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    1. September 4, 2014

      Nuclear power plant warning puts spotlight on UK supply plans

      A warning from EDF Energy that four of its nuclear reactors might be out of action until the end of the year has refocused...

    2. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dear eurozone, why can’t we all just get along?: David brings us some pre-ECB musings...

    3. September 4, 2014

      Nuclear outage heightens UK energy supply fears

      Concerns over Britain’s energy capacity shortage deepened on Thursday when EDF Energy warned that the impact of shutting...

    4. August 11, 2014

      EDF Energy shuts down four UK nuclear reactors

      EDF Energy has shut down four of its UK reactors – a quarter of its total nuclear generating capacity – after discovering a...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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”...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. July 30, 2013

      Deighton faced with challenging shopping list

      Nuclear power: EDF said on Tuesday that it expected talks with the Treasury over price guarantees for its new Hinkley Point...

    21. June 29, 2013

      PPF to take on UK Coal pensions

      The bulk of Britain’s coal industry is set to end up in the hands of the Pension Protection Fund with UK Coal Operations,...

    22. June 27, 2013

      Industry asked to curb peak power use

      National Grid has called on companies to consider curbing their electricity use between 4pm and 8pm on winter workdays next...

    23. June 27, 2013

      UK has far more shale gas than previously thought

      Ministers have moved to plug Britain’s looming energy gap with a flurry of measures to encourage investment in shale gas,...

    24. June 26, 2013

      Projects worth £100bn to be set out

      Danny Alexander will on Thursday unveil plans to invest £100bn in Britain’s roads, railways and energy plants as the...

    25. June 26, 2013

      Cost of HS2 undercuts spending review

      George Osborne’s promise of a far-reaching overhaul of Britain’s transport and energy infrastructure was undercut on...

    26. June 25, 2013

      Osborne to sweeten cuts with spending

      George Osborne will on Wednesday announce £11.5bn of election year spending cuts, in a spending review statement that will...

    27. June 11, 2013

      Capitalism struggles to balance social value and profit

      Many argue that in order to transform capitalism so it benefits all of society, companies must stop thinking in terms of...

    28. May 30, 2013

      EDF and government edge closer to nuclear plant contract deal

      The contract for Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation will last up to 35 years, the government and EDF...

    29. May 27, 2013

      Energy suppliers urge UK to back gas-fired power

      The Big Six energy suppliers are pressing the government to support gas-fired power, warning that without it the UK could...

    30. April 30, 2013

      UK Coal Operations seeks liquidation after colliery’s closure

      UK Coal Operations, the company that runs two of the last three deep pits in Britain, has warned that it is in danger of...

    31. April 11, 2013

      Prices blow an ill wind for turbines

      Prices for wind turbines have fallen by a third in the past four years, the US industry association has said, putting...

    32. April 2, 2013

      Ed Davey considers changes to UK energy bill

      Ed Davey, the energy secretary, is looking at making changes to proposed industry reforms, amid claims they will entrench...

    33. March 26, 2013

      Ministers announce £20m for nuclear R&D

      The UK government is to commit more than £20m towards research and development into nuclear power as part of an industrial...

    34. March 19, 2013

      Nuclear power plant given go ahead

      The government gave the go-ahead for one of Britain’s largest infrastructure projects on Tuesday, granting EDF Energy...

    35. March 13, 2013

      EDF drops case against green group

      EDF Energy has dropped a £5m civil court case against environmental campaigners who occupied one of its power plants in...

    36. March 12, 2013

      EDF raises heat at Hinkley C over price

      The Somerset coast can be a bleak place, especially on a rainy day in March, but something momentous is stirring here. The...

    37. March 3, 2013

      Concern rises at lack of energy ‘plan B’

      Ministers must stop “crossing their fingers” and develop a “plan B” energy strategy in case nuclear plants are not built on...

    38. February 28, 2013

      Resilient Veolia chief looks to growth

      Exactly a year after surviving a boardroom putsch led by one of the most powerful figures in French business, Antoine Frérot...

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