530 - The number of votes Tom Elliott had to spare over Michelle Gildernew in Fermanagh-South Tyrone.

48 – Number of minutes after polls closed before the first result was declared, in Houghton & Sunderland South.81.9 – The highest per cent turnout(...)

 David Cameron’s car arrives at Buckingham Palace on Friday where he  will meet  Queen Elizabeth II to confirm his second term as prime minister.Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images.

Greeting the dawn, even Boris Johnson seemed, for once, lost for words, declaring that the Conservatives, by then on the verge of winning a House of C(...)

The Green Party’s Eamon  Ryan said  there was no interest on the part of the Government “in the climate challenge we face. There is no discussion of how exposed we are to rising fossil fuel prices.” Photograph: PA

A negotiated agreement to facilitate green energy exports from the midlands by a 2020 EU timeframe has not been reached, Minister for Energy Pa(...)

Wind energy would be harvested in Ireland and exported to Britain. Photograph: Reuters

It was the highlight of the much-trumpeted Downing Street Declaration agreed by Enda Kenny and David Cameron in 2012. Wind energy would be harv(...)

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte: energy export plan could be reactivated under a new UK government

British coalition politics have been blamed for the scuppering of plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK. British prime mini(...)

Davy Stockbrokers suggested the UK had cooled on the Irish export scheme and were instead looking to developing fracking, North Sea gas and nuclear energy. Photograph: Reuters

Plans to export wind energy from Ireland to the UK are unlikely to go ahead before the end of the decade, the Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte (...)

British prime minister David Cameron on a BP oil platform 160km east of Aberdeen. He held a cabinet meeting in the city yesterday. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Reuters

David Cameron brought the British cabinet to Aberdeen yesterday, only the second occasion in 90 years that ministers have travelled north of th(...)

 Trading volumes were kept in check as investors waited for Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen (above) to deliver her first report on monetary policy today.

European stocks were little changed in thin trade as L’Oréal and Nokia rallied, offsetting worse-than-forecast reports on industrial production in Fra(...)

Former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin: big energy companies were warned they were facing a “Fred the Shred” moment

The spectre of Britain’s most reviled company boss, the former RBS chief executive Fred Goodwin, was invoked yesterday by a government minister as he (...)

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(...)