Pays: Royaume-Uni

United Kingdom: oil rigs on strike

Thousands of oil and gas workers operating on the British continental shelf are on strike to demand fairer wages and working conditions, highlighting the windfall profits made by these companies.

UK launches competition for SMRs

The UK wants to replace aging nuclear power plants. To this end, it is launching a competition for SMRs to stimulate investment in the nuclear energy sector.

London extends energy price cap for three months

The British government has announced a three-month extension of the household energy price cap, which should have been raised by April 1. The measure, which caps bills at £2,500 a year for the average household, is expected to bring relief to Britons in the midst of the cost of living crisis.

EDF: Life extension of British nuclear power plants

EDF’s decision to extend the life of two nuclear power plants at Heysham 1 and Hartlepool for two years has been welcomed by the UK government and Centrica. This will strengthen the country’s energy supply and security.

London invests 20 billion pounds in carbon capture

The UK government is committing to carbon capture and nuclear power by investing nearly £20 billion to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Jeremy Hunt, Chancellor of the Exchequer, is expected to present the details of this initiative in the upcoming budget.

Shell CEO’s record pay raises controversy

The oil sector continues to be controversial as the profits of the majors have soared due to rising energy prices. Meanwhile, executive compensation at these companies has also skyrocketed, prompting outrage from critics.