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

Clean coal is future for energy supplies

Greenhouse gas emissions from new power stations will be collected and permanently stored deep underground

Statoil seals £1bn deal for windfarm off Norfolk

Construction to start this summer of 88 turbines at Sheringham Shoal

The nuclear option: UK's multibillion-pound renaissance moves up a gear

With site auctions set to conclude, the battle is moving up a gear. Sarah Arnott reports

Ofgem orders energy companies to cut bills

Energy bills are set to fall for up to 10 million households after Ofgem demanded the Big Six suppliers end "unjustified pricing" for electricity and gas. The regulator said yesterday that the energy industry would have to justify all above-average charges on the basis of their costs, which should lower prices for prepayment and electricity customers.

Final four energy firms to cut bills

Millions of households could be on track for lower energy bills as the last four of the big six suppliers pledged to follow the lead of British Gas and Scottish & Southern (SSE).

450 jobs axed at E.ON

Hundreds of fresh job losses were announced today when power firm E.ON told staff it was axing 450 posts.

Miliband steps up nuclear drive

Crunch talks on the UK's nuclear rollout programme will take place on Tuesday.

Questions of cash: 'I broke my teeth and then got a nasty shock'

Q. I bought travel insurance through Moneysupermarket.com. They took my money, but sent only one page of information, providing no contact details, or the name of the underwriters. When I broke my teeth in Croatia, I was refused help as there was an excess of £75 that I had not been told about. I want my premium returned. OK, Manchester.

Margareta Pagano: Old King Coal deserves a new coronation

Should we be doffing our caps with apologies to Arthur Scargill? The miners' union warhorse has been warning for decades that Britain needs a joined-up energy policy and that we are heading for an almighty energy crisis, one which threatens to be as damaging as those in the 1970s.

Offshore wind farm plans in jeopardy without support

Government's target for renewable energy will not be met, suppliers warn

UK emissions 'must be cut by a third'

The UK must cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 34 per cent by 2020, the committee set up to advise the Government on climate change recommended today.

Questions of Cash: 'I got stung by the B&B rescue. Can I sue?'

Q. I am one of many Bradford & Bingley shareholders who have lost out through the company's nationalisation. I received 250 free shares, and when asked to contribute to the rights issue paid nearly £200, only to see it wiped out in the nationalisation two months later. I am unhappy with the behaviour of the directors and auditors responsible for the rights issue. The rights issue was made on the basis that the company was a going concern. But it now seems it was not a going concern at the date of the rights issue. The public does not have the same access to information as the directors and auditors, and we could not make a reasonable judgement on the value of the shares. Do shareholders have a valid claim against the directors and auditors? CM, by email.

Environmental activists to stage 48-hour protest

Up to 30,000 climate refugees could be created if plans to build a new coal-fired power station go ahead, a report claimed today.

Smart meters: are they the answer to big bills?

A small gadget, already in many homes, shows exactly how much energy you are using and helps you cut back. Nargis Ahmad and Julian Knight report

Gas storage plans hit by setbacks

Hopes for further expansion of gas storage facilities needed to help the UK weather the vagaries of global energy markets received a blow yesterday when two projects suffered serious setbacks.

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