Monday, May 20, 2019

Barclays customers 'to leave en masse' over tar sands investment

Thousands of Barclays customers have threatened to switch to another bank unless it ends investment in pipelines for oil from tar sands, dubbed...

UK rejects frackers’ calls to ease restrictions

The UK government has rejected calls to relax the seismic limits the fracking industry says are making it almost impossible to operate successfully,...

Hitachi says UK needs to nationalise Wylfa nuclear project

Plans to build the Wylfa nuclear plant in north Wales can only be rejuvenated if the UK government agrees to nationalise the project,...

North Sea oil and gas drilling falls to lowest level since 1965

The number of new oil and gas wells being drilled in the North Sea has crashed to levels not seen since the basin...

Hitachi board agrees to continue talks on Wylfa nuclear plant

Hitachi has agreed to continue negotiating with the UK over the future of a ¥3tn (£20bn) nuclear plant in Wales, in response to...

Centrica fears British Gas bills may have to rise again

Sylvia Pfeifer, Energy Correspondent July 31, 2018 Print this page British Gas raised the prospect of a further rise in household energy tariffs this year after...

Why is Scottish Power’s boiler insurance a write-off?

I have just read your article about Scottish Power and gas boiler insurance. The company similarly told me my leaking boiler was beyond...

The tech giants won’t like it, but a digital tax must become a reality

Tax authorities across Europe are increasingly asking themselves why, in the digital age, an ordinary citizen would pay tax if they could avoid...

Energy supplier Iresa collapses after record number of complaints

The UK’s cheapest and most complained about energy supplier has ceased trading, in a collapse that raised calls for tougher tests on new...

What is the price cap and how does it work?

What exactly is the price cap? It’s a cap on the price that individuals pay for energy if they are on a “standard variable”...

Hitachi nuclear decision bad news for UK

Hitachi’s decision to halt investment at its long-planned nuclear plant at Wylfa in Wales undermines the UK government’s energy strategy. For the past...

Great Australian Bight: Equinor says oil drilling 'can be done safely'

lThe Norwegian company Equinor is pushing ahead with plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight and has published its draft...

Gas bills are more expensive — and probably wrong

Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause The gas that warms our homes, heats our hot water and cooks our dinner ends...

Siemens pilots the use of ammonia for green energy storage

A chemical compound commonly used to boost crop yields could be the answer to helping the world increase its consumption of renewable energy. In...

FT Guide: The Energy Transition

How new technologies and environmental concerns are transforming the balance of energy production and consumption across the world READ SOURCE

Energy switchers to receive compensation for delayed refunds

Gas and electricity customers are set to automatically receive compensation if their supplier fails to hand back their final credit balance within 10...

‘Huge mistake’: Britain throwing away lead in tidal energy, say developers

Britain is throwing away its opportunity to rule the global wave and tidal energy sector due to lack of government support, a series...

Opec predicts massive rise in oil production over next five years

World oil production will soar to new records over the next five years, as a dramatic expansion in demand from airlines offsets the...

Energy bills to be cut by around £75 for more than 11m households

More than 11m households will see their energy bills cut by around £75 a year on average under a price cap being imposed...

Smart meters rollout labelled a 'fiasco' as consumers face extra £500m bill

Consumers face paying half a billion pounds more than expected for the rollout of smart meters and the programme has no chance of...

UK smart energy meter rollout hit by rising costs and delays

Gaz and Leccy are two colourful cartoon characters who wreak havoc wherever they go.“Let’s get Gaz and Leccy under control” is the message...

Can green energy drive further cuts in UK emissions?

Over Easter the UK set a new record for coal-free power, with the country running for more than 90 hours powered by gas,...

'Fog of Brexit has had massive bearing on energy bills' – supplier

Brexit has had a “massive bearing” on UK energy bills and consumers face further price rises if the pound falls further, according to...

Tidal power to the people | Letters

In his letter, Jim Waterton (30 June) protests too much. If tidal energy cannot be allowed without the possibility and costs of storage being certain, how is...

UK energy companies fail to promote women to executive roles

Leading UK energy companies are failing to promote women into senior roles, figures show. Just 6% of executive board seats are filled by women,...

Corbyn to reveal Labour plans to nationalise UK's energy network

Jeremy Corbyn will outline plans to nationalise Britain’s energy network in a move that would transfer companies to public ownership soon after a...

SSE blames competition in energy sector as it cuts 444 jobs

SSE, one of the UK’s “Big Six” energy providers, is set to cut 444 jobs in its struggling retail business, blaming a series...

Shell starts rollout of ultrafast electric car chargers in Europe

Shell has stepped up its move into electric vehicle infrastructure with the installation of its first ultrafast charging points in western Europe –...