Articles by Jeremy Hodges and Vanessa Dezem

Future of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Looks Increasingly Uncertain

The future of Nord Stream 2 looks increasingly uncertain as the U.S. ramped up pressure on the project with new sanctions, and companies walked away from the controversial Russian gas link. The new sanctions come just days before work on …

U.K. Bans Fracking on Concerns About Earthquake Risk

The U.K. fracking industry suffered a fatal blow as the Conservative government ended its support for the controversial practice. The move, just weeks ahead of a general election, effectively bans new wells using hydraulic fracturing technology. Companies from Cuadrilla Resources …

Parade of Probes Underway to Pin Blame for Britain’s Blackout

The lightning strike that triggered Britain’s biggest blackout in more than a decade has also spawned a flurry of investigations by groups ranging from the government to railway operators. National Grid Plc’s preliminary report published by the regulator Ofgem on …

Global Carbon Emissions Hit Record in 2018 on Higher Fossil Fuel Consumption

Carbon emissions from fossil-fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India. Those findings from the …

UN Talks Seeking Climate Rulebook Reflect U.S.-China Tension

China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in …

As Arctic Ice Melts, New Energy Shipping Trade Route Opens

A new trade route for energy supplies is opening up north of the Arctic Circle as some of the warmest temperatures on record shrink ice caps that used to lock ships out of the area. This year is likely to …

Uber Granted 15-Month License to Keep Operating in London

Uber Technologies Inc. was given an 15-month license to operate in London by a judge after the ride-sharing service worked out most of its differences with regulators. Judge Emma Arbuthnot granted the license in a ruling Tuesday. The case stems …

UK Uber Drivers’ Court Victory Over Pay Could Rejigger Gig Economy

Uber Technologies Inc. lost a lawsuit over pay and vacation time for U.K. drivers at the car-sharing service in a ruling that could change how workers are treated in the country’s burgeoning gig economy. Three London tribunal judges turned to …

Threat of Cyber Attacks Must Be Priority for Corporate Boards: KPMG

The threat of cyber attacks must be taken more seriously by corporate boards at Britain’s largest companies, according to a survey by KPMG LLP today. Less than 40 percent of board members in the FTSE 350 Index companies said they …

U.K. Crime Agency Won’t Name Insurers Using Illegal Sources

The U.K.’s Serious Organised Crime Agency refused to reveal the names of law firms and insurance companies that may have hired convicted private investigators who illegally gained information. SOCA declined to publish the list because of the “detrimental” effect “to …