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Wessex Solar Energy has submitted plans to North Somerset Council to set up an 8MW solar energy farm in Congresbury.
Southwick Estates has won permission from Winchester City Council to develop one of the country's largest solar energy farms on a 200-acre site near Fareham.
University of St Andrews is planning to build a £25m biomass-fuelled energy plant at Guardbridge.
Able UK has won government approval to develop a £450m Marine Energy Park in Immingham, with the creation of up to 4,000 jobs.
Hargreaves Services is to create 80 new jobs through the reopening of the Muir Dean opencast mine in Fife.
Honda has submitted plans to build a 3.8MW biomass energy plant at its car factory in Swindon.
Euro Garages is looking to expand the 1,800-strong workforce at its Blackburn-based chain of 120 petrol stations with 600 new jobs over the next two years.
Western Power Distribution is looking to recruit 120 apprentices across the the South West, Midlands and South Wales in 2014.
Juwi has won approval for a £6m solar energy farm at Ryme Intrinseca in Dorset.
MWH Treatment and Carbonarius are to build a £48m 10MW waste-to-energy plant in Birmingham by 2016, with the creation of 100 jobs.
SSE has won Scottish government approval to build a £800m 600MW hydro-electric power plant at Coire Glas near Spean Bridge, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Green Energy UK Direct and Scatec Solar are considering plans to set up a 35MW solar energy farm at Tormarton near Bath.
Firmus Energy, the Belfast-based gas supply company, is to be sold by Bord Gais to Icon Infrastructure.
Dong Energy has confirmed plans to set up a £11m offshore wind farm maintenance centre in Grimsby by the end of next year, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Ecotricity is to create up to 50 new customer service jobs at its Stroud-based renewable energy business over the next few months.
Vinci Energies has acquired Mentor IMC Group, the London-based oil and gas project resource company with annual revenue of £60m.
Hargreaves Services has announced the sale of the business and assets of Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster to an Employee Benefit Trust, securing the future of more than 400 jobs.
Crossley Evans has unveiled proposals to set up a £6m biomass fuels plant at its recycling site in Shipley, which could create up to 200 jobs over the next three years.
Ineos is to build a shale gas processing plant at Grangemouth by 2016, as part of a £150m import terminal project.
Middlesbrough Council is to consider plans to build a 45MW biomass power plant next to the Koppers plant at Port Clarence, with the creation of 50 jobs.
New Earth Solutions has won planning permission to build an energy-from-waste plant at Cranford in Dorset by 2015.
Hampshire County Council is to consider plans from Clean Power to build a £40m energy-from-waste plant in Eastleigh by 2016, with the creation of 34 jobs.
Dudgeon Offshore Wind has confirmed plans to set up an offshore wind farm maintenance base in Great Yarmouth, with the creation of up to 70 jobs.
Robert Gordon University is to invest £8m in the creation of an oil and gas industry institute in Aberdeen over the next five years.
Hargreaves Services has won approval from Midlothian Council to develop an opencast mine at a former Scottish Coal site near Penicuik, with the creation of 230 jobs.
Telecom Plus is to acquire Electricity Plus Supply and Gas Plus Supply from Npower for £218m, in order to expand its Utility Warehouse brand with 770,000 new customers.
OGN Group is to create up to 600 jobs at its Tyneside-based shipyard, having won an oil fabrication contract from EnQuest.
Enquest is planning a £4bn investment project to develop the Kraken oilfield in the North Sea, which could create 20,000 jobs.
Norvento of Spain is to set up a 4,000 sq ft wind turbine technical, servicing and storage centre in Avonmouth.
Oil 4 Wales has acquired a fuel depot in Milford Haven from Silvey Oil.
BAe Systems has won outline approval from Sedgemoor District Council to build a 92-acre energy park in Puriton, which could create up to 4,000 jobs.
Essar Energy and Hydrodec are to invest about £30m in the installation of recycling technology at the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Utilitywise is to create 30 new jobs at its energy consultancy office in Redditch.
Hargreaves Services is to restart production at the St Ninians opencast coal mine in Fife, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Kilmac Group has acquired Eco Biomass, the Angus-based biomass energy firm with seven staff, for undisclosed terms.
