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  1. April 7, 2014

    UK needs Scotland ‘to keep the lights on’

    The rest of the UK needs Scotland to keep the lights on and electricity bills down, according to a Scottish government...

  2. March 27, 2014

    Ofgem: points needed

    In rugby, you can’t just keep running around. Sometimes you need to try for the points. Consumers and politicians would like...

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    Plans to squeeze more value out of reserves are taking shape but not all companies hav...
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  1. March 26, 2014

    UK energy market needs a rethink

    Ever since Ed Miliband, the UK opposition leader, promised to freeze energy bills for 20 months at last autumn’s Labour...

  2. March 26, 2014

    L&G’s Wilson trumpets Schumpeter and exits Kansas

    Some chief executives kick off conference speeches with a joke about last night’s football. Not Nigel Wilson of Legal &...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Politicians clash as SSE freezes UK domestic energy prices

    Politicians scrambled on Wednesday to take credit for the decision by the energy supplier SSE to freeze domestic gas and...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Ofgem to investigate electricity distribution networks in wake of storms

    Ofgem is to investigate how Scottish and Southern Energy and UK Power Networks responded to customers during the recent...

  5. February 24, 2014

    Scottish independence: Carbon capture scheme dragged into debate

    A flagship project to combat climate change has been dragged into the Scottish independence debate after the energy...

  6. February 17, 2014

    UK electricity operators hit by Ofgem rate demands

    Ofgem has tightened the screw on electricity distribution companies across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower...

  7. February 9, 2014

    Centrica shares fall as Ed Davey hints at British Gas break-up

    Shares in Centrica fell on Monday on investor concerns over a warning by the UK energy secretary that the group’s subsidiary...

  8. January 23, 2014

    IPOs betoken a healthy stock market, not Tulipmania

    It’s frothy, man. The FTSE 100 is flirting with its historic high and companies are queueing up to float. As many as 25 IPOs...

  9. January 23, 2014

    Price rises push SSE customers to switch energy suppliers

    SSE has paid the price for being the first of Britain’s big six energy companies to raise prices as customers fled to rival...

  10. January 21, 2014

    UK power distribution companies ‘complacent’ in storm response

    MPs accused bosses of the UK’s electricity distribution companies of “utter complacency” in their response to criticism of...

  11. January 15, 2014

    Centrica gets a chill from bill freeze fears

    Could a British Gas bill freeze cost Centrica investors their dividends? Centrica hit a one-year low on a downgrade from...

  12. December 2, 2013

    Long-termism initiative risks stewardship by statute

    Promoting long-term decision-making turns out – appropriately enough – to be a lengthy business. The plans to create an...

  13. December 2, 2013

    UK energy suppliers roll back on price rises

    The UK’s largest energy suppliers have announced a rollback of their planned price increases, honouring a pledge to pass on...

  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 13, 2013

    Barclays blundered when it hired a celebrity box-ticker

    The number of celebrity compliance officers working in the City has just dropped from one to zero. Sir Hector Sants, former...

  16. November 13, 2013

    SSE profits fall 12% on losses at retail arm

    SSE, the first of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers to raise prices this autumn, has blamed a 12 per cent fall in interim...

  17. October 29, 2013

    Ovo chief brightens up interrogation by Commons energy committee

    Ever since Bob Diamond of Barclays crashed and burnt in a technicolour tie, the message has got through: an invitation to...

  18. October 25, 2013

    UK energy utilities: intolerable cruelty

    It is time to stop undermining the investment case for UK energy utilities. In the past few weeks, as they have raised...

  19. Off Message

    October 21, 2013

    The real Big Six - the problems with Britain's energy market

    After the announcement that the UK has struck a deal with EDF to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in...

  20. October 18, 2013

    Week in review, October 19

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Ferrero says it is not for sale after...

  21. FT Data

    October 14, 2013

    Measuring the impact of climate change policies on energy bills

    Government climate change policies will save the typical household £41 in energy bills by 2030 according to figures released...

  22. October 13, 2013

    SSE forecasts carbon tax will cost households £709m in 2015

    SSE, the power supplier at the heart of a storm over fuel prices, says a flagship coalition green policy will add £26 a year...

  23. Westminster Blog

    October 12, 2013

    DECC: climate change policies to add 41 per cent to electricity prices by 2030

    State “energy and climate change” policies – including subsidies for wind farms and nuclear power stations – will add 41 per...

  24. October 11, 2013

    Energy bills start to rise

    SSE has become the first of the “big six” energy giants to raise its prices this year, sparking consumer and political...

  25. October 10, 2013

    SSE boss blames green policies for price rise

    The head of SSE, the power supplier, has called for a complete rethink of government green policies, saying public support...

  26. October 10, 2013

    Ed Miliband accuses UK energy companies of ‘predatory behaviour’

    Ed Miliband meets the FT Ed Miliband said on Thursday that energy companies were guilty of “predatory behaviour” as SSE...

  27. FT Data

    October 10, 2013

    Breaking down the pressures on energy bills

    Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) today announced that its typical dual fuel energy bill will rise in price by 8.2 per cent...

  28. October 10, 2013

    Energy stocks lead London FTSE higher

    Gas and electricity price increases lifted energy providers in London on Thursday, and helped the FTSE 100 to its first gain...

  29. October 10, 2013

    SSE energy price rise stokes political row

    SSE became the first of the big six UK power suppliers to announce gas and electricity price rises ahead of the winter,...

  30. September 26, 2013

    BAE hits five-year high on order hopes

    BAE Systems has been standing out in a flat London market. The defence contractor hit a five-year high on Thursday, having...

  31. September 25, 2013

    Centrica and SSE in belated slump

    When trading advantages are commonly measured in milliseconds, it seems inexplicable that a reaction to the potential freeze...

  32. September 25, 2013

    FTSE drifts lower on US fiscal cliff concerns

    London shares drifted lower taking the lead from other European markets, as investors focused on US fiscal cliff...

  33. September 24, 2013

    IPO hopefuls go with the floe while tapering permits

    Stock market debutantes and penguins on an ice floe have this in common: a lone pioneer must plunge in before the others...

  34. 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...

  35. August 23, 2013

    Why Mr M is hotter than he’s ever been

    Mr M has taken up yoga. Not just any old yoga but Bikram yoga, which, as far as I can see, is yoga in a sauna. He is very...

  36. August 4, 2013

    Marubeni buys into green energy group

    The Japanese trading house, Marubeni, has agreed to pay €100m for a 25 per cent stake in Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable...

  37. July 31, 2013

    Centrica results boost FTSE 100

    Centrica climbed on London’s FTSE 100 index on Wednesday after the long cold winter drove increased gas usage and profit...

  38. July 22, 2013

    Randgold rises as investors seek bargains

    Randgold Resources led the FTSE 100 risers yesterday as precious metals miners supported an otherwise listless London...

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