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    1. August 28, 2016

      Mine threat to Northumberland beauty spot

      The debate over the future of the UK’s shrunken coal industry is being played out at a Northumberland beauty spot where...

    2. August 28, 2016

      Hinkley supporters in last-ditch push for approval

      Supporters of the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station have launched a last-ditch push for approval as Theresa...

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    1. August 26, 2016

      Batteries power UK switch to renewables

      The UK’s energy system entered a new era on Friday with the announcement that eight huge battery systems will be used...

    2. August 26, 2016

      Hinkley alternatives offer huge saving, claims think-tank

      Britain could save £1bn a year by pursuing cheaper alternatives to the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station,...

    3. August 24, 2016

      Offshore UK wind farms hit by subsidy deal delay

      An auction for billions of pounds worth of offshore wind farm subsidy contracts has been delayed until next year. The...

    4. August 22, 2016

      Emergency winter electricity scheme cancelled

      One of the flagship schemes for keeping Britain’s lights on this winter has been cancelled at the last moment due to a...

    5. August 18, 2016

      Energy: Generating criticism

      In a field in a remote part of north-west Wales, a lone farmer cuts the grass, parcelling it up into hay bales which...

    6. August 16, 2016

      World’s biggest offshore wind farm given go-ahead

      Ministers have given the go-ahead for the world’s largest offshore wind farm to be built off the Yorkshire coast in an...

    7. August 15, 2016

      Energy suppliers overcharge UK gas consumers after meter gaffe

      Thousands of gas consumers have been overcharged because energy suppliers have made basic mistakes reading their...

    8. August 11, 2016

      Bumpitrage is an exercise in rent seeking

      Hi, I’m Lombard and I’m a rent seeker. I’m on the wagon, but could easily backslide. Then I’d be in the same boat as...

    9. August 10, 2016

      UK coal industry presses for rethink on carbon capture

      Coal producers are pressing the UK government to rethink its decision to scrap a £1bn scheme to develop carbon capture...

    10. August 9, 2016

      China flexes its muscles over Hinkley Point

      China’s warning to the UK that the future of bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over the deferral...

    11. August 8, 2016

      China warns UK over £18bn nuclear power deal

      China has issued its sternest warning yet to the UK that bilateral ties stand at a “crucial historical juncture” over...

    12. August 8, 2016

      Hinkley Point is a test of mutual trust between UK and China

      Hinkley Point is once again a subject of speculation and debate following the announcement by the UK government that it...

    13. August 8, 2016

      May’s fracking payments plan met with scepticism

      Experts have reacted sceptically to government proposals under which local residents would receive cash compensation if...

    14. August 3, 2016

      UK energy consumers deserve transparency

      Choosing to pay a higher or a lower price for an identical product ought to be a no-brainer. Yet that is not how things...

    15. August 3, 2016

      EDF chief admits knowing of Hinkley delay in advance

      The head of EDF knew Britain would delay its final decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant before its board...

    16. August 3, 2016

      UK energy shake-up sees price cap on prepayment meters

      Britain’s energy regulator has declared a “watershed moment” in the push for greater competition among gas and...

    17. August 1, 2016

      EDF chief gave board two days to read Hinkley Point deal

      The head of EDF gave his fellow board members only two days to read 2,500 pages of contracts before agreeing to proceed...

    18. August 1, 2016

      Britain can find opportunities beyond Hinkley

      The wedding has been called off. The marquee had been put up, the champagne was laid out, some of the guests had flown...

    19. July 31, 2016

      Ex-Goldman star threatens to quit over UK’s China policy

      Jim O’Neill, the British Treasury minister and former Goldman Sachs chief economist, could quit over new UK prime...

    20. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point presents cost and security issues

      For anyone who thought Britain leaving the EU would mean pivoting closer to China, Theresa May, the new prime minister,...

    21. July 29, 2016

      UK decision to delay Hinkley Point plant catches China by surprise

      Chinese officials expressed surprise on Friday at the British government’s sudden decision to delay the final go-ahead...

    22. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point: ‘I am prime minister, this is my method,’ says May

      Theresa May warned François Hollande twice last week that she would delay the Hinkley Point nuclear project. But...

    23. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley C should signal a strategy shift

      “Industrial strategy” is a phrase thrown around without much care for the definition. But it does not take long to...

    24. July 29, 2016

      Theresa May told France she would delay Hinkley Point decision

      The announcement of a new government review into the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear project caught EDF by surprise,...

    25. July 29, 2016

      Environment groups welcome Hinkley Point delay

      Anti-nuclear campaigners have expressed delight at the government’s decision to postpone the decision to build an £18bn...

    26. July 29, 2016

      Hinkley Point review signals UK rethink on Chinese investment

      Chinese investors expressed surprise on Friday at Theresa May’s move to delay the final go-ahead for the Hinkley Point...

    27. July 29, 2016

      Changing political winds threaten new storm over Hinkley Point

      When Hinkley Point was first talked about in the mid-2000s, Tony Blair was prime minister, the UK’s position in the EU...

    28. July 28, 2016

      British Gas loses 400,000 customers to independent suppliers

      Nearly 400,000 UK households left British Gas in the first six months of this year, as the company found its market...

    29. July 26, 2016

      EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point power station fundraising

      EDF shareholders have signed off on a €4bn equity fundraising to help pay for the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in...

    30. July 21, 2016

      EDF poised to decide on Hinkley investment

      EDF will make its long-delayed final investment decision on whether to build two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in...

    31. July 19, 2016

      Richard Budge, mining entrepreneur, 1947-2016

      Richard Budge, who has died at the age of 69, was the entrepreneur dubbed “King Coal” after he bought the bulk of the...

    32. July 17, 2016

      Energy veterans back disruptive solar power battery group Moixa

      Sam Laidlaw, the former Centrica boss, has invested in a British home battery company with two other veteran UK energy...

    33. July 13, 2016

      Subsidy for Hinkley nuclear power station quintuples to £30bn

      Consumers will pay a £30bn subsidy for electricity from the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station — almost five...

    34. July 8, 2016

      National Grid confident it can keep lights on this winter

      Power supplies will be sufficient to keep the lights on this winter, the operator of Britain’s electricity transmission...

    35. July 7, 2016

      Fracking threatens UK’s climate change targets, says report

      A booming British shale gas fracking industry will blow a hole in the UK’s climate change targets unless it is tightly...

    36. June 24, 2016

      Energy suppliers avoid UK price caps

      Energy companies will be able to market domestic supply deals directly to rivals’ customers, the UK competition...

    37. June 22, 2016

      Nestlé buys into Scottish wind power

      Nestlé has joined Ikea, Google and a string of other companies investing in green electricity by signing a deal to buy...

    38. June 20, 2016

      Energy regulators to drop claim that ‘big six’ overcharged

      Regulators are about to drop a contentious accusation that the “big six” energy suppliers have overcharged customers by...

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