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Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

British Gas Business has been made to pay £5.6 million for incorrectly blocking business customers from switching to alternative suppliers, and failing to notify them their contract was due to end. 5.6% of objections made to customers looking to switch ...

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Delay for emergency blackout helpline

Delay for emergency blackout helpline

An emergency helpline for customers to call in a blackout has been delayed, according to Ed Davey He told the Energy and Climate Change select Committee (ECCC) that there are some issues causing delays such as a mandatory Ofcom consultation ...

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EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

The local planning authority in South Yorkshire have given EDF Energy Renewables the go ahead for a proposed wind farm. The 6MW Park Spring wind farm is planned for a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east ...

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Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

The government has been urged by 30 organisations to set a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented accommodation. The organisations include the Energy Savings Trust, The Association for the Conservation of Energy and the UK Green Building Council (UK ...

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Shale Gas found near Manchester

Shale Gas found near Manchester

IGas have found shale gas in the Barton Moss site near Manchester. The drilling company has now finished at the site, which was recently the focus of some anti-fracking demonstrations. IGas confirmed they had reached the Bowland Shale which is ...

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Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

In a proposal published this week, Ofgem have advised they want to force power companies to double their compensation payments to customers affected by power cuts in severe weather. The distribution network operators (DNO’s) will be required to pay out ...

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