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    1. Nick Butler

      May 18, 2015

      Another victory for Putin

      Last week’s decision by the UK’s new energy secretary, Amber Rudd, to approve Centrica’s plans for a dramatic increase...

    2. May 8, 2015

      General election: Tory majority spurs speculation over green policies

      The election of the first Conservative majority government in nearly 20 years has begun a round of speculation about...

    1. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. David Cameron looks set to return to Downing Street while the SNP has swept...

    2. April 30, 2015

      Glencore takes a stand on its fossil fuel reserves

      Ivan Glasenberg, the chief executive of Glencore, is rarely short of an opinion. So it was no surprise to see him...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman given three months to sell North Sea gasfields

      The UK is to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell a dozen North Sea gasfields owned by his $10bn energy...

    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...

    5. March 17, 2015

      Fridman wise to flunk fight with ‘dangerous’ Davey

      Here’s a puzzle. Pugnacious Mikhail Fridman may duck a punch-up with Ed Davey, a minister who does not even scare...

    6. March 4, 2015

      Fridman given seven-day reprieve by UK to save North Sea gas deal

      The British government has set Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman a seven-day deadline to explain why it should not...

    7. March 3, 2015

      Downing Street behind challenge to Mikhail Fridman’s North Sea deal

      A decision to challenge Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman over his purchase of a dozen North Sea gasfields was taken...

    8. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as...

    9. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign...

    10. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block...

    11. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block...

    12. February 28, 2015

      UK blocks sale of North Sea gasfields to Fridman fund

      The UK has blocked the sale of North Sea gasfields from Germany’s RWE to a multibillion-dollar investment fund backed...

    13. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog says big energy groups do not enjoy unfair advantage

      Britain’s competition authority has rejected suggestions that the biggest energy suppliers enjoy an unfair advantage by...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Owners of ‘Pieter Schelte’ agree to change ship’s name linked to SS

      The Dutch owner of a ship named after his Nazi war criminal father, a vessel that Royal Dutch Shell is planning to use...

    15. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    16. January 15, 2015

      UK orders urgent review into North Sea oil

      UK ministers have ordered an urgent review into the state of the North Sea oil industry, after a collapse in prices...

    17. January 13, 2015

      Osborne accused of damaging energy sector

      George Osborne has been accused by a cabinet colleague of damaging the energy sector after the chancellor threatened...

    18. January 13, 2015

      Sellafield’s NMP consortium to be paid less than £500,000 in fees

      The consortium stripped of the contract to manage the clean-up of Sellafield — one of Britain’s most controversial...

    19. December 29, 2014

      RWE offers safeguards to ensure North Sea deal goes through

      RWE is seeking to insert safeguards into a €5.1bn contract to sell North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire that...

    20. December 27, 2014

      Ministers blasted over delay to UK blackout helpline

      The government has been accused of leaving families vulnerable to possible power cuts after news that a promised...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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