Celtic Array axed in blow to renewables

Move is latest in series of offshore wind farm cancellations

EDF boosted by higher nuclear output

Utility keeps guidance unchanged despite French tariffs setback

Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

British Gas owner rejects forecasts that profit margins will double

Germany drops proposed green pylon route

Protesters reluctant to claim victory after government climbdown

Ofgem tells retailers to pass on savings

Operating margin rose in one month from £101 to £106

Ofgem drafts tough price curbs on power

Move will cut bills by an average of £12 a year

Centrica names BP veteran Conn as CEO

Sam Laidlaw to retire after eight years at the helm

Fracking planning permission
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New fracking licences cover half the UK

Ministers say tougher rules will protect national parks

Chiefs should tackle succession head on

Last-minute planning can mean high price for poor choices

Watchdog to investigate energy prices

CMA to look for evidence of ‘co-ordination’ by big six suppliers

Drought drains critical US water supply

Researchers shocked by depletion of Colorado River Basin

BP’s Conn in talks to lead Centrica

Head of downstream division quits oil major

China to put €2bn into Italian power grid

Deal reflects shift in attitude towards such investments

UK energy companies fined for power cuts

Regulator unveils details of ‘big six’ probe

UK reverses Drax biomass decision

Volte-face follows successful legal challenge on subsidy package

Biomass report adds to subsidies debate

Measuring impact of burning biomass splits opinion

Iberdrola profits hit by energy reform

International operations help offset Spanish regulatory impact

Indian water is a geopolitical issue

Plan to connect rivers with canals is fraught with difficulties

Shares in Trinity hit a 52-week low

Troubled waters: the Mekong River crisis

China, one of six nations sharing the Mekong, says its huge dams benefit the countries downstream. But it is bafflingly silent about strange, record-breaking changes that have been wreaking havoc on the river in recent months. Pilita Clark investigates


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