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  1. September 12, 2014

    Big six energy suppliers set up refunds website

    The big six energy suppliers launched a campaign this week to help customers reclaim credit left in their old accounts when...

  2. September 7, 2014

    Britain rises up rankings of climate-friendly generation

    The UK has become one of the world’s most climate-friendly countries in the past year after a record 34 per cent jump in...

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  1. September 4, 2014

    Nuclear outage heightens UK energy supply fears

    Concerns over Britain’s energy capacity shortage deepened on Thursday when EDF Energy warned that the impact of shutting...

  2. August 21, 2014

    UK Labour party pledges to revoke energy licences to protect consumers

    The Labour party has said it will give a new regulator the power to revoke energy company licences if customers are...

  3. August 11, 2014

    EDF Energy shuts down four UK nuclear reactors

    EDF Energy has shut down four of its UK reactors – a quarter of its total nuclear generating capacity – after discovering a...

  4. August 7, 2014

    Smart appliances for the handy householder

    You don’t have to be Bill Gates, owner of one of the smartest “smart homes” on the planet, to want to use automation to help...

  5. August 4, 2014

    UK regulators should probe gas market, says MP

    Competition authorities should investigate the wholesale gas market as part of a wider probe into competition in the UK’s...

  6. July 31, 2014

    Milford Haven refinery sale saves 400 jobs

    About 400 jobs are set to be saved in west Wales through the sale of Milford Haven refinery by Murco Petroleum of the US....

  7. July 30, 2014

    Ofgem tells energy retailers to pass on savings to consumers

    Regulator Ofgem has fired a shot across the bows of Britain’s energy retailers, telling them to pass on to consumers price...

  8. July 30, 2014

    Power companies face tougher-than-expected price controls

    The UK’s energy market regulator has imposed tougher-than-expected draft price controls on power distributors that it claims...

  9. July 29, 2014

    Drax earnings fall on carbon tax increase

    Drax Group, the operator of Britain’s biggest power plant, suffered a 15 per cent drop in earnings in the first half due to...

  10. July 28, 2014

    Shale gas speed-up likely to make slow progress

    The plan for the next big expansion in fracking licences announced on Monday is the latest step in the government’s campaign...

  11. July 24, 2014

    Competition watchdog to investigate energy prices

    The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking evidence that customers are being unfairly treated as a result of...

  12. July 24, 2014

    BP’s Iain Conn in talks to lead Centrica

    Iain Conn, BP’s head of downstream businesses, has quit the oil major and is holding talks with Centrica about taking over...

  13. July 24, 2014

    UK energy companies fined for power cuts

    The UK’s energy watchdog has ordered SSE and UK Power Networks to pay an additional £3.3m over their handling of winter...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  15. July 17, 2014

    Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

    Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

  16. July 7, 2014

    Lower, simpler taxes urged for North Sea oil and gas drillers

    Companies drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea should be subject to lower, simpler and more predictable taxes,...

  17. June 30, 2014

    Scotland’s shale potential ‘modest’ compared with England

    Scotland’s shale gas and oil resources appear “modest” compared with those in England, according to a government survey...

  18. June 29, 2014

    UK consumer fuel bills rise to pay for power back-up

    A British government scheme to reward energy companies for keeping power plants available for back-up electricity generation...

  19. June 22, 2014

    Ministers warned of threat to green energy projects

    The pot of money that ministers have set aside to subsidise UK renewable power is likely to run out much more quickly than...

  20. June 12, 2014

    Premier Oil’s key North Sea project approved

    Premier Oil has received final government approval to press ahead with the development of the Catcher field in the North Sea...

  21. June 10, 2014

    Industrialised countries manage demand to prevent blackouts

    While the energy market is global, consumption is a national matter. Prices vary widely but all industrialised countries try...

  22. June 10, 2014

    Britain is at risk of an electric shock

    A century ago the lights were going out all over Europe. Now the worry is that they might be going out all over Manchester,...

  23. June 10, 2014

    Ofgem raises heat on power suppliers

    Britain’s energy regulator has demanded the largest power suppliers explain to customers why a decline in wholesale gas and...

  24. June 4, 2014

    Eric Pickles clamps down on onshore wind farm applications

    Eric Pickles has turned down applications to build 10 onshore wind farms in the past year, prompting accusations that the...

  25. Nick Butler

    May 28, 2014

    The North Sea’s decline is a problem for the whole of the UK, not just Scotland

    The decline of North Sea oil and gas production continues. The trend is now a problem not just for the Scottish Nationalists...

  26. May 26, 2014

    Chinese project points way ahead for EPR nuclear technology

    When Chinese planners decided to build a nuclear power plant on a rain-lashed cove in the south of the country, they simply...

  27. May 20, 2014

    Scottish Power fined £750,000 over billing charges

    Scottish Power has accepted a £750,000 penalty after regulator Ofgem ruled the energy company had failed to justify extra...

  28. May 19, 2014

    Greens boosted by fracking opponents in European elections

    Fracking has bolstered support for the Green party, its MP has said, as a poll ahead of European elections this week put it...

  29. May 16, 2014

    Eon ordered to repay £12m in UK after admitting mis-selling

    Eon has been ordered to hand back £12m to customers after the UK energy regulator found the German supplier had breached...

  30. May 4, 2014

    Scientists attack biomass power subsidy

    Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the...

  31. May 2, 2014

    Green Deal revamped

    The government is to revamp the controversial Green Deal, providing grants of up to £7,600 against energy efficiency...

  32. April 24, 2014

    Coalition seeks long-term energy deal worth about £300m

    Electricity generators are being invited to bid for a long-term contract worth about £300m to supply energy to the...

  33. April 23, 2014

    Protesters at Drax AGM say plant fuel may not be green

    Drax’s biomass woes on Wednesday were not confined to news that the subsidies it will get to burn wood pellets instead of...

  34. April 23, 2014

    Drax shares hit by UK subsidy move

    Shares in Drax, the UK power generator, fell more than 13 per cent after it said it was launching legal proceedings against...

  35. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

    Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners in...

  36. April 21, 2014

    List of 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners

    Individuals – winners of Enterprise Promotion award Mrs Christine Atkinson Mr Timothy Barnes Mr Eric Binns Professor Mark...

  37. April 14, 2014

    Wind farms more popular than fracking, UK study suggests

    Britons would prefer to live near a wind farm over a “fracking” site by a majority of three to one, according to an opinion...

  38. April 13, 2014

    Royal Festival Hall in tune with drive to save power

    In a pioneering experiment, one of Britain’s cooler cultural venues is being paid by the National Grid to warm up. The Royal...

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