Royal Dutch Shell may fail to reach green energy targets

Royal Dutch Shell is at risk of falling short on plans to invest up to $6bn (£4.6bn) in green energy projects between 2016...

From JD Sports to Games Workshop: best market performers of decade

In the first part of the 2010s, when the billionaire Mike Ashley and his retail creation Sports Direct appeared to be knocking out...

Zero-carbon energy outstrips fossil fuels in Britain across 2019

Zero-carbon energy became Britain’s largest electricity source in 2019, delivering nearly half the country’s power and outstripping fossil fuels for the first time. Following...

UK hit historic renewable power milestone in 2019

The UK reached a clean energy milestone in 2019, generating more of its energy from zero carbon sources than fossil fuels for the...

Flotations, corporate collapses and Brexit: the year in business

For business and finance, 2019 was a year of big-name corporate collapses, investigations into alleged scandals and the inevitable arguments about Brexit. Bankers...

Firms must justify investment in fossil fuels, warns Carney

The outgoing governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said all companies and financial institutions must justify their continued investment in...

Will the lights go out on Sark this Christmas?

One of the shops on Sark’s “Avenue” (picture taken by FT Alphaville in January 2019) Sark, the island in the English Channel where the very...

US rules out any talk of a climate crisis in trade negotiations

The US has banned mention of the climate crisis in trade talks with the UK, an analysis of leaked documents has revealed. In negotiating...

Fossil fuels fall to record low proportion of UK energy mix

The proportion of the UK’s power generation mix made up by fossil fuels has fallen to a record low after renewable energy became...