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A project to develop a new skills strategy for the oil and gas sector has been welcomed by sector representatives in the East of England.

A young engineering business offering services to the renewable energy sector has added a big new contract to its portfolio.

The trade body for the regional energy industry in East Anglia has joined forces with its Humberside counterpart to help businesses get the most out of the investments being made in the region.

The first nuclear reactor built to the design planned for the proposed Sizewell C power plant in Suffolk has started producing electricity for the first time.

The UK government has announced a £200m deal aimed at fuelling innovation and diversity in the civil nuclear industry while bringing down build costs.

A Norwich-based engineering firm has been chosen to complete an offshore construction project for a multinational energy company.

A campaign to get more East Anglian businesses involved in a multi-billion pound energy project off the region’s coast is being stepped up.

An employer-led skills centre designed to train the next generation of offshore energy sector workers in East Anglia opens its doors today.

An energy firm hoping to build a wind farm off the coast of north Norfolk has been criticised for ignoring concerns before submitting a planning application.

Employer-led training to ensure a pipeline of workers for multibillion pound offshore wind farms around the East Anglian coast is set to start next month.

Offshore wind could help to regenerate the East of England’s deprived coastal communities with jobs and investment if proposals for a government sector deal get the green light.

The UK’s energy infrastructure is becoming an increasingly common target for hackers, according to cyber security experts.

A logistics firm with more than 50 years experience in the oil and gas sector has expanded into the region as it aims to serve the renewables market.

Households across Norfolk could see their energy bills reduced by £100 after the introduction of a price cap moved a step closer this week.

Council leaders in a Norfolk coast town have welcomed news that a deal which could bring significant investment to their town is edging towards completion.

Energy giants have given a multi-billion pound vote of confidence to the industry in the East of England.

Lowestoft’s growing expertise in the offshore renewables industry has been further underlined after a multi-million pound contract on the world’s largest offshore wind farm was awarded to a company in the town.

Organisers of an energy sector conference are hoping goodwill will help them bring even more people to the rescheduled event after the previous attempt fell victim to the Beast from the East.

Norfolk coal distributors have been struggling to deliver important fuel to homes.

As the energy industry’s biggest conference in the East of England gets underway, some of the sector’s leading lights express their views on the opportunities and challenges 2018 will bring.

Norwich is among the top 10 UK cities at risk from illegal gas work, according to new research.

The UK’s strongest man will be showing off his power in a visit to Norfolk next week.

East Anglian firms could capitalise on the deployment of a novel technology set to be used with two of the world’s largest proposed offshore wind farms.

A wind farm off the north Norfolk coast has reached full capacity just six weeks after the last of its 91 turbines was installed.

An energy operator is to extend the life of a gas field off the East Anglian coast with a £75m investment to drill a new well.

Britain’s offshore wind capacity could increase five-fold by the 2030s, cutting carbon emissions and saving on consumer bills, analysis suggests – with the Norfolk and Suffolk coast in a strong position to benefit.

Rejuvenation and reinvigoration will be on the minds of energy businesses as they gather for one of the sector’s biggest events in the East of England.

A Scole-based offshore firm is aiming to take advantage of the rising oil price and increased production in South America by launching a new operation on the continent.

Developing partnerships with local schools is becoming ever more important to energy companies as construction projects off the East Anglian coast gather pace.

East Anglia’s oil and gas industry could receive a “new lease of life” after the chancellor announced measures to make it easier for companies to exchange late-life assets.

An energy research and consultancy business is aiming to enter European markets after securing “substantial” backing from an investment firm.

Work has begun on the onshore infrastructure for a £2.5bn wind farm project, with East Anglian companies set to be involved.

A wind farm off the East Anglian coast has begun generating power just a year after construction on it began.

The agility and adaptability of smaller operators is underpinning a recovery of confidence in East Anglia’s oil and gas industry, say sector experts.

A series of training courses to help business leaders grow their companies will be hosted by a renewable energy programme.

A virtual tour of a 140-turbine windfarm could help cut costs and increase safety by allowing personnel to look around before heading offshore.

An offshore renewable energy grant programme has awarded more than £800,000 to projects in the east in just a year.

The experts behind a project which aims to use energy generated locally in a more intelligent way hope it could be key to unlocking growth in Norwich.

A 200-strong delegation from the East of England energy industry will outline its critical role in the UK’s future energy security during a reception at Westminster tomorrow.

Energy regulator Ofgem is to extend its prepayment price cap to one million more vulnerable households this winter, saving them £120 a year.

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced that a new discovery in the North Sea could contain in the range of 25 to 130 million barrels of oil.

An engineering personnel company has moved into new premises after expanding its workload and services.

The energy company behind proposals for what could be the world’s largest wind farm off the Norfolk coast is changing its name to symbolise a move to renewable energy generation.

Almost a third of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017, according to government statistics – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source.

Business owners in east Suffolk are being encouraged to take advantage of a free energy support initiative which increases efficiency and reduces running costs.

A biomass energy plant which has brought permanent jobs and millions of pounds to the local economy has been officially opened.

A ceremony will be held today to officially open the Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant.

Dramatic falls in the costs of offshore wind projects have moved the industry closer to a potentially subsidy-free future - which energy experts believe could unlock further projects in the region.

MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

The scale of the damage done to jobs in the oil and gas industry as a result of low oil prices has been revealed in a sector report.

Remaining customers of the Big Six energy firms have forked out an extra £7.3bn over the last five years, a new report reveals.

Ten offshore workers had to be rescued from a normally unattended platform off the Norfolk coast following a gas leak.

An annual awards celebrating the best of the East of England’s energy sector has extended its deadline for entries.

East Anglian companies have won £9m of contracts to service wind farms off the Suffolk and German coasts.

British Gas has hiked its electricity prices by 12.5% – sparking fears other companies may follow suit.

British Gas looks set to increase its electricity tariffs by 12.5pc this autumn which will affect millions of customers.

Dong Energy has opened consultation for its Hornsea Project Three development 120km off the north Norfolk coast.

A private equity firm is placing a multi-million pound vote of confidence in the East Anglian energy industry.

British Gas is to pay £1.1m to compensate thousands of customers after its agents missed appointments.

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