Endurance Wind Power is to create up to 100 jobs at its new wind turbine factory at Hartlebury in the West Midlands.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is planning to invest £100m in the development of 20 solar energy farms in Northern Ireland over the next two years.
Vattenfall is planning to invest £150m in the expansion of the Kentish Flats wind farm off the coast of Kent by 2016.
Port of Blyth and Geos Group are to build a £5m fuel storage facility at the Bates Terminal in Blyth, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Hull City Council and Stoneferry Estates are planning to build a new £25m 11-acre renewable energy business park at Kingston Parklands, with the creation of 500 jobs.
GDF Suez of France is linking up with Dart Energy to explore for shale gas in Cheshire and the East Midlands, having paid £7m for a stake in 13 licences.
Highland Council is to approve plans from Kishorn Port to develop an offshore energy fabrication facility at its site in Wester Ross, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs.
EDF Energy has reached agreement with the government to proceed with plans to build the £16bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset by 2023, with the creation of thousands of jobs.
Budget Energy is planning to double the 60-strong workforce at its electricity supply business in Northern Ireland over the next five years.
Utilitywise is looking to create 120 new jobs at its South Shields-based energy consultancy by next summer.
Miller Argent has submitted plans to develop a new opencast coal mine at Nant Llesg in the Rhymney Valley, with the creation of up to 239 jobs.
Prowind UK is planning to build a wind farm and 25,000 sq ft turbine factory at Jurby on the Isle of Man, with the creation of 120 jobs.
GeoKey is looking to expand the 11-strong workforce at its Angus-based oil services firm to 25 over the next year, following its acquisition by Dutch investment fund Paradigm Group.
BP is planning to set up a 110,000 sq ft equipment warehouse and office at the D2 Business Park in Aberdeen.
Compton Group is to submit plans to Flintshire County Council to develop a 45MW solar energy farm on a 220-acre site at Deeside Industrial Park.
EDF Energy is looking to relocate its headquarters out of London, and is seeking a suitable 50,000 sq ft site in the Crawley area.
Fulcrum Utility Services has sold its domestic gas connection assets to ES Pipelines for £6.3m.
VPhase has sold its VPhase Smart Energy subsidiary out of administration, with the intellectual property going to Southern Fox Investments and the tooling to Bristol Bluegreen.
H2 Energy is looking to create up to 160 jobs at its new energy-from-waste operation in Liverpool over the next three years.
ITM Power has secured a £1m Welsh Government grant to set up a new subsidiary in Cardiff, in order to develop a network of hydrogen refuelling stations across Wales.
Invest NI is to help fund the creation of the new £7m Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy at Queen's University in Belfast, with the creation of 15 jobs.
Conergy UK & Ireland, the Milton Keynes-based solar farm developer, is to be acquired by US-based Kawa Capital Management for undisclosed terms.
Greencoat UK Wind has acquired the Cotton Farm and Earl's Hall wind farms in Cambridgeshire and Essex from BayWa Group for £70m.
RPS has acquired Ichron, the Cheshire-based provider of geological and training services to the oil industry with 46 staff, for £12m.
Aker Solutions has acquired Opus, the oilfield technology firm with 40 staff in Guildford and Orkney.
FMC Technologies, the provider of equipment and services to the energy industry, has acquired a 260,000 sq ft distribution centre in Pitreavie, Dunfermline, from the Co-operative Estates.
British Gas is to create 75 jobs at the new Newcastle-based Warm Up North building energy efficiency project, as part of a £200m investment and collaboration with nine local authorities.
Landis & Gyr is to create 600 new jobs, as part of a £600m investment in the installation of smart meters for British Gas.
MeyGen has won permission from the Scottish Government to develop an 86MW tidal energy project in the Pentland Firth by 2020.
Bridge Energy, the Aberdeen-based oil company, is to be acquired by Spike Exploration of Norway for £103m.
St Modwen and Meaford Energy are planning to build a gas-fired power station at a 30-acre site near Stone in Staffordshire, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Tamar Energy has unveiled plans to build four new anaerobic digestion plants in London, Hoddesdon, Manchester and Gateshead.
IGas is to acquire Caithness Oil, the exploration and production firm with licences in the Moray Firth, for £9m.
