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    1. May 26, 2016

      Fresh blow to Hinkley Point plans

      The workers’ committee at EDF on Thursday dealt a new blow to the controversial £18bn project to build a new nuclear...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Believers in biogas potential pump up power of sewage

      The link between flushing the lavatory and turning the lights on may not appear that obvious. But businesses who...

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    1. May 25, 2016

      Sajid Javid pushes for competition in utility markets

      Consumers should be able to switch their mortgage and broadband provider within seven days, the business secretary...

    2. May 24, 2016

      Fracking has a long way to go despite Yorkshire planning victory

      David Cameron once told a gathering of business leaders in New York: “Frankly I am pretty jealous of your fracking...

    3. May 24, 2016

      France still ‘fully behind’ new Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      The French economy minister has written to British MPs to reassure them that France remains “fully behind”...

    4. May 23, 2016

      Diesel power generators warn on subsidy cuts

      Government moves to limit subsidies for diesel power generators will put up electricity prices and exacerbate Britain’s...

    5. May 23, 2016

      Tata asked to pay power bills in advance

      Tata Steel UK has been asked by its energy supplier to pay tens of millions of pounds for its electricity up front, in...

    6. May 18, 2016

      SSE profit margin rises despite fall in customer numbers

      SSE, one of Britain’s biggest energy companies, has reported its highest profit margin from supplying customers for at...

    7. May 16, 2016

      Britain passes historic milestone with first days of coal-free power

      It was a historic moment — the first time the UK’s electricity was supplied without burning any coal. The milestone was...

    8. May 15, 2016

      Shetland energy development not the sunny prospect it was

      For the storm-hit oil and gas sector, the UK’s northern archipelago of Shetland looks like a sunlit haven between the...

    9. May 13, 2016

      Nuclear energy lobbyists urges UK rethink

      One of the UK nuclear energy industry’s highest-profile lobbyists is calling on the government to pause its nuclear...

    10. May 13, 2016

      France warns on ‘colossal’ cost of building Hinkley Point plant

      France’s energy minister has warned of the “colossal” cost of the £18bn flagship Hinkley Point nuclear project to EDF,...

    11. May 12, 2016

      Scottish wind farm project faces collapse after subsidy U-turn

      A planned £2bn wind farm off eastern Scotland is facing collapse after the cancellation of a subsidy deal. The...

    12. April 22, 2016

      EDF faces state aid hurdle over Hinkley Point project

      Any French government financial support to EDF to enable the company to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station...

    13. April 20, 2016

      UK energy challenger Utilita warns of price-cap profit wipeout

      One of Britain’s fastest growing energy suppliers has warned that its profits would be all but wiped out by regulators’...

    14. April 11, 2016

      Trade body raises doubts over Port Talbot rescue plan

      Sanjeev Gupta’s plan to rescue the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales by ripping out and replacing its blast...

    15. April 5, 2016

      Teesside investor drops £300m renewables project

      A £300m “energy from waste” project in Teesside that was intended as the biggest of its kind in the world, has been...

    16. April 4, 2016

      Breakthrough for Scottish tidal power generation

      A new investment in Scotland is being hailed as a breakthrough in the attempt to attract funds into Britain’s nascent...

    17. April 3, 2016

      Steel crisis turns up heat on energy subsidies

      Germany has handed over 40 times more in energy subsidies to heavy industry since 2013 than the UK, highlighting one...

    18. March 31, 2016

      Coal-fired power station wins reprieve with new government subsidies

      One of Britain’s biggest coal-fired power stations has been given a last-minute reprieve thanks to a new service...

    19. March 30, 2016

      EDF union board rep to vote against Hinkley Point project

      A union-backed board member at French energy company EDF has said he will vote against its plan to build a nuclear...

    20. March 30, 2016

      Engineers are telling the truth about Hinkley Point

      When did a major investment decision last go ahead successfully against the explicit advice of a company’s engineers?...

    21. March 30, 2016

      Energy companies warned against building new power stations

      Energy companies can keep building new coal and gas power stations for only one more year if the world is to avoid...

    22. March 29, 2016

      Doubts grow over zero-carbon energy target

      According to existing plans, 2025 is set to be a pivotal moment in the history of British energy. By the end of that...

    23. March 29, 2016

      Dissenting EDF engineers urge delay to Hinkley nuclear project

      Senior engineers at French utility EDF have called for at least a two year delay at the controversial Hinkley Point...

    24. March 27, 2016

      Tata warned on damage to reputation over steel plant decision

      The British government has warned Tata Steel that it faces damage to its international reputation if it decides to...

    25. March 24, 2016

      Coal-fired Longannet power station generates last electricity

      Scotland’s huge Longannet power station is to produce its last electricity on Thursday, ending coal-fired generation...

    26. March 24, 2016

      Brexit likely to be ‘electric shock’, says Amber Rudd

      Britain faces an “electric shock” costing consumers at least £500m a year if it leaves the EU, the energy secretary...

    27. March 23, 2016

      EDF chief executive predicts green light for Hinkley Point

      The chief executive of EDF Energy has predicted that Hinkley Point will shortly get the go-ahead, even as he admitted...

    28. March 21, 2016

      UK could save £1bn by paying people to change electricity use

      The UK could save about £1bn and thousands of tonnes of carbon emissions by paying people to use electricity at...

    29. March 20, 2016

      EDF’s nuclear troubles rooted in caution

      If there is a single person responsible for the troubled efforts to build the UK’s first new nuclear power station in a...

    30. March 18, 2016

      GCHQ intervenes to secure smart meters against hackers

      GCHQ, Britain’s electronic intelligence agency, has intervened to secure a new £11bn nationwide system of smart energy...

    31. March 17, 2016

      French government open to recapitalising EDF

      The French government on Thursday indicated it could inject fresh capital into EDF in a move that should bolster the...

    32. March 11, 2016

      EDF seeks financial support from French state for Hinkley Point C

      EDF will not go ahead with the contentious £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear project in the UK unless it wins further...

    33. March 10, 2016

      Time for the UK to end attachment to Hinkley Point nuclear plant

      When George Osborne, touring China in September, announced the UK’s commitment to a new power station at Hinkley Point,...

    34. March 10, 2016

      UK energy: spam, what spam?

      Roger Witcomb, chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, wants to be clear. He does not intend UK households to...

    35. March 10, 2016

      UK watchdog divided over energy market reforms

      One of the experts behind the competition watchdog’s long-running investigation into the UK energy market has refused...

    36. March 9, 2016

      Should investors be worried that EDF’s finance director has resigned?

      How worried should investors be that EDF’s finance director has resigned? Thomas Piquemal has stepped down because he...

    37. March 7, 2016

      EDF tensions over Hinkley Point C are laid bare

      Tensions inside EDF over its plans to build a flagship nuclear power station in the UK were laid bare on Monday, after...

    38. March 7, 2016

      A blow to Britain’s plan for nuclear renaissance

      In the decade since Britain first outlined plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations, the obstacles to...

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