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Rise of renewables begins to reshape global energy giants | Business

Seven years after an earthquake off Japan’s eastern coast led to three meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the aftershocks are still being felt across the world. The latest came last Saturday when E.ON and RWE announced a huge shakeup of the German energy industry,

Ofgem seeks tougher price controls on energy firms | Money

Ofgem has signalled tougher price controls for energy firms that could knock up to £25 a year off the average household gas and electricity bill. Under the proposed new rules, due to come into force in April 2021, companies that run Britain’s gas and electricity networks would

EDF UK profits hit by fall in sterling and nuclear prices | Business

Pound’s decline against euro costs French firm €608m as home energy usage also drops EDF Energy is a French state-owned company. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoFrench state-owned energy firm EDF reported falling profits, including a downturn in the UK due to falling prices for nuclear power, improved energy

Natural gas has role in UK energy mix | Letters | Environment

40% of UK primary energy was derived from natural gas in 2016, a 50% increase from 1990, writesKen Cronin Drilling and pumping equipment at Presse Hall Farm, Singleton, Blackpool, Lancashire. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoYour editorial (Fracking’s day may have passed, 10 January) was keen to downplay the