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Hinkley Point C – What’s the deal?

Sign today The much-delayed construction of two reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset is expected to be given the go-ahead by the board of the French energy giant at a meeting in Paris on This afternoon afternoon, despite the opposition of unions. The decision will pave the way for Greg Clark, the new business and energy…


Are Drax barking mad?

A report in the Telegraph today reports that Drax is optimistic that tight UK power supplies this winter will raise electricity prices, after low prices led to a slump in profits in the first half of the year. Britain’s biggest power plant, which is in the process of converting from burning coal to biomass wood…

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Tesla wants to purchase Solar City

Out of the blue, Tesla has announced that it offered to acquire SolarCity for up to $2.8 billion in an attempt to create a one-stop shop for cleaner energy. Tesla said it offered $26.50 to $28.50 per share for SolarCity. The price is 25% to 35% premium to the solar company’s Tuesday close. If the deal…


Huge Coal firm Peabody files for bankruptcy

Peabody filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, the most powerful convulsion yet in an industry that’s still waiting for the coal market to bottom out. The company is seeking to reorganise U.S. operations in federal court in its hometown of St. Louis, reducing an estimated $10.1 billion in debt, according to court filings. It’s the biggest…

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Will the Ash Tree survive in Europe?

A green beetle could spell the end of ash trees as we know them in Europe, a recent and rather depressing study reports. The research, from the Journal of Ecology, looked at a large survey of trees across the continent and found that many are being killed both by the beetles, who are boring into…

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OPEC Oil forecast 2016

As you may have seen OPEC is hurting and the recently issued annual World Oil Outlook report is just crazy for more oil. The reports sums up 2015 as Challenging:   Since the publication of the 2014 edition of the WOO in November last year, the most obvious market development has been the oil price…

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