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      UK tax breaks spur £3bn North Sea gas project

      Danish energy group Maersk is to lead a £3bn project to develop the largest gasfield discovered in the UK North Sea for...

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    1. August 27, 2015

      UK solar panel industry dismayed as subsidies face deep cuts

      The solar panel revolution that has enabled more than half a million UK households to sell electricity into the power...

    2. August 27, 2015

      French oil major Total to sell $900m of North Sea assets

      French oil major Total has stepped up the sale of its North Sea assets following the collapse in oil prices, with the...

    3. August 18, 2015

      Coal industry blames carbon taxes as Scottish power plant closes

      Carbon taxes are throttling Britain’s coal producers and could cause a power capacity crunch, the industry has warned....

    4. August 18, 2015

      UK to issue oil and gas licences in boost for fracking

      Large parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands will be opened up to fracking as the government offered exploration licences...

    5. August 18, 2015

      Scottish Power to close Longannet plant due to taxes and charges

      Scottish Power has announced it will close the huge Longannet power station next March, saying high carbon taxes and...

    6. August 13, 2015

      Fast-track fracking taps well of northern anger

      Government attempts to fast-track Britain’s shale gas revolution face formidable opposition among the rolling hills of...

    7. August 13, 2015

      Ministers freed to intervene in fast-track fracking drive

      The fracking industry has had a shot in the arm as the government puts local councils on notice that ministers will...

    8. August 9, 2015

      A positive plan is needed to decarbonise Britain

      Amber Rudd, the new secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate change (DECC), has one of the more...

    9. August 7, 2015

      Jeremy Corbyn backs nationalising ‘big six’ energy suppliers

      Labour would start buying up shares in the “big six” energy companies under a Jeremy Corbyn government until it owned a...

    10. August 5, 2015

      Green Investment Bank accused of behaving like commercial lender

      When the Conservatives decided to scrap a welter of green energy policies after winning May’s general election, the...

    11. July 31, 2015

      UK aims to make solar and wind power subsidy-free

      Solar and wind power generators can prosper in Britain without subsidies, UK energy secretary Amber Rudd said,...

    12. July 31, 2015

      Siemens weighs into UK green energy row

      One of the world’s biggest industrial conglomerates has weighed into a row about green energy measures that the...

    13. July 23, 2015

      UK government axes funding for Green Deal

      The government has signed the death warrant for another environmental scheme, this time the Green Deal energy-saving...

    14. July 21, 2015

      First Utility plans stock listing for early 2016

      First Utility, the UK’s biggest independent energy supplier, is to appoint investment banks to handle a stock market...

    15. July 17, 2015

      Former energy regulators attack proposal to cap UK energy bills

      A distinguished group of former energy regulators has rounded on contentious proposals by Britain’s competition...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    17. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    18. July 15, 2015

      British Gas announces 5% price cut

      British Gas will cut prices for millions of households by 5 per cent, reducing average gas bills by £35 a year, in a...

    19. July 12, 2015

      Nuclear industry confident over long-term prospects

      Britain’s nuclear programme is shrouded in “fog” but a new generation of power stations will be built, says the chief...

    20. July 7, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne to review green energy subsidies

      George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure...

    21. July 7, 2015

      A case for more market competition not less

      The theory that markets are a force for good relies on consumers who behave in their own best interests — shopping...

    22. July 7, 2015

      PM ‘to consider’ temporary cap on high UK energy bills

      David Cameron is “prepared to consider” a temporary cap on the most expensive energy bills, after Britain’s competition...

    23. July 6, 2015

      Millions paying too much for energy, says regulator

      Britain’s competition authority has concluded that “millions of consumers are paying more for their energy than they...

    24. July 6, 2015

      Osborne’s chance to make sense of muddled UK climate taxes

      George Osb­orne tells us his Budget will be used to promote productivity. It is also likely to be the UK chancellor of...

    25. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and...

    26. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    27. June 21, 2015

      Wood pellets add fuel to fire in Liverpool port expansion

      The port of Liverpool is building a £100m terminal to handle wood pellets for the Drax power plant on the east coast,...

    28. June 18, 2015

      UK wind operators hit at plans to end subsidies early

      Thousands of jobs could be lost and millions of pounds in investment scrapped as a result of the government’s decision...

    29. June 17, 2015

      Competition watchdog looks at rolling back energy market reforms

      Britain’s competition authority is exploring rolling back energy market reforms introduced by Ofgem — and championed by...

    30. June 15, 2015

      Lancashire planners give go-ahead to Cuadrilla fracking plan

      Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has been given a green light by local planning officers to “frack” up to four wells in the...

    31. June 14, 2015

      French reactor problems cast doubt on UK nuclear power plant

      Problems with a reactor in northern France have triggered deep concern in the British government about the future of...

    32. June 8, 2015

      Scottish Power and Npower head energy consumer complaints list

      Scottish Power and Npower are the two most complained about energy companies, according to figures released on Monday...

    33. June 5, 2015

      Scottish court rejects Donald Trump’s attempt to block wind farm

      Donald Trump has suffered a new defeat in his legal challenge to an offshore wind farm that the US property mogul fears...

    34. June 3, 2015

      Wind power industry threatens to sue if subsidies are cut

      The wind power industry has raised the threat of legal action against the government over imminent cuts to subsidies...

    35. June 3, 2015

      Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay

      A Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the world’s first tidal lagoon project for generating clean...

    36. May 22, 2015

      Third Energy seeks permission to frack in Yorkshire

      UK shale explorer Third Energy has applied to frack for gas near the Yorkshire town of Malton, the second company to...

    37. May 21, 2015

      National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

      The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide...

    38. May 20, 2015

      British coal-fired power plant bows to the inevitable

      Confirmation that one of Britain’s biggest remaining coal-fired power stations will close by next March did not come as...

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