Category: Energy industry

Sunak faces anger over gas-power strategy for ‘backing up renewables’

PM says he will not gamble on energy security, in move likely to be seen as backwards step in decarbonising networkRishi Sunak risks further criticism from green campaigners after throwing his weight behind the building of new gas-fired power stations,…

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Environmentally friendly heat pumps hit slump in Europe, says lobby group

Sales fell 5% over 14 countries for which data exists, according to the European Heat Pump AssociationEurope’s heat pump market has hit a slump, industry data shows, holding up the continent’s efforts to heat its homes without polluting the planet.Manu…

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Labour would lift block on onshore windfarms, says Ed Miliband

Tory government has ‘ducked’ difficult decisions, leading to higher bills, says shadow energy secretaryBusiness live – latest updatesLabour has claimed a “culture of inertia and stasis” has blocked renewable energy projects under the Conservatives and …

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Richard Partington: To revive Britain from recession the next government must get growth right

Two priorities are tackling entrenched inequalities and – the biggest challenge – addressing the climate crisisBritain’s economy is in a deep rut. After news confirming the country fell into recession late last year, most experts agree the downturn is …

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Richard Partington: To revive Britain from recession the next government must get growth right

Two priorities are tackling entrenched inequalities and – the biggest challenge – addressing the climate crisisBritain’s economy is in a deep rut. After news confirming the country fell into recession late last year, most experts agree the downturn is …

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Labour urged to double funding in publicly owned renewables

Cash injection in Great British Energy should be increased to £30bn, thinktank says after Keir Starmer U-turnKeir Starmer is being urged to more than double Labour’s investment in publicly owned renewable energy to save consumers billions of pounds on …

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Danish windfarm firm Ørsted to axe up to 800 jobs and pause dividend

Company developing world’s largest offshore windfarm in North Sea attempts to recover from turbulent yearBusiness live – latest updatesEurope live – latest updatesThe Danish company developing the world’s largest offshore windfarm in the North Sea is t…

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