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BP

BP to cut 300 North Sea jobs in response to sharp fall in oil prices

Following a review of its North Sea operations, oil company BP is to cut 200 jobs and 100 contractor roles, the BBC’s Scotland Business news service revealed on Thursday. Measure to reduce BPs staff numbers are believed to have been taken in […]

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Price of Brent crude oil falls to new six-year low

Brent crude oil, the North Sea benchmark, has dipped by 3% to USD48.54 a

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UK government consents to Yorkshire coast wind farm project

Plans for three offshore wind farms off the coast of Yorkshire, Hornsea Project One, have been given the go ahead by the UK government, the Department

Shale gas

National UK shale colleges to provide high level specialist industry skills

The first National College for Onshore Oil and Gas has been welcomed by Business, Enterprise & Energy Minister Matthew Hancock MP, the UK

Electrical

European Investment Bank to provide National Grid with investment loan of £1.5bn

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the long-term lending institution of the European Union owned by its Member States, announced on Friday that it has

Renewable Energy

IEA report reveals investments in energy efficiency help growth in energy productivity

The International Energy Agency (IEA), an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries, released its Energy Efficiency Market Report

British Gas

Warmer UK weather impacts on British Gas profits

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reported on Thursday that the UK energy supplier's residential supply operating profit declined by 26% to GBP265m in the first half of

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UK’s Green Deal Home Improvement Fund issues £8.5m during scheme’s first two weeks

A total of GBP8.5m has been issued to British householders making energy efficient improvements to their homes, during the first two weeks of the Green Deal

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Ofgem secures commitments from npower to resolve billing issues

Ofgem, the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets, which supports the UK’s gas and electricity industries regulator, the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, revealed on

Renewable Energy

New Green Deal Home Improvement Fund issues £2.6m to UK households during first week

UK ministerial department the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), which works to ensure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies and promote international

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