Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Record £44m fine for Cadent after residents had no gas for months

The UK’s leading gas distributor has received a record £44m penalty from the energy regulator for leaving residents of tower blocks without gas...

UK gas distribution group Cadent to pay £44m over past failings

Cadent, the UK’s leading gas distribution network, is to be hit with £44m in additional costs for a litany of “past failures” including...

SSE appoints separate board for unit it has been seeking to divest

SSE has appointed an executive chair and separate board to oversee its household supply arm, which the UK energy company has been trying...

Why I’m sitting inside a box blocking the entrance to BP’s headquarters | Jane...

The container I’m currently inhabiting has everything I need to keep going for quite a while, so I don’t want to sound too...

Greenpeace activists blockade BP headquarters with huge containers – video

Greenpeace activists have barred all entrances to BP’s London HQ, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration. The campaigners arrived...

BP headquarters in London blockaded by Greenpeace

Greenpeace activists have blockaded all entrances to BP headquarters in London, demanding an end to all new oil and gas exploration. The campaigners arrived...

Labour’s plans for cheap green energy are no more than electric dreams

Labour’s plans to renationalise water, energy and rail companies have widespread support and with good reason: these industries are failing to meet the...

How does Labour plan to pay for its energy nationalisation policy?

The Labour Party has announced plans to take back control of Britain’s energy network from private shareholders, as part of a sweeping nationalisation...

Renationalise the grid and watch energy prices rise, warns boss

The chief executive of National Grid has warned that Labour’s renationalisation proposals would hold back the UK’s move to cleaner energy and mean...

National Grid full-year profit drops by a third

Full-year profits at National Grid fell by nearly a third as the company that owns and operates vital energy infrastructure was hit by...

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,...

Nationalisation plans will bring more than howls of outrage | Nils Pratley

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have heard the howls of outrage from boardrooms and are unmoved. If Labour comes to power, the promised...

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...

Labour plans nationalisation at below market value

Investors in Britain’s energy network companies are unlikely to receive compensation based on market value when the businesses are nationalised by a future...

City investors push for BP to be more open on climate change policy

A coalition of major City investors have emerged as key players in forcing BP to be more transparent in how it fights climate...

Metro Bank's attempts to carry on as normal are getting ridiculous

Metro Bank says its £350m fundraising is “well advanced”, which is not the same thing as being finalised, priced and ready to go....

Centrica chief defends pay after ‘challenging’ 2019 start

The boss of Centrica said he spent every pound he had received in bonuses on buying shares in the company, as he was...

Hidden costs on the path to net zero emissions

Pick a point in time at random, let’s say 11am on May 9 this year. Where did Britain’s electricity come from? According to...

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882

Britain has gone a week without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since Queen Victoria was on the throne, in...

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...

'Zombie firms' a major drag on UK economy, analysis shows

A rising number of underperforming “zombie firms” are creating a major drag on the UK economy and threaten to exacerbate a future downturn,...

Hundreds protest against plans to drill in Great Australian Bight

Hundreds of people have gathered on an Adelaide beach to protest against Norwegian energy giant Equinor’s plans to drill in the Great Australian...

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...

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,...

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...

UK’s ‘fracking tsar’ resigns, saying science is being overlooked

The British shale gas revolution promised by David Cameron has in effect been declared dead after the government’s “fracking tsar” quit, claiming policy...

Green gas reaches milestone as it reaches 1m UK homes

One million homes in Britain are now using “green gas” for heating and cooking after a surge in energy produced from farm and...