Saturday, October 19, 2019

Energy bills: will these sites save you a flipping fortune?

On the face of it, it’s an enticing proposition. Simply load up your personal details, and then sit back knowing that you are...

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...

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

Amazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its datacentres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on...

Green gas and the question of digestion | Letters

Your article (Energy: 1m British homes are now using green gas, 27 April) was great to read. Much is written about renewable electricity,...

Campaigners celebrate as oil drilling at Surrey Hills site is blocked

Michael Gove has blocked drilling of a controversial exploratory oil well in the south of England, causing campaigners to celebrate but sparking an...

Faroe board urges shareholders not to accept DNO offer

North Sea oil producer Faroe Petroleum has urged its shareholders to reject an offer from rival DNO, dismissing it as “opportunistic, unsolicited and...

British Gas to lift prices for second time this year

Sylvia Pfeifer, Energy Correspondent August 8, 2018 Print this page About 3.5m British Gas customers will see their annual energy bills rise by £44 from October...

Political polarisation over climate crisis has surged under Trump

Donald Trump’s presidency has ushered in an era of unprecedented polarisation between Republican and Democrat lawmakers when it comes to voting on measures...

Ovo Energy in talks to buy SSE’s household supply business

SSE, the UK’s second-biggest energy company, which supplies almost 6m households, is in talks to sell its household supply business to upstart Ovo...

Protecting the planet for future generations | Letters

The protests led by Extinction Rebellion remind us that there are more pressing problems than Britain’s withdrawal from the EU (Of course these...

Iran tensions highlight UK energy supply risk

Iran’s alleged attempt to disrupt the passage of a UK crude tanker through the Persian Gulf has added to fears in oil markets,...

How Britain ended its coal addiction

At Aberthaw Power Station on the coast of South Wales, Tom Glover examines a dwindling pile of coal, for what may be the...

The Observer view on Britain’s blackout | Observer editorial

Nearly a million people without power; parts of the rail network crippled; Newcastle airport plunged into darkness; a hospital temporarily without power. Friday’s...

UK's backup power subsidies are illegal, European court rules

The UK’s scheme for ensuring power supplies during the winter months has been suspended after a ruling by the European court of justice...

Rise in power bills expected despite government cap

Households are facing a further round of energy price rises despite the introduction of the government’s price cap, industry experts have warned. Ministers have...

Lower price cap could mean cheaper energy bills for 11m UK homes

Millions of homes in the UK could be in line for a reduction of £80 on their energy bills this winter under plans...

UK trials peer-to-peer energy trading

From the outside, Elmore House in Brixton, south London, looks like a fairly typical social housing estate. But the 62-flat block will be the...

Anti-fracking activists hail resignation of shale gas tsar

Anti-fracking campaigners have welcomed the resignation of the government’s shale gas commissioner, who quit in frustration at “ridiculous” regulations limiting drillers from causing...

Cool down nuclear plan because renewables are better bet, ministers told

Government advisers have told ministers to back only a single new nuclear power station after Hinkley Point C in the next few years,...

What if Canada had spent $200bn on wind energy instead of oil?

$2,688 Based on gas prices in Fort McMurray on 27 May 2018, driving a car with a fuel efficiency of 12 litres per 100km...

'Whitewash': US oil and gas lobbyists try to discredit Australian seismic research

Some of the world’s biggest energy companies are lining up to defend their widely used offshore exploration technique from the conclusions of a...

New UK nuclear plants could be paid for upfront by consumers

The government has confirmed plans for consumers to begin paying for new nuclear reactors before they are built, and for taxpayers to pay...

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...

Oil demand growth almost halves amid fears of economic slowdown

The world’s demand for oil is growing at the slowest rate since the financial crisis over fears of a global economic slowdown, the...

Greenpeace steps up BP oil rig drilling protest

Greenpeace has escalated its protests against BP by putting two more activists on a North Sea rig in the Cromarty Firth, hours after...

Saudi oil company named world's most profitable business

Saudi Arabia’s state oil company has emerged as the most profitable business in the world, racking up profits of $111.1bn (£84.7bn) in 2018...

Minor earthquakes emerge as major threat to UK fracking

Protests, legal challenges and planning rejections have failed to stop the return of fracking in Britain, but the government’s regulations on earthquakes are...

Does the Hitachi decision mean the end of the UK's nuclear dream?

Ever since Tony Blair rebooted support for nuclear power 13 years ago, British governments have been committed to a new generation of reactors...

Saudi oil attacks push prices up by highest amount since 1988

The Saudi oil attacks have triggered the steepest petroleum market price surge in 30 years and stoked fears for the global economy. The attacks...