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  • Royston Wild discusses two FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) stocks on shaky ground.

  • 3 reasons to prefer Centrica plc over National Grid plc Fool.co.uk - Sun, Jan 22, 2017 08:40 GMT

    National Grid plc (LON:NG) vs Centrica plc (LON:CNA): which is the better dividend stock?

  • National Grid warns of costs if Britain exits EU energy market Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 14:15 GMT

    Taking Britain out of Europe's energy market could stymie development of new power links designed to help avert a looming supply crunch and also drive up the cost of imported European electricity, National Grid (LSE: NG.L - news) warned on Friday. Prime Minister Theresa May signalled a so-called hard Brexit on Tuesday, …

  • 3 attractive small-cap stocks for less than a pound Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 07:45 GMT

    Look no further if you want three great small-cap investing ideas.

  • UK spent $207 mln on failed carbon capture initiatives -watchdog Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 20, 2017 00:01 GMT

    Britain spent 168 million pounds ($207 million) on two failed initiatives to help to fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday. CCS involves the capture of emissions from power plants and industry to allow them to be stored underground and had been viewed by the British government …

  • Ex-divs to take 2.6 points off FTSE 100 on Jan. 19 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 16, 2017 13:32 GMT

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Which shares offer a 4pc, 5pc or even 6pc yield - and are they safe?

  • Centrica completes exit from wind power with Lincs wind farm sale Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:26 GMT

    Britain's Centrica (Frankfurt: A0DK6K - news) has completed its withdrawal from wind power generation with the sale of a 50 percent stake in the Lincs offshore wind farm to the Green Investment Bank and its offshore wind fund, the companies said on Friday. Centrica's joint venture partner Siemens Project Ventures has …

  • Centrica completes exit from wind power with Lincs wind farm sale Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 12:01 GMT

    Centrica (Frankfurt: A0DK6K - news) , Britain's biggest energy utility, has completed its withdrawal from wind power generation with the sale of a 50 percent stake in the Lincs offshore wind farm to the Green Investment Bank, the companies said on Friday. Centrica's joint venture partner Siemens Project Ventures has …

  • Disposal Business Wire - Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:00 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 13 January 2017 Centrica plc (‘Centrica’ or ‘the Company’) Centrica announces sale of its remaining wind farm joint venture Centrica has agreed to sell its 50% interest in the ...

  • UK GAS-Day-ahead prices at highest since March 2015 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 12, 2017 11:49 GMT

    British day-ahead prices reached their highest level since March 2015 on Thursday, as low temperatures for the next few days prompted more demand for heating. Gas for day-ahead delivery was up 1.80 pence ...

  • UK GAS-Prices rise as cold weather boosts storage withdrawals Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 10:04 GMT

    British day-ahead gas prices rose on Wednesday morning on expectations that colder weather would boost demand for gas and prompt withdrawals from storages. Gas for day-ahead delivery gained 0.85 pence ...

  • France sells off Engie stake to finance Areva rescue

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  • EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva

    The European Commission concluded that France could inject 4.5 billion euros ($4.75 billion) into state-owned nuclear reactor builder Areva

  • EU clears rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva AFP - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 13:44 GMT
    EU clears French rescue of troubled nuclear firm Areva

    The European Commission concluded that France could inject 4.5 billion euros ($4.75 billion) to Areva

  • UK to start approval process for Chinese nuclear reactor at Bradwell Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 12:05 GMT

    The British government has asked nuclear regulators to start the process for approving a Chinese-designed reactor for a proposed plant in Britain, expected to be one of the first new plants in decades. General Nuclear Services (GNS), an industrial partnership between French utility EDF (Paris: FR0010242511 - news) and …

  • UK GAS-Prices rise as cold weather forecasts spur buying Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 10, 2017 10:14 GMT

    British gas prices rose on Tuesday morning on forecasts of a cold snap and fears prices will need to climb much higher to attract LNG deliveries if the cold weather continues. The within-day gas contract ...

  • The British government has asked the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation to begin a generic design assessment of a reactor designed by China General Nuclear intended for a planned power plant in Britain. ...

  • Questor: out-of-favour sausage skin firm is keenly priced and might even attract a bid

  • 2 income stocks for a more comfortable retirement Fool.co.uk - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 16:01 GMT

    Bilaal Mohamed looks at two dividend favourites that should provide passive income for many years to come.

