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    1. July 23, 2015

      UK government axes funding for Green Deal

      The government has signed the death warrant for another environmental scheme, this time the Green Deal energy-saving...

    2. July 21, 2015

      First Utility plans stock listing for early 2016

      First Utility, the UK’s biggest independent energy supplier, is to appoint investment banks to handle a stock market...

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    1. July 17, 2015

      Former energy regulators attack proposal to cap UK energy bills

      A distinguished group of former energy regulators has rounded on contentious proposals by Britain’s competition...

    2. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    3. July 15, 2015

      Ineos chief forecasts thriving fracking industry in Scotland

      The head of chemicals company Ineos says Scotland could have a commercial fracking industry by 2018, despite an...

    4. July 15, 2015

      British Gas announces 5% price cut

      British Gas will cut prices for millions of households by 5 per cent, reducing average gas bills by £35 a year, in a...

    5. July 12, 2015

      Nuclear industry confident over long-term prospects

      Britain’s nuclear programme is shrouded in “fog” but a new generation of power stations will be built, says the chief...

    6. July 7, 2015

      Budget 2015: Osborne to review green energy subsidies

      George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure...

    7. July 7, 2015

      A case for more market competition not less

      The theory that markets are a force for good relies on consumers who behave in their own best interests — shopping...

    8. July 7, 2015

      PM ‘to consider’ temporary cap on high UK energy bills

      David Cameron is “prepared to consider” a temporary cap on the most expensive energy bills, after Britain’s competition...

    9. July 6, 2015

      Millions paying too much for energy, says regulator

      Britain’s competition authority has concluded that “millions of consumers are paying more for their energy than they...

    10. July 6, 2015

      Osborne’s chance to make sense of muddled UK climate taxes

      George Osb­orne tells us his Budget will be used to promote productivity. It is also likely to be the UK chancellor of...

    11. June 30, 2015

      Poor design of homes and hospitals will add to heatwave problems

      A heatwave threatening to engulf England this week will hit thousands of people hard because so many homes and...

    12. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    13. June 21, 2015

      Wood pellets add fuel to fire in Liverpool port expansion

      The port of Liverpool is building a £100m terminal to handle wood pellets for the Drax power plant on the east coast,...

    14. June 18, 2015

      UK wind operators hit at plans to end subsidies early

      Thousands of jobs could be lost and millions of pounds in investment scrapped as a result of the government’s decision...

    15. June 17, 2015

      Competition watchdog looks at rolling back energy market reforms

      Britain’s competition authority is exploring rolling back energy market reforms introduced by Ofgem — and championed by...

    16. June 15, 2015

      Lancashire planners give go-ahead to Cuadrilla fracking plan

      Shale gas explorer Cuadrilla has been given a green light by local planning officers to “frack” up to four wells in the...

    17. June 14, 2015

      French reactor problems cast doubt on UK nuclear power plant

      Problems with a reactor in northern France have triggered deep concern in the British government about the future of...

    18. June 8, 2015

      Scottish Power and Npower head energy consumer complaints list

      Scottish Power and Npower are the two most complained about energy companies, according to figures released on Monday...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Scottish court rejects Donald Trump’s attempt to block wind farm

      Donald Trump has suffered a new defeat in his legal challenge to an offshore wind farm that the US property mogul fears...

    20. June 3, 2015

      Wind power industry threatens to sue if subsidies are cut

      The wind power industry has raised the threat of legal action against the government over imminent cuts to subsidies...

    21. June 3, 2015

      Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay

      A Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the world’s first tidal lagoon project for generating clean...

    22. May 22, 2015

      Third Energy seeks permission to frack in Yorkshire

      UK shale explorer Third Energy has applied to frack for gas near the Yorkshire town of Malton, the second company to...

    23. May 21, 2015

      National Grid calls for UK to plug in to Europe

      The chief executive of National Grid on Thursday called for the UK to be more deeply integrated into a Europe-wide...

    24. May 20, 2015

      British coal-fired power plant bows to the inevitable

      Confirmation that one of Britain’s biggest remaining coal-fired power stations will close by next March did not come as...

    25. May 14, 2015

      Experts unlikely to recommend either way on Sirius potash project

      The mining company trying to construct Britain’s largest mine in the North York Moors national park has been told...

    26. May 13, 2015

      Centrica extends gas deals with Gazprom and Statoil

      Millions of UK households are to receive more gas sourced from Russian state-controlled energy group Gazprom after...

    27. May 11, 2015

      Cameron surprises energy industry with cabinet promotion of Rudd

      Amber Rudd’s appointment as the UK’s new energy and climate change secretary is one of the more unexpected in David...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Energy shares soar as Conservatives win majority

      Shares in big UK power generators soared on Friday morning as general election results pointed to a Conservative...

    29. May 6, 2015

      Southwest rides wave of marine energy projects

      The southwest has boosted its reputation as a centre for marine energy with the announcement on Wednesday of a €24.5m...

    30. April 23, 2015

      One man’s quixotic quest for a greener future

      How, as a prosperous westerner, do you free yourself from the guilty knowledge that your bequest to planet earth will...

    31. April 20, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman given three months to sell North Sea gasfields

      The UK is to force Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman to sell a dozen North Sea gasfields owned by his $10bn energy...

    32. April 17, 2015

      British Gas consumers ‘better off on standard rate’

      A clutch of fixed-price energy deals come to an end on April 30, but customers of one company could actually be better...

    33. April 7, 2015

      Home-grown small reactors on agenda to revive nuclear programme

      Leading British businesses and universities are pinning their hopes on home-grown small reactors to help revive the...

    34. April 5, 2015

      Guy Hands attacks Tory stance on wind farms

      Guy Hands, one of the best-known figures in the City of London, says a Labour-Scottish National party majority would be...

    35. April 2, 2015

      EDF axes 400 jobs at Hinkley Point nuclear project

      Four hundred construction jobs are to be shed at the site of Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant after France’s...

    36. April 2, 2015

      Eon to pay £7.75m penalty for overcharging UK customers

      Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, has imposed a £7.75m penalty on Eon after the utility repeatedly incorrectly...

    37. April 1, 2015

      Npower buys start-up RUMM to lower charges

      One of the biggest suppliers of power to British business is investing in a technology start-up to try to bring down...

    38. March 27, 2015

      Fears gas prices will rise as UK storage cut

      UK gas suppliers could be forced to pay higher prices this winter after Centrica announced that capacity at Britain’s...

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