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    1. 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 seek...

    2. 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 energy...

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    1. 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 a...

    2. May 14, 2015

      Experts unlikely to recommend either way on Sirius potash project

      The mining company trying to construct Britain’s largest mine in the North York Moors national park has been told planning...

    3. May 13, 2015

      Centrica extends gas deals with Gazprom and Statoil

      Millions of UK households are to receive more gas sourced from Russian state-controlled energy group Gazprom after Centrica,...

    4. May 11, 2015

      Cameron surprises energy industry with cabinet promotion of Rudd

      Amber Rudd’s appointment as the UK’s new energy and climate change secretary is one of the more unexpected in David...

    5. May 8, 2015

      Energy shares soar as Conservatives win majority

      Shares in big UK power generators soared on Friday morning as general election results pointed to a Conservative government....

    6. May 6, 2015

      Southwest rides wave of marine energy projects

      The southwest has boosted its reputation as a centre for marine energy with the announcement on Wednesday of a €24.5m wave...

    7. April 23, 2015

      One man’s quixotic quest for a greener future

      How, as a prosperous westerner, do you free yourself from the guilty knowledge that your bequest to planet earth will be a...

    8. April 20, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman given three months to sell North Sea gasfields

      The UK is to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell a dozen North Sea gasfields owned by his $10bn energy fund L1...

    9. April 17, 2015

      British Gas consumers ‘better off on standard rate’

      A clutch of fixed-price energy deals come to an end on April 30, but customers of one company could actually be better off...

    10. April 7, 2015

      Home-grown small reactors on agenda to revive nuclear programme

      Leading British businesses and universities are pinning their hopes on home-grown small reactors to help revive the...

    11. April 5, 2015

      Guy Hands attacks Tory stance on wind farms

      Guy Hands, one of the best-known figures in the City of London, says a Labour-Scottish National party majority would be the...

    12. April 2, 2015

      EDF axes 400 jobs at Hinkley Point nuclear project

      Four hundred construction jobs are to be shed at the site of Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant after France’s EDF...

    13. April 2, 2015

      Eon to pay £7.75m penalty for overcharging UK customers

      Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, has imposed a £7.75m penalty on Eon after the utility repeatedly incorrectly charged...

    14. April 1, 2015

      Npower buys start-up RUMM to lower charges

      One of the biggest suppliers of power to British business is investing in a technology start-up to try to bring down its...

    15. March 27, 2015

      Fears gas prices will rise as UK storage cut

      UK gas suppliers could be forced to pay higher prices this winter after Centrica announced that capacity at Britain’s...

    16. March 26, 2015

      UK draws on Norwegian green power with €2bn cable

      Operators of electricity networks in the UK and Norway have approved a €2bn deal to build the world’s longest subsea power...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Favourable tide for hydroelectric lagoons

      Chancellor George Osborne has thrown his weight behind the start of negotiations that could deliver taxpayer support for the...

    18. March 12, 2015

      Miliband holds out promise to cut energy bills by 10%

      Ed Miliband will on Friday promise a cut in household energy bills of up to 10 per cent by the end of the year if Labour...

    19. March 10, 2015

      Germany threatens UK dominance in wind power

      Britain may struggle to win the soccer World Cup or the Eurovision Song Contest but there is one field in which it is an...

    20. March 6, 2015

      Wanted: investors who can electrify the British economy

      Quite soon Britain’s last deep mine will haul up its final lump of coal. The book will close on an industry that once...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Bill for Sellafield nuclear clean-up jumps 10% says audit office

      The bill to clean up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has jumped by more than 10 per cent to £53bn, according to the...

    22. March 3, 2015

      The riches and perils of the fossil-fuel age

      Our ancestors lived in eras we call the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Ours is the “fossil-fuel age”. The...

    23. March 2, 2015

      The case for blocking Russia in the North Sea

      The Ukrainian crisis is creating awkward commercial conundrums for many European countries as they seek to realign their...

    24. March 2, 2015

      UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

      Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a...

    25. February 26, 2015

      Rig idling near 20-year high, say drillers

      Offshore oil drillers have warned that the number of deepwater rigs “stacked” or scrapped is set to hit a two-decade high —...

    26. February 26, 2015

      Green energy auction sets stage for cheaper solar and wind power

      Close to 30 UK green energy schemes have been awarded a subsidy pot worth nearly £4bn in a government auction that has set...

    27. February 25, 2015

      North Sea oil: That sinking feeling

      Shouting to be heard over an Arctic blast, Alistair Hope points out a dozen oil platforms, some nearby, their gas flares...

    28. February 24, 2015

      Drax cuts dividend on profit fears

      Drax Group has cut its dividend amid fears of a continued squeeze on profits from its coal-fired generating business this...

    29. February 24, 2015

      North Sea oil and gas drains cash at fastest rate since 1970s

      Spending on new North Sea oil and gas projects is to plunge by a third this year, industry operators warned on Tuesday, with...

    30. February 23, 2015

      MPs criticise Ofgem for failure over energy network pricing

      The UK’s energy market regulator has been criticised by MPs for failing to keep energy network costs down, thus contributing...

    31. February 18, 2015

      UK watchdog says big energy groups do not enjoy unfair advantage

      Britain’s competition authority has rejected suggestions that the biggest energy suppliers enjoy an unfair advantage by...

    32. February 17, 2015

      UK approves world’s biggest offshore wind farm

      The world’s biggest offshore wind scheme has been given the go-ahead off the coast of Yorkshire, in a move the government...

    33. February 12, 2015

      EDF delays investment decision on UK nuclear reactor plans

      Plans to build the first in a new generation of British nuclear reactors suffered a setback on Thursday when EDF disclosed...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Austria fears UK retaliation over nuclear challenge

      David Cameron has threatened retaliation over Austria’s plans to mount a legal challenge to the Hinkley Point nuclear...

    35. January 29, 2015

      Shell bows to shareholder demands on climate change

      Royal Dutch Shell has bowed to shareholder pressure to be more open about how it is tackling climate change — on the same...

    36. January 28, 2015

      Hinkley Point nuclear deal faces fresh delay

      The UK’s parliamentary watchdog has abandoned plans to scrutinise the Hinkley Point C nuclear project after predicting that...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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