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    Competition watchdog to investigate energy prices

    The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking evidence that customers are being unfairly treated as a result of...

  2. 8 hours ago

    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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  1. 18 hours ago

    UK energy companies fined for power cuts

    The UK’s energy watchdog has ordered SSE and UK Power Networks to pay an additional £3.3m over their handling of winter...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Chancellor backs down on cutting carbon targets

    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times...

  3. July 17, 2014

    Ineos secures £230m UK government backing to expand Grangemouth

    Ineos has received a government loan guarantee to build Europe’s largest ethane storage tank at Grangemouth, offering a...

  4. July 7, 2014

    Lower, simpler taxes urged for North Sea oil and gas drillers

    Companies drilling for oil and gas in the North Sea should be subject to lower, simpler and more predictable taxes,...

  5. June 30, 2014

    Scotland’s shale potential ‘modest’ compared with England

    Scotland’s shale gas and oil resources appear “modest” compared with those in England, according to a government survey...

  6. June 29, 2014

    UK consumer fuel bills rise to pay for power back-up

    A British government scheme to reward energy companies for keeping power plants available for back-up electricity generation...

  7. June 22, 2014

    Ministers warned of threat to green energy projects

    The pot of money that ministers have set aside to subsidise UK renewable power is likely to run out much more quickly than...

  8. June 12, 2014

    Premier Oil’s key North Sea project approved

    Premier Oil has received final government approval to press ahead with the development of the Catcher field in the North Sea...

  9. June 10, 2014

    Industrialised countries manage demand to prevent blackouts

    While the energy market is global, consumption is a national matter. Prices vary widely but all industrialised countries try...

  10. June 10, 2014

    Britain is at risk of an electric shock

    A century ago the lights were going out all over Europe. Now the worry is that they might be going out all over Manchester,...

  11. June 10, 2014

    Ofgem raises heat on power suppliers

    Britain’s energy regulator has demanded the largest power suppliers explain to customers why a decline in wholesale gas and...

  12. June 4, 2014

    Eric Pickles clamps down on onshore wind farm applications

    Eric Pickles has turned down applications to build 10 onshore wind farms in the past year, prompting accusations that the...

  13. Nick Butler

    May 28, 2014

    The North Sea’s decline is a problem for the whole of the UK, not just Scotland

    The decline of North Sea oil and gas production continues. The trend is now a problem not just for the Scottish Nationalists...

  14. May 26, 2014

    Chinese project points way ahead for EPR nuclear technology

    When Chinese planners decided to build a nuclear power plant on a rain-lashed cove in the south of the country, they simply...

  15. May 20, 2014

    Scottish Power fined £750,000 over billing charges

    Scottish Power has accepted a £750,000 penalty after regulator Ofgem ruled the energy company had failed to justify extra...

  16. May 19, 2014

    Greens boosted by fracking opponents in European elections

    Fracking has bolstered support for the Green party, its MP has said, as a poll ahead of European elections this week put it...

  17. May 16, 2014

    Eon ordered to repay £12m in UK after admitting mis-selling

    Eon has been ordered to hand back £12m to customers after the UK energy regulator found the German supplier had breached...

  18. May 4, 2014

    Scientists attack biomass power subsidy

    Some of the most distinguished scientists in the US have written to UK energy secretary Ed Davey, urging him to abandon the...

  19. May 2, 2014

    Green Deal revamped

    The government is to revamp the controversial Green Deal, providing grants of up to £7,600 against energy efficiency...

  20. April 24, 2014

    Coalition seeks long-term energy deal worth about £300m

    Electricity generators are being invited to bid for a long-term contract worth about £300m to supply energy to the...

  21. April 23, 2014

    Protesters at Drax AGM say plant fuel may not be green

    Drax’s biomass woes on Wednesday were not confined to news that the subsidies it will get to burn wood pellets instead of...

  22. April 23, 2014

    Drax shares hit by UK subsidy move

    Shares in Drax, the UK power generator, fell more than 13 per cent after it said it was launching legal proceedings against...

  23. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: UK shows its strengths in trade and innovation

    Exports may so far have been one of the disappointing elements in the UK’s economic recovery, but this year’s winners of the...

  24. April 21, 2014

    List of 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners

    Individuals – winners of Enterprise Promotion award Mrs Christine Atkinson Mr Timothy Barnes Mr Eric Binns Professor Mark...

  25. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards success stems from university links

    Britain’s universities continue to be a source of talent that drives innovation and overseas sales. Two double winners in...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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,...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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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