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    1. January 26, 2015

      Whiff of panic over Britain’s fracking policy

      David Cameron’s energy policy has hardly been a model of strategic clarity. But his government has at least been consistent...

    2. January 26, 2015

      Ministers impose curbs on fracking

      Ministers have imposed a series of Labour demands on the UK’s fracking industry, in a last-minute move to avert a House of...

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    1. January 20, 2015

      ScottishPower to cut its gas price

      ScottishPower will cut its standard gas tariff by 4.8 per cent from next month, becoming the third of the UK’s six leading...

    2. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    3. January 19, 2015

      British Gas follows Eon’s price cut

      British Gas has become the second energy company in less than a week to cut the cost of household gas supplies in response...

    4. January 15, 2015

      Urgent N Sea oil review ordered as job axe falls on Aberdeen

      The British government has ordered an urgent review of the North Sea oil industry after a collapse in prices that has...

    5. January 15, 2015

      Hinkley Point nuclear agreement expected in March

      French nuclear power developer EDF said it expected to sign a long-awaited investment agreement with its Chinese partners...

    6. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    7. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron taunts Labour on falling energy prices

      David Cameron has said sharp drops in the oil price and falling inflation have demolished Labour’s campaign on the “cost of...

    8. 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...

    9. January 13, 2015

      Eon cuts UK gas prices by 3.5%

      Eon has become the first big energy company in the UK to cut fuel tariffs in response to falling global oil prices,...

    10. January 12, 2015

      NMP consortium poised to lose Sellafield clean-up contract

      Ministers are poised to strip an industrial consortium of a lucrative management contract to clean up Sellafield, western...

    11. January 11, 2015

      Labour party calls for regulations forcing utilities to cut fuel bills

      Ed Miliband has unveiled plans for new powers allowing the energy regulator to force companies to pass on the benefits of...

    12. January 1, 2015

      Britain’s energy policy needs to be reviewed

      When the UK’s coalition government came into power in 2010 it faced many challenges. Not the least of these was the need to...

    13. 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 emergency...

    14. December 17, 2014

      Private investment dries up for UK wave energy projects

      “Scotland rules the waves,” Alex Salmond declared in 2011, as the Scottish government unveiled a high-tech electricity...

    15. December 14, 2014

      UK electricity supply auction worth £1.8bn a year set to begin

      An auction that officials estimate could cost more than £1.8bn a year to secure the UK’s electricity supplies beyond 2030...

    16. December 12, 2014

      Hargreaves shares plunge on falling coal prices

      Shares in Hargreaves Services plunged more than 10 per cent on Friday morning after it warned that falling coal prices would...

    17. December 10, 2014

      Green levies on household energy bills set almost to double

      The annual costs imposed on average household energy bills to support the country’s drive to meet carbon-reduction targets...

    18. December 8, 2014

      Labour seeks to tighten UK shale gas rules

      Labour will seek to tighten the regulations governing the extraction of shale gas on Monday as the UK opposition party...

    19. November 28, 2014

      Ofgem takes action to cut UK energy bills

      UK energy regulator Ofgem has outlined tough annual price controls for power distributors that it claims will cut £2.1bn...

    20. November 24, 2014

      Scottish power plant paid to provide emergency electricity fails output test

      One of the three power stations being paid by National Grid to come online in an emergency this winter has failed a test...

    21. November 24, 2014

      Energy measures put UK office lettings under threat

      A fifth of all British office buildings risk becoming unlettable within five years as a result of new energy efficiency...

    22. November 23, 2014

      UK manufacturers warn of shutdowns amid energy measures

      Britain’s heavy manufacturers have warned they may be forced to shut down more often this winter to avoid high power costs...

    23. November 21, 2014

      Scotland marine energy dealt blow as Pelamis faces administration

      Scotland’s marine energy hopes suffered a blow with the announcement on Friday that wave power pioneer Pelamis is to be put...

    24. November 20, 2014

      Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

      The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal. The...

    25. November 20, 2014

      Labour seeks probe of Hinkley Point C nuclear project

      Labour has called for the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point to be referred to the Whitehall auditor to examine...

    26. November 20, 2014

      Centrica warns on profits in mild weather

      British Gas owner Centrica trimmed its full-year profits guidance again as warm weather and outages at nuclear power...

    27. November 20, 2014

      Ineos announces $1bn push into quest for UK shale gas

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals company, has entered the race to develop UK reserves of shale gas, unveiling ambitious...

    28. November 18, 2014

      Saudi Electric in talks to acquire stake in Hinkley Point C

      One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest power companies is in talks to acquire a stake in a new UK nuclear power plant, potentially...

    29. November 12, 2014

      SSE suffers as customers switch energy suppliers

      SSE warned on Wednesday that full-year earnings will be at the lower end of expectations because of competition in the...

    30. November 9, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Nov 10 Meet some deans The Associate Deans Conference, sponsored by AACSB, is taking place in Texas. The three-day...

    31. November 9, 2014

      Big six energy suppliers lose out as customers switch allegiance

      As government ministers and regulators promote the notion of shopping around beyond the big six energy suppliers to cut...

    32. November 7, 2014

      Energy suppliers to offer quicker switching

      SSE, the energy giant previously known as Scottish and Southern Energy, this week said it will cut the time it takes to...

    33. 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...

    34. October 30, 2014

      Scottish Power scales back big East Anglia wind farm

      The company planning to build one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farms off East Anglia says it has had to scale back...

    35. October 28, 2014

      National Grid pays plants to be on standby to avoid UK blackouts

      Britain’s creaking, accident-prone electricity system has pushed the country’s safety cushion of spare power capacity down...

    36. October 20, 2014

      Ofgem defends websites over claims they hide best energy deals

      UK energy watchdog Ofgem has defended price comparison websites against accusations that they are hiding the cheapest...

    37. October 20, 2014

      Didcot power plant fire cuts UK generating capacity

      An overnight fire at one of the UK’s biggest power stations has cut electricity generating capacity but the government...

    38. 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...

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