Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Watchdog threatens in-depth probe of SSE-Npower merger

The UK competition watchdog has threatened an in-depth investigation of the merger of household energy suppliers SSE and Npower, unless they address concerns...

UK home solar power faces cloudy outlook as subsidies are axed

“I’m 87% self-powered today. Yesterday I was 100%,” Howard Richmond said, using an app telling him how much of his London home’s electricity...

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,...

Bulb to lower gas prices for 1 million customers by 2%

A million households will have their energy bills reduced after one of the fastest-growing suppliers bucked the recent trend for price increases. Bulb, the...

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...

Call for subsidies to boost ‘mini’ nuclear power sector

Developers of “mini” nuclear reactors in the UK should be offered the same subsidies as those provided to offshore wind to help commercialise...

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...

'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...

If Democrats want seek truth they must investigate ExxonMobil | Julian Brave NoiseCat

Now that Democrats have won control of the House of Representatives, the days of unchecked conservative power and liberal despair may be waning....

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...

What does energy price cap mean for households and firms?

From whether you should switch suppliers to how it could lead to job cuts Bills to be cut by around £75 for more...

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...

Merger of SSE and npower is hanging in the balance

The merger of two of the UK’s biggest energy firms is hanging in the balance after npower and SSE said they would have...

Ministers urged to up public spending on rail, green energy and digital

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has urged the British government to dramatically increase public spending on rail, green energy and...

Tories need to be better than tepid over UK's industrial strategy | Larry Elliott

Not since Robert Donat clambered out of the Flying Scotsman to evade the police in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film The 39 Steps will...

Cyprus: likely gas field find raises prospect of tension with Turkey

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over energy could soon come to a head with ExxonMobil apparently poised to announce a significant natural gas...

Major global firms accused of concealing their environmental impact

A $10tn (£7.9tn) investor alliance has accused more than 700 companies, including Amazon, Tesco and ExxonMobil, of failing to reveal the full extent...

Squeeze on UK energy providers raises fear of shake-out

Sylvia Pfeifer, energy correspondent August 5, 2018 Print this page Iresa, one of Britain’s independent energy suppliers, finally ran out of power last month. The company,...

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...

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...

AI and drones turn an eye towards UK's energy infrastructure

National Grid has turned to artificial intelligence to help it maintain the wires and pylons that transmit electricity from power stations to homes...

Masked gunmen storm oil corporation HQ in Libya

Armed men have stormed the headquarters of Libya’s National Oil Corporation in Tripoli, where a blast and gunfire were heard, witnesses and a...

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...

Oil giant Aramco's $2tn flotation is still on, says Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has denied reports it has cancelled plans to partially float the state oil giant, Aramco, in what has been billed as...

Millions to see annual energy bills drop as price cap takes effect

Millions of households will see their annual energy bills drop as the government’s price cap takes effect on Tuesday, but experts have warned...

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,...

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...

Abandoning nuclear power plans 'would push up carbon emissions'

Abandoning the UK’s ambitions for a number of new nuclear power stations would cause carbon emissions to spike and push up energy costs,...