Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A million homes lined up for energy bill cuts

One million more homes in England could be in line for help to cut their energy bills under the government’s latest strategy to...

Rolls gets government commitment for mini nuclear reactors

A Rolls-Royce-led consortium has secured a government investment commitment to develop small nuclear reactors for commercial use that the company says could boost...

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...

New nuclear plants could be paid for upfront through bills

The UK government has thrown its backing behind proposals to finance new nuclear plants by having taxpayers pay upfront through their energy bills...

Energy regulator is out of touch over climate crisis, say businesses

The UK energy regulator is under fire for failing to prioritise the climate emergency as it draws up plans for Britain’s energy system....

UK energy-saving efforts collapse after government subsidy cuts

Efforts to end fuel poverty and energy waste by making the UK’s draughty homes more efficient have collapsed by almost 85%, according to...

New UK nuclear funding model could leave taxpayers liable

The government will set out plans to resuscitate the UK’s struggling nuclear ambitions with a new scheme which would leave taxpayers liable for...

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,...

Cuadrilla in race to frack second well to beat deadline

Cuadrilla, the company spearheading Britain’s shale gas industry, will frack a second well in Lancashire in a last roll of the dice before...

BP boss says protests against its arts funding 'just feel odd'

BP’s chief executive, Bob Dudley, has branded the UK backlash against the oil company’s arts sponsorship the “oddest approach” in the climate debate. The...

E.ON UK to supply 3.3m customers with 100% renewable electricity

More than 3m homes are to automatically receive renewable energy from E.ON UK at no extra cost in one of the UK’s biggest...

BP's solar subsidiary sees the light in search for UK's shiniest grass

BP’s solar subsidiary is on the hunt for Britain’s shiniest grass to help make the most of new double-sided solar panels that can...

Shell balances conflicting shareholder demands

Royal Dutch Shell has been walking a fine line between investing in its traditional oil and gas businesses while pledging to develop new...

British Gas and SSE to purge petrol and diesel from fleets by 2030

Two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are accelerating the drive towards greener vehicles by pledging to replace their existing fleet of vans with...

Ethical investing: a solar scheme with the power to change lives

Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer...

'Biggest compliment yet': Greta Thunberg welcomes oil chief's 'greatest threat' label

Greta Thunberg and other climate activists have said it is a badge of honour that the head of the world’s most powerful oil...

Five Turner winners call on National Portrait Gallery to cut ties with BP

Five winners of the Turner prize are demanding an end to BP’s sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery, stepping up the campaign against...

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...

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...

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...

National Grid sells Cadent to CIC-backed group

A consortium that includes China’s main sovereign wealth fund has completed the purchase of the UK’s largest gas distribution network from National Grid,...

Build more nuclear reactors to reach net zero carbon target – CBI

The UK should keep building large-scale nuclear plants and “mini-nuke” reactors to help reach a net zero carbon target by 2050, according to...

Tata to build UK’s biggest carbon capture project

Britain’s biggest carbon capture project is to be built by Tata Chemicals Europe in Cheshire, north-west England, after securing government funding.The scheme will...

UK's biggest carbon capture project is step-change on emissions

The UK’s biggest carbon capture project will soon block thousands of tonnes of factory emissions from contributing to the climate crisis, by using...

Shell is not a green saviour. It’s a planetary death machine | George Monbiot

It is hard to believe it needs stating, but it does. The oil industry is not your friend. Whatever it might say about...

Timor-Leste rejects report it is taking $16bn loan from China's Exim bank for gas...

Timor-Leste’s state-owned gas company has rejected reports it is set to take a $16bn loan from China’s Exim bank to finance the Greater...

SFO drops investigation into trio accused of energy industry bribes

Prosecutors have dropped a criminal investigation into three businessmen who had been accused of paying huge bribes in the energy industry, sources with...

Climate crisis: global economy needs major upgrade … fast

The former US vice-president Al Gore has said the global economy will require a fundamental upgrade to survive an environmental crisis and widening...

Swansea’s £1.3bn tidal scheme races to beat 2020 deadline

A £1.3bn tidal power project in Wales that was last year refused subsidies by the UK government is now racing to firm up...