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70,000 new customers for Co-op Energy

Co-op Energy gained 70,000 new customers last year according to their end of year results. A 21% increase was reported at Midcounties Co-operative, which includes energy, food, funeral, pharmacy, travel and childcare businesses. This increases it’s operating profit to £22 ...

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Scotland comes top in UK energy efficiency projects

Scotland comes top in UK energy efficiency projects

The highest number of energy efficiency measures in 2013 were in Scotland, with 58,000 installations, making it the highest number in the UK. DECC published the statistics for the quarter showing 58,058 loft and wall insulation and new boilers were installed ...

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Australian data centre pledges to increase it’s energy efficiency

Australian data centre pledges to increase it’s energy efficiency

Digital Reality Trust , an Australian Data Centre company has made a promise to measure the energy efficiency of its sites and make them as efficient as possible. The company runs eight data centres in the UK,  one in Ireland ...

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National Grid announce former Countryfile star to help with the impact of pylons on beauty spots

Former Countryfile presenter Chris Baines is to help the National Grid reduce the negative impact ugly electricity pylons make on places of natural beauty. The author, broadcaster and environmentalist will chair an independent group who will tackle these issues, working ...

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Siemens doubles investment into wind turbine factory to £160m

Siemens doubles investment into wind turbine factory to £160m

Siemens investment in a new wind turbine factory in Hull is to increase to £160 million, double the original amount. The site will be expanded over 2 areas the Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility, together with ...

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Regulator investigation on Big Six energy companies could be imminent

Regulator investigation on Big Six energy companies could be imminent

Following pressure from the government, regulators may be starting an 18 month investigation into the big six energy companies as early as next week. Ofgem, The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and The Office of Fair Trading may compile a ...

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Labour slams Green Deal

Labour slams Green Deal

Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex repeated his party’s claim that they will remove the Green Deal if they win the next election, claiming it has performed poorly and calling it a ‘dud deal’. New statistics show that only a few ...

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Chancellors budget package to reduce energy costs in businesses

Chancellors budget package to reduce energy costs in businesses

The Chancellor announced in his Budget speech today, that there will be a package of reforms that will “radically reduce” energy costs for businesses, especially manufacture and power plants, pledging to save up to £7 billion by 2018/19 for industry ...

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15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that the energy industry accounts for 15% of the world’s energy use. In 2010, global water withdrawals  for energy production were estimated at 583 billion cubic metres (bcm) of which water usage that was ...

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Compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes for all energy bills

Compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes for all energy bills

Energy bills are going to be updated to include Quick Response or QR codes to make switching energy companies more easy, according to the government. These barcodes can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet, easily accessing usage data and ...

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