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

Leading article: A package that puts the environment first

The Government's energy proposals strike the right balance

Energy giants clash with Brown over costs of saving fuel

Gordon Brown's £1bn package to help people cut soaring fuel bills ran into immediate controversy yesterday after electricity companies refused to rule out passing on the cost of the scheme to customers.

Energy giants 'prey' on poor forced to use pre-pay meters

Energy companies are charging people on pre-payments up to £567 a year more than wealthier customers on internet tariffs, a government-funded consumer group has found.

Nasa scientist appears in court to fan the flames of coal power station row

The Nasa scientist who first drew attention to global warming 20 years ago appeared in a British court yesterday as a key witness in support of climate change activists charged with damaging a power station.

£250 rise in energy bills for 12 million households

Twelve million households struggling to balance bills in the credit crunch will have to find an extra £250 a year for gas and electricity after the energy giants E.ON and Scottish & Southern announced inflation-busting rises.

Firms hike energy prices

Two of the UK's "big six" energy firms hiked gas and electricity prices today - adding to the misery for millions of hard-pressed households.

Police arrest 100 at climate camp

Police arrested 100 protesters and charged 46 of them during a week-long protest against climate change, it was revealed today.

James Marriott: 'Energy security' does not justify Kingsnorth

The great gathering of tents that is the Climate Camp is spread across a field midway between the villages of Hoo St Werburgh and High Halstow in north Kent. These two have been farming communities for perhaps 40 generations, but now they are overshadowed by the great hulk of Kingsnorth power station and the electricity pylons that run from it. How was it that the marshes of Hoo – so good for grazing cattle and sheep, so rich in birdlife – were turned into a site for a power station – with its chimneys and access roads, its spoil fields and loading jetties?

Police block food supplies to power station protesters

Hundreds of riot police pushed back protesters at the Kingsnorth coal power station "climate camp" in Kent yesterday, as officers raided the site and made eight arrests.

Police make arrests at climate protest camp

Police made a number of arrests today during a second raid at a site where 400 eco-activists are gathering for a week-long environmental protest.

Climate campaigners threaten to invade and shut down power plant

Green activists are vowing to force their way into one of Britain's biggest power stations next month in what will be the most serious clash yet between the burgeoning climate change protest movement and the authorities.

One in three bills are wrong

One in three households have been billed incorrectly by their energy company in the past two years, prompting consumers to vote energy suppliers as the worst culprits for inaccuracy.

E.ON UK chief warns power shift will send household bills soaring

The era of cheap and plentiful energy to which we have become so accustomed is about to give way to a new age of scarce and expensive power that will see household bills rocket, said Paul Golby, the chief executive of E.ON UK.

Shell accused of leaving renewable project 'high and dry'

A row over the Government's ambitious renewable energy targets erupted yesterday after Royal Dutch Shell pulled out of the London Array, the world's largest proposed offshore wind farm. Environmental groups and politicians criticised Shell for its decision to put its one-third stake in the £2bn project, which is projected to generate 1gw of emission-free energy – enough to power a quarter of London households – up for sale.

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