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Most energy suppliers not ready for Green Deal

The government’s Green Deal launched this week, but many energy suppliers don’t have product offerings in place for the energy efficiency scheme. EDF Energy said that it was focused on ECO and would not be offering detailed assessments of energy ...

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Many UK households unaware of the help available for energy bills

The Home Heat Helpline surveyed householders who were likely to be eligible for assistance with their bills. 49% of those surveyed were aware they qualified for grants, discounts and rebate schemes, whilst 32%  were unsure. The remaining people were under ...

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Consumer Focus report shows that customers bad experiences prevent switching

Around a quarter of people surveyed by Consumer Focus have admitted they are put off switching energy suppliers because of previous bad experiences. 43% of poorer and vulnerable people said that they would remain with the same energy supplier in ...

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IBM takes the lead to simplify electric vehicle charging payment

IBM is leading the way on a project to simplify electric vehicle charging and payment for customers wherever they are in Europe. The ‘B2B Marketplace’ demonstration setup will allow energy suppliers, carmakers and charging point owners to share and integrate ...

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Greg Barker given responsibilty for decision on EDF’s Hinkley Point C

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have given climate change minister Greg Barker responsibility for planning decisions, meaning that he will decide on EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station application. The decision is expected to be due ...

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Small energy suppliers come out top in Which? survey

The latest customer satisfaction survey from Which? has shown that small energy suppliers have come out on top, whilst out of the big six, Npower came bottom with only 39% satisfaction, and SSE and EOn came joint highest with 51%. ...

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Scrap Metal Dealers Bill fast tracked through Parliament

The energy networks are celebrating as the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill was fast tracked through the House of Lords. The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has praised MP’s and peers for voting to pass the legislation, which will soon receive Royal ...

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£46 million awarded to local energy schemes

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has awarded 132 local energy schemes a share of £46 million to reduce fuel poverty, help energy efficiency and collective switching. A share of £31 million was offered to a total of 61 ...

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Smarter Grid Solutions secures £3M to target smart grid technology market in Europe and North America

Innovative smart grid technology company enabling power distribution and transmission companies to accelerate low carbon future is set for further growth Smarter Grid Solutions, a UK-based leader in the development and deployment of ‘active network management’ technology* for the smart ...

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Hitachi ask for nuclear proposals to be assessed

Hitachi ask for nuclear proposals to be assessed

Hitachi’s plan for six nuclear reactors in the UK has taken a step forward as they ask the Nuclear Regulation and Environment Agency to assess the designs. Last year Hitachi bought Horizon Nuclear Power, with intentions to build generators at ...

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