  • Morgan Stanley, Barclays top Canadian M&A adviser rankings in 2016 Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jan 5, 2017 12:00 GMT

    Morgan Stanley, Barclays Plc and Royal Bank of Canada took the top spots advising Canadian mergers and acquisitions in 2016 as deals in the pipeline, power and utility sectors propelled deal volume to ...

  • France ready to save nuclear group Areva whoever wins presidency Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Jan 4, 2017 14:52 GMT

    A government-led rescue of French nuclear group Areva and the wider atomic energy industry may cost the state as much as 10 billion euros, but political support is almost certain whoever wins the presidential election in May. While taxpayers will ultimately pick up the huge bill, the main election contenders - from the …

  • Director Declaration Business Wire - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 12:15 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 3 January 2017 Centrica plc (‘the Company’) Director Declaration In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.14, Centrica plc announces that Scott Wheway, a Non-Executive Director of the ...

  • Total Voting Rights Business Wire - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 11:50 GMT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- 3 January 2017 Centrica plc (‘the Company’) Total Voting Rights In accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (‘the Rules’), we notify the market of the following: As ...

  • UK GAS-Prices plunge as 2017 coal, carbon and power turn bearish Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Jan 3, 2017 10:38 GMT

    UK prompt gas prices plunged on Tuesday, the first full trading day of 2017, as weak demand and ramped-up North Sea supply wiped out more of last month's gains, matched by sell-offs on European coal, carbon ...

  • Germany's E.ON and RWE to foot nuclear waste bill in one hit -CEOs Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 2, 2017 11:20 GMT

    BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - German power utilities E.ON and RWE are able to cover their contributions to the country's nuclear waste storage costs in one lump-sum payment, the chief executives of both groups were quoted as saying on Monday. RWE, E.ON, EnBW and Vattenfall agreed with the government in October to …

  • RWE to foot nuclear waste bill by mid-2017 - Die Welt Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Jan 2, 2017 04:00 GMT

    RWE (IOB: 0FUZ.IL - news) will be able to pay the 6.8 billion euros ($7.15 billion) requested by the government to fund the storage of nuclear waste in one lump sum by the middle of 2017, newspaper Die Welt reported, citing the firm's chief executive. German utilities RWE, E.ON, EnBW and Vattenfall agreed with the government …

  • UK GAS-Prices rise on higher demand expectations, stronger oil Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:28 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose to around two-month highs on Friday on expectations of higher demand over the weekend and as oil prices gained ground. Gas for immediate delivery was up 0.70 pence at ...

  • UK GAS-Prices for immediate delivery fall due to oversupply Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:52 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices declined on Friday morning due to increased flows from the UK Continental Shelf as several outages ended in the North Sea. Gas for immediate delivery was down 1.05 pence at ...

  • UK GAS-Prices rise on lower domestic supply, cold weather Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 29, 2016 09:46 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose on Thursday morning on lower domestic supply and as cold weather continued to boost demand. Gas for immediate delivery was up 0.15 pence at 51.40 pence per therm at 0932 ...

  • UK GAS-Prices rise on higher demand, undersupply Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 28, 2016 13:07 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose on Wednesday as colder weather boosted demand for heating and the system became undersupplied. Gas for immediate delivery was up 2.75 pence at 50.30 pence per therm at ...

  • UK GAS-Prices rise as drop in temperatures boosts demand Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:50 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose on Wednesday as temperatures turned colder, boosting demand for heating. Gas for immediate delivery was up 1.23 pence at 48.78 pence per therm at 0907 GMT, while day-ahead ...

  • UK GAS-Winter risk premiums creep back in on storage worries Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:32 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose on Friday as ongoing capacity reductions facing the country's largest gas storage site prompted traders to re-introduce risk premiums into winter contracts, traders said. ...

  • 3 top takeover targets for 2017 Fool.co.uk - Fri, Dec 23, 2016 07:40 GMT

    Will these companies be brought out in 2017?

  • UK GAS-Prices edge higher on weak sterling Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:14 GMT

    British wholesale gas prices rose on Thursday, as a weaker sterling against the euro helped lift the market in thin holiday trade. The day-ahead contract was up 0.38 pence at 46.13 pence/therm at 0947 ...

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