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Energy firms to pay £10.5m over August power cut

Image copyright PA Media Image caption All services in and out of King's Cross station were suspended after the blackout Three energy firms are to pay a total of £10.5m following August's power cut that left over a million people without electricity and caused travel chaos. Although the power cut lasted for less than an…
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'I slept in a cupboard for three months'

Image copyright Mathias Mikkelsen Image caption Mathias spent 12 weeks living in this cupboard The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Mathias Mikkelsen, founder of Norwegian tech company Memory.Mathias Mikkelsen was so keen to get his business up and running that he slept…
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Eat out to help out: 'We've had 15,000 bookings'

Image copyright Hawksmoor Image caption Will Beckett says the government's scheme is positive because it is getting people to step out of their homes "A lot of people have used the subsidy as the first time they're going out again - it takes once or twice venturing out of the home to get them to…
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Exxon accused of misleading investors on climate change

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Exxon is accused of misleading investors about the potential cost of financial regulation An unprecedented climate change lawsuit against American oil giant Exxon Mobil is set to go ahead in New York.The state has accused the company of misleading investors about the potential costs of climate regulation to its…
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Electric car models to triple in Europe by 2021

Image copyright iStock / Getty Images The number of electric car models available to consumers in Europe is expected to triple by 2021, according to European transport experts.The uptake of electric cars has been stalling, blamed on a lack of charging infrastructure and higher prices. Latest data shows carmakers will offer 214 electric car models…
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Google Maps to start showing eco-friendly routes

image copyrightGetty ImagesGoogle Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors.The search engine said it will highlight journeys that generate the lowest carbon footprint using mainly traffic data and road inclines.Google said the feature would launch first in the US later this year…