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  1. July 31, 2014

    EDF boosted by higher nuclear output

    EDF held steady its full-year guidance despite last month’s decision by the socialist French government to block a planned...

  2. July 14, 2014

    Nestlé warns water scarcity ‘more urgent’ than climate change

    World leaders must make water scarcity a bigger priority than climate change because the problem is far more urgent than...

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    Few big organisations dispute the need for social engagement but not all consumers hav...
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  1. May 28, 2014

    Green bond credentials under scrutiny

    What makes a “green” bond green? The question has arisen with renewed force since GDF Suez, the French power company, this...

  2. May 26, 2014

    Chinese project points way ahead for EPR nuclear technology

    When Chinese planners decided to build a nuclear power plant on a rain-lashed cove in the south of the country, they simply...

  3. May 26, 2014

    EDF: on standby

    Traders like surges and blackouts. Investors prefer a nice steady flow of economic energy. EDF shares have returned 65 per...

  4. May 20, 2014

    Bond markets join the green revolution

    The corporate green bond market is forecast to reach $20bn this year, double the size of last year’s issuance, according to...

  5. May 7, 2014

    Veolia chief quashes Suez Environnement merger rumours

    The chief executive of Veolia, the world’s biggest water and waste utility by sales, shot down rumours that the company was...

  6. May 7, 2014

    Europe’s nuclear sector looks worldwide to keep skills sharp

    In a few weeks two 500-tonne steam generators will be hoisted into the reactor hall at Europe’s first next-generation...

  7. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  8. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  9. February 13, 2014

    EDF investment spending to peak in 2015

    French state-owned utility EDF said its investment spending would start to fall from next year as new projects came online...

  10. January 31, 2014

    UK nuclear deal with EDF could waste £17.6bn, says Brussels

    Britain is potentially wasting up to £17.6bn of taxpayer support on a new nuclear plant that would be profitable without it,...

  11. December 23, 2013

    Commodities rush loses lustre for Wall Street

    The veteran banking analyst Brad Hintz published a set of research reports in 2005 about commodities trading at Goldman...

  12. December 18, 2013

    Brussels launches probe into UK nuclear guarantee offered to EDF

    Brussels has launched a full investigation into whether Britain is providing up to £17bn of potentially illegal public...

  13. December 15, 2013

    Westinghouse to buy 50 per cent stake in NuGen

    Westinghouse, the Japanese-owned engineering group, will announce within days that it is buying a big stake in one of the...

  14. November 29, 2013

    Big six to limit rise in household energy bills in return for reforms

    Most of Britain’s big energy companies will announce within days that household power bills will rise by less than expected...

  15. November 25, 2013

    French mood cools on nuclear question

    The oil shock of the early 1970s prompted a revolution in the French energy sector. With few natural energy resources of its...

  16. November 12, 2013

    Energy companies feel the heat amid anger over price increases

    Energy companies are now trusted less than banks and car salesmen amid increasingly hostile political attacks which on...

  17. November 12, 2013

    EDF says UK price rises contingent on ‘Eco’ green scheme costs

    EDF Energy called for a “comprehensive review” of the costs of government green schemes, as the company announced a...

  18. November 12, 2013

    EDF’s price increase of 3.9% lower than rivals

    EDF Energy, one of the UK’s big six energy suppliers, said on Tuesday that it would raise its gas and electricity prices for...

  19. October 30, 2013

    Labour intensifies attack on UK energy prices

    Labour kept up the pressure on the government over rising energy bills with a new party political broadcast on Wednesday...

  20. October 21, 2013

    Deal offers distant benefits for consumers and security for EDF

    Why is the government’s deal with EDF to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset so important? The two new reactors at Hinkley...

  21. October 21, 2013

    Coalition goes cold on lower bill claims as nuclear deal is sealed

    David Cameron hailed an agreement with French and Chinese investors to build the UK’s first new nuclear power plant for a...

  22. October 21, 2013

    Hinkley Point C is pivotal for industry’s future

    The £16bn deal to develop a new reactor in Somerset was billed as the start of the UK’s “next generation of nuclear power”...

  23. October 21, 2013

    Going nuclear over rising power costs

    EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it wants to build at...

  24. October 21, 2013

    An expensive nuclear deal that ignores all the energy alternatives

    The details of the deal to build Britain’s new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point are becoming clearer: a basic cost of...

  25. October 21, 2013

    EDF: energy bar

    If you want your trains to run on time, call the Swiss. If it is nuclear power you want, call Paris. EDF was always going to...

  26. October 21, 2013

    UK nuclear deal comes at a sensitive time

    “An excellent deal for Britain and British consumers” was the assessment from Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary,...

  27. October 21, 2013

    UK agrees nuclear power deal with EDF

    The UK government has struck a deal with the French utility EDF to build the country’s first new nuclear plant in a...

  28. October 20, 2013

    Ukraine close to shale gas deal

    Ukraine’s government is weeks away from signing a shale gas production-sharing agreement with Chevron, of the US, and...

  29. October 20, 2013

    Details of Hinkley deal to be unveiled

    Ministers will on Monday unveil the details of generous long-term subsidies agreed with EDF, the French utility, to pave the...

  30. October 20, 2013

    Hinkley Point C offers lessons for UK’s nuclear revival

    It was 57 years ago last week that Queen Elizabeth opened the world’s first nuclear power station at Calder Hall in...

  31. October 17, 2013

    UK wants Chinese nuclear to help move to a low-carbon economy

    The UK will allow a majority-owned Chinese nuclear power station on its shores as part of its transition away from fossil...

  32. October 16, 2013

    China bases nuclear growth hopes on co-operation

    China’s nuclear industry hopes that a nondescript industrial site in south-western England will soon become a launch pad for...

  33. October 16, 2013

    Osborne hails UK nuclear deal with China as ‘new dawn’

    George Osborne on Thursday hailed a new dawn for Britain’s civil nuclear programme as he announced a deal between Chinese...

  34. October 11, 2013

    George Osborne to give China go-ahead to build nuclear power stations

    The chancellor George Osborne will sign a deal in China next week allowing a state-owned Chinese company to build nuclear...

  35. October 8, 2013

    Blow to nuclear projects as Brussels drops plan for subsidy rules

    Nuclear power projects in Europe face a legally uncertain future after Brussels heeded German concerns and ditched plans to...

  36. October 8, 2013

    Surging shale output shakes up US gas

    The US natural gas market will be turned “upside down” in the next decade as surging shale production inverts the map of...

  37. October 2, 2013

    Hinkley Point nuclear reactor deal expected ‘within weeks’

    A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation is finally nearing completion, with ministers...

  38. September 22, 2013

    Davey looks to drum up Chinese investment into Britain’s future power

    Ed Davey will on Monday begin a 10-day visit to China to drum up inward investment in Britain’s next generation of power...

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