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UK regulator proposes network overhaul for green energy drive

Jul 09 2020

LONDON British energy regulator Ofgem said energy network operators should invest 25 billion pounds ($32 billion) from 2021 to 2026 to deliver emissions-free energy and proposed cutting returns these companies can make in order to reduce household bills.

EDF, other firms launch new nuclear plans for UK Cumbria site

Jun 30 2020

LONDON Fifteen companies and trade unions, including French nuclear giant EDF and several engineering firms, on Tuesday launched proposals for a clean energy hub to be built at Cumbria in northwest England, including a new large nuclear plant.

EDF, other firms launch new nuclear plans for UK Cumbria site

Jun 30 2020

LONDON, June 30 Fifteen companies and trade unions, including French nuclear giant EDF and several engineering firms, on Tuesday launched proposals for a clean energy hub to be built at Cumbria in northwest England, including a new large nuclear plant.

UK must use coronavirus recovery funds to push urgent climate measures: advisers

Jun 24 2020

LONDON Britain must use its coronavirus recovery plan to fund climate measures such as accelerating a phase-out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032 and making homes more energy efficient, a report by the government's climate advisers said on Thursday.

Britain's Drax to pilot carbon capture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Jun 23 2020

LONDON Drax and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) said on Wednesday they will launch a pilot project this autumn to capture carbon dioxide emissions from the British firm's biomass power plants in the north of England.

SSE keeps dividend, sees coronavirus profits hit

Jun 17 2020

British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc confirmed its full-year dividend and posted a better- than-expected annual pre-tax profit on Wednesday, but warned the coronavirus crisis would dent earnings for the current financial year.

UPDATE 1-Britain's SSE keeps dividend, sees coronavirus profits hit

Jun 17 2020

June 17 British renewable power generator and network operator SSE Plc confirmed its full-year dividend and posted a better- than-expected annual pre-tax profit on Wednesday, but warned the coronavirus crisis would dent earnings for the current financial year.

British Gas owner Centrica plans to cut about 5,000 jobs

Jun 11 2020

LONDON British Gas owner Centrica plans to cut around 5,000 jobs, almost 20% of its global workforce, it said on Thursday, as the energy utility deepens its restructuring efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATE 1-British Gas owner Centrica plans to cut about 5,000 jobs

Jun 11 2020

LONDON, June 11 British Gas owner Centrica plans to cut around 5,000 jobs, almost 20% of its global workforce, it said on Thursday, as the energy utility deepens its restructuring efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britain poised to hit two months without power from coal plants

Jun 09 2020

LONDON Britain will on Wednesday reach two months in a row without using electricity from coal fired power stations for the first time since its 19th century industrial revolution, according to the country’s National Grid.

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