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SNP under pressure over unconventional gas licences

24 February 2015
Nearly 30 organisations have written to Scottish National Party (SNP)government energy minister Fergus Ewing demanding that Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is included in Scotland’s fracking ban.

What is behind the oil price plummet?

06 January 2015
Real economic recovery remains as elusive as ever, writes Alex Callinicos

Profit drive makes low oil prices a problem

16 December 2014
Oil prices have dropped by almost 50 percent this year to $60 a barrel.

No to nuclear nonsense

04 November 2014
Leaked photos have revealed a decaying nuclear waste dump at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Construction workers down tools over pay and safety at Sullom Voe gas plant

29 July 2014
More than 900 workers at Total’s Sullom Voe gas plant in the Shetland Isles downed tools on Wednesday of last week in a dispute over pay.

EDF energy strike suspended after pay offer

01 July 2014
The Unite union suspended a strike by meter readers working for EDF energy on Friday of last week after bosses offered a 2 percent rise.

EDF energy workers show they have the power to take on the bosses

26 June 2014
Meter readers began picketing at energy giant EDF’s building in Bexley Heath, south east London, this morning, Thursday, as the Unite union stepped up selective action.

EDF workers strike after bosses refuse to pay up

13 May 2014
Around 500 Unite union members at energy firm EDF struck over pay on Tuesday and Thursday of last week.

Fracking protester set to sue the cops

11 February 2014
A protester arrested at the anti-fracking protest camp in Barton Moss near Eccles, Greater Manchester is set to sue Greater Manchester Police over a “trumped up” arrest.

Lise Meitner - a scientific pioneer who overcame prejudice

17 December 2013
Physicist Lise Meitner made major breakthroughs while contending with racism and sexism, explains John Parrington

Take the power from greedy energy bosses

03 December 2013
Politicians are playing games with energy. Millions of ordinary people are outraged at the hike in fuel bills while the big six power companies rake in massive profits. 

We can't afford energy profits: Big Six bosses make a killing while pensioners freeze

26 November 2013
Energy bosses are making a killing from fuel poverty. The profits of the Big Six companies rocketed by 75 percent last year, as the average gas and electricity bill went up 17 percent.

We don't need nuclear power

29 October 2013
We are told that Britain faces an energy crisis unless we build new nuclear power plants. Energy researcher Gerry Wolff told Socialist Worker that the crisis is fake—we don’t need nuclear

Warning - new nuclear power plan is the Tories' toxic trick

22 October 2013
The Tories’ new deal for a consortium of giant companies to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset is one we’ll pay for dearly—three times.

Will Ineos bosses close Grangemouth?

22 October 2013
Ineos has threatened to close Grangemouth if it doesn’t get its own way.

Stop Ineos bosses' blackmail at Grangemouth oil refinery

22 October 2013
Bosses at Scotland’s biggest oil refinery are holding nearly 1,400 workers and the Scottish government to ransom.

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