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China to help plug UK nuclear power gap as Japanese plans falter

17 Jan 2019

LONDON China’s General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) will bring forward plans to build a nuclear plant in Britain, it said on Thursday, helping plug a gap left by the failure of two Japanese projects.

China to help plug UK nuclear power gap as Japanese plans falter

17 Jan 2019

LONDON China’s General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) will bring forward plans to build a nuclear plant in Britain, it said on Thursday, helping plug a gap left by the failure of two Japanese projects.

Analysts raise EU carbon price forecasts, warn of short-term Brexit jitters - Reuters poll

16 Jan 2019

LONDON Analysts have increased their forecasts for prices in Europe's carbon market to 2021 as supply cuts begin to bite, but warned that short-term prices will be volatile due to uncertainty about Britain's departure from the European Union.

Hitachi, UK say no decision taken on British nuclear project

11 Jan 2019

LONDON/TOKYO Japan's Hitachi has yet to decide whether to proceed with its trillion yen (£7.2 billion) nuclear project in Britain and talks with the government are continuing, the company and government said on Friday.

EDF extends outages at British nuclear plant where cracks were found

18 Dec 2018

LONDON EDF Energy has extended by several weeks outages at its Hunterston nuclear plant in Britain, while the company seeks to prove it is safe for the more than 40-year-old plant to restart after cracks were discovered this year.

SSE weighs options as Innogy UK retail merger collapses

17 Dec 2018

FRANKFURT/BENGALURU/LONDON SSE and Innogy scrapped plans to merge their British energy retail operations on Monday after the industry regulator proposed a cap on consumer bills, leaving SSE searching for new options for its struggling business.

Britain's support for Arctic oil and gas incompatible with climate goals - MPs

29 Nov 2018

LONDON Britain's support for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic is incompatible with its international climate change commitments, a report from a cross-party group of lawmakers said on Thursday.

Britain eyes large-scale CO2 capture and use by mid 2020s

28 Nov 2018

LONDON Britain plans to help develop the country's first large-scale project to capture, store and use carbon dioxide emissions by the mid-2020s, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said on Wednesday.

Shares in Centrica slide after customers leave, energy output slips

22 Nov 2018

LONDON Shares in Britain's Centrica tumbled 9 percent on Thursday after the energy supplier reported losing customers, lower nuclear power generation and a fall in output at its oil and gas division.

UK must halt back-up power scheme after EU court ruling

15 Nov 2018

LONDON Britain must halt a back-up power scheme aimed at avoiding electricity shortages pending a further investigation by European Union regulators, an EU court ruled on Thursday, which sent shares in UK energy companies tumbling.

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