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    1. August 14, 2015

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    1. July 17, 2015

      The great public sector pension liability

      By the time William Milne retired in 2005 from the Strathclyde fire brigade after 30 years, aged 50, his pension...

    2. July 10, 2015

      Budget fails to make sense of consumer energy pricing

      “Shares in Drax, the power utility switching from burning coal to wood pellets, tumbled on Wednesday after a climate...

    3. July 8, 2015

      Summer Budget: End of climate levy relief undermines Drax shares

      Shares in Drax, the power utility switching from burning coal to wood pellets, tumbled on Wednesday after a climate...

    4. June 18, 2015

      Natural gas glut puts squeeze on Drax

      The prospect of lower power prices left Drax among the London market’s sharpest fallers on Thursday. The owner of...

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    6. February 27, 2015

      Generating returns from renewables

      In December 2003, off the coast of Prestatyn, north Wales, the blades of the UK’s first offshore wind turbines started...

    7. February 24, 2015

      Drax cuts dividend on profit fears

      Drax Group has cut its dividend amid fears of a continued squeeze on profits from its coal-fired generating business...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Drax falls on fears of subsidy cuts

      Another regulatory setback meant Drax , the power station owner, was among Thursday’s biggest fallers. Drax lost 3.4...

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      February 10, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 10th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:01 on 10 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were:...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Drax bounces on biomass hopes

      Drax rallied from a four-year low on Thursday as investors were given a sliver of hope on state aid. The power station...

    11. December 18, 2014

      Drax appoints Phil Cox as new chairman

      Drax Group, the electricity generator, has appointed Phil Cox, former head of International Power, to replace Charles...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2014

      Markets Live: Friday, 12th December, 2014

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:05 on 12 Dec 2014. Participants in this session were:...

    13. October 3, 2014

      Green energy deals risked over-rewarding developers, say MPs

      The award of contracts worth up to £16.6bn to operators of eight sustainable energy projects by ministers failed to...

    14. September 5, 2014

      Why Woodford dumped his HSBC stake

      Renowned fund manager Neil Woodford has sold his entire position in global bank HSBC, just two months after acquiring...

    15. August 7, 2014

      Drax shares fall after Court of Appeal ruling

      Shares in Drax Group fell by as much as a tenth on Thursday after the UK’s Court of Appeal backed the government’s...

    16. July 29, 2014

      Drax earnings fall on carbon tax increase

      Drax Group, the operator of Britain’s biggest power plant, suffered a 15 per cent drop in earnings in the first half...

    17. July 23, 2014

      UK energy department reverses Drax biomass decision

      The Department of Energy and Climate Change has reversed its decision to exclude Drax Group from receiving an enhanced...

    18. July 23, 2014

      Drax gains on hopes for project approval

      Clarity remains in short supply for investors in Drax, the Yorkshire power station owner. The European Commission on...

    19. July 23, 2014

      Biomass report adds to debate on power station subsidies

      Burning wood to generate electricity can produce as many of the carbon dioxide emissions responsible for climate change...

    20. July 15, 2014

      Drax wins appeal over biomass conversion contract

      Drax Group has won an appeal against a decision to exclude it from receiving a £1.3bn investment contract to fund the...

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      May 21, 2014

      Rise of the Bond villains

      - Our economy needs investors like Mr Zorin. California welcomes him with open arms. - May I quote you on that, Mr...

    22. May 4, 2014

      Scientists attack biomass power subsidy

      Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon...

    23. April 23, 2014

      Saga to set sail leaving AA to make roadside repairs

      Saga, the financial services and travel group focused on cruise-loving over-fifties, has lived up to its name in its...

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      April 23, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE We note a few Ukraine effects in Russia. NEWS Germany led an expansion in...

    25. April 23, 2014

      Drax shares hit by UK subsidy move

      Shares in Drax, the UK power generator, fell more than 13 per cent after it said it was launching legal proceedings...

    26. April 16, 2014

      UK carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU

      Brussels is to grant €300m to a pioneering carbon capture and storage project in the UK. The move comes as the EU seeks...

    27. February 24, 2014

      Brussels probes UK state aid for Drax power station project

      Brussels has started a preliminary investigation into whether the UK breached state aid rules when it guaranteed a £75m...

    28. February 18, 2014

      Carbon costs weigh on Drax

      Falls in the price of imported coal were outweighed by the scrapping of emissions allowances and a new carbon price...

    29. December 19, 2013

      Green subsidy snub puts power station’s future in doubt

      The future of one of Britain’s largest coal-fired power stations hangs in the balance, after it was told it would not...

    30. December 18, 2013

      Onshore wind farms face competition for subsidies

      Onshore wind farms will have to compete with each other for state subsidies after 2015 – driving the price down further...

    31. December 11, 2013

      Europe’s biomorass

      Ask most people how the EU generates the growing proportion of its energy it has to produce from renewable sources and...

    32. December 9, 2013

      Energy: Forest fuels

      Wood pellets sound harmless. In fact they are highly combustible, 100 times easier to ignite than coal. When a pile of...

    33. December 4, 2013

      UK’s Drax power group boosted by support for biomass switch

      Shares in Drax jumped on Wednesday after the owner of Britain’s biggest electrical power station, in North Yorkshire,...

    34. November 17, 2013

      Drax powers a brighter future with biomass

      It may be good for the planet but it is explosive stuff. The feedstock behind attempts by Britain’s biggest emitter of...

    35. October 14, 2013

      Case study: biomass fuels industrial rebirth in the UK

      Ironbridge, the 18th century birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and Drax, the UK’s biggest coal-fired power...

    36. September 29, 2013

      Grangemouth applies for government guarantee to convert to US shale

      Ineos, a privately owned chemicals group, has asked for an infrastructure loan guarantee from the UK government to...

    37. August 14, 2013

      Drax begins £700m conversion to wood pellets

      The biomass industry may be on the ropes but some big projects are moving ahead. Drax, which operates the largest...

    38. July 29, 2013

      Shire boosted by growth hopes

      Shire led the risers in a flat London market yesterday as sector consolidation and growth hopes lifted the stock to a...

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