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EDF Energy announces half year profits of £471m

EDF Energy announces half year profits of £471m

UK energy supplier EDF Energy has announced operating profit for the first half of this year at £471m. The company increased earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to £903m up 3 per cent on the first half of ...

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UK Power Networks issue contracts worth £26 million for grid maintenance

UK Power Networks issue contracts worth £26 million for grid maintenance

Contracts of £26 million have been awarded by UKPN for grid maintenance and upgrades over the next two years. Successful bidders for the contracts were Carillion, Costain and Electricity Network Solutions in the South East and Eastern England. They will ...

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Anglian Water proposes that bills not to rise higher than inflation

Anglian Water proposes that bills not to rise higher than inflation

Anglian Water has proposed that it’s bills will not rise above inflation for the 5 years to 2020. This comes after concerns emerged about bills as a key concern in the company’s biggest ever customer consultation  of 50,000 for the ...

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Addition to Royal family causes a 800MW drop on National Grid

The public was glued to the tv screens yesterday for the first appearance of the future heir to the throne, the new born baby of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate. This caused a suppression of energy ...

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Stronger penalty regime set by Ofgem to secure gas supplies

Stronger penalty regime set by Ofgem to secure gas supplies

Higher penalties will be faced by gas shippers if they fail to deliver in a supply emergency, under revisions made to the ‘cash out’ regime announced by Ofgem on Tuesday. If domestic customers have to be cut-off, suppliers will be ...

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Smart Meter campaign to be launched by British Gas

Smart Meter campaign to be launched by British Gas

British Gas are due to start a smart meter  advertising campaign this week, across print and digital media, ahead of the national rollout due to start in 2015. Commercial Director for British Gas Smart Metering Paul Nickson said that “public ...

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London water demand up 15% due to heatwave temperatures

London water demand up 15% due to heatwave temperatures

Thames Water have said that demand for water has increased by  15% due to the current high temperatures . For over a week, Thames Water has been supplying 400 million litres a day more than the usual 2.6 billion litres ...

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Communities benefit from hosting nuclear plants

Communities benefit from hosting nuclear plants

The government has revealed today that communities around eight potential nuclear sites in the UK are set to receive benefits. Up to £1,000/MW in benefits for up to 40 years could be provided to the local communities around the new ...

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Severn Trent requests hosepipe restriction

Severn Trent requests hosepipe restriction

Severn Trent have supplied their customers with an extra 350 million litres of water due to the soaring temperatures this week. The company has urged it’s customers to restrict their use of hosepipes and sprinklers during the night , as ...

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Eon denies claim of involvement in John Hayes’ sacking

Eon denies claim of involvement in John Hayes’ sacking

Eon has denied claims from The Mail on Sunday that they were involved in the former energy minister John Hayes exit from his post. The Mail claims that Hayes had a secret meeting with Eon-UK chief executive Tony Cocker on ...

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