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Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

Water mergers put on ice by DEFRA

DEFRA indicated this week that it’s reluctant to remove hurdles to M&A, leaving the future of several water mergers  looking uncertain. The response to it’s consultation on whether to lift the threshold at which mergers are reported to the Office ...

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Energy tariffs simplicity threatened by standing charges

Energy tariffs simplicity threatened by standing charges

Ofgem’s Retail Market Review (RMR) plans to simplify the number energy tariffs available to consumers are being threatened by standing charges, according to Uswitch.com. The RMR’s proposals have abolished the two-tier charging rates in favour of a single rate for ...

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Energy saving lightbulb failings cost Eon £3 million

Energy saving lightbulb failings cost Eon £3 million

  Eon has been fined £500,000 by the regulator Ofgem, and has agreed to pay an additional £2.5 million to customers eligible to receive the 2013/14 warm home discount broader payment group for vulnerable customers. The situation relates to “an ...

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1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

1000 megawatt drop during Wimbledon Murray final

The hot weather on Sunday  together with the nail-biting Wimbledon Men’s Final between Britain’s Andy Murray and Serbian Novak Djkovic, lead to a 1000 megawatt suppression according to The National Grid. The usual expectation of a surge during the national ...

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David Gray to be new Ofgem chairman

David Gray to be new Ofgem chairman

The next chairman of Ofgem has been named as David Gray, subject to approval from energy secretary Ed Davey. The former Ofgem senior manager will be appointed on the 1st October this year. Gray’s response to the news was: “The next ...

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Consumers could save billions using smart grids

Consumers could save billions using smart grids

According to Consumer Futures, Smart Grids have the potential to save energy consumers billions of pounds. The consumer watchdog released a report entitled  ‘Smart Grids : future proofed for consumers?’ which says for consumers to benefit from upgrades to the ...

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UK not expected to reach it’s 2020 renewables target

UK not expected to reach it’s 2020 renewables target

The UK is in danger of missing it’s target to get 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020, experts have warned. The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC)has conducted research on 11 EU member states, and according to the findings ...

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