partnership in Rotherham by 2017.
Puma Energy is to develop an oil storage terminal at the former Murco site in Milford Haven, having also acquired terminals at Westerleigh, Theale and Bedworth.
Knottingley Power has won government approval to build a £750m 1,500MW gas-fired power station in West Yorkshire by 2018, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Ineos has agreed a £30m deal with IGas to gain access to shale gas development sites in the North West and Scotland.
Wood Mackenzie, the Edinburgh-based energy consultancy with 900 staff in 20 offices, is to be acquired by US-based Verisk for £1.8bn.
Gwynedd Council is to consider plans from Maybrook Investments for a new waste recycling and biomass plant in Porthmadog, with the creation of 11 jobs.
Tidal Lagoon Power has unveiled proposals to develop a further five tidal power projects in Cardiff, Newport, West Cumbria, Colwyn Bay and Bridgwater Bay.
Green Investment Bank is to help fund a £60m 10MW gasification plant by AssetGen Partners at Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire by 2017, with the creation of 17 jobs.
Energy Assets Group has acquired SA Gas Engineers, the Nottinghamshire-based meter asset manager, for an initial £3.4m.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is planning to invest £125m in 120MW of rooftop solar projects this year.
Dounreay Site Restoration is seeking permission to build a £23m radioactive waste storage facility at its site in Caithness.
Asda has acquired 15 petrol station forecourts from Rontec, and plans to refurbish the sites over the next few months.
NuGen is to relocate the head office of its nuclear development business from London to Piccadilly Place in Manchester, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
Hydrodec Group is to submit plans to Wirral Council to build an oil refining plant in Eastham by 2016, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Siemens is to set up a temporary 50,000 sq ft distribution centre at Alexandra Dock in Hull, in preparation for the opening of Green Port in 2017.
Paradigm has secured £5m from investors to fund the expansion of its drilling services business, including a new site in Aberdeen and ten jobs.
CS Wind of South Korea has confirmed plans to set up a wind turbine factory in Hull, with the creation of 200 jobs.
British Gas is to acquire AlertMe, the provider of energy management systems with offices in London and Cambridge, for £44m.
Tidal Lagoon Power is considering three potential sites in South Wales for a 100,000 sq ft turbine assembly plant, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Schlumberger is to relocate its Aberdeen-based DRILCO oilfield services business to a new site in Portlethen over the next few months.
Berkshire Pallets is planning to set up a biomass distribution centre at Membury Business Park in West Berkshire.
Euro NDT is planning to relocate its Aberdeen-based oil maintenance business and 26 staff to a new office near Wellington Road in October.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is creating 200 new jobs at its factory on the Isle of Wight, in order to start producing wind turbines for Liverpool Bay in May.
BES Utilities is to expand the 350-strong workforce at its Fylde-based energy broking business with 50 new jobs this year.
South Norfolk Council is to consider plans from IGP Solar Plant Number 5 to develop a 25MW solar farm on a 117-acre site in Trowse.
Greenergy has acquired the Harvest Biofuels plant at Seal Sands on Teesside.
James Fisher Nuclear is to relocate from Leyland to the 30,000 sq ft Gordon House office in Bamber Bridge.
AIS Training is building a £1m 6,000 sq ft wind energy training centre at its site on North Tyneside, with the creation of 12 jobs.
Euro Garages is planning to expand its Blackburn-based chain of 200 petrol forecourts, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs this year.
University of East Anglia and Eon are planning a £325m renewable energy project in Norwich by 2018, including a straw-fuelled combined heat and power plant.
Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre has submitted plans for a tidal energy farm off the Isle of Wight, and hopes to start construction in 2016.
Estover Energy is to create up to 240 jobs at a planned biomass power plant in Cramlington, having increased the investment from £80m to £125m.
Freewatt is planning to expand its Lincolnshire-based solar panel installation business with 15 new jobs across the country.