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

Martin Hickman: It's a start, but much more is still needed

Finally, the Government has made an unequivocal statement about what should happen to energy prices: they should come down.

Protesters to swoop on power plant

Hundreds and possibly thousands of climate change protesters will attempt to close down one of Britain's biggest coal-fired power stations this weekend.

How do you cut fuel bills before the winter chill sets in? Go online

As competition heats up in the home energy market, finding the best deals can be confusing.

Green activists jubilant as Kingsnorth shelved

E.on says coal plant is no longer needed as recession reduces electricity demand

The great energy rip-off (and how you can avoid it)

Consumers suffer as energy firms cash in on huge profits

Coca-Cola terminates league sponsorship

The Football League is looking for a new title sponsor after announcing that its partnership with Coca-Cola is to end after this season.

Energy price war masks service woes

As Scottish Power and E.ON release bargain basement deals this week, Simon Read looks at how energy firms are still failing us

Search on for new FA Cup sponsor

The Football Association has confirmed energy giant E.ON will not be renewing its sponsorship deal with the FA Cup at the end of this season.

Climate camp protesters target bank

Climate campaigners targeted the head office of a leading bank today in the latest protest by activists attending a climate camp.

It's time for a grown-up conversation on energy

Paul Golby, E.on's UK chief executive, says society's relationship with energy must change.

Poverty-hit pensioners miss out on cash lifeline

Half a million poverty-hit pensioners could be put back on a firm financial footing simply by taking up the state benefits they are eligible for, a leading charity has claimed. Age Concern and Help the Aged says older people are turning down £5.4bn-worth of extra cash that is rightfully theirs. The money is made up of means-tested benefits and allowances that pensioners fail to claim.

Five arrested after protesters board coal ship

Police made a series of arrests early today after climate change campaigners boarded a coal freighter in a bid to prevent it unloading its cargo at a power station.

900 workers sacked at oil refinery

French firm Total fires staff at Lindsey refinery after they walk out on strike

Government nets £387m as nuclear auction ends

The auction of sites for new nuclear power stations finally closed yesterday, netting the Government £387m and bringing a consortium of RWE npower and E.ON into the UK sector for the first time.

Geoffrey Lean: We are one step closer to clean coal

The Government's decision to fit carbon-removing equipment will have a knock-on effect on all over the world
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