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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 —...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. January 20, 2015

      ScottishPower to cut its gas price

      ScottishPower will cut its standard gas tariff by 4.8 per cent from next month, becoming the third of the UK’s six leading...

    17. January 19, 2015

      An ever warmer world in conflict with cheaper oil

      The discovery that 2014 was the warmest year on record should not be big news. Scientists rightly dismiss claims made on the...

    18. January 19, 2015

      British Gas follows Eon’s price cut

      British Gas has become the second energy company in less than a week to cut the cost of household gas supplies in response...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Urgent N Sea oil review ordered as job axe falls on Aberdeen

      The British government has ordered an urgent review of the North Sea oil industry after a collapse in prices that has...

    20. January 15, 2015

      Hinkley Point nuclear agreement expected in March

      French nuclear power developer EDF said it expected to sign a long-awaited investment agreement with its Chinese partners...

    21. January 14, 2015

      Oil price falls will hurt Scottish economy, says Mark Carney

      A falling oil price will hurt the Scottish economy but is positive for the UK overall, the governor of the Bank of England...

    22. January 14, 2015

      David Cameron taunts Labour on falling energy prices

      David Cameron has said sharp drops in the oil price and falling inflation have demolished Labour’s campaign on the “cost of...

    23. January 13, 2015

      Osborne accused of damaging energy sector

      George Osborne has been accused by a cabinet colleague of damaging the energy sector after the chancellor threatened...

    24. January 13, 2015

      Eon cuts UK gas prices by 3.5%

      Eon has become the first big energy company in the UK to cut fuel tariffs in response to falling global oil prices,...

    25. January 12, 2015

      NMP consortium poised to lose Sellafield clean-up contract

      Ministers are poised to strip an industrial consortium of a lucrative management contract to clean up Sellafield, western...

    26. January 11, 2015

      Labour party calls for regulations forcing utilities to cut fuel bills

      Ed Miliband has unveiled plans for new powers allowing the energy regulator to force companies to pass on the benefits of...

    27. January 1, 2015

      Britain’s energy policy needs to be reviewed

      When the UK’s coalition government came into power in 2010 it faced many challenges. Not the least of these was the need to...

    28. December 27, 2014

      Ministers blasted over delay to UK blackout helpline

      The government has been accused of leaving families vulnerable to possible power cuts after news that a promised emergency...

    29. December 17, 2014

      Private investment dries up for UK wave energy projects

      “Scotland rules the waves,” Alex Salmond declared in 2011, as the Scottish government unveiled a high-tech electricity...

    30. December 14, 2014

      UK electricity supply auction worth £1.8bn a year set to begin

      An auction that officials estimate could cost more than £1.8bn a year to secure the UK’s electricity supplies beyond 2030...

    31. December 12, 2014

      Hargreaves shares plunge on falling coal prices

      Shares in Hargreaves Services plunged more than 10 per cent on Friday morning after it warned that falling coal prices would...

    32. December 10, 2014

      Green levies on household energy bills set almost to double

      The annual costs imposed on average household energy bills to support the country’s drive to meet carbon-reduction targets...

    33. December 8, 2014

      Labour seeks to tighten UK shale gas rules

      Labour will seek to tighten the regulations governing the extraction of shale gas on Monday as the UK opposition party...

    34. November 28, 2014

      Ofgem takes action to cut UK energy bills

      UK energy regulator Ofgem has outlined tough annual price controls for power distributors that it claims will cut £2.1bn...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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