Monday, July 15, 2019

BP boss says protests against its arts funding 'just feel odd'

BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, has branded the UK backlash against the oil company’s arts sponsorship the “oddest approach” in the climate debate. The...

E.ON UK to supply 3.3m customers with 100% renewable electricity

More than 3m homes are to automatically receive renewable energy from E.ON UK at no extra cost in one of the UK’s biggest...

BP's solar subsidiary sees the light in search for UK's shiniest grass

BP’s solar subsidiary is on the hunt for Britain’s shiniest grass to help make the most of new double-sided solar panels that can...

Shell balances conflicting shareholder demands

Royal Dutch Shell has been walking a fine line between investing in its traditional oil and gas businesses while pledging to develop new...

British Gas and SSE to purge petrol and diesel from fleets by 2030

Two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are accelerating the drive towards greener vehicles by pledging to replace their existing fleet of vans with...

Ethical investing: a solar scheme with the power to change lives

Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer...

'Biggest compliment yet': Greta Thunberg welcomes oil chief's 'greatest threat' label

Greta Thunberg and other climate activists have said it is a badge of honour that the head of the world’s most powerful oil...

Five Turner winners call on National Portrait Gallery to cut ties with BP

Five winners of the Turner prize are demanding an end to BP’s sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery, stepping up the campaign against...

Aramco's $2tn flotation is back on, says Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has reignited plans for a $2tn mega-float of its state oil company, Aramco, just months after putting on hold the biggest...

Carbon capture schemes urged to be more ambitious

A project in north-west England to capture carbon dioxide from a gas plant and use it to make sodium bicarbonate for pharmaceuticals is...

Carbon capture schemes urged to be more ambitious

A project in north-west England to capture carbon dioxide from a gas plant and use it to make sodium bicarbonate for pharmaceuticals is...

National Grid sells Cadent to CIC-backed group

A consortium that includes China’s main sovereign wealth fund has completed the purchase of the UK’s largest gas distribution network from National Grid,...

Build more nuclear reactors to reach net zero carbon target – CBI

The UK should keep building large-scale nuclear plants and “mini-nuke” reactors to help reach a net zero carbon target by 2050, according to...

Tata to build UK’s biggest carbon capture project

Britain’s biggest carbon capture project is to be built by Tata Chemicals Europe in Cheshire, north-west England, after securing government funding.The scheme will...

UK's biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

The UK’s biggest carbon capture project will soon block thousands of tonnes of factory emissions from contributing to the climate crisis, by using...

Shell is not a green saviour. It’s a planetary death machine | George Monbiot

It is hard to believe it needs stating, but it does. The oil industry is not your friend. Whatever it might say about...

Timor-Leste rejects report it is taking $16bn loan from China's Exim bank for gas...

Timor-Leste’s state-owned gas company has rejected reports it is set to take a $16bn loan from China’s Exim bank to finance the Greater...

SFO drops investigation into trio accused of energy industry bribes

Prosecutors have dropped a criminal investigation into three businessmen who had been accused of paying huge bribes in the energy industry, sources with...

Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast

The former US vice-president Al Gore has said the global economy will require a fundamental upgrade to survive an environmental crisis and widening...

Swansea’s £1.3bn tidal scheme races to beat 2020 deadline

A £1.3bn tidal power project in Wales that was last year refused subsidies by the UK government is now racing to firm up...

Regulator tackles business over fears of ‘rip-offs’

With little fanfare, Britain’s competition watchdog is seeking a revolution in the regulation of markets where it fears consumers are being ripped off...

Cool running: supermarket fridges could help power UK

Supermarket freezer aisles could soon help power the National Grid after trials found that hundreds of thousands of fridges could provide a nationwide...

Australia's energy future: the real power is not where you’d think | Katharine Murphy

In Canberra, a month on from Scott Morrison’s election victory, there is talk of feasibility studies for a new Queensland coal plant, and...

With its links to BP, I can’t stay in the Royal Shakespeare Company |...

As a teenager, disenchanted with religion, I turned to Shakespeare for ethical guidance. I was inspired by the work of the Royal Shakespeare...

Households face £172m bill from failed energy groups

British households face a potential bill of £172m to cover costs from the collapse of a number of smaller energy suppliers in the...

Energy consumers face £172m bill for collapse of 11 suppliers

Energy consumers will be forced to foot a £172m bill to cover the cost of the collapse of 11 energy suppliers since the...

Fossil fuels produce less than half of UK electricity for first time

Zero-carbon energy sources are poised to overtake fossil fuels as the UK’s largest electricity source over a full calendar year. This year will be...

Power from green energy set to surpass fossil fuels

Britain will generate more of its electricity this year from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the first time since the industrial...

Greenpeace serves BP 'climate injunctions' at end of oil rig protest

Greenpeace has ended its protest against BP drilling for oil in the North Sea by handing in “people’s climate injunctions” at the company’s...

UK's big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

The UK’s largest energy companies have withheld support for a legally binding target to reduce the EU’s emissions to net zero by 2050,...