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Average UK household will spend £60,000 on energy in lifetime

Average UK household will spend £60,000 on energy in lifetime

The average UK household will spend around double the average pension pot on energy for their home, in their lifetime. uSwitch.com published an analysis today that showed customers could save around £10,000 over their lifetime if they switch to the ...

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Citizens Advice urges energy companies to offer “debt holiday” for prepayment customers

Citizens Advice urges energy companies to offer “debt holiday” for prepayment customers

Energy companies have been urged by Citizens Advice to allow a “debt holiday” for their prepayment customers to prevent fuel rationing over the cold winter months, or cutting off the energy supply completely. Customers on prepayment meters are unable to ...

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Wind turbines to have remote software

Wind turbines to have remote software

  A new type of software has been created to remotely adjust wind turbines from anywhere in the world. Gamesa and Iberdrola who have created the technology, say that this software will mean that any type of turbine could be ...

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Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

Cameron says the UK is ‘fed up’ of wind farms

A wind trade body shot down the prime minister’s statement yesterday that the public is ‘fed up’ with wind farms, and that the UK has ‘enough’ onshore windfarms. His view that wind is “unpopular” has been “disproved countless times by ...

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China remains a higher coal user

China remains a higher coal user

The global coal market will continue to be dominated by China, despite efforts to reduce it’s coal dependency. A report out yesterday shows that coal demand grew by 2.4% in 2013, with China driving it by using an extra 196 ...

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72% of consumers want smart meters installed

72% of consumers want smart meters installed

  Nearly three-quarters of British consumers want smart meters installed in their homes according to a uSwitch survey. which also revealed that consumers with smart meters installed are more happy with their energy suppliers compared to homes with traditional meters. ...

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Cansworth Water solar farm starts generating power

Cansworth Water solar farm starts generating power

The Cornish solar farm Cansworth Water has begun generating enough electricity to power 9,000 homes a year. Nestled in rolling fields, the Canworth Water solar farm near Launceston was finished last week and at 81 hectares, is big enough to ...

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Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

Bristol named as European Green Capital 2015

The European Union’s greenest city has been officially named as Bristol. It is the first in the UK to be given the European Green Capital status since the award was launched in 2008. Bristol’s green credentials include homes being 25% more ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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Cheltenham Hospital spends over £3 million to slash energy bills

Cheltenham Hospital spends over £3 million to slash energy bills

The Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of cutting their energy bills by 30%. The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will save the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust around £10 ...

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