Energy giant E. ON is about to launch a £48 price increase on annual gas and electricity bills for more than 4 million British households.
This German-owned utility is the last of the Big Six suppliers to push through a winter increase and said it was trying hard to limit the impact on its customers by announcing a lower average rise at 3.7 per cent. The changes come into force on January 18.
On Friday, the Obama administration said it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
The new rule will offer legal protection for the lifespan of wind farms and other projects if companies which obtain permits make an effort to avoid killing protected birds.
All nuclear energy users, including Japan, must find safe ways of storing radioactive waste said the top U. S. nuclear regulator.
Queensland Energy Resources (QER) says when it shuts down its shale oil pilot plant at Yarwun next year, 50 jobs are expected to be lost.
Some of the workers who will lose their jobs at the shale oil project will be hired by a company which is building a waste lube oil recycling plant near Gladstone.
Mexico's nuclear safety agency has appealed to the public for help to locate a truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material which was stolen near the capital.
On Friday Z Energy, the New Zealand Fuel Company said, it plans to buy about 600 million litres, or more than 3.7 million barrels, of gasoline and diesel through a term contract from a South Korean refiner.
According to sources, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey has written to the big six energy providers requesting them to freeze their prices till the 2015 general election.
By barring any big increase in wholesale fuel costs, the government is trying to avoid another round of price rises which could be blamed on Government green levies, industry sources said.