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Lightning strike caused power cut in Britain: grid operator

20 Aug 2019

LONDON A blackout in Britain which cut power to one million customers and caused transport chaos on Aug. 9 was due to a lightning strike, the grid operator said in a report to regulator Ofgem, which said on Tuesday it would investigate the matter further.

Cuadrilla resumes shale gas fracking at Lancashire site

15 Aug 2019

LONDON British shale gas exploration firm Cuadrilla said on Thursday it had resumed fracking at its site in Lancashire, after securing all required permits.

U.N. flags need to cut meat to curb land use impact on global warming

09 Aug 2019

LONDON/GENEVA Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. | Video

Farming and eating need to change to curb global warming-UN report

08 Aug 2019

LONDON/GENEVA, Aug 8 The way the world manages land, produces and eats food has to change to curb global warming or food security, health and biodiversity will be at risk, a U.N. report on the effects of climate change on land said on Thursday.

UK winter energy bills to fall as regulator lowers price cap

07 Aug 2019

LONDON Energy bills are set to fall for millions of households in Britain this winter after the country's energy regulator told suppliers to reduce bills by 6% from Oct. 1, following a drop in wholesale gas and power prices this year.

European gas price slump yet to find a floor as inventories burst

02 Aug 2019

LONDON A protracted decline in European gas prices, which has hurt some energy firms but may prove a boon to buyers, has yet to find a floor as low summer demand could boost gas storage tanks close to chock-full amid soaring global supply.

Britain's 10 hottest years all occurred since 2002: Met Office

31 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's 10 hottest years on record have all occurred since 2002, in a sign of the effects of climate change, a report by the UK Met Office published on Wednesday shows.

Record high UK temperature could have been reached-provisional data

26 Jul 2019

LONDON A British record high temperature, 38.7 Celsius (101.6 Fahrenheit), may have been reached on Thursday, provisional data from the UK Met Office showed on Friday.

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