Energy giant npower will move jobs to Sunderland

Energy giant npower is to close its office in Peterlee, but the vast majority of the 500 jobs will be transferred to Sunderland

Wind turbines near Kielder

Kielder tests masts could pave the way for giant wind farm

RWE npower renewables was last year granted permission to put up four test masts to assess wind conditions in the Redesdale and Comb areas of Kielder

A North Sea oil rig

Will the price of gas and oil continue to rise?

Chris Huhne says the case for renewables is supported by projections that the wholesale cost of energy – generally benchmarked to the price of natural gas – will continue to rise

The Alcan power station at Lynemouth, Northumberland

Biomass switch moves closer for Lynemouth Power Station

Lynemouth Power Station's switch to biomass has moved a step closer following the award of a contract

Electricity pylons with wind turbines in the distance

UK energy firms see their reputations plunge to a new low

A new low in customer satisfaction with gas and electricity suppliers has revealed "the failings of a broken energy market", according to consumer group Which?

Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm

Government's green energy announcement a 'positive step in right direction'

Billions of pounds of investment creating thousands of new North East jobs is anticipated following last week’s renewables announcements

Bond Dickinson advise on £218m energy deal

Energy lawyers at Bond Dickinson advised RWE npower on the sale of two of its supply units to a rival firm for £218m

Kielder Water and Forest Park in Northumberland

Wind farm test masts at Kielder Forest set for approval

Test masts which could pave the way for one of Britain's biggest wind farms at Kielder forest look set to be approved

Npower's offices in Thornaby where staff have been told the company is to cut 1400 jobs nationally

npower to announce redundancies putting North East jobs at risk

Energy giant npower is set to announce redundancies this morning putting jobs at risk at its call centres in the North East

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

Northumberland wind farm protestor Andrew Joicey

Wind farm company sells shares in Northumberland site for £70m

A green energy company has cashed in on its Northumberland wind farm in a deal worth more than £70m

There is a new players in the UK energy market

Npower deal creates 'big seven' in UK energy market

A new player in the UK energy market is to be created after RWE npower agreed a deal to offload 770,000 customer accounts

Landscape artist Barry Pringle of Beadnell

No evidence of efficiency of turbines, says wind power firm

A company linked to a number of wind farms in the North East appeared stumped when asked how efficient its turbines are

Ofgem has warned gas and electricity suppliers

Ofgem issues warning to UK energy firms

Britain's energy regulator has warned gas and electricity suppliers it is keeping a close eye on their activities after a series of tariff hikes left consumers "frustrated and angry"

Rising energy bills are causing concern

North East families already struggling with energy bills

Families in the North East are hit hardest by utility bills, says a survey, and some may be at risk of being cut off this winter

A wind farm with many wind turbines

Concern as wind turbines fail to produce power

New figures showing barely active wind turbines have prompted fears of a rural landscape left scarred by inefficient wind farms

Wind turbines in the Northumberland countryside

More debates as plans emerge for new wind farm scheme in Northumberland

Wind farm schemes in and near Northumberland National Park are set to generate more debate as plans emerge for another “green” energy scheme

A wind turbine

Do we really want giant a wind farm in Kielder Forest?

Kielder Forest has been earmarked for an up to 100-turbine wind farm by leading green energy company RWE npower renewables

Cheick Tiote of Newcastle United

Cheick Tiote hindered by feisty reputation

NEWCASTLE United midfielder Cheick Tioté fears he is now being punished on reputation alone.

Mowbray believes top two place finish is realistic

BALANCING budgets and ambition, Tony Mowbray insists Middlesbrough must always aim for the Premier League.


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