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    1. July 21, 2016

      EDF poised to decide on Hinkley investment

      EDF will make its long-delayed final investment decision on whether to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Richard Budge, mining entrepreneur, 1947-2016

      Richard Budge, who has died at the age of 69, was the entrepreneur dubbed “King Coal” after he bought the bulk of the...

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    1. July 17, 2016

      Energy veterans back disruptive solar power battery group Moixa

      Sam Laidlaw, the former Centrica boss, has invested in a British home battery company with two other veteran UK energy...

    2. July 13, 2016

      Subsidy for Hinkley nuclear power station quintuples to £30bn

      Consumers will pay a £30bn subsidy for electricity from the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station — almost five...

    3. July 8, 2016

      National Grid confident it can keep lights on this winter

      Power supplies will be sufficient to keep the lights on this winter, the operator of Britain’s electricity transmission...

    4. July 7, 2016

      Fracking threatens UK’s climate change targets, says report

      A booming British shale gas fracking industry will blow a hole in the UK’s climate change targets unless it is tightly...

    5. June 24, 2016

      Energy suppliers avoid UK price caps

      Energy companies will be able to market domestic supply deals directly to rivals’ customers, the UK competition...

    6. June 22, 2016

      Nestlé buys into Scottish wind power

      Nestlé has joined Ikea, Google and a string of other companies investing in green electricity by signing a deal to buy...

    7. June 20, 2016

      Energy regulators to drop claim that ‘big six’ overcharged

      Regulators are about to drop a contentious accusation that the “big six” energy suppliers have overcharged customers by...

    8. Nick Butler

      June 20, 2016

      Can the North Sea avoid decline?

      Is the North Sea doomed to enter a period of terminal decline once the current set of field developments is completed?...

    9. June 17, 2016

      National Grid should be broken up, say MPs

      MPs are calling for National Grid, the company that runs Britain’s electricity system, to be broken up in a radical...

    10. June 13, 2016

      Britain told to brace itself for power shortages

      Britain should brace itself for a winter of tight electricity supplies that will force National Grid to use its...

    11. June 10, 2016

      North Sea oil downturn has cost 120,000 jobs, industry claims

      Nearly 8,000 jobs have been lost from the North Sea oil and gas industry during the downturn, according to the industry...

    12. June 5, 2016

      UK ports look beyond fading coal imports

      Ports from south-west England to central Scotland have been taken aback by the speed at which demand has evaporated for...

    13. June 3, 2016

      Extra Energy faces record number of complaints

      One of the UK’s newest power companies faced a record number of complaints in the first three months of this year,...

    14. May 29, 2016

      Start-up envisages second golden age of Scottish steam

      It has been a long time since Scotland was known as a leader in steam technology, but a start-up in East Kilbride...

    15. May 29, 2016

      Environmental issues left behind as Brexit rhetoric intensifies

      Few topics seem to have been ignored in an increasingly frenzied EU referendum debate that has so far covered...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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”...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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’...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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?...

    38. 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...

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