Anti-fracking Protest Camp At Barton Moss
Get the frack off my land: reform of trespass laws explained
By Lucy Fisher - 06 June 12:11

Controversial reform to trespass legislation will allow fracking firms to drill under your home without your permission. How big a dent is this to your land ownership rights?

Six questions answered on Centrica's share price fall after suggestions British Gas could be broken-up
By Heidi Vella - 10 February 12:36

Why is Ed Davey investigating British Gas’s profit margins?

The sale of oil and gas has been highly lucrative for Norway - but should it continue?
By Ruby Lott-Lavigna - 17 January 17:41

The Scandinavian giant has kept itself afloat amid economic turbulence with a steady flow of natural resources - but is this nature-loving nation prepared to promote growth at all costs?

The solution is under our noses: We need more cycling in Britain
By Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff - 16 January 16:59

Today 27 per cent of journeys in Holland are made by bike - while in Britain the figure is as low as 2 per cent. But cycling could help us achieve our 2050 carbon targets, and take the strain off the NHS.

The future of shale gas in the UK
By Mark Brierley - 13 January 17:57

The exponential growth in US shale gas production has been a boon for the country’s energy security over the past few years. Now the UK is looking to follow suit, with the government and big oil throwing their weight behind the dash for gas. But at what c

Fracking protest.
Five questions answered on new fracking tax incentive for councils
By Heidi Vella - 13 January 12:37

Why is the government offering an incentive for fracking?

Work on power cables.
Five questions answered on Scottish Power’s latest price cuts
By Heidi Vella - 06 January 16:12

By how much is Scottish Power cutting its prices?

Spring fires in California.
Climate change isn't an issue for politicians alone - it's time for businesses and the legal profession to step up
By Nigel Knowles - 20 December 16:35

Lawyers have a significant role not just in advising on incoming energy and climate regulation, but also in developing new structures and precedents, and in advising on new aspects of corporate governance and risk management.

Earth Hour.
Sustainability and business - how many planets are enough?
By Richard Spencer - 27 November 12:01

For boards, climate change needs to be made meaningful not in terms of “did we do a good thing”, but in terms of “what are the dangers and opportunities this company faces in the years ahead?”.

Territorial disputes in the South China Sea will not hold back oil exploration
By Mark Brierley - 29 October 11:54

China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei have all staked competing claims over the 11 billion barrels of oil and 190 trillion cubic feet of natural gas that have yet to be tapped in the South China Seas.

Grangemouth Oil Refinery.
Five questions answered on Grangemouth petrochemical plant closure
By Heidi Vella - 23 October 17:47

What has the government's response been?

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Fracking is propping up the US economy
By Nigel Knowles - 09 October 11:08

No wonder the UK wants a piece.

A priest offering a sacrifice.
Ed Miliband's critics think his energy pledge will make the lights go out. They are wrong
By Alex Andreou - 25 September 10:52

The energy companies are squealing over the Labour leader's proposed freeze on energy prices, warning of blackouts. They ignore the fact that the lights are already going out - for the 4.5 million people living in fuel poverty.

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We'll all have smart meters by 2020
By Heidi Vella - 20 September 17:47

What's a smart meter?

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BP sues US Environmental Protection Agency
By New Statesman - 14 August 9:43

The British oil and gas major claimed that agency’s ban on new federal contracts is causing it an irreparable harm.

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Mexico to open up energy sector to private players
By New Statesman - 13 August 9:42

This move will end the state’s 75-year-old monopoly on the oil and gas industry.

5 questions answered on the fracking comments
By Heidi Vella - 12 August 11:55

According to Cameron,"fracking is safe."

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BP disaster fund almost drained
By Mark Brierley - 30 July 16:54

Faces ever higher legal payouts.

Is Ofgem “failing consumers”?
By Heidi Vella - 29 July 10:47

Five questions answered on MPs criticism of Ofgem.

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The UK is trying to replicate the US gas boom. It will fail
By Heidi Vella - 23 July 11:01

Tax incentives won’t help.

By crushing emissions, the recession is saving our lives
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 22 July 13:08

If it weren't for the global slowdown, our planet would be in a far worse state than it already is.

If fracking is just oil which needs tax breaks to compete, what's the point?
By Alex Hern - 19 July 13:19

If George Osborne likes expensive energy, at least renewables are carbon neutral.

World Bank moves to limit funding for coal generation
By Alex Hern - 18 July 9:44

The Bank has shifted away from coal power, and is trying to encourage developing nations to do the same.

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Vattenfall to invest £460m to build two new winds farms in the UK
By new-statesman - 12 July 11:00

Wind farms will be located in South Wales and Aberdeenshire.

Why can't we do anything about the weather?
By Michael Brooks - 11 July 8:39

It’s hard to fathom that the warmth you feel (or don’t feel) today was created at a time when Neanderthals were still around. Yet that is not the real mystery. . .

Oil spill protest.
BP set to appeal in US court over oil spill payments
By new-statesman - 08 July 10:00

Last year the firm set aside $7.8bn to pay compensation for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but it fears that it may end up paying more.

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Our warming planet, set to music
By Alex Hern - 02 July 10:52

This is what climate change sounds like.

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David Cameron hasn't spoken about climate change for three years. Time is running out
By Luciana Berger - 28 June 9:06

It’s time the Prime Minister broke his silence and did something before it’s too late, writes Luciana Berger MP.

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How Google is changing small town America
By Julian Turner. - 26 June 9:53

An injection of renewable power.