Telford & Wrekin Council is considering plans for a £6m council-operated solar energy farm on a 30-acre site at Wheat Leasows.
Eon has acquired Green Sky Energy, the Manchester-based energy management firm trading as Matrix with 340 staff at nine sites, for undisclosed terms.
Lumicity has submitted plans for a solar energy farm on a 20-hectare site near Sidbury in East Devon.
Hive Energy has unveiled plans for a solar energy farm on a 110-acre site at Aughton in Lancashire.
Hydrodec Group has bought OSS Group, the Merseyside-based oil processing firm with about 200 staff, out of administration.
Senergy, the Aberdeen-based energy services firm with about 800 staff, is to be acquired by Lloyd's Register for undisclosed terms.
Clean Power has unveiled plans for a 20MW solar farm and energy centre at Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Aker Solutions is looking to create up to 400 jobs at its oil and gas engineering operations in Aberdeen.
Electricity Network Solutions, the Sandbach-based overhead power lines company with 160 staff, has been acquired by SPIE of France for undisclosed terms.
Quarry Battery Company has won approval to build a £100m 50MW hydroelectric power station at Glyn Rhonwy in Snowdonia by 2017.
Anesco has sold a stake in its Reading-based energy efficiency business to Scottish Equity Partners and Hermes for undisclosed terms.
RES has acquired two wind farm development sites at Brown's Holt in Lincolnshire and Woolfox in Rutland from SSE Renewables.
New Crofton Co-op Colliery is planning to develop a drift mine near Wintersett in West Yorkshire, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Vattenfall has submitted plans to build the £190m 170MW South Kyle wind farm in south west Scotland by 2018.
X-Wind Power is looking to create 106 jobs at a new wind turbine manufacturing facility at Sandwich in Kent over the next five years.
Enquest is planning to set up a new eight-storey headquarters for its oil business and hundreds of staff on Palmerston Road in Aberdeen by late 2014.
Hive Energy is planning to set up a £9m solar energy farm on a 45-acre site near Princes Risborough.
GE Oil & Gas is to create 100 new jobs at its energy infrastructure operations in Montrose over the next three years.
Glacier Energy Services has acquired Ross Offshore, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm with ten staff.
BES Utilities is to create 40 new jobs at its Fleetwood-based electricity and gas supply business.
Chinook Energy and Shore Energy are to build a 25MW energy-from-waste plant at Cambroe in North Lanarkshire, with the creation of 60 jobs, and additional sites will follow.
Eco2 has sold its 40MW straw-fuelled biomass project at Brigg in Lincolnshire to BWSC for £160m.
Hargreaves Surface Mining has submitted plans to Durham County Council to set up an opencast coal mine at Field House in West Rainton, with the creation of 42 jobs.
Natural Power is to relocate its renewable energy business and 90 staff to a larger office in Stirling in September, with the creation of 50 new jobs.
NWS is looking to create 120 new jobs at its Barnsley-based energy-saving products business by the end of the year.
Shell is to invest £3m in a new centre for exploration geoscience at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Total, the French oil group, is to relocate its corporate treasury department and about 60 staff from Paris to London.
Broadcrown is planning to build a 3.5MW waste-fuelled power plant on Portway Lane in Wednesbury.
Nexen Petroleum UK is to set up an 82,000 sq ft headquarters at the Stanza Building in Uxbridge.
Tekmar Energy is planning to set up a new subsea cables site in Aberdeen over the next year, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Costain has acquired EPC Offshore, the Aberdeen-based oil consultancy with 75 staff, for an initial £9.6m.
Energos has won permission to build a 7MW advanced conversion gasification plant at the Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park.
Evermore Renewable Energy has secured funding to develop a £80m wood-fuelled power station in Derry by 2015, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Phoenix Natural Gas, the Northern Ireland-based gas distribution network and energy supplier, has been acquired by the Hastings investment group for an estimated £700m.
Viking SeaTech, the Aberdeen-based oil rig moorings firm, has been acquired by US-based Actuant for £150m.
North Blyth Biomass has won approval to build a £250m 100MW biomass power plant in Northumberland by 2016, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Windyfields Group has submitted plans for a wind farm with 21 turbines near Limavady, at a cost of up to £70m.
Hobbs Bros is to relocate its Gloucester-based oil distribution business to a new site on Spinnaker Road.
