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    1. June 5, 2014

      Canada poised to dilute EU rules over tar sands oil

      Canada looks set to win a big concession in forthcoming EU environment legislation that would open the European market for...

    2. December 9, 2012

      EU emissions initiative in disarray

      The mothballing of a French steel furnace last week amid domestic political furore has also highlighted the disarray of an...

    1. November 11, 2012

      UK misses out on carbon capture cash

      Britain’s efforts to develop cutting edge carbon capture technology have suffered a fresh blow as Brussels rules out funding...

    2. Westminster Blog

      May 3, 2012

      Clegg woos the ladies of the chip shop

      Nick Clegg hit the campaign trail for the last time yesterday, jetting to Edinburgh (where the party could lose half its...

    3. March 14, 2012

      SIG changes prove expensive

      SIG’s results demonstrated that trimming the fat comes at a cost. Chris Davies, chief executive, said the builder’s merchant...

    4. July 13, 2011

      EU considers market-based ‘right to fish’ plan

      The right to fish in the European Union would become a tradable concession by a market-based plan that Brussels’ fisheries...

    5. June 3, 2011

      Chevron to probe Wales refinery blast

      Chevron has launched an inquiry into an explosion and fire at its oil refinery in south-west Wales that killed four people...

    6. February 20, 2011

      HSS Hire back to pre-recession revenues

      The owners of HSS Hire, the tool hire company chaired by Archie Norman, the ITV chairman, have hailed its turnround after it...

    7. January 5, 2011

      Cameron’s private hopes for Lib Dem victory

      Extending from the sprawling terraced streets of Oldham out to the stone Pennine villages and grandeur of the Saddleworth...

    8. December 14, 2010

      Investor ire over SIG chief’s pay

      Lagging: one shareholder described rises in remuneration as ‘insensitive’ after the shares underperformed Investec Asset...

    9. November 3, 2010

      Woolas verdict could alter political activism

      Political campaigning could be permanently changed on Friday when a special election court rules on whether the Labour MP...

    10. September 2, 2010

      Norway keen to exploit carbon capture lead

      One hour by helicopter from the Norwegian coast, the mammoth Sleipner platform rises more than 200 metres above the grey...

    11. July 10, 2010

      SIG not insulated from uncertainty

      Uncertainty about the pace of recovery in European construction markets would keep pressure on sales of insulation products...

    12. May 14, 2010

      Investors rebel over directors’ earnings

      UK institutional investors on Thursday launched a revolt over pay packages for chief executives of recession-struck FTSE 250...

    13. May 14, 2010

      Investors rebel over directors' earnings

      UK institutional investors yesterday launched a revolt over pay packages for chief executives of recession-struck FTSE 250...

    14. March 19, 2010

      SIG says weather to blame for losses

      The snow and freezing weather that hit Europe at the start of this year halted the recovery of the insulation market, which...

    15. March 19, 2010

      SIG says weather to blame for losses

      The snow and freezing weather that hit Europe at the start of this year halted the recovery of the insulation market, which...

    16. February 4, 2010

      Europe clinches deal to fund carbon capture technology

      Europe's ambition to become a leading player in carbon capture and storage advanced yesterday after member states agreed a...

    17. February 4, 2010

      EU agrees to fund carbon capture trials

      Europe’s ambition to become a leading player in carbon capture and storage received a boost when member states agreed a plan...

    18. January 14, 2010

      SIG bolstered by borrowing reduction

      SIG said its pre-tax profits would fall 56 per cent following an "extraordinary year" of challenging trading conditions, but...

    19. January 13, 2010

      SIG bolstered by borrowing reduction

      SIG said its pre-tax profits would fall 56 per cent following an “extraordinary year” of challenging trading conditions, but...

    20. August 21, 2009

      SIG to revamp in UK but maintain Europe presence

      SIG is to hold on to its eastern European businesses but will save costs by further restructuring its sprawling UK...

    21. August 20, 2009

      SIG widens restructuring of UK divisions

      SIG is to hold on to its eastern European businesses but will save costs by further restructuring its sprawling UK...

    22. June 8, 2009

      Jeers mark BNP breakthrough

      Jeers, heckles, denunciations and a mass walkout marked the British National party’s breakthrough in British politics on...

    23. December 12, 2008

      Hopes rise after retreat on CO2 auctions

      European Union governments unveiled a deal on more free pollution permits for manufacturing industries yesterday, moving...

    24. December 5, 2008

      Lack of trust still the key for companies

      The Bank's base rate is at its lowest point since 1951 but for Chris Davies, chief executive of SIG, a Sheffield-based...

    25. December 4, 2008

      Lack of trust remains issue for companies

      The Bank of England’s base rate is at its lowest point since 1951 but for Chris Davies, chief executive of SIG, a...

    26. September 26, 2008

      Emissions plea by carmakers turned down

      Carmakers were rebuffed in their efforts to roll back planned restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions after a surprise vote...

    27. September 25, 2008

      Defeat for carmakers in plea on emissions

      Carmakers were rebuffed in their efforts to roll back planned restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions after a surprise vote...

    28. September 12, 2008

      Eaga and SIG warm to insulation plans

      Britain’s two leading home insulation companies have welcomed revived government plans to increase spending on fuel...

    29. August 21, 2008

      Tighter rules bolster SIG sales

      Tighter construction rules requiring better heat conservation bolstered UK first-half sales at SIG, the specialist...

    30. March 14, 2008

      Acquisitions help shelter SIG

      SIG, the specialist insulation and roofing group, grew rapidly in 2007 as it avoided parts of the construction sector worst...

    31. March 14, 2008

      Acquisitions help shelter SIG

      SIG, the specialist insulation and roofing group, grew rapidly in 2007 as it avoided parts of the construction sector worst...

    32. February 22, 2008

      MEPs face accusations over expenses fraud

      The European Union's anti-fraud agency is to investigate whether parliamentarians have been pocketing staff allowances...

    33. February 21, 2008

      EU politicians accused of ‘massive’ fraud

      The European Union’s anti-fraud agency is to investigate whether parliamentarians have been pocketing staff allowances after...

    34. January 10, 2008

      SIG chief says group is well insulated against slowdown

      The chief executive of SIG is to step down in June after the supplier of insulation and building supplies said it was “in...

    35. November 27, 2007

      Observer: Switching sides

      The defection of Sajjad Karim, a British member of the European parliament, just two days after he stood for reselection has...

    36. October 21, 2007

      EU plans tighter emissions curbs

      The European parliament is expected to hold carmakers to a stricter-than-expected carbon dioxide emissions target this week,...

    37. September 21, 2007

      Upbeat reaction

      Liberal Democrat delegates in Brighton were heartened to see an "assertive" address from Sir Menzies Campbell, write Alex...

    38. July 6, 2007

      Observer: Light touch

      The departure of the Conservative MEP David Sumberg may pass unnoticed in Strasbourg. The 66-year-old, who announced this...

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