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  1. May 21, 2015

    National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

    The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide energy...

  2. May 20, 2015

    British coal-fired power plant bows to the inevitable

    Confirmation that one of Britain’s biggest remaining coal-fired power stations will close by next March did not come as a...

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  1. April 23, 2015

    Steve Holliday: man on a mission at work and in the community

    There is an American-style immediacy and warmth about the British chief executive of National Grid. Steve Holliday has led...

  2. April 20, 2015

    G4S becomes latest to scale back quarterly reports

    G4S, the world’s biggest security provider, has become the latest company to reduce their number of trading updates...

  3. March 27, 2015

    Fears gas prices will rise as UK storage cut

    UK gas suppliers could be forced to pay higher prices this winter after Centrica announced that capacity at Britain’s...

  4. March 26, 2015

    UK draws on Norwegian green power with €2bn cable

    Operators of electricity networks in the UK and Norway have approved a €2bn deal to build the world’s longest subsea power...

  5. March 19, 2015

    Eclipse puts Europe’s fears over solar power cut in the shade

    All eyes on the solar eclipse Europe’s first major eclipse of the solar power age drew millions of spectators across the...

  6. March 5, 2015

    BT Openreach: new line-up

    Unbundling was once trendy in telecoms regulation. Incumbent operators were told to give competitors access to their...

  7. February 23, 2015

    MPs criticise Ofgem for failure over energy network pricing

    The UK’s energy market regulator has been criticised by MPs for failing to keep energy network costs down, thus contributing...

  8. February 1, 2015

    For markets there is such a thing as too much information

    Two very different companies made significant announcements last week. National Grid, the UK utility company, said it would...

  9. February 1, 2015

    John Kay’s battle against short-termism reaps rewards

    Last week National Grid, the UK electricity distributor, became the largest FTSE company to drop quarterly reporting of...

  10. January 27, 2015

    National Grid pulls plug on quarterly reporting

    National Grid has become the largest FTSE-listed company to abandon quarterly reporting, following a rule change from the UK...

  11. January 27, 2015

    No quarter needs to be given over changes to reporting

    Social media allows oversharers to update the world on topics the world is indifferent to, ranging from their love lives to...

  12. January 13, 2015

    UK utilities: power to the people

    A joke for Labour party leader Ed Miliband: How many electricity regulators does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: just...

  13. Nick Butler

    January 11, 2015

    New nuclear - 2015 is the critical year

    2015 will be a crucial year for the nuclear industry across the world. Japan is expected to start bringing its nuclear...

  14. January 4, 2015

    UK and Norway near deal to build subsea power cable

    Norway is close to agreeing a €2bn investment to construct a 700km underwater power line that would allow the UK to import...

  15. December 19, 2014

    Power auction keeps lights on for 2018-19

    The first of a rolling series of auctions designed to prevent the lights going out in Britain in coming years has ended, at...

  16. December 14, 2014

    UK electricity supply auction worth £1.8bn a year set to begin

    An auction that officials estimate could cost more than £1.8bn a year to secure the UK’s electricity supplies beyond 2030...

  17. November 27, 2014

    How to stay mentally fit, even in a risky job

    Richard Martin was a partner at a City law firm when, in 2011, he broke down and began to experience debilitating panic...

  18. November 24, 2014

    Scottish power plant paid to provide emergency electricity fails output test

    One of the three power stations being paid by National Grid to come online in an emergency this winter has failed a test...

  19. November 23, 2014

    UK manufacturers warn of shutdowns amid energy measures

    Britain’s heavy manufacturers have warned they may be forced to shut down more often this winter to avoid high power costs...

  20. November 7, 2014

    Berkeley Homes powers up £700m National Grid joint venture

    London-centric housebuilder Berkeley Homes has signed a £700m joint venture with National Grid to build up to 14,000 homes...

  21. November 5, 2014

    Ed Davey plans years of emergency steps to keep lights on

    Britain faces three years of emergency measures to make sure the country’s ageing electricity system can keep the lights on...

  22. Nick Butler

    October 28, 2014

    Power failure: the National Grid, blackouts and UK energy

    A power cut in London in 1947 © Reg Birkett/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Developed industrial economies should not...

  23. October 28, 2014

    National Grid pays plants to be on standby to avoid UK blackouts

    Britain’s creaking, accident-prone electricity system has pushed the country’s safety cushion of spare power capacity down...

  24. October 20, 2014

    Didcot power plant fire cuts UK generating capacity

    An overnight fire at one of the UK’s biggest power stations has cut electricity generating capacity but the government...

  25. October 6, 2014

    Chinese investors play key role in Portugal success

    Portugal, like other crisis-hit eurozone countries under pressure to sell off state assets, has sold large minority stakes...

  26. September 19, 2014

    When buying bonds can damage your wealth

    Buying bonds can damage your wealth. Buying junk bonds . . . well, what does it say on the label? The buyers of the bonds...

  27. 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...

  28. September 2, 2014

    UK seeks emergency electricity supplies

    Emergency supplies of electricity are being sought by the National Grid for this winter because of the threat of shortages...

  29. July 9, 2014

    Responsible business: Awards focus on generation of talent

    This year’s Responsible Business Awards recognise an ever-greater diversity not just in the scale, sector and type of...

  30. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  31. July 4, 2014

    Businesses warn UK schools over growing skills gap

    Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the education system must prepare young people better for life beyond...

  32. June 30, 2014

    Ofgem hails reduced risk of power cuts in UK

    Deals between National Grid and leading customers to voluntarily curb their demand will reduce the danger of unexpected...

  33. June 23, 2014

    Tackling peaks in energy demand

    Grid operators around the world are grappling with how to ensure generating capacity is available to meet peaks in demand....

  34. June 10, 2014

    Britain is at risk of an electric shock

    A century ago the lights were going out all over Europe. Now the worry is that they might be going out all over Manchester,...

  35. June 10, 2014

    Ofgem raises heat on power suppliers

    Britain’s energy regulator has demanded the largest power suppliers explain to customers why a decline in wholesale gas and...

  36. June 10, 2014

    National Grid trials the app that passeth all understanding

    It will be a lot less fun than Candy Crush or Tinder. But a new smartphone app from National Grid should be a hit with...

  37. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

    Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners in...

  38. 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...

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