Tuesday, September 17, 2019

UK watchdog warns energy group Equinor over ad

UK regulators have issued a warning to Norwegian energy giant Equinor over advertisements on the London Underground that implied gas is a “low-carbon...

Iran denies launching drone attacks on Saudi oil facility

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility...

UK blackouts raise questions over private sector’s right to profit from power

There is never a good time for a blackout, but for Britain’s energy companies the timing of last month’s power failure could scarcely...

Boiler cover plans: are they worth buying?

Millions of homes across the UK will soon be firing up their central heating for the first time in months – and some...

Ovo to become UK's second largest energy supplier after £500m SSE deal

Ovo Energy is in line to become the UK’s second largest energy provider after agreeing to buy SSE’s household supply arm in a...

Ovo joins top tier of energy suppliers with £500m SSE deal

Ovo has struck a £500m deal to buy the household business of larger rival SSE in a bold move that will make it...

National Grid paid senior staff to leave before UK's worst blackout

National Grid began cutting hundreds of staff from the unit responsible for keeping the lights on several months before Britain’s biggest blackout in...

£2.2bn ‘lost’ on energy firms’ standard variable tariffs

What does the chart show?Nearly 10m households in the UK are paying their energy bills via standard variable tariffs. These are the rates...

National Grid to bring forward plans for new blackout safeguards

National Grid will accelerate plans for new blackout safeguards to avoid another energy system shock after more than a million homes were left...

How can we pay for new nuclear power stations?

We are coming to a crucial moment of decision on the future of nuclear power in the UK, with implications for the industry...

Energy firms plan UK's first carbon-neutral 'industrial cluster'

Energy companies have ignited multibillion-pound plans for the UK’s first carbon-neutral “industrial cluster” in the Humber. An alliance of companies including National Grid, Drax...

Oil and gas companies undermining climate goals, says report

Major oil and gas companies have invested $50bn (£40.6bn) in fossil fuel projects that undermine global efforts to avert a runaway climate crisis,...

UK facing EU outrage over ‘timebomb’ of North Sea oil rigs

The British government is facing growing outrage from the European commission and five EU member states over its plans to leave some decommissioned...

Terrawatch: warnings fail to prevent UK fracking quakes

In theory, the chances of your house being shaken by a fracking-related earthquake are incredibly slim. In the UK, a traffic-light system is...

New York Times drops sponsorship of oil conference

The New York Times has scrapped plans to sponsor one of the world’s biggest oil industry conferences after pressure from climate campaigners including...

UK energy price fears as electricity imports climb to record high

The UK’s reliance on electricity imports has climbed to a record high amid fears that homes and businesses could face higher energy bills...

Share of coal in UK's electricity system falls to record lows

The share of coal in the UK’s electricity system has fallen to record lows in recent months, according to government data. The figures show...

Short-sellers eye carbon-market bets on hard Brexit

Speculators are hoping to reap a windfall by shorting the EU carbon market as traders bet that prices will be hit in the...

Political uncertainty puts London listing for Saudi Aramco in doubt

Saudi Arabia’s revived plans for a $2tn mega-listing of its state oil company may rule out the London Stock Exchange amid Britain’s rising...

Octopus Energy buys out rival to propel it into the big time

Octopus Energy has struck a deal to become one of the UK’s fastest growing energy suppliers after agreeing to buy a smaller rival. The...

Ineos looks to US for fracking sites as UK options wane

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of Britain’s richest men, has set his sights on the US shale gas industry as his fracking ambitions in...

Mitsubishi invests in UK company to bring off-grid solar to Asia

A British energy firm lighting up homes in Africa with pay-as-you-go solar power has secured £40m to extend its reach to Asia with...

Boris Johnson's words on UK battery sector 'not matched by action'

Boris Johnson’s support for Britain’s “world leading” battery sector risks being undermined by government policy, according to the industry. A coalition of trade groups...

Government rhetoric on green energy needs to be matched by action

Innovation is transforming the way we generate and consume power, with future energy needs being met through subsidy-free renewables balanced by on-site battery...

Third and largest tremor hits Cuadrilla fracking site

The UK’s only active fracking site has been hit by a series of tremors within the past week, including one believed to be...

Underground line to heat up London homes during winter

The sweltering temperatures on the tube’s Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, north London, cosy through the colder months, under...

National Grid/UK energy: dark material

Digital technology depends on electricity for energy. National Grid, the UK transmission network, has a duty to ensure everyone has constant supply, assuming...

Cuadrilla records largest tremor at Lancashire site

Shale gas company Cuadrilla has recorded the largest tremor to date at its Lancashire fracking site.With a magnitude of 2.1, it followed a...

Privatising energy is doomed to failure | Letters

The possible failure of some smaller energy suppliers might not raise major issues, even for their customers, but clearly illustrates the stupidity of...