Ofgem has warned gas and electricity suppliers

Outgoing British Gas boss defends UK energy providers

In an article for The Sunday Telegraph, Sir Roger Carr sets out a robust defence of the industry and said investor confidence was being damaged by "political rhetoric"

Port of Sunderland

Substations arrive at Port of Sunderland

Two E.ON substations have sailed into Port of Sunderland from Belgium as part of the Humber Gateway Wind Farm project

Profits are up at the big six energy firms

Big six UK energy firms' profits up to £1bn plus

The profits made by the Big Six energy firms in supplying British households have multiplied five-fold to more than £1 billion since 2009, according to figures from regulator Ofgem

Port of Sunderland

Port of Sunderland celebrates deal with energy giant

One of the region’s ports is celebrating after signing a significant storage and offshore cable base contract

Wind farm scheme brings jobs joy for TAG Energy Solutions

A MANUFACTURING firm has quadrupled its workforce after being awarded a contract to provide vital pieces for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

Investment in North is right, Tory leader says

DAVID Cameron yesterday declared it was right to invest in the North but warned he would take unpopular decisions after signalling public spending could fall under a Conservative government.

UK Coal is drawing admirers

THE UK’s largest coal supplier was yesterday reported to be the subject of bid interest from a Vienna-based investment fund.

Hearing is told why region lost out on £1bn bid

THE first official inquiry has been held into why a £1bn energy research project went to the Midlands instead of the North-East or Scotland.

Green power station launched by Minister

A WOOD-BURNING power station which fuels thousands of homes and helps reduce carbon emissions has been given the Government’s seal of approval.

Pressure grows for grant loss answers

PRESSURE is mounting on the Government to explain why the region lost out on a £1bn renewable energy research grant.


Monday lunchtime business bulletin

World's largest banks plan £37bn fund to ease the credit crisis; Rising oil prices help London market swing into positive territory; UK's biggest coal producer set to take advantage of rising costs.

Teaser: Bob Taylor, Managing Director of E.ON

The £1bn questions that won't go away

A GROWING number of North MPs were last night demanding answers over why the region missed out on a groundbreaking £1bn renewable energy hub.

Teaser, stock market

Friday lunchtime business bulletin

London market's drive to seven-year high comes to a halt; The Food & Drink Group remains confident despite summer washout; Nuclear debate moves closer to conclusion.

Northern Rock

Wednesday lunchtime business bulletin

Northern Rock sees shares surge; Credit checking firm Experian leads downturn on London market; UK's biggest colliery receives major boost.

Emissions reduction programme for Amec

ENGINEERING giant Amec has won a contract to create a revolutionary carbon dioxide network which could help reduce UK emissions by millions of tonnes a year.

Amec win contract for network

ENGINEERING giant Amec has won a contract to create a revolutionary carbon dioxide network which could help reduce UK emissions by millions of tonnes a year.

Energy bid tested today

North hopes to become global leader in research

Energy, trains and food are all under spotlight

Two of the UK's biggest energy suppliers will be in the spotlight this week, alongside results from a major food production company.

Ditched waste costs householder £475

A fly tipper who dumped household rubbish in the Northumberland countryside was caught by the "waste police" after leaving incriminating evidence at the scene.

Plan for more powerful turbines

Plans have been drawn up to upgrade the North-East's first wind farm with bigger and more powerful turbines.


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