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BP to reduce North Sea workforce by 20%

Oil giant BP is to cut 600 jobs from its North Sea operations, following a drop in oil prices, it was reported on Tuesday. The North Sea job cuts represent a fifth of … Continue reading “BP to reduce North Sea workforce by 20%”


British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre

Supermarket chains Morrisons Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys have all cut diesel and petrol prices to below GBP1 a litre , the lowest fuel prices in the UK since 2009. The latest drop in … Continue reading “British supermarkets slash fuel prices to under £1 per litre”


British firms leading the world on climate change

With the world’s eyes transfixed on the negotiations at the COP21 climate talks in Paris this week, it’s worth taking a look at the firms and industries in the UK that are already … Continue reading “British firms leading the world on climate change”


UK government to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 in line with new energy policy

A new direction in UK energy policy, with energy security at its heart, will include the closure of all Britain’s coal-fired power stations by 2025, HM Government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change revealed on Wednesday. … Continue reading “UK government to close all coal-fired power stations by 2025 in line with new energy policy”


National Grid plans sale of majority stake in UK Gas Distribution business

Electricity and gas company National Grid plc revealed on Tuesday that following a review of the company’s portfolio, its board plans to rebalance the company’s portfolio with the sale of a majority stake … Continue reading “National Grid plans sale of majority stake in UK Gas Distribution business”


Ofgem fines E.ON £7 million for failing to meet smart meter provision deadline

UK independent energy regulator Ofgem revealed on Monday that energy supplier E.ON is to pay a GBP7m penalty for failing to supply advanced meters by the April 2014 deadline, following an investigation into … Continue reading “Ofgem fines E.ON £7 million for failing to meet smart meter provision deadline”


Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles

Vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has found inconsistencies in carbon dioxide emission levels which could affect around 800,000 cars, including petrol models, it was reported on Wednesday. VW has already seen a drop in its … Continue reading “Volkswagen hit by new car rigging issue affecting CO2 emission levels in 800,000 vehicles”


Windfall gains of £800 million flow into UK water companies

The UK National Audit Office (NAO), an independent organisation that scrutinises public spending for Parliament, released its economic regulation of the water sector report on Wednesday, which estimates that water companies made net windfall gains of … Continue reading “Windfall gains of £800 million flow into UK water companies”


Good Energy forms partnership with BMW

UK licensed electricity supplier Good Energy announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a partnership agreement with automobile manufacturer BMW to provide  100% green electricity to the households of BMW customers throughout … Continue reading “Good Energy forms partnership with BMW”


Npower sells Electricity Plus and Gas Plus subsidiaries to Telecom Plus for GBP218m

Competition in the UK domestic energy supply market is set to be enhanced according to UK energy company RWE npower, which announced on Wednesday that npower Limited is to sell its subsidiaries, Electricity … Continue reading “Npower sells Electricity Plus and Gas Plus subsidiaries to Telecom Plus for GBP218m”


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