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Innovative renewables project launches

Innovative renewables project launches

An IT company has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that can attach to lamp-posts. The NVT Group’s partnership with Own Energy Solutions is set to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months, and ...

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Delays posed by Brexit

Delays posed by Brexit

Experts have warned that by a government decision to quit Europe’s atomic power treaty, Britain’s first nuclear power station, in two decades, will be delayed. Ministers revealed on Thursday, that Brexit would involve the UK leaving Euratom, which encourages research ...

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Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that Britain’s energy firms are holding onto nearly £4bn of their customers’ money. Radio 4’s You & Yours programme, investigated and found out that some domestic energy accounts are thousands of pounds in credit. ...

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£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quietly chopped by the Government, and the energy industry tried to bury the news in the aftermath of the US election. When Gordon Brown was ...

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Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

According to the regulator Ofgem, millions of energy customers could save hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills without switching supplier. By simply moving to another Npower tariff, more than 1.7 million Npower customers could save £261 a ...

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E.on and British Gas; frozen standard tariffs this winter.

E.on and British Gas; frozen standard tariffs this winter.

British Gas and E.on are freezing their standard tariffs for this coming winter. Both the gas and electricity bills will now affect, in total, around nine million customers. There will be no increase in charges until at least April of ...

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Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Thousands of householders have been overcharged on their gas bills due to imperial meters being mistaken for metric ones. Ofgem has called for gas suppliers to reimburse any customers affected by the error, after the problem was discovered by E.On. ...

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Tesco launches food waste scheme

Tesco launches food waste scheme

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a new scheme to reduce food waste. It is collaborating with charity FareShare and Irish social enterprise FoodCloud to achieve this goal. An app supplied by FoodCloud will be used by Tesco’s managers at different stores to tell charities the ...

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New energy law could save £12 billion a year

New energy law could save £12 billion a year

If implemented