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    1. Westminster Blog

      February 3, 2011

      Coalition try to tempt yet another Labour figure as tsar

      First we brought you news that the coalition had tried to hire Malcolm Wicks, former Labour energy minister, as their fuel...

    2. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      Adonis turns down government role

      I revealed in this morning’s FT that Andrew Adonis has turned down a post as the government’s fuel poverty tsar – the same...

    1. January 12, 2011

      Adonis rejects Cameron job offer

      David Cameron has made his most audacious attempt so far to bring former New Labour ministers into his “big tent” government...

    2. Westminster Blog

      January 7, 2011

      Former Labour minister turns down coalition job

      David Cameron has proved remarkably adept at drafting former Labour ministers into his “big tent”. It is a device which...

    3. January 6, 2011

      A few discreet chats in TW19

      It is new year in Twickenham high street, home to Britain’s most tight-lipped politician . . .  Barber: The usual sir? Vince...

    4. May 17, 2010

      Parties must set aside prejudices for energy security

      From Malcolm Wicks MP. Sir, Energy policy presents a unique challenge for the coalition and it occurs at a critical time....

    5. May 10, 2010

      Labour chiefs braced for leadership battle

      Senior Labour figures are braced for a leadership contest, with many privately accepting that a pact with the Liberal...

    6. May 9, 2010

      Labour chiefs braced for leadership battle

      Senior Labour figures are braced for a leadership contest, with many privately accepting that a pact with the Liberal...

    7. August 9, 2009

      Do not discount the threat of peak oil

      Last week, the government published a review of the UK’s energy security situation. In a report commissioned by the prime...

    8. August 7, 2009

      Yellow cake blues

      From Mr David Siddall. Sir, When Malcolm Wicks urges more nuclear power to boost “energy security” how can he equate this...

    9. August 6, 2009

      Tories warn on nuclear power plans

      Proposals to double the proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power have been criticised by the Conservative...

    10. August 5, 2009

      Tories warn on nuclear power plans

      Proposals to double the proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power have been criticised by the Conservative party,...

    11. August 5, 2009

      Call for more intervention on energy

      An "interventionist" approach by the government will be needed if security of energy supply is to be guaranteed, a report...

    12. August 4, 2009

      Call for more intervention on energy

      An “interventionist” approach by the government will be needed if security of energy supply is to be guaranteed, a report...

    13. April 4, 2009

      Treasury backs private members' bill to put co-operatives on par with companies

      Co-operatives would be put on a more equal footing with other companies under a private members' bill put forward this week...

    14. October 17, 2008

      MPs demand rise in public spending

      Alistair Darling, the chancellor, faces calls from Labour backbenchers for a substantial increase in public spending to...

    15. October 17, 2008

      MPs demand rise in public spending

      Alistair Darling, the chancellor, is facing calls from Labour backbenchers for a substantial increase in public spending to...

    16. October 16, 2008

      MPs demand rise in public spending

      Alistair Darling, the chancellor, is facing calls from Labour backbenchers for a substantial increase in public spending to...

    17. August 25, 2008

      EDF leads for British Energy

      A takeover of British Energy by Electricité de France is still the UK government's preferred option for the nuclear...

    18. August 25, 2008

      Government sticks with EDF as preferred British Energy buyer

      A takeover of British Energy by Electricité de France is still the government's preferred option for the nuclear generator,...

    19. August 24, 2008

      UK sees EDF as preferred British Energy buyer

      A takeover of British Energy by Electricité de France is still the UK government’s preferred option for the nuclear...

    20. August 22, 2008

      UK offers Nigeria energy help

      Britain has offered to help Nigeria overhaul its energy sector as part of an attempt to encourage oil exporters to boost...

    21. August 21, 2008

      UK seeks to deepen energy ties with Nigeria

      Britain has offered to help Nigeria overhaul its energy sector as part of Gordon Brown’s attempts to encourage oil exporters...

    22. August 5, 2008

      All technologies needed to tackle climate change and keep lights on

      From Dr Neil Bentley. Sir, Malcolm Wicks, the energy minister, is right to say that critics of new coal-fired power...

    23. August 1, 2008

      Coal rush questioned as bridge for energy gap

      Environmental groups will on Friday mount a fresh attack on the government’s rationale for supporting more coal, publishing...

    24. August 1, 2008

      Opponents of new stations naive, says Wicks

      MPs, green groups and scientists who oppose a new generation of coal-fired power stations are “wrong”, naive and against the...

    25. August 1, 2008

      Opponents of new stations naive, says Wicks

      MPs, green groups and scientists who oppose a new generation of coal-fired power stations are "wrong", naive and against...

    26. August 1, 2008

      Coal rush questioned as bridge for energy gap

      Environmental groups will today mount a fresh attack on the government's rationale for supporting more coal, publishing a...

    27. June 17, 2008

      African news lifts Bowleven

      Bowleven , the oil and gas exploration company, was in focus yesterday. Its shares added 2.6 per cent to 374½p amid talk of...

    28. June 17, 2008

      Oil defies signs of output increase to hit record high

      Crude oil prices yesterday jumped to a fresh high of nearly $140 a barrel in spite of indications from Saudi Arabia that it...

    29. June 16, 2008

      Oil hits new high of nearly $140 a barrel

      Crude oil prices jumped to a fresh high of nearly $140 a barrel on Monday in spite of indications from Saudi Arabia that it...

    30. June 7, 2008

      Energy companies face prospect of restructuring

      EDF, Eni and other big energy companies could be forced to restructure their businesses after EU countries yesterday backed...

    31. June 7, 2008

      EU states back further opening of power markets

      EDF, Eni and other big energy companies could be forced to restructure their businesses after European Union countries...

    32. May 31, 2008

      Fuel poverty relief plan draws fire

      Plans to help low-income people with fuel bills, including the sharing of government data with energy companies, were...

    33. May 4, 2008

      Enthusiasm for biofuels questioned

      Jean Ziegler, the United Nations’ special rapporteur for the right to food, last month described biofuels as a “crime...

    34. April 26, 2008

      Strike threat shuts refinery

      Threatened industrial action closed a "crucial" Scottish oil refinery yesterday and is set to shut down half of Britain's...

    35. April 26, 2008

      Brown finds no relief from Labour's woes

      After a grim week fighting in the political bearpit at Westminster, Gordon Brown yesterday headed to Paddington station for...

    36. April 26, 2008

      Strike threat shuts Scottish refinery

      Threatened industrial action closed a “crucial” Scottish oil refinery on Friday and is set to shut down half of Britain’s...

    37. April 26, 2008

      Brown finds no relief from Labour’s woes

      After a grim week fighting in the political bearpit at Westminster, Gordon Brown on Friday headed to Paddington station for...

    38. April 24, 2008

      Energy groups urged to aid poor

      Energy companies came under increased pressure from the government to cut tariffs for their poorest customers, after a...

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