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The Archbishop recently said that the wave of energy price hikes seems "inexplicable"

Climate campaigners win police payout

Police have agreed to compensate three people, including 13-year-old twins, who were unlawfully stopped and searched during a climate camp demonstration two years ago.

'Staff want to learn again': Award-winning rep Nicola Njie has come far since leaving school at 16

It is now almost 20 years since Nicola Njie was hauled off to see the head teacher in the hope that he could persuade her to stay on in the sixth form. At a school not known for its academic excellence, her six good GCSE grades stood out and her form tutor thought she had considerable academic potential.

Marine energy projects approved for Scotland

Commercial wave and tidal projects at Pentland Firth will be world's first

800-year-old shipwreck found in Baltic Sea

A dozen shipwrecks that date back centuries – some of them unusually well preserved – have been found in the Baltic Sea by a gas company building an underwater pipeline between Russia and Germany.

Business Diary: Hell hath no fury like an energy firm scorned

It looks as if the price comparison service uSwitch got a telling-off after it issued a press release on price cuts made by the energy supplier E.ON. It put out a second release hours later with the correction: "E.ON is not the cheapest gas supplier. Scottish and Southern Energy remains the cheapest."

Blast knocks out power in Nottingham

Some 3,000 buildings were without power today after an explosion at a sub-station.

Energy firm E.ON to axe 800 jobs

Energy giant E.ON is to close a call centre with the loss of up to 600 jobs and cut up to 200 other posts in moves to "streamline" its customer service operations, it announced today.

Low carbon price threatens investment crucial to meet UK green goals

Post-Copenhagen, calls intensify for a floor under the carbon price

Mini and Mitsubishi start UK electric car trials

Mitsubishi and BMW's Mini launched their UK electric vehicle trials at the weekend; both initiatives are part-funded by the British Government's Technology Strategy Board which will support tests involving 340 alternative fuel vehicles from several manufacturers.

Energy firms 'broke rules designed to protect poor'

Power suppliers accused of exploiting six million users of pre-payment meters

Energy firms to be forced to help the poor

Energy suppliers will be forced to help poor people struggling to pay their fuel bills for the first time under new proposals to be announced this week, The Independent has learnt.

Nuclear firms pay £70m for Sellafield site

Consortium of Iberdrola, SSE and GDF to start building atomic power station in 2015

Energy suppliers in new online price war: switch today and save £248!

With online energy plans at their cheapest for 15 months, now is the time to bag yourself a top tariff. Here's how switching suppliers today could save you £248* this year...

Police arrest 80 in power station climate protest

Nearly 80 people were arrested and three police officers left needing hospital treatment during a huge climate change protest at a power station.

Ten held ahead of power station protest

Ten people were arrested today near the site of one of Britain's biggest coal-fired power stations - hours before hundreds of climate change protesters were expected to converge at the plant.

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