Wednesday, February 19, 2020

British Gas scraps rise in minimum meter top-ups after public outcry

British Gas has scrapped an increase in the minimum top-up amount for its pre-pay energy meters after a public outcry over the move...

Beware oil execs in environmentalists’ clothing – BP could derail real change | Alice...

BP’s got a new boss, Bernard Looney. He doesn’t wear a tie, he’s on Instagram and he’s going to shrink its carbon footprint...

RBS will stop lending to energy firms without climate crisis plan

Royal Bank of Scotland will stop lending to energy companies that fail to align with the Paris climate agreement goals by 2021 as...

British Gas owner suffers £849m loss

British Gas owner Centrica has plunged to its deepest full-year loss since 2015, blaming falling gas market prices and the government’s energy price...

Why BP's climate ambitions sound Barely Plausible

There is joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, but hold any jubilation over BP’s conversion to the cause of net zero...

BP's statement on reaching net zero by 2050 – what it says and what...

BP’s new chief executive, Bernard Looney, has announced plans to make it a net zero company by 2050, and outlined its strategy in...

Revealed: big oil's profits since 1990 total nearly $2tn

BP, Shell, Chevron and Exxon have made almost $2tn in profits in the past three decades as their exploitation of oil, gas and...

BP sets net-zero carbon target for 2050

BP’s new chief executive has set an ambition to shrink the oil giant’s carbon footprint to net zero by 2050 and will cut...

British Museum staff join outcry against BP sponsorship

Staff working at the British Museum in London have joined calls for its management to ditch its sponsorship deal with the oil company...

Water regulator Ofwat faces scrutiny over price controls

The UK’s water regulator is to face scrutiny from the competition watchdog after setting the water industry’s strictest price controls. Yorkshire Water became the...

Hydrogen not the magical answer to zero-carbon prayers

Hydrogen is the miracle fuel the world never seems to quite get round to using. In spite of periodic bursts of interest, such...

Activists try to occupy British Museum in protest against BP ties

Dozens of activists have coated themselves in plaster and are trying to occupy the British Museum overnight in a bid to pressure the...

Climate activists bring Trojan horse to British Museum in BP protest

Activists have taken a Trojan horse into the grounds of the British Museum to protest against its corporate sponsorship deal with the oil...

Energy bills to fall for about 15m households as price cap lowered

Gas and electricity bills will fall for about 15 million households this summer after the energy regulator Ofgem reduced its price cap on...

UK household energy prices to drop as regulator lowers cap

Energy prices will fall from April for 15m UK households in large part because of a decline in wholesale prices, the regulator said...

'Beast from the east' cold snap causes spike in UK emissions

Heating Britain’s draughty homes during the “beast from the east” caused greenhouse gas emissions to rise by 2.5m tonnes in 2018, or half...

Norway oil fund removes Drax from investment blacklist

Norway’s $1tn oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, has removed Drax from its investment blacklist as the UK power company ditches...

When it comes to climate hypocrisy, Canada's leaders have reached a new low |...

Americans elected Donald Trump, who insisted climate change was a hoax – so it’s no surprise that since taking office he’s been all-in...

BP profits fall sharply after weak oil and gas prices

The outgoing BP chief executive, Bob Dudley, has agreed to bump up shareholder payouts despite a sharp fall in the company’s profits last...

Drax weighs ‘options’ for final coal units at North Yorkshire plant

Drax, the FTSE 250 power company, said it will “assess options” for the remaining coal units at its vast power station in North...

Fair energy costs must include getting to net zero

The writer is chief executive of OfgemToday, Ofgem is setting out how the energy regulator will step up to the UK’s biggest challenge...

Ofgem unveils action plan to meet emissions target

Britain’s energy regulator has called for radical changes to the country’s energy network in a new plan aimed at helping to decarbonise the...

Ofgem sets out nine-point plan to prioritise climate crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has said it will change how it governs the industry to help meet the government’s climate targets, after coming under...

Oxford hydro project shines light on electric future

When parts of Oxford were struck by severe flooding in July 2007, Saskya Huggins and a group of fellow residents decided to make their own contribution...

Change climate policy now to avert oil market crisis, warns thinktank

The oil industry is at risk of a global market shock that could halve the value of fossil fuel investments if governments delay...

The US government claims I'm a 'domestic terrorist'. Am I? | Ken Ward

In the early hours of 11 October 2016, I closed a safety valve on an oil pipeline in Skagit county, Washington. I was acting...

Shell blames falling energy prices for plunge in profits

Profits at Royal Dutch Shell halved in the final quarter of the year, hit by sliding oil and gas markets. The Anglo-Dutch oil giant...

Scottish Power makes us see red over the £10,000 we don’t owe

We started to receive Scottish Power bills addressed to “the occupier” around four years ago. We have been with British Gas since moving...

Ofgem criticised for oversight of energy groups

British households could have saved £800m on their energy bills over eight years if electricity network companies had been regulated with more “up-to-date”...