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  1. 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...

  2. 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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  1. April 6, 2014

    Criticism of energy groups overshadows good news in sector

    Nothing better symbolises the transformation of the “big six” energy suppliers into the UK’s main political punchbag than...

  2. April 3, 2014

    US offers Europe hope on LNG

    As European buyers look around the world for new sources of liquefied natural gas, the most promising prospects lie in the...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Babcock wins UK nuclear clean-up contract

    The £7bn job of decommissioning Britain’s oldest nuclear power plants has been won jointly by UK defence specialist Babcock...

  4. March 31, 2014

    UK steps up wind farm investment

    The UK’s com">Green Investment Bank has taken its riskiest offshore wind farm bet yet by putting just over £460m into two...

  5. March 30, 2014

    Government set to award £7bn nuclear decommissioning contract

    A private sector consortium will be told on Monday it has won the £7bn job of decommissioning Britain’s oldest nuclear power...

  6. March 28, 2014

    Letter from Lex: capital conundrums

    Readers, It is easy to tot up a company’s growth rate or return on capital. These are measures of what is happening at...

  7. March 27, 2014

    Politicians unite in backing UK energy market probe

    Politicians came together in a rare moment of unity on Thursday to welcome the news of a full competition inquiry into the...

  8. March 27, 2014

    Energy industry probe to test competition regulator’s powers

    The investigation of the UK energy market will be the first big test of the powers of the Competition & Markets Authority,...

  9. March 27, 2014

    Centrica delays investment after Ofgem calls for energy probe

    Centrica said on Thursday it was delaying plans to invest in gas-fired power stations, citing uncertainty triggered by...

  10. March 26, 2014

    UK energy market needs a rethink

    Ever since Ed Miliband, the UK opposition leader, promised to freeze energy bills for 20 months at last autumn’s Labour...

  11. March 26, 2014

    Politicians clash as SSE freezes UK domestic energy prices

    Politicians scrambled on Wednesday to take credit for the decision by the energy supplier SSE to freeze domestic gas and...

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    March 26, 2014

    A competition inquiry is right for UK energy

    The full-scale competition review of the UK’s energy market which will be announced later this week is a challenge the...

  13. March 25, 2014

    Energy’s big six embrace review as way to dispel mistrust

    The threat of a full-scale competition review has been hanging over Britain’s big utility companies for months, with...

  14. March 25, 2014

    Elation and puzzlement over Yorkshire wind plant

    Siemens’ decision to invest £160m in the UK’s first offshore wind turbine blade plant in Yorkshire was greeted with elation...

  15. March 24, 2014

    Siemens to invest £310m in Hull wind turbine plant

    Siemens will invest £310m in a wind turbine assembly plant in Hull in a substantial boost to northern manufacturing and the...

  16. March 24, 2014

    Scots urged to update North Sea forecasts before referendum

    Pressure is growing on the Scottish government to update its forecasts for future oil and gas revenues before September’s...

  17. March 23, 2014

    UK energy industry seeks to head off competition inquiry

    The energy industry will try to head off a competition inquiry on Monday saying there are more operators in the market than...

  18. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: North Sea oil groups handed tax break

    The chancellor has extended tax allowances in the North Sea in a change that he said would encourage billions of pounds of...

  19. March 11, 2014

    National miners’ strike defines demise of UK coal industry

    The fall of an industry Thirty years on from a strike that became a defining moment in 1980s Britain, the country’s coal...

  20. March 11, 2014

    Miners’ strike anniversary rekindles calls for inquiry

    The fall of an industry A fine summer day in a Nottinghamshire pit town that began with 40,000 striking miners marching with...

  21. March 6, 2014

    Ofgem to investigate electricity distribution networks in wake of storms

    Ofgem is to investigate how Scottish and Southern Energy and UK Power Networks responded to customers during the recent...

  22. March 2, 2014

    Green Investment Bank steps in to back onshore wind power

    The UK government’s green bank is stepping in to back onshore wind power schemes for the first time as it emerges that...

  23. February 28, 2014

    Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

    The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

    The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

  25. February 26, 2014

    North Sea investment forecast to fall by half

    Investment in the UK’s North Sea, which hit a record level of £14.4bn last year, is forecast to fall by half within three...

  26. February 25, 2014

    Economists back development of UK shale gas industry

    Westminster will on Wednesday be urged to back fracking and “get behind natural gas from shale” in a letter to the Financial...

  27. February 24, 2014

    Brussels probes UK state aid for Drax power station project

    Brussels has started a preliminary investigation into whether the UK breached state aid rules when it guaranteed a £75m loan...

  28. February 24, 2014

    London and Edinburgh wrangle over North Sea past its prime

    The UK oil industry was thrust to the centre of the debate about Scottish independence on Monday as the London and Edinburgh...

  29. February 24, 2014

    North Sea report hailed by both sides in Scotland debate

    The recommendations of a report aimed at overhauling North Sea oil and gas production, which experts say could boost the UK...

  30. February 23, 2014

    Manufacturers warn chancellor over spiralling energy costs

    Vital industries will be forced to invest overseas unless George Osborne acts to check the UK’s spiralling energy costs,...

  31. February 23, 2014

    Salmond calls independence threat to North Sea oil ‘nonsensical’

    Scotland’s first minister has dismissed as “nonsensical” the idea that Scottish independence would undermine exploitation of...

  32. February 19, 2014

    Energy: Power down

    The capacity crunch There is an eerie silence at Keadby power station. The gas-fired plant in the English Midlands was...

  33. February 19, 2014

    Red-throated Diver bird kills off second phase of wind farm

    The UK’s renewable energy plans have been set back after the companies building the world’s biggest offshore wind farm,...

  34. February 19, 2014

    Iberdrola chief ‘shocked’ by Davey’s political interference

    The head of Iberdrola, owner of Scottish Power, has sharply criticised the UK coalition government for “interfering” in the...

  35. February 18, 2014

    Businesses focus on shifting power consumption outside triads

    Triads are the three half-hour periods when electricity demand is at its highest across the UK. They can fall any time...

  36. February 18, 2014

    UK factories shut down to avoid high power costs

    Cripplingly high power costs are forcing some of Britain’s heavy manufacturers to shut down their entire operation at peak...

  37. February 18, 2014

    Carbon costs weigh on Drax

    Falls in the price of imported coal were outweighed by the scrapping of emissions allowances and a new carbon price support...

  38. February 17, 2014

    UK electricity operators hit by Ofgem rate demands

    Ofgem has tightened the screw on electricity distribution companies across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower...

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