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    1. February 12, 2016

      New customers get better energy deal

      Energy companies have sharply cut prices for new customers, while offering much smaller reductions to existing ones,...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Tidal power’s potential faces review as £1bn lagoon stalls

      Ministers are set to launch a review of tidal power, with talks in deadlock over government support for a proposed £1bn...

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    1. February 9, 2016

      Tumbling gas price blows hole in UK shale industry’s ambitions

      Rival tribes of shale gas executives and anti-fracking protesters converged on Blackpool Football Club on Tuesday for...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Landmark gas project Laggan Tormore begins production off Shetland islands

      Natural gas from one of the UK’s biggest deepwater fields, the Laggan Tormore project west of the Shetlands, has begun...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Drax power chief warns on deadline for coal stations closure

      Britain will need power from coal even after the 2025 deadline to scrap it unless the government does more to encourage...

    4. February 5, 2016

      North Sea oil companies in danger amid debt spillage

      The tumbling oil price has led to a collapse in profits for British oil companies in the North Sea, where losses for...

    5. February 5, 2016

      North Sea: after the fall

      The first thing Stuart Fraser sees as he arrives at work is the plume of fire that blazes into view through his...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Age UK earning millions from energy, insurance and funeral deals

      The UK’s largest charity for the elderly has made millions of pounds in the past year by promoting energy, insurance...

    7. February 3, 2016

      Largest offshore wind farm gets go-ahead to power 1m homes

      A Danish wind power company is to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the Yorkshire coast, a £3bn project...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Hinkley resignation continues uncertainty over £18bn plant

      The man in charge of building an £18bn nuclear power plant in Somerset has resigned his post amid continued uncertainty...

    9. January 31, 2016

      Tidal Lagoon eyes expansion as political will ebbs

      The company building the UK’s first tidal lagoon project in Swansea has secured investment for further projects in the...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Implications of another delay to Hinkley nuclear reactor project

      The latest postponement of the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor project is the most serious delay of many because it shows...

    11. January 26, 2016

      EDF delays decision on £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      The French energy group EDF has postponed giving final approval to the construction of a new £18bn nuclear power plant...

    12. January 26, 2016

      French union raises last-minute Hinkley challenges

      A French union has published a set of last-minute challenges to EDF over its plans to build an £18bn nuclear power...

    13. January 22, 2016

      Petrol price bonanza set to run out of gas

      British drivers clocked up 310bn miles last year, ending a seven-year decline in UK car usage, thanks to the collapse...

    14. January 21, 2016

      Oil crash: idled rigs stack up as crisis grips North Sea

      A remote harbour near Inverness might seem an unlikely gauge for the oil price crash but the freezing waters of the...

    15. January 15, 2016

      Pressure mounts on UK energy suppliers to cut prices

      Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are coming under mounting pressure to cut their prices, as politicians and...

    16. January 6, 2016

      UK coal sector set for showdown on closures

      The majority of UK coal plants have refused to sign up to a scheme that would have seen them close automatically,...

    17. January 5, 2016

      Scottish and Southern Energy chief hits at competition watchdog

      The boss of one of Britain’s biggest energy companies has hit out at the UK’s competition watchdog over its claim that...

    18. January 4, 2016

      UK expected to face more power emergencies

      Emergency measures are likely to be needed several more times this winter to keep Britain’s lights on, National Grid...

    19. January 4, 2016

      Keeping Britain’s lights on: inside National Grid

      Somewhere in the middle of the Berkshire countryside sits an unmarked single-storey brick building, barely visible over...

    20. December 29, 2015

      Nuclear energy: Beijing’s power play

      Just a few hours’ drive from Hong Kong, in a bay near the mouth of the Pearl River, the outline of what will become the...

    21. December 27, 2015

      Williams harnesses Formula One aerofoil technology for fridges

      In a room at the back of a 38,000 sq ft engineering facility at the Oxfordshire headquarters of the Williams Formula...

    22. December 18, 2015

      Ofgem fines Npower £26m for ‘failing’ customers

      UK electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has fined Npower £26m for “failing to treat customers fairly” and warned the...

    23. December 16, 2015

      Greenpeace links frackers to tax havens

      Four in 10 licences to frack in the UK are held by companies that are partly or wholly owned in offshore tax havens,...

    24. December 16, 2015

      Watchdog warns on energy companies’ over prepayment bias

      Energy companies should not be allowed to make it more difficult for customers who pre-pay for electricity to switch...

    25. December 13, 2015

      Shell wants rules eased to leave platform bases on North Sea bed

      Three concrete structures each weighing as much as the Empire State Building are likely to be abandoned on the bed of...

    26. December 11, 2015

      Britain’s former coalfield areas struggle to form a new future

      The last shift Coal is Britain’s black gold, abundant beneath its land and around its shores. It kick-started the...

    27. December 11, 2015

      Date set for closure of UK’s last deep mine at Kellingley

      Tony Wilson is about to turn out the lights of the British coal industry. The electrician is among 450 workers at...

    28. December 11, 2015

      UK heritage steam sector forms possible new seam for coal

      Gordon Banham, the chief executive of the biggest player in the British coal industry, sees a future for coal in the UK...

    29. December 11, 2015

      Dirty gas and diesel generators win £250m public subsidy

      More than £250m of public money will be paid to inefficient small gas and diesel engines to help provide electricity...

    30. December 9, 2015

      Dirty diesel generators to get millions in push to avert blackout

      Highly polluting diesel generators are set to earn tens of millions of pounds over the next few years by providing an...

    31. December 6, 2015

      Industry argues for UK electricity subsidy reform

      Britain should overhaul its system of subsidies that encourage power companies to supply electricity at peak times,...

    32. December 2, 2015

      Renewable Energy sells to BlackRock after government squeeze

      A company running onshore wind farms across the UK has become one of the highest profile casualties of the government’s...

    33. December 1, 2015

      UK power station Drax boosted by ruling on RWE

      Shares in the UK’s biggest power station jumped 15 per cent on Tuesday after the European Commission granted permission...

    34. November 30, 2015

      Energy department criticises proposed energy price cap

      Plans to cap energy prices for customers who do not switch provider came under renewed fire on Monday with government...

    35. Nick Butler

      November 26, 2015

      How to power the Northern Powerhouse

      George Osborne’s concept of a “Northern Powerhouse” is a good and timely idea. The UK economy is disproportionately...

    36. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: Government cuts green schemes

      There will be further cuts to government schemes designed to encourage low-carbon energy and greater efficiency, the...

    37. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: £1bn carbon capture storage funds scrapped

      A £1bn pot of money for a flagship programme to combat climate change has been scrapped in the government’s spending...

    38. November 23, 2015

      London power grid feels strain of development

      When Gerald Kaye was building an office block in the City of London, he had to cross the river to turn the lights on....

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