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Nick Whitten

Nick focuses on reporting business and finance news, and also writes a regular blog for the business section of the site.

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020 7728 4635


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    Public purse boosts Tyne & WearSubscription

    02 September 2010

    The North-east is the most reliant region in England on the public purse.

  • No plans for a UK water gridSubscription

    26 August 2010

    Earlier this year, Nick Herbert, the former shadow environment secretary for the Conservative Party and now policing minister, backed the UK-wide introduction of a grid enabling water companies to trade treated water and avoid capital intensive projects where necessary.

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    Skyscraper boom on the cardsSubscription

    19 August 2010

    The UK went through a tower building boom in the last decade with nine of the country’s skyscrapers built between 2002 and 2008.

  • Carbon emissions

    Coal plant divides opinionSubscription

    12 August 2010

    The company behind plans for a £2 billion coal-fired power plant in Scotland has received support from the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) despite a rising tide of opposition from groups worried about pollution, wildlife and tourism.

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    Drax puts biomass plans on holdSubscription

    12 August 2010

    The chief executive of Drax, Dorothy Thompson, says the Government’s latest biomass subsidy rules make it very hard for her to make the case to investors to fund the company’s £2 billion biomass plans.

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    Emissions directive welcomedSubscription

    12 August 2010

    The chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers has welcomed a vote by the European Parliament to extend the deadline for power plants to comply with air pollution targets from 2016 to 2019.

  • Fossil fuels have UK futureSubscription

    12 August 2010

    Fossil fuels can play a role in the UK’s future energy production provided an effective carbon capture and storage system can be developed, says the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Chris Huhne

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    Turning waste into a resourceSubscription

    05 August 2010

    The coalition government has set a target of making the UK a zero waste economy.

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    EDF to showcase nuclear progressSubscription

    22 July 2010

    EDF Energy’s director of planning and external affairs Richard Mason is preparing to present updated plans to minimise the community impact of building new nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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    Boom time in Scotland’s big twoSubscription

    22 July 2010

    Opportunities continue to exist North of the Border particularly in Scotland’s largest two cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow.

All by Nick Whitten

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