Monday, September 16, 2019

Energy bills: 10m customers to find out if they will save £100

Households will discover this week whether they will save £100 on their annual energy bills as Theresa May promised them. Energy regulator Ofgem is...

Wonga has gone, but the gig economy that made it necessary is still with...

The demand for Wonga-like payday lenders is only going to rise and rise. Blame the digital age and its emphasis on speed and...

The fight to save clean water on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation

Lance Four Star drives west at 70mph using his knees to work the steering wheel as he watches Montana Senator Jon Tester’s Indian...

Npower-SSE merger wins go-ahead from competition watchdog

The competition watchdog has provisionally given the green light to the merger of npower and the retail arm of SSE, removing the final...

SSE and Npower energy merger provisionally cleared

The UK competition watchdog has provisionally cleared the proposed merger between the retail arm of energy group SSE and Npower after finding it...

How the US fracking boom almost fell apart

Between 2006 and 2015, the energy world was turned upside-down by an epic development in the oil industry few had foreseen. From the...

British Gas pays out £2.65m for overcharging customers

British Gas has paid out £2.65m in refunds, compensation and redress after overcharging more than 90,000 customers switching to a new supplier and...

Kepco in last-ditch attempt to save Moorside nuclear plant project

Korea Electric Power Corp is meeting lenders to finance the construction of a new nuclear power plant in west Cumbria, as it makes...

UK summer 'wind drought' puts green revolution into reverse

Britain’s long heatwave threw the country’s green energy revolution into reverse and pushed up carbon emissions this summer, leading experts to stress the...

UK energy suppliers set to offer post-Brexit contracts

The UK’s largest energy suppliers are about to offer long-term contracts without knowing what regulations will apply after Brexit, creating the risk of...

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...

Trump says impeachment could hurt the boom. But he’s hurting it already

Impeach me and the stock market gets it. There were unmistakable echoes of a mob boss in a gangster movie when Donald Trump...

What to do if there is no Brexit deal

For the first time, the UK has offered advice on what to do if there is no Brexit deal. In 24 technical papers,...

Saudi modernisation drive reflected in Aramco's faltering sale | Larry Elliott

On 2 March 1938, Saudi Arabia was a largely nomadic society with a sideline in the tourism generated by pilgrimages to Mecca. The...

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...

Biggest public listing in history put on hold over valuation fears

A partial float of the Saudi oil giant Aramco – the biggest public listing in history – has been “indefinitely postponed” because of...

Don't phase out solar panel subsidies, Sadiq Khan urges ministers

Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has embarked on a lobbying drive to persuade the government to keep the subsidies for household solar...

US ready to drive Iranian oil exports to zero, says US national security adviser

The US is prepared to use sanctions to drive Iranian oil exports down to zero, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, has...

Green energy tariffs 'no longer an expensive luxury', study finds

Green tariffs now account for many of the cheapest deals on the energy market, despite many consumers still wrongly believing renewable energy deals...

The heat is on for fans of publicly owned energy companies

Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon may be big fans, but the rise of publicly owned energy companies looks like it is faltering in...

Australia's climate wars: a decade of dithering – video

From John Howard's promise to introduce an emissions trading system in October 2007 to Malcolm Turnbull's dumping of the emissions reduction target from the national...

Premier Oil gives green light to Tolmount field

Premier Oil will press ahead with the development of one of the largest undeveloped gas discoveries in the southern North Sea after the...

Simplifying energy switch process boosts savings, study finds

The number of households switching energy supplier can be dramatically boosted by removing the requirement for users to provide details of their energy...

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...

Stop whining about ‘the politics of envy’. Executive pay is indefensible

Defenders of the astronomical amounts routinely being trousered by leading executives have a stock response to critics who say that such rewards are...

With Brexit looming, energy sector builds new links to Europe

While Westminster attempts to deliver Brexit within months, the UK’s energy system is set to become dramatically more dependent on the EU just...

UK government drops fracking question from public attitude tracker

The government has stopped asking the British public whether they are for or against fracking for shale gas just weeks before the first...

Blow for coal companies as EU price on carbon emissions hits ten-year high

The amount that polluters pay for emitting carbon in the European Union has hit a ten-year high in a blow for coal power...

Renewables are primed to enter the global energy race

In 2010, using solar power to boil your kettle would have cost you about £0.03. By 2020, according to estimates by our research...

British Gas puts up bills by £44 in second increase in 2018

British Gas is adding £44 to the typical fuel bill for 3.5m customers in the second increase this year. Britain’s biggest energy...