Westminster Outlook Boris Johnson's plan to replace Heathrow Airport with a four-runway mega-hub on the Isle of Grain in Kent is a curious thing. The London mayor's own submission to the Airports Commission last summer concedes: "National Grid's LNG (liquefied natural gas) facility… on the south-east side of the island, is too tall and too close to the proposed airport site."
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Thursday 26 December 2013
Britain will next year have its own space-weather centre for predicting the arrival of solar “super-storms” that can trigger electricity blackouts across whole cities and knock out GPS satellites, the Government will announce today.
Monday 23 December 2013
Independent on Sunday: Duke may be called as witness in property deal
The Duke of Westminister could be called as a witness in a multimillion-pound legal wrangle over a house he sold in London’s Eaton Square, in 2007. The house was sold on in 2010 for £20.5m, and the proceeds from that 2010 sale have been frozen by a court order. There is no suggestion of wrong-doing on the part of the Duke.
Thursday 19 December 2013
The initiative is aimed at the highest industrial users of power who will be encouraged to switch maximum output away from afternoons and evenings
Saturday 30 November 2013
The Government is reportedly planning a £300m rebate to help with the rising cost of energy bills.
Thursday 21 November 2013
National Grid chief says political interference is putting investors off financing crucial new UK power generators
Thursday 07 November 2013
British Gas owner's £4.4bn LNG contract makes Mayor's plans 'unworkable'
Monday 07 October 2013
Industrial users of electricity would be first to face usage restrictions
Tuesday 01 October 2013
City lawyer Fiona Woolf has been named as the 686th Lord Mayor of London. She will be only the second woman to hold the post.
Thursday 26 September 2013
The plug was pulled out from energy shares yesterday after the market decided comments from Labour leader Ed Miliband could be disastrous for the utilities sector.
Friday 28 June 2013
Ofgem warned spare capacity in system could drop to just 2 per cent by 2015
Pay firms to ration electricity use says National Grid as government insists the 'lights will stay on' despite blackout Britain warnings
Friday 28 June 2013
The National Grid has suggested large consumers could be asked to decrease use between 16:00 and 20:00 on weekdays in the winter
Thursday 27 June 2013
Ofgem said the findings "illustrates the need for the timely implementation of the Department of Energy and Climate Change's capacity market"
Thursday 30 May 2013
The power was pulled from National Grid amid fears of a dividend cut as the wider London market also took a tumble yesterday. Vague rumours that the energy company could cut its dividend sent it to the bottom of the benchmark index.
Monday 29 April 2013
ENRC braced for fraud office probe
Monday 29 April 2013
The Independent on Sunday: National Grid risks strike to cut pension deficit
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Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
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