Britain’s nuclear move

Britain is running out of energy – specifically, electricity generation capacity. As coal-fired power plants are closed down to avoid adding to the ca(...)

Hinkley Point nuclear power station is seen behind rocks on a beach in Bridgwater, southwest England. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A deal to build Britain’s first new nuclear plant in a generation is due to be announced today. The government has been in negotiations with French-ow(...)

House prices rose 3.8 per cent in the year to August, the fastest rise since October 2010. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

British inflation was higher than expected in September and house prices posted their biggest rise in almost three years in August, adding to sceptici(...)

A shale gas rig at Banks, near Southport, Merseyside. Demands for power can only be met by gas-fired and nuclear generation.  The shale gas revolution suggests that gas will be the main element in the mixture.

The origins of Britain’s impending energy crisis go back half a century. The Beatles were in their heyday, the young Harold Wilson was a freshly elect(...)

British energy supplier E.On has been ordered to pay out £3m after being found to have sold lightbulbs in Ireland that were meant to be given for free to UK customers as part of a government funded scheme.

British energy supplier E.On has been ordered to pay out £3m after being found to have sold lightbulbs in Ireland that were meant to be given for f(...)