Argent Energy, the Motherwell-based biodiesel supplier, has been acquired by John Swire & Sons for an estimated £80m.
CropEnergies of Germany is to invest £50m at the Ensus bioethanol plant near Redcar, in order to restart production and secure the future of 100 jobs.
Cheshire East Council is looking into the possibility of exploiting a geothermal energy source at a 2.5-acre site near the Bentley factory in Crewe.
Cardiff Council is looking into the possibility of setting up a £4m solar energy farm at the Lamby Way recycling centre in Tremorfa.
RWE Npower Renewables has submitted plans to Highland Council for the 50MW Glen Kyllachy wind farm with 20 turbines.
SSE is to proceed with plans to invest £200m in its electricity transmission network between Argyll and North Ayrshire, including a new subsea link from Kintyre to Hunterston.
Swindon Commercial Services has unveiled plans for a £50m solar energy farm with 160,000 panels on a 200-acre site at Wroughton.
UK Coal has revived plans for a new opencast coal mine at Leadgate in County Durham.
Banks Mining has unveiled plans for a new Northumberland-based surface coal mining project called Highthorn, with the creation of up to 150 jobs.
Noble Corporation is reported to be considering plans to relocate the headquarters of its offshore drilling business from Switzerland to an 8,000 sq ft office at Devonshire House in London's Mayfair.
Inenco Group, the Lancashire-based energy consultancy with about 300 staff, is to be sold by EnServe to Vitruvian Partners and Intermediate Capital for undisclosed terms.
Reservoir Group, the Aberdeen-based oil services firm with about 900 staff at 40 locations, has been acquired by ALS of Australia for £351m.
RWE has won government permission to build the £3.6bn Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, including 288 turbines off the Lincolnshire coast.
Helius Energy is in discussions with Portsmouth City Council about proposals to build a biomass power station for the Ministry of Defence at the city's naval base.
Utilitywise is to expand the 400-strong workforce at its energy advice call centre in South Shields with 150 new jobs over the next year.
Lisburn Energy Recovery has won planning permission to build an energy from waste gasification plant at Lisburn in County Antrim, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Multifuel Energy has unveiled plans to build a second multifuel power station at the Ferrybridge site in Yorkshire.
Lateral Eco Park Hull is planning to develop a biomass power station and eco park at the 300-acre Hedon Aerodrome site near Hull, in a £250m project that could create 750 jobs.
Peel Environmental is planning to build a £70m waste-fuelled energy plant at the Bilsthorpe Business Park in Nottinghamshire, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Hargreaves Services is to create up to 300 jobs at opencast coal mines in South Lanarkshire and East Ayrshire, having acquired certain assets from the liquidators of Scottish Coal for £8.4m.
Tamar Energy is planning to build anaerobic digestion plants at five Peel Environmental site across northern England.
EPISCentre is planning to start work next year on the development of a £11m energy skills training centre in Great Yarmouth.
Xodus, the Aberdeen-based energy consultancy with 700 staff, has been acquired by Chiyoda of Japan for undisclosed terms.
Inch Cape Offshore has unveiled plans for an offshore wind farm with 213 turbines in the Outer Firth of Tay.
Earthmill of Wetherby is to merge with the wind energy division of Bristol-based TGC Renewables to create a new group called Earthmill (The Green Company).
SSE has submitted plans for a £25m wind farm with 12 turbines at Strathconon in Ross-shire.
Electricity North West is to submit proposals to Ofgem to invest £2.6bn in its network between 2015 and 2023.
Scottish Power has submitted proposals to Ofgem to invest £5.2bn in its distribution network between 2015 and 2023.
Wood Group is looking to create 700 new jobs at its Aberdeen-based oil and gas services business over the next year, and a further 300 jobs will be created elsewhere in the UK.
BP is looking to create a further 500 jobs at Sullom Voe in Shetland over the new few years, as part of a £500m investment in oil and gas processing.
UK Coal is expected to go through a state-backed pre-pack administration through PwC, in order to save 2,000 jobs and transfer mining operations to the Coal Authority and the Pension Protection Fund.
Kleenair Systems International is to acquire Inspirit Energy, the developer of a micro combined heat and power boiler appliance, in a £3.5m reverse takeover.
