Nicholas Earl, City A.M.

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Past articles by Nicholas:

Budget exclusive: Hunt weighs up price floor on windfall tax over fears key North Sea project could collapse

The government is weighing up plans to bring in a windfall tax price floor amid fears Equinor could pull out of a key oil and gas field. → Read More

OPEC forecasts boost in China oil demand after SVB collapse sparks crude price tumble

Chinese demand should bolster the oil market, even as crude prices tumble following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, says OPEC. → Read More

Centrica anticipates power boost as EDF extends lifespan of ageing nuclear fleet

British Gas owner Centrica expects to boost its electricity generation following EDF's decision to expand lifespan of two nuclear plants. → Read More

Big Six energy firms 'asleep' and should be worried, Yu Group chief warns after record profits

The Big Six are “asleep” and should be worried about challengers scooping up their customers, argued the boss of Yu Group. → Read More

Aramco ramps up fossil fuel spending as oil and gas firms ease off green agenda

Saudi Aramco shows no signs of pivoting to a greener future, and is targeting a further ramp up in oil and gas prices. → Read More

Utilita chief calls for ban on 'archaic' prepayment meters

The government should scrap traditional prepayment meters and only allow suppliers to install smart options, says the Utilita boss. → Read More

Why there's more to green energy than heat pumps, radiator boss urges for scheme to be widened

The government needs to expand the scope of its heating plans to improve energy efficiency across the home, rather than just upgrading boilers, argued the → Read More

Octopus pledges €1bn to boost France's green energy market with one million customer target

Octopus has announced plans to further expand its investment strategy in France with a billion euro spending pledge. → Read More

Hunt pledges £20bn for carbon capture and nuclear ramp-up in clean energy push

The government will commit billions of pounds to new energy projects at next week’s budget, in a bid to compete with rival markets. → Read More

Oil suffers biggest drop in five weeks as Federal Reserve signals more interest rate hikes

Oil is heading for its biggest weekly loss in five weeks, fuelled by investor fears over steep interest rate hikes in the US. → Read More

Give Great British Nuclear the funding it needs to revive declining sector, industry boss warns

Jeremy Hunt needs to provide more clarity over the funding of Great British Nuclear in the budget next week, says industry boss. → Read More

North Sea flaring falls by 50 per cent following clampdown

Flaring in the North Sea has fallen by 50 per cent over the last four years after oil and gas firms operating there were put under tougher measurers to make production cleaner, according to new analysis from the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA). → Read More

Former Shell boss Ben van Beurden raked in £9.7m paypacket last year as profits soared

The former Shell boss enjoyed a hefty bump-up in his paypacket last year, before leaving the energy giant in January. → Read More

Scientists urge government to publish semiconductor strategy before it's too late

The government must publish its semiconductor strategy, argue the Institute of Physics and the Royal Academy of Engineering. → Read More

Harbour Energy's bumper profits wiped out by £1.3bn hit from windfall tax

Harbour Energy's bumper profits have been nearly wiped out by the windfall tax - taking a huge £1.3bn hit in earnings from the new levy. → Read More

National Grid is the biggest roadblock to reviving onshore wind, argues Octopus

The biggest challenge for onshore wind developments is the slow speed of connections on the grid, argued the boss of Octopus Renewables. → Read More

Citizens Advice calls for better use of personal data to create social tariff

The government should use Brits' personal data about income tax rates and energy usage to create a new social tariff, argues Citizens Advice. → Read More

UK risks energy tech exodus without more funding, battery boss warns

The UK risks an energy tech exodus to rival markets unless it offers more funding, the boss of AMTE Power has warned. → Read More

UK fires up coal plants to keep country's lights on amid cold winter snap

National Grid is relying on coal to keep the lights on as a cold snap and planned nuclear shutdowns in France put pressure on the UK. → Read More

Oil industry pivots to low carbon projects to rake in US green subsidies

The oil industry is positioning itself to take advantage of billions of dollars of US tax credits established through the US Inflation Reduction Act. → Read More