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Proposed capacity market to boost demand response

Proposed capacity market to boost demand response

According to a recent report, the proposed capacity market in th UK with increase the growth in deals that encourage power consumers to lower use at peak times with reward schemes – so called demand response. Market analyst Navigant Research ...

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Michael Gove backs Ed Milliband’s attack on energy companies

Michael Gove backs Ed Milliband’s attack on energy companies

Michael Gove, Education Secretary has backed Ed Milliband’s warning to energy companies about price hikes, and said Mr Miliband was “absolutely right” to warn about energy price rises and took a swipe at the “big six”. Prime Minister David Cameron ...

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Renewable generation increased by 56% in 2013

Renewable generation increased by 56% in 2013

In the second quarter of 2012, renewable generation grew by over half – according to quarterly energy statistics released this week by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Renewable energy rose to 15% from it’s 10% share in ...

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Milliband’s promise to freeze energy prices may not be best way reform the market

Milliband’s promise to freeze energy prices may not be best way reform the market

Ed Milliband has promised to freexe energy bills from 20 months if Labour win the next election, but some smaller suppliers claim this is not the best way to reform the market. The Labour leader made his policy announcement at ...

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Smart Meters to save energy companies “a fortune” according to Labour

Smart Meters to save energy companies “a fortune” according to Labour

Labour’s Alan Whitehead has said that because of the way the smart meter rollout is designed, the larger energy companies will “save a fortune”. Whitehead, who is also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, spoke at a ...

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Energy bills to increase for British Gas customers

Energy bills to increase for British Gas customers

British Gas are expected to announce an 8% increase in energy bills in the next few weeks, an average of £100 a year for dual fuel customers. A source in the industry said “Definitely expect a price rise. It is ...

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Local campaigners force Kelda to take down wind turbines

Local campaigners force Kelda to take down wind turbines

    Fierce local oppostion have forced water company Kelda to remove and not replace four wind turbines at a Yorkshire Water site . Four 45-meter turbines, that were erected in the 1990’s are set to be taken down Chelker ...

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Government calls for improvements to Severn barrage plans

Government calls for improvements to Severn barrage plans

Plans for the Severn barrage need to be improved as they ‘lack detailed credible evidence’ according to the government. The Energy and Climate Change Committee has filed a report ‘A Severn Barrage?’, in reponse to which the government has said ...

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Smart grid recommended by Liberal Democrats

Smart grid recommended by Liberal Democrats

Senior MP for the  Liberal Democrats, Stephen Gilbert – who is parliamentary private secretary to Ed Davey-  said that smart grids are a much needed boost for consumers to keep energy costs down at the Lib Dem’s party conference in ...

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Consumer watchdog ‘Which? calls for standing charges to be scrapped

Consumer watchdog ‘Which? calls for standing charges to be scrapped

According to Which? consumers face a ‘lottery’ when it comes to standing charges on energy tariffs. In just one region of the country there were 109 tariffs with 75 different standing charges which ranged from nothing to £402 per year ...

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