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Labour plans biggest reform of the energy market

Labour plans biggest reform of the energy market

Labour announced it’s plan yesterday for the ‘biggest reform of the energy market since privatisation’ with their green energy paper. The paper shows how the market will be ‘reset’ during the 20 month price freeze that leader Ed Miliband announced ...

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South West Water announces price freeze

South West Water announces price freeze

South West Water (SWW) has announced it’s freezing it’s standard tariffs and standing charges until April 2015 since posting an increase of 7.6% in profit before tax to £87.3 million. The company’s profit was up due to “higher revenues, rigorous cost ...

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Green Investment Bank to invest in district heating

Green Investment Bank to invest in district heating

Climate change minister Greg Barker announced today that The Green Investment Bank is planning to back district heating projects as the public interest in renewable heat grows. A funding programme launched by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) ...

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Winter deaths rose by almost a third in 2012/13

Winter deaths rose by almost a third in 2012/13

The Office for National Statistics latest release shows that excess winter deaths rose by almost a third in 2012/13 compared to the previous year. This represented a 29% increase, with an estimated 31,100 more people dying in the winter months, ...

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Labour urges government to include affordability scheme in Water bill

Labour urges government to include affordability scheme in Water bill

Labour has requested that the government take action against the rising cost of water, by including an affordability scheme in the 2nd reading of the Water Bill on Monday. Shadow environment secretary Maria Eagle spoke at Environment Questions at the ...

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Welsh customers struggling to pay energy bills

Welsh customers struggling to pay energy bills

Customers in Wales are finding it difficult to pay their energy bills, according to a new report by Consumer Futures. 22% of Welsh households were struggling to pay their energy bills in March 2013, which is 13% more than in ...

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Ofgem protects businesses from missold energy

Ofgem protects businesses from missold energy

New powers have been given to Ofgem by the government to prevent business customers from misleading marketing from ‘rogue brokers’. Under the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations (BPMMR), the energy regulator has the powers to “clamp down” on brokers ...

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Environment Agency say increased risk of flooding in the UK

Environment Agency say increased risk of flooding in the UK

The Environment Agency (EA) have reported that there is an increased risk of flooding in the UK this winter. Heavy, persistent rain in late October has saturated the ground which makes the risk of flooding greater, together with strong winds, ...

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Consumers should use caution when opting for fixed energy deals

Consumers should use caution when opting for fixed energy deals

Energy customers are being warned to be wary of choosing fized price energy deals ahead of expected price cuts next month. Several of the main suppliers have announced they will be reducing prices if the chancellor confirms a change to ...

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Co-op Energy announces it will reduce price rise in expectation of green and social levy cuts

Co-op Energy announces it will reduce price rise in expectation of green and social levy cuts

Co-op Energy have announced it will scale back it’s price rise to an average of 2.5%, from it’s original announced rise of 4.5% last week. The decision has been made in expectation of the goverment’s removal of green and social ...

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