Hunting is to set up a new 8,000 sq ft office for its energy services business at 5 Hanover Square in London.
SSE has unveiled proposals to build a second 1,400MW gas-fired power plant at Seabank in Bristol by 2019, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Solar SunPower UK is looking to recruit up to 65 staff at its solar panel call centre in Swadlincote.
Contract Natural Gas, the Harrogate-based gas supplier with 60 staff, has completed a management buy-out.
Wessex Solar Energy has unveiled plans for a 9MW solar energy farm at Cefn Betingau in Swansea.
Breckland Council is to consider plans from Rethink Energy to set up a 30MW solar energy farm at Bridgham in Norfolk.
North Lincolnshire Council is to consider plans for the development of a £5m recycling and renewable energy centre at Poplar Farm in South Killingholme, with the creation of up to 35 jobs.
BH EnergyGap has submitted plans to Walsall Council to develop a waste and energy plant in Bloxwich, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Heriot-Watt University has announced the creation of a £3m Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture & Storage in Edinburgh, which could eventually create hundreds of jobs.
Areva Risk Management Consulting is to create up to 35 jobs at a new nuclear safety consultancy office in Bristol over the next four years.
Energy Services Partnership, the Castleford-based supplier of energy management solutions, has been acquired by US-based Ameresco for undisclosed terms.
Vento Ludens is seeking a suitable 30-hectare site in the south of Scotland for a 15MW solar energy farm.
Hirwaun Power is planning to build a £200m 300MW gas-fired power station in Rhondda Cynon Taf by 2018, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Banks Renewables has submitted plans to South Lanarkshire Council to develop a £70m wind farm with 17 turbines at Middle Muir.
Utilitywise is to acquire Energy Information Centre, the energy procurement consultancy with offices in Redditch and Bury St Edmunds, for £15m.
CNR International of Canada is to invest £300m extending the life of the Ninian oilfield in the North Sea, having secured a Brownfield Allowance from the UK government.
Petrolic Consultants, the oil industry recruitment firm with offices in Guildford, Cardiff and Egypt, has been acquired by NRL.
TGC Renewables has submitted plans to South Somerset District Council for a new solar energy farm at Sutton Bridge.
British Gas has agreed deals totalling £50m with Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Community Homes to improve energy efficiency in homes, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Centrica is reported to be planning a multi-million pound investment in shale gas production in north-west England, in partnership with Cuadrilla Resources.
Tamar Energy is planning to develop up to 40 anaerobic digestion plants across the country by 2018, and the first sites in Essex, Hampshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire will open next year.
Forth Energy has won approval to build a £465m 120MW combined heat and power biomass plant at the Port of Grangemouth by 2017, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Centrica is to sell its 50% stake in the 72MW Braes of Doune onshore wind farm in Stirlingshire to the Hermes GPE Infrastructure Fund for £59m.
Estover Energy is planning to build a £65m combined heat and power plant at Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.
RWE Npower Renewables and SSE have won government approval to develop the 504MW Galloper wind farm project off the coast of Suffolk by 2017, including 140 turbines and up to 850 jobs.
Riverside Energy is looking to raise £13m to develop plans for an undersea coal mine near Whitehaven in Cumbria, which could lead to a £500m investment and 500 jobs.
Estover Energy has won approval to build a £80m biomass combined heat and power plant at the Aesica Pharmaceuticals site in Cramlington, with the creation of 40 permanent jobs.
Stobart Group and BWSC have won approval to build a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant at the 3MG Mersey Multimodal Gateway in Widnes by 2016.
Aquamarine Power has won approval to develop a 40MW wave energy project near Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, using its new Oyster technology.
Wood Group has acquired Intetech, the Chester-based oil industry software company with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Parkmead is to acquire Lochard Energy for £14m, giving it a 10% stake in the North Sea's Athena field.
Forest Heath District Council has approved plans from Greenheath Energy to build a £12m solar energy farm in Lakenheath.
Alkane Energy is to acquire certain coal mine methane assets at Maltby Colliery from Hargreaves Services for an initial £5.5m.
Hargreaves Services is to acquire the assets of the Aardvark trading subsidiary of ATH Resources for £10m, securing the future of 237 jobs and two mines at Netherton and Duncanziemere.
