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  1. April 13, 2014

    Royal Festival Hall in tune with drive to save power

    In a pioneering experiment, one of Britain’s cooler cultural venues is being paid by the National Grid to warm up. The Royal...

  2. April 6, 2014

    National Grid: watts not to like?

    Monopolies are a bit like babies: no one likes them much until they get one of their own. But sometimes they don’t embarrass...

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  1. Nick Butler

    March 9, 2014

    Emergency electricity – here come the Green Goddesses

    Older UK readers will remember the Green Goddesses – fire engines held in reserve for moments of national emergency. At the...

  2. February 19, 2014

    Energy: Power down

    The capacity crunch There is an eerie silence at Keadby power station. The gas-fired plant in the English Midlands was...

  3. January 30, 2014

    National Grid says UK set to import more electricity

    The UK will import more power from neighbouring countries in the future as the country’s electricity margin continues to...

  4. January 7, 2014

    National Grid plans to pay businesses to use wind power at night

    Businesses will be paid to use electricity generated by wind farms during the middle of the night, according to proposals...

  5. December 23, 2013

    Power ‘tighter’ but National Grid is ‘prepared for anything’

    Royal weddings are a headache for National Grid: they can send demand for electricity haywire. People watching them on TV...

  6. December 19, 2013

    British businesses will be paid to switch off energy

    Businesses will be paid to cut their energy use on winter evenings next year, highlighting the rising threat of blackouts as...

  7. December 11, 2013

    Lord Mayor to spend her time restoring City values

    The role of Lord Mayor of London has come a long way since the era of four-time incumbent Richard Whittington, immortalised...

  8. November 21, 2013

    DMGT proves dynasties do not have to be soap operas

    Just as democrats revile dictators, so investors often decry dynastic owners of listed companies. But family ownership has...

  9. November 21, 2013

    National Grid warns of stalled investment in power generation

    The head of National Grid has warned of “significant delays” to new power generation in the UK, amid growing concerns about...

  10. beyondbrics

    October 14, 2013

    Argentina: moving towards financial normalisation?

    Anyone unsure as to why Argentina fills foreign investors with dread need only take a glance at the list of cases it has at...

  11. October 11, 2013

    National Grid plays down winter power fears

    Officials at National Grid insisted this week that they remained comfortable with the power transmission company’s ability...

  12. FT Alphaville

    October 8, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Oh the sunny uplands of Italian banking turnarounds. That’ll be €2.5bn please: Dan...

  13. October 7, 2013

    National Grid warns on UK winter power supply

    National Grid has insisted the UK will keep the lights on this winter, despite forecasting that electricity supply will be...

  14. September 30, 2013

    Fiona Woolf second woman in 800 years to be Lord Mayor of London

    A woman has been elected Lord Mayor of London for only the second time inthe institution’s 800-year history. Fiona Woolf, a...

  15. September 23, 2013

    Coca-Cola HBC tumbles on joining FTSE 100

    Coca-Cola HBC joined the FTSE 100 on Monday. This, according to analysts, was an excellent reason to short the stock. The...

  16. September 23, 2013

    Glencore among fallers as UK stocks dip

    London investors were in no mood to take on any more exposure to risk on Monday. Although there was relief that Angela...

  17. September 11, 2013

    FTSE treads water ahead of UK jobless data

    London investors were cautious ahead of the UK employment data release, with demand for drugmakers, telecoms stocks and...

  18. September 6, 2013

    Green light for Welsh hydroelectric power station

    Britain is not known as a big producer of hydroelectricity but the go-ahead this week for a £100m scheme in the Welsh...

  19. September 1, 2013

    Fresh perspectives from the high seas

    She became a household name in February 2005 by becoming the fastest person to sail solo around the globe. Now yachtswoman...

  20. August 18, 2013

    Concerns mount over UK retail bond issues

    By most measures, the London Stock Exchange’s order book for retail bonds has been a runaway success. Since its launch in...

  21. August 4, 2013

    National Grid drilling tests show emissions storage potential

    National Grid, the operator of the UK’s electricity system, has found a spot in the sea 65km off the coast of Yorkshire that...

  22. July 30, 2013

    National Grid sells 80-acre Southall site to Berkeley Homes

    National Grid, the operator of the UK’s electricity network, has sold an 80-acre site in Southall, west London, to Berkeley...

  23. July 14, 2013

    Logistics director

    Ross Eggleton, Wm Morrison Ensuring the right goods are on supermarket shelves is a complex relay race. My role as head of...

  24. June 30, 2013

    Ed Davey insists that UK’s ‘lights are going to stay on’

    Utilities will be paid to bring mothballed power stations back into commission under government plans to bridge a looming...

  25. June 30, 2013

    Energy secretary tries to calm fears over power blackouts

    Having announced government support for renewables, shale gas and new power stations, Ed Davey left Whitehall last week for...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. June 23, 2013

    Plunging infrastructure starts put pressure on Osborne

    The chancellor, George Osborne, will face renewed pressure this week from opposition politicians and business leaders to...

  29. June 11, 2013

    UK warms to cryogenic energy stores

    Imagine getting up in the middle of a winter night to start the dishwasher, or staying indoors on a rare sunny day to...

  30. June 7, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: MoneySupermarket, National Grid, Salamander, WPP

    The ubiquitous TV marketing campaign by MoneySupermarket.com leaves most of us bemused as to what it means to feel epic, but...

  31. May 29, 2013

    Utilities stocks lead FTSE 100 lower

    A sell-off among utilities led the FTSE 100 to its second-biggest fall of the year so far as a sovereign bond rally...

  32. May 29, 2013

    Price rise hits FTSE gas suppliers

    London’s main equities index fell further in late afternoon trade, with utilities stocks leading the declines as a rise in...

  33. May 23, 2013

    UK gas supply six hours from running out in March

    Britain came within six hours of running out of natural gas in March, according to a senior energy official, highlighting...

  34. May 23, 2013

    A perfect storm of energy supply problems

    March was not a good month for UK energy security. First, problems at a gas processing plant in Norway disrupted supplies...

  35. May 20, 2013

    FTSE 100 hits highest in 12 years

    The FTSE 100 hit its highest in more than 12 years on Monday, with utilities underpinning the advance. United Utilities...

  36. May 16, 2013

    National Grid says regulator deals provide platform for dividends

    National Grid insisted it was well set to meet its target of delivering inflation-proofed dividend payments in the coming...

  37. May 16, 2013

    National Grid: reassuringly predictable

    The trouble with being a heavily regulated utility – and they don’t come more heavily regulated than power transmission – is...

  38. May 16, 2013

    Aviva shares boosted by Asian growth

    Aviva is the latest UK insurer to benefit from a move into fast-growing Asian markets, which helped its first-quarter...

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