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British Gas hikes prices as Centrica profit soars

Around 8.5 million households are to be hit with a 6% rise in their energy bills today as British Gas becomes the latest utility giant to hike its tariffs.

Bosses agree to take part in 'public grilling'

Bosses of under-fire energy firms British Gas and E.ON have agreed to face questioning from consumer groups, regulators, charities and journalists at a summit organised by The Independent, i's sister paper, and Policy Review Intelligence.

China set to take stake in UK nuclear plant

China is set to acquire a multibillion-pound shareholding in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Somerset from the French energy giant EDF.

Anger at British Gas's £350m profit

Consumer backlash expected following utility price hikes

Green light for offshore wind farms

Two offshore wind farms which could generate enough electricity to power almost three quarters of a million homes have been given the go-ahead by the Government.

Pay and eco protesters head for City

Trinity Mirror favourite for shareholder rebellion while Centrica is target for anti-nuclear activists

Union anger as US firms eye nuclear contracts

Several US companies are preparing to bid to oversee the multibillion-pound decommissioning of 10 obsolete Magnox nuclear reactors, angering unions that want the work to go to British outfits.

Union fury as US firms eye nuclear work

A swath of US firms are preparing to bid to oversee the multibillion-pound decommissioning of 10 obsolete Magnox reactor-powered nuclear stations, angering unions that want the work to go to British outfits.

Why internships and placements are a popular route to employment

Previously, students looking for part-time work or summer jobs were advised to take any type of role because, at that time, all work experience was considered valuable, and it was viewed as an indication that the student had drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to get on and work.

Simon Read: Nine out of 10 people want inquiry into energy prices

The high cost of energy forced 71 per cent of homes to cut down on heating, according to uSwitch

Mild weather hits Centrica profits

Energy giant Centrica today said mild spring and autumn weather had fuelled a 30% slide in profits at its residential arm British Gas to £522 million last year.

Laidlaw once told his staff, 'I am not about to apologise for making a healthy profit'

£2.5bn profit forecast for energy giant Centrica

Centrica chairman in line for a seven-figure bonus as millions struggle to pay energy bills

British Gas owner stokes profit anger

Energy provider's results set to prompt backlash as fuel poverty grows and utility bills rise

Centrica deal grows its oil and gas production

Centrica accelerated its push into oil and gas production today after striking a $223 million (£142m) deal with ConocoPhillips that will nearly double its interest in a key North Sea field.

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