MVV Energie is to create 25 jobs at a new £118m biomass power plant due to open at Ridham Dock in Kent in 2015.
Global Energy Group has submitted plans for the £37m revamp of the South Quay at the Nigg yard in Easter Ross, in order to service the oil and renewable energy sectors.
SSE is to acquire the £200m Dunmaglass wind farm project near Inverness, which will have 33 turbines by 2016.
Woodpecker Energy has secured funding of £10m to install about 60 biomass boilers in leisure centres, schools and community centres.
Engensa, the solar installation firm, is to be acquired by Hanergy of China for undisclosed terms.
Five-Quarter Energy has secured a £15m grant from the Regional Growth Fund to extract gas from underwater coal seams on the Northumberland coast, and plans to create more than 400 jobs.
Mark Group is to create 600 jobs across the country this year, in order to conduct home energy efficiency assessments.
Strabag Offshore Wind is in negotiations to set up a turbine foundations plant at the Able Marine Energy Park on Humberside, which could create up to 400 jobs.
Tidal Lagoon Power is looking into the possibility of building a £2.2bn tidal power project at Colwyn Bay in North Wales, with the creation of 2,500 jobs.
World Fuel Services Europe is to set up a 24,000 sq ft office at the 62 Buckingham Gate development in London.
Urban Wind has acquired Myriad Wind for undisclosed terms, creating a combined renewable energy group with 70 staff.
Vitol Group is to acquire Phillips 66 Power Operations, the owner of the Immingham combined heat and power plant with 56 staff, for undisclosed terms.
SSE is to proceed with plans to build a £30m 7.5MW hydroelectric energy plant near Ardross in Ross-shire by 2015.
Progress Power is planning to build a £200m gas-fired power plant on the Eye Airfield industrial estate in Suffolk by 2018, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Cairn Energy is to invest £50m in two oil discoveries off the west coast of Ireland.
Mere Environmental is to set up a biomass fuel distribution and processing centre on Anglesey, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is to consider plans from 2020 Renewables to build a £63m 42MW wind farm on the Isle of Lewis.
Peel Environmental has won approval from City of York Council to build a £23m anaerobic digestion facility at the former North Selby Mine site, with the creation of 56 jobs.
Lumicity has submitted plans for an 8MW solar energy farm on a 60-acre site near Yeovil.
NorSea Group of Norway is to open a base at Scrabster Harbour in Caithness, in order to supply services for oil and renewable energy projects.
Infinergy is to submit plans to invest £180m in the development of three wind farms in Dumfries & Galloway.
TAQA of Abu Dhabi has won approval from the UK government to start production at the Cladhan oil field in the northern North Sea from 2015.
SITA UK is to build a £200m waste-fuelled power plant at Wilton on Teesside, with the creation of 50 jobs, having been selected as preferred bidder for a £1.2bn waste treatment contract from the Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority.
RWE Npower Renewables is looking to invest up to £45m in the development of three wind farm projects at River Valley and Goole Fields in East Yorkshire.
Halite Energy has submitted plans to build an LNG plant at Amlwch on Anglesey, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
PV Solar is looking to create up to 150 jobs at its Glasgow-based home energy systems business, in response to the proposed Green Deal energy-saving scheme.
Scottish Power has unveiled plans to create a further 2,500 jobs over the next ten years, including engineering and support jobs in Scotland, North Wales and Merseyside.
Hargreaves Services is to raise £42m in a share placing to fund the expansion of its surface coal mining operations across the country.
CPL Industries, the Chesterfield-based manufacturer of smokeless fuel products with 500 staff, has undergone a management buy-out backed by Vision Capital.
Tidal Lagoon Power is seeking investors to fund the development of a £650m 250MW tidal power plant in Swansea Bay from 2017.
Thames Water and 2OC have agreed a £200m deal to use waste cooking fat to fuel a new £70m power station at Beckton in east London from 2015.
Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants is to relocate to a 60,000 sq ft office at the One St Paul's scheme in the City of London this autumn.
ResHydro of the US is to set up a tidal power research operation in Glasgow, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde.
Dulas has submitted plans for a 15MW solar energy farm at Glebe Farm near Bedford.
