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Paper uncovers donations received by UK energy minister

The Guardian has revealed that the UK's energy and climate change minister Matthew Hancock has accepted £18,000 from a key backer of the UK's leading climate sceptic lobby group.

The politics of energy, UK-style

In the runup to the UK's general election in May, Conservative MP Matthew Hancock, minister of state for energy, business and enterprise, laid out his party's energy vision.  

UK government looks for golden share in nuclear power project

The British government is seeking to head off potential legal challenges to its Hinkley Point C nuclear power project by holding a "golden share" in the £24.5bn EDF facility.

Report: Cost of offshore wind energy has fallen since 2011

A report on the UK's offshore wind industry has shown that the technology has come down 11 per cent in cost over the last three years.

Siemens makes $7.6bn bid for Dresser Rand

Siemens has made a friendly takeover bid of $7.6bn (€5.8bn) for US company Dresser-Rand.

Energy sector relief as Scots vote ‘No’ to independence

Victory for the â€ËœNo' vote in yesterday's referendum on Scottish independence has removed major questions marks over the future path of the UK energy industry.

UK opens bidding for fracking

The UK is to open bidding for fracking licenses today in a move that aims to significantly expand the scope of shale gas extraction across the nation. 

UK gets fourth energy minister in as many years

The UK has two new energy ministers following Prime Minister David Cameron's most extensive Cabinet reshuffle yesterday.

Using skills to switch on low- carbon potential

Innovative UK programmes are designed to boost education, retraining and apprenticeships.