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Ofgem investigates Spark Energy

Ofgem investigates Spark Energy

BBC Watchdog has investigated Spark Energy. Ofgem has launched an investigation into independent utilities supplier Spark Energy in response to information it received regarding the supplier’s complaints handling procedures, billing practices and customer switching processes. Under the Customer Complaints Handling ...

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Budget for renewable heat flatlines

Budget for renewable heat flatlines

Chancellor George Osborne said today that spending on renewable heat will flatline in 2015/16 under plans set out in the Treasury’s spending review document. The proposed new Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs and a higher budget cap will “encourage increased take-up”, ...

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Water Bill will set customer service targets

Water Bill will set customer service targets

The Water Bill is expected very soon which will allow the secretary of state to set customer service levels for water companies, according to a speech by Defra’s Dr Sonia Philppard at the Future Water 2013 conference  in London today. ...

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Shortage in capacity could lead to power cuts

Shortage in capacity could lead to power cuts

According to reports, Ofgem is expected to reveal over the coming weeks that storage in gas operated plants has declined as more facilities shut down and coal fired plants struggle to keep capacity alive. The energy regulator has faced criticism ...

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Government to extend £40 million bill rebate for South West Water

Government to extend £40 million bill rebate for South West Water

South West Water has had it’s annual bill rebate extended to 2015. Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce in his statement on the comprehensive spending review next week that the funds will be released for a third year in ...

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CO2 storage data portal launched

CO2 storage data portal launched

Carbon capture and storage developers can access data on 78 billion tonnes worth of carbon dioxide storage sites off the UK coast, using a website launched by the Crown Estate and British Geological Survey (BGS) today. The website holds data ...

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Meeks appointed as head of Green Investment Bank

Meeks appointed as head of Green Investment Bank

Graham Meeks, Director of the Combined Heat and Power Association is to take the post of head of policy at the Green Investment Bank. He moves 6 years after joining the company prior to that he was head of heat ...

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House prices receive boost due to energy efficiency measures

House prices receive boost due to energy efficiency measures

Energy saving improvements to your property could increase the value by 14% on average according to research by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc). Over 300,000 property sales in England were taken into account in the survey between ...

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SSE Chief Executive Ian Marchant appointed president of Energy Institute

SSE Chief Executive Ian Marchant appointed president of Energy Institute

Ian Marchant the Chief Executive of SSE has been appointed president of the Energy Institute, a voluntary position to be held from June 2013 to summer 2015. Marchant became the chief executive of SSE eleven years ago, being promoted from ...

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Renewable gas will be available within 3 years

Renewable gas will be available within 3 years

Experts say that renewable gas will be available to buy via the grid in the next two to three years. According to the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA), there are 20-30 schemes in the pipeline to inject gas in ...

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