Labour’s plans for cheap green energy are no more than electric dreams

Proposals for renationalising gas and electricity are based on hopes of buying companies on the cheapLabour’s plans to renationalise water, energy and rail companies have widespread support and with good reason: these industries are failing to meet the…

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Renationalise the grid and watch energy prices rise, warns boss

National Grid chief says Labour policy will also stall move to cleaner energy as firm unveils £1.8bn profitThe chief executive of National Grid has warned that Labour’s renationalisation proposals would hold back the UK’s move to cleaner energy and mea…

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Labour to end energy consumer ‘rip-off’ and renationalise network

Jeremy Corbyn and Rebecca Long-Bailey will say heat and electricity are a human rightLabour will announce plans on Thursday to seize back control of Britain’s energy network from private shareholders in an effort to fight climate change and end fuel po…

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Does the Hitachi decision mean the end of the UK’s nuclear dream?

Despite the recent scrapping of three nuclear plants experts still believe the energy has a stake in the futureEver since Tony Blair rebooted support for nuclear power 13 years ago, British governments have been committed to a new generation of reactor…

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The most-read Guardian Business stories of 2018

From shrinking Ryanair bags to falling house prices, via Iceland and Wall StreetA marathon business blog by Graeme Wearden on 6 February topped the list of our most-read articles this year, charting the panic selling that swept through global markets a…

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Trump has a point about interest rates, but his method is foolhardy | Nils Pratley

Sniping at his own choice for the Federal Reserve is bad for the president and the central bankAnother day, another tweet from Donald Trump telling the US Federal Reserve how to do its job. “I hope the people over at the Fed will read today’s Wall Stre…

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