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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Red tape dogs the increased utilisation of renewable energy sources in Europe...
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    ‘Invisible fuel’ promises more secure future...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  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 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. November 25, 2013

    Britain and Norway prepare for costly exploits

    Record investment in the UK’s North Sea waters this year, alongside exploration success in the Norwegian sector, have...

  25. November 12, 2013

    Energy companies feel the heat amid anger over price increases

    Energy companies are now trusted less than banks and car salesmen amid increasingly hostile political attacks which on...

  26. October 30, 2013

    Energy companies face criminal sanctions for pushing up bills

    Energy companies found guilty of manipulating markets and pushing up bills could face criminal sanctions, the UK energy...

  27. October 21, 2013

    Deal offers distant benefits for consumers and security for EDF

    Why is the government’s deal with EDF to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset so important? The two new reactors at Hinkley...

  28. October 21, 2013

    Coalition goes cold on lower bill claims as nuclear deal is sealed

    David Cameron hailed an agreement with French and Chinese investors to build the UK’s first new nuclear power plant for a...

  29. Off Message

    October 21, 2013

    The Hinkley Point price is a great big nuclear hedge

    Has the UK government struck the right strike price in its big nuclear deal? Set today – a decade before generation is...

  30. October 21, 2013

    UK nuclear deal comes at a sensitive time

    “An excellent deal for Britain and British consumers” was the assessment from Ed Davey, energy and climate change secretary,...

  31. October 18, 2013

    Downing St rows back from ‘wear a jumper’ comment

    The UK prime minister’s office has been forced to row back from comments advising people who are cold but worried about fuel...

  32. October 17, 2013

    Green costs to be tested in energy bills row

    Ministers are to “stress test” green measures that have contributed to rising fuel bills, as British Gas added to the...

  33. October 16, 2013

    Osborne hails UK nuclear deal with China as ‘new dawn’

    George Osborne on Thursday hailed a new dawn for Britain’s civil nuclear programme as he announced a deal between Chinese...

  34. October 9, 2013

    Ed Davey demands transparency from energy suppliers on Eco costs

    Ed Davey has launched a pre-emptive strike against the chancellor’s looming assault on the coalition’s green agenda by...

  35. October 6, 2013

    Coalition faces clash over green energy plans

    The coalition is heading for a fresh dispute over green energy after a call by Downing Street to water down climate...

  36. October 3, 2013

    Osborne and Davey poised to clash over green energy targets

    A simmering row between the energy secretary and chancellor over green targets erupted on Thursday as the government’s...

  37. September 24, 2013

    Power price plans would deter investment, say critics

    Labour proposals to freeze power prices until 2017 would deter urgently-needed investment in Britain's energy sector,...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2013

    London headlines

    * China court sentences former party chief Bo Xilai to life in jail * Emerging markets urged to use Fed tapering delay to...

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