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    1. November 24, 2014

      Scottish power plant paid to provide emergency electricity fails output test

      One of the three power stations being paid by National Grid to come online in an emergency this winter has failed a test...

    2. November 24, 2014

      Energy measures put UK office lettings under threat

      A fifth of all British office buildings risk becoming unlettable within five years as a result of new energy efficiency...

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    1. November 23, 2014

      UK manufacturers warn of shutdowns amid energy measures

      Britain’s heavy manufacturers have warned they may be forced to shut down more often this winter to avoid high power costs...

    2. November 21, 2014

      Scotland marine energy dealt blow as Pelamis faces administration

      Scotland’s marine energy hopes suffered a blow with the announcement on Friday that wave power pioneer Pelamis is to be put...

    3. November 20, 2014

      Scotland reacts with caution to Ineos fracking proposals

      The Scottish government responded warily to plans by Ineos to invest $1bn in shale gas exploration and appraisal. The...

    4. November 20, 2014

      Labour seeks probe of Hinkley Point C nuclear project

      Labour has called for the proposed nuclear power station at Hinkley Point to be referred to the Whitehall auditor to examine...

    5. November 20, 2014

      Centrica warns on profits in mild weather

      British Gas owner Centrica trimmed its full-year profits guidance again as warm weather and outages at nuclear power...

    6. November 20, 2014

      Ineos announces $1bn push into quest for UK shale gas

      Ineos, the Swiss-based chemicals company, has entered the race to develop UK reserves of shale gas, unveiling ambitious...

    7. November 18, 2014

      Saudi Electric in talks to acquire stake in Hinkley Point C

      One of Saudi Arabia’s biggest power companies is in talks to acquire a stake in a new UK nuclear power plant, potentially...

    8. November 12, 2014

      SSE suffers as customers switch energy suppliers

      SSE warned on Wednesday that full-year earnings will be at the lower end of expectations because of competition in the...

    9. November 9, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – Nov 10 Meet some deans The Associate Deans Conference, sponsored by AACSB, is taking place in Texas. The three-day...

    10. November 9, 2014

      Big six energy suppliers lose out as customers switch allegiance

      As government ministers and regulators promote the notion of shopping around beyond the big six energy suppliers to cut...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Energy suppliers to offer quicker switching

      SSE, the energy giant previously known as Scottish and Southern Energy, this week said it will cut the time it takes to...

    12. November 5, 2014

      Ed Davey plans years of emergency steps to keep lights on

      Britain faces three years of emergency measures to make sure the country’s ageing electricity system can keep the lights on...

    13. October 30, 2014

      Scottish Power scales back big East Anglia wind farm

      The company planning to build one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farms off East Anglia says it has had to scale back...

    14. October 28, 2014

      National Grid pays plants to be on standby to avoid UK blackouts

      Britain’s creaking, accident-prone electricity system has pushed the country’s safety cushion of spare power capacity down...

    15. October 20, 2014

      Ofgem defends websites over claims they hide best energy deals

      UK energy watchdog Ofgem has defended price comparison websites against accusations that they are hiding the cheapest...

    16. October 20, 2014

      Didcot power plant fire cuts UK generating capacity

      An overnight fire at one of the UK’s biggest power stations has cut electricity generating capacity but the government...

    17. October 20, 2014

      Energy policy should let the market pick the winners

      Owen Paterson, the former environment secretary, is right about at least one thing: UK climate change policy is not going...

    18. October 15, 2014

      Ex-minister calls for mini-nuclear plants by the dozen

      Dozens of small nuclear reactors should be installed throughout the country near towns and cities if the UK wants to reduce...

    19. October 8, 2014

      Brussels backs Hinkley Point C as cost forecasts soar

      Britain won EU approval for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset on Wednesday, allowing the government to commit to 35...

    20. October 3, 2014

      Coal-fired generator qualifies for UK standby power list

      Coal-fired power producer, Drax, and French energy group, EDF, have qualified for a UK scheme to reward power companies for...

    21. October 2, 2014

      Tougher terms planned for Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Tougher profit clawback clauses are to be added to Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant contract, as ministers try to...

    22. September 30, 2014

      Governing by announcement leaves us all out in the cold

      Government by announcement is now characteristic of British politics. The goal is to make statements that will receive...

    23. September 29, 2014

      North Sea oil set for output rebound

      The UK’s North Sea oil and gas sector is set to reverse years of sharp declines in output after a production rise in the...

    24. September 22, 2014

      UK agrees deal with EU on new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

      Britain has agreed terms with Brussels to secure approval for billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley Point, the...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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