Egdon Resources has won a licence to drill for gas near Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire, which could create up to 30 jobs.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is planning to set up a £5m solar energy farm at the Ryston estate in West Norfolk.
BP is investing £330m in a drilling programme in the Clair oil field west of Shetland, as part of a consortium with Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.
Co-operative Energy is to create 100 new customer service jobs at a Midcounties Co-operative office in Walsall.
Energy Solutions Group has acquired Evolve Group for undisclosed terms, including a building energy management business, Nobbs & Jones and Ashdown Controls.
Green Investment Bank is to provide funding of £36m for the development of an energy centre at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, including a combined heat and power unit and biomass boiler.
Surrey County Council has approved plans from Bio Group to develop a 25,000 tonne-a-year capacity anaerobic digestion plant at Dunsfold Park.
Lightsource Renewable Energy is looking to invest £8m in the development of two new solar farms in North Devon and North Cornwall.
Statoil is looking to employ 1,000 people out of Aberdeen by 2017, in order to develop the Mariner and Bressay oil fields.
EDF Energy has won government approval for its proposed £14bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, with the creation of 900 jobs.
Whessoe Oil & Gas is planning to triple the 60-strong workforce at its Darlington-based engineering business over the next five years, having just been acquired by Samsung.
Windcrop is looking to create up to 30 jobs at its new wind turbine installations operation at Saltash in Cornwall.
Hive Energy has approached Sevenoaks District Council about a new proposal to develop a 93-acre solar park at West Kingsdown.
Spencer Group has secured a £20m European grant to go towards the development of the £100m Energy Works renewable power plant in Hull.
Oakapple Renewable Energy is planning to develop a £9m solar farm on a 33-acre site at Haigh Hall in Leeds, and will also submit plans for sites in Devon, Cornwall, Wales and the East Midlands.
Alkane Energy is planning to set up two new methane-fuelled power plants at the Prince of Wales colliery in Pontefract and Markham Main near Doncaster.
Eon Energy from Waste and EQT Fund are planning to build a £240m MBT and incinerator plant at Hightown Quarry in Mallusk to process waste for 11 Northern Ireland councils.
Wirral Council is planning to develop a new business park for the offshore wind farm industry on a four-acre site in Birkenhead, including three 10,000 sq ft units and hundreds of jobs.
Moray Council has approved plans from the Speyside Renewable Energy Partnership to build a biomass plant at the Macallan Distillery, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
Exol Lubricants is to invest £2m in the expansion of its 120,000 sq ft head office and factory in Wednesbury this year, with an increase to the 60-strong workforce.
Aker has acquired a site at the D2 business park in Aberdeen to develop a new 300,000 sq ft headquarters for up to 2,400 staff in its oil services business.
Shell is to sell its 66-acre Wirral technology centre to the University of Chester for a nominal sum, in order to relocate about 400 staff to other sites.
Blue Energy has sold 87 solar energy sites to Belvedere Energy Investment of Liverpool, in order to focus on wind farms.
Ithaca Energy is to acquire Valiant Petroleum, the North Sea oil company, for £203m.
Solar Style UK is planning to expand the 27-strong workforce at its new solar energy sales office in Leicester to 100 over the coming months.
SeaGeneration Wales has secured a marine licence for the £70m development of five 2MW tidal stream turbines near Anglesey by 2015.
TGC Renewables has submitted plans for a 13MW solar energy farm near Cambridge.
Petrogas is planning to expand its chain of 23 Applegreen petrol forecourts to 40 by the end of the year.
Fenland District Council is to consider proposals from Richard Pike Associates for the development of a 23-acre solar energy farm at Begdale near Wisbech.
British Gas is planning to create 1,000 new jobs for young unemployed people in its nationwide home insulation programme over the next three years.
Clyde Blowers Capital has acquired US-based Energy Services International for £13m, and plans to open an ESI service centre to repair drilling equipment in Aberdeen.
ScottishPower Renewables has won permission to build a £400m 288MW wind farm with 96 turbines at Kilgallioch in Dumfries & Galloway by 2017.
Proserv is looking to relocate its energy services business to a larger site in Great Yarmouth, and will also create up to 50 new jobs.
Dong Energy is looking to set up a new wind farm operations and maintenance centre in Grimsby, with the creation of up to 40 jobs.
