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Pennon Group reports rise in pre-tax profit

Pennon Group, who are a parent company of South West Water, have reported a 3.4 per cent rise in pre-tax profit, despite a fall in total revenues and operating profit for the 6 months to the 30th September 2012, in ...

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UK government cuts support for people in fuel poverty

  The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) has accused the UK government of cutting the fuel aid for the most financially needy. The report shows that the country’s fuel poor has received 26% less money between 2009 and ...

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Ofgem invests £45 million in low-carbon technologies

Energy regulator Ofgem is investing £45.5 million in 5 diverse low-carbon projects. The Low Carbon Networks (LCN) fund, which was set up three years ago, aims to make the electricity distribution network smarter and support the transition to a low-carbon ...

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EU urges UN to step up action on climate change

  The European Parliament is urging the United Nations climate change summit in Doha, Quatar next week to spur Europe and the rest of the world to step up action on climate change. Action being taken is not sufficient to ...

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2000 Ford C-Max Hybrids to be purchased by GE

GE is to purchase 2000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids as part of a collaboration between the 2 companies and the Georgia Institute of Technology. Ford will make GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure products – like its WattStation electric vehicle ...

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Environmental Audit Committee urge UK Chancellor to back energy policy

The Environmental Audit Committee ( EAC) is urging the Chancellor George Osborne for a clear decarbonisation target, to restore investor confidence in the Government’s energy policy. Committee chair Joan Walley MP is pushing for a 2030 decarbonisation goal for the ...

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New electricity tariff launched by Good Energy for customers near wind farm

    Good Energy have launched a new tariff for customers living near it’s UK Delabole wind farm in north Cornwall. People living within 2km of the 9.2 MW wind farm will get a 20% discount on the company’s standard ...

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Electric and hybrid vehicle sales accelerate

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales accelerate

  Toyota has reached the 2 million sales mark for it’s hybrid vehicle sales in Japan, whilst Nissan has sold 42,700 units of it’s all-electric LEAF. The hybrid vehicle was launched by Toyota in 1997, followed by the popular Prius ...

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Ofgem and the FSA investigate allegations of gas price manipulation

Both the Financial Services Authority and Ofgem are involved in a probe following claims that UK traders have rigged prices on the wholesale gas market. This follows claims from someone who worked for Icis Heren, the price reporting company. The ...

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European Commission puts a hold on plans to include airline emissions in trading system

  Under a new ruling last year, all airlines flying in and out of European airports were going to have to pay for permits to cover their emissions. But, this has sparked legal action by US airlines and threats of ...

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