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    1. 22 hours ago

      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...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Ed Davey calls for transparency on ‘risky’ fossil fuel investments

      Britain’s energy secretary has called for tougher rules to be applied to companies holding “risky” fossil fuel assets that...

    1. 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...

    2. October 24, 2014

      Ed Davey hails EU energy deal as blow to Vladimir Putin

      Britain’s energy secretary, Ed Davey, has hailed a European deal on climate change as a blow to Vladimir Putin that will...

    3. October 20, 2014

      Energy policy should let the market pick the winners

      Owen Paterson, the former environment secretary, is right about at least one thing: UK climate change policy is not going...

    4. October 7, 2014

      Lib Dems start jockeying to succeed Clegg

      With the Liberal Democrats on 8 per cent in the polls and facing the possible loss of half their seats, the party’s most...

    5. October 3, 2014

      Coal-fired generator qualifies for UK standby power list

      Coal-fired power producer, Drax, and French energy group, EDF, have qualified for a UK scheme to reward power companies for...

    6. September 9, 2014

      Minister warns on penalties for climate deal breaches

      A pivotal global climate change deal due to be signed in Paris at the end of next year is unlikely to include financial...

    7. August 5, 2014

      Energy suppliers face prosecution over price fixing

      UK regulators will be given powers to prosecute anyone suspected of rigging the energy market, under proposals being put...

    8. July 21, 2014

      Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

      George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

    9. June 29, 2014

      UK consumer fuel bills rise to pay for power back-up

      A British government scheme to reward energy companies for keeping power plants available for back-up electricity generation...

    10. June 19, 2014

      Ministers blast ‘shambolic’ IT overhaul

      A Whitehall initiative to loosen the hold of big business on government contracts has come under fire from cabinet...

    11. May 29, 2014

      Weston quits as British Gas chief executive

      Chris Weston is leaving his job as head of British Gas after only 15 months to take over as chief executive of Aggreko, the...

    12. May 4, 2014

      Scientists attack biomass power subsidy

      Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the...

    13. Nick Butler

      April 27, 2014

      Scotland slips away

      Week by week Scotland seems to slip away. The reaction to the fiasco at the CBI demonstrates just how sensitive business is...

    14. April 9, 2014

      Ed Davey warns of energy price threat to independent Scotland

      Scottish consumers will face higher energy bills if they vote for independence, the UK government has forecast, adding that...

    15. April 1, 2014

      Coalition eyes plans to allow fracking under private land

      Exploration companies would be given powers to drill under privately owned land as part of government plans to kick-start...

    16. March 27, 2014

      Politicians unite in backing UK energy market probe

      Politicians came together in a rare moment of unity on Thursday to welcome the news of a full competition inquiry into the...

    17. March 24, 2014

      Siemens to invest £310m in Hull wind turbine plant

      Siemens will invest £310m in a wind turbine assembly plant in Hull in a substantial boost to northern manufacturing and the...

    18. February 26, 2014

      Centrica drifts as break-up assessed

      A break-up of Centrica would be bad for customers but not for shareholders, according to the British Gas owner’s joint house...

    19. February 24, 2014

      North Sea report hailed by both sides in Scotland debate

      The recommendations of a report aimed at overhauling North Sea oil and gas production, which experts say could boost the UK...

    20. 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...

    21. February 23, 2014

      Salmond calls independence threat to North Sea oil ‘nonsensical’

      Scotland’s first minister has dismissed as “nonsensical” the idea that Scottish independence would undermine exploitation of...

    22. February 19, 2014

      Iberdrola chief ‘shocked’ by Davey’s political interference

      The head of Iberdrola, owner of Scottish Power, has sharply criticised the UK coalition government for “interfering” in the...

    23. February 16, 2014

      Ed Miliband puts climate change centre stage

      The floods and storms of the past month have prompted a fresh Westminster row over climate change even as official figures...

    24. February 14, 2014

      Storms whip up policy debate on climate change

      When huge seas smashed into a sea wall in the Devon resort town of Dawlish and left a rail track designed in the 1800s...

    25. February 10, 2014

      Doubt cast on forced sale of British Gas

      Centrica’s share price see-sawed on Monday as markets tried to figure out the significance of the energy secretary’s threat...

    26. February 10, 2014

      Centrica: heat without light

      When the energy minister exerts his power, sparks fly. Ed Davey – inspired, perhaps, by his opposite number in the Labour...

    27. February 10, 2014

      Ed Davey letter marks change of stance for energy secretary

      Ed Davey’s letter urging the regulator to scrutinise the gas market and floating a possible break-up of British Gas marks a...

    28. Off Message

      February 10, 2014

      The chart that should worry Centrica

      Ed Davey wants Ofgem to be sure it remembers its own data: The UK energy secretary has written to the energy market...

    29. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asia-Pacific markets started the new week with a mix of calm and optimism after Wall Street shrugged off Friday’s...

    30. 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...

    31. February 3, 2014

      Sussex landowners block fracking for oil in national park

      Five Sussex landowners are threatening to block a small exploration company from drilling for oil under their land, in a...

    32. January 26, 2014

      Investment cannot hide North Sea problems

      A resurgence in North Sea spending that saw investment hit a record £14bn last year has failed to calm fears that the UK...

    33. January 26, 2014

      Davey to back energy industry calls for tougher regulation of North Sea

      Plans to boost North Sea oil and gas production, which experts say could generate at least £200bn for the UK economy, are...

    34. January 22, 2014

      New EU climate targets ‘weaken renewable energy goals’

      The stringent renewable energy targets that have helped wind turbines and solar panels blossom across Britain face an...

    35. January 8, 2014

      UK energy secretary Ed Davey orders electricity disruption review

      Ed Davey, energy secretary, has ordered a review of how power companies responded to the disruption to electricity supplies...

    36. December 18, 2013

      Onshore wind farms face competition for subsidies

      Onshore wind farms will have to compete with each other for state subsidies after 2015 – driving the price down further – as...

    37. December 11, 2013

      Europe’s biomorass

      Ask most people how the EU generates the growing proportion of its energy it has to produce from renewable sources and they...

    38. November 28, 2013

      Ed Davey warns Scots of independence threat to energy bills

      Scottish consumers face the risk of higher energy bills if they vote for independence in next year’s referendum because of...

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