Ecotricity has won government approval for a new wind farm with 22 turbines at Heckington Fen in Lincolnshire.
BP is to set up a 130,000 sq ft office at Bedfont Lakes in Heathrow in 2014.
Euro Garages has bought 45 service stations in northern England and North Wales from Esso Petroleum for about £50m, taking its total chain to 120.
Enquest expects to create 40 new jobs in Swansea over the next three years, as part of 1,000 new supply chain jobs being created nationwide from increased investment in the North Sea.
Blue Energy has bought the wind farm portfolio of HgCapital for £250m, including developer RidgeWind.
Optimus is seeking permission to transform Greyfriars John Knox Church in Aberdeen into a new headquarters for its oil and gas business.
Wood Group PSN is looking to create 100 new jobs at its oil and gas engineering business in Runcorn this year, and will also expand sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Hull.
Fabricom Offshore Services is looking to create 200 new jobs at its Tyneside-based oil and gas engineering business over the next few years, having just opened an apprentice academy.
MDE Group of Norway is to create 20 jobs at its new energy recruitment business in Bristol over the next 18 months.
Selby District Council is to consider plans from LDP to build a 20MW renewable energy plant at Riccall Business Park, while REG Bio Power is seeking permission for a biofuel plant in Cliffe Common.
Travis Perkins has acquired Solfex Energy Systems, the Preston-based supplier of renewable energy systems.
Enovate Systems, the Aberdeen-based energy services firm with 62 staff, is to be acquired by Aker Solutions of Norway.
Air Energi is to relocate its Manchester-based oil and gas staffing consultancy to an 18,000 sq ft office at the Riverside in Salford in February.
Clean Power Properties has submitted plans to Dudley Council to build a £40m energy recovery and recycling plant in Brierley Hill, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Camborne Energy is to submit plans to Great Yarmouth Borough Council to set up a 14MW solar energy farm on a 71-acre site near Caister.
Dong Energy and ScottishPower Renewables are looking to recruit 30 staff for a new £4m offshore wind maintenance hub in Barrow.
UK Coal is seeking permission from Gateshead Council to set up an opencast coal mine at Marley Hill, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Port of Tyne has unveiled proposals for a £180m expansion project, including new warehouses for wood pellet fuels and up to 300 jobs.
Birds Eye is planning to build a £3m combined heat and power plant at its site in Lowestoft by October.
Faroe Petroleum is to invest £50m in the expansion of its Aberdeen-based exploration business this year, with the drilling of five new wells.
Kedco is planning to build a 25MW biomass plant at Londonderry Dock.
Samsung Heavy Industries is to relocate 19 staff to the Fife Energy Park in Methil, in order to develop an offshore wind demonstration project.
Swindon Borough Council is planning to set up a £50m solar energy farm on a 200-acre site at Wroughton.
NET Energy Group has won planning consent from Caerphilly Borough Council to build a £13m biomass power plant at the Capital Valley Eco Park, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Babcock has won a £30m contract to fabricate 74 subsea structures for the Schiehallion and Loyal oilfields at its site in Rosyth, securing the future of 100 jobs.
LC Energy has acquired Harvest Wood Fuels, the Surrey-based wood pellet supplier.
Ithaca Energy of Canada is planning to invest up to £220m in the development of an oil field off the coast of Peterhead.
Good Energy has acquired the Hampole wind farm site near Doncaster from RWE Npower Renewables for up to £3m, and aims to complete construction by the end of the year.
BNRG Renewables has won approval from Shepway District Council to set up a solar energy farm on a 114-acre site in New Romney.
Countryside Renewables has won planning permission for a 5MW solar energy farm at Exning in Suffolk.
Hive Energy has submitted plans to Babergh District Council to build a £25m solar energy farm on a 95-acre site in Suffolk.
Orchard Group is looking to expand the 80-strong workforce at its energy and environmental cost consultancy with new jobs in Newcastle, Bristol and Elland in 2013.
Solar Power Generation is seeking permission to build a £15m 20MW solar energy farm at the Eco Sustainable Solutions site in Parley, Dorset.
Total LOR is to create 24 new jobs at Lindsey Oil Refinery, as part of the reorganisation of its refining, storage and logistics operations across the country.