Business

HSBC turns its back on coal

HSBC has become the latest financial institution to turn its back on financing high carbon energy projects after ruling out funds for new coal-fired power plants.

Business

French oil major Total follows Shell’s move into household energy

French oil major Total has followed the lead of Royal Dutch Shell by deepening its exposure to the household energy sector with a €1.

Business

Households to power the grid in biggest UK trial

Britain’s homes are set to increasingly play the role of power plant this year following the world’s largest roll out of electric car chargers that can sell stored electricity to the UK grid.

Food

The best induction hobs 

Induction hobs have long been available, but only now, as the technology improves and prices drop, has there been a real rise in interest.

Business

UK on path to ‘zero carbon’ economy

The UK will embark on the road towards a net zero carbon economy later this year by mapping tougher emissions targets to match international climate agreements.

Business

BP to keep a lid on emissions to 2025

BP has vowed to help tackle climate change concerns by capping its greenhouse gas emissions until 2025 - even while producing more energy.

Business

IEA says 'mission accomplished' on Opec oil recovery

The International Energy Agency claims the world’s largest oil producers may be on the brink of declaring “mission accomplished” on their bid to drain the global oil market of excess crude.

Business

Shell shakes off fears it will be ‘stranded’ in a greener world

Royal Dutch Shell is shaking off fears that billions of dollars worth of oil and gas investment could be left in the ground as global governments push for a cleaner energy system.

World

Energy firms could named and shamed under new Government 'scorecard' scheme 

Energy providers could soon be forced to display customer satisfaction scores on their websites under new Government proposals.

Business

Russian-linked stocks battered in wake of US sanctions

The US crackdown on Russian companies has wiped billions from London's stock market as investors take flight from the energy and mining stocks owned by Russia’s most powerful men.

Business

Government cools energy efficiency ambition by 400 years

The Government’s effort to bring down the cost of energy by upgrading Britain’s draughtiest homes is under attack after it emerged that cuts to the scheme mean it would take 400 years to complete.

World

Donald Trump shrugs off ethics concerns to back embattled environment chief Scott Pruitt

Donald Trump’s environment chief has lost the support of senior officials, has been condemned by liberals for his use of public money and for a rental deal linked to an energy lobbyist, but at the weekend won fresh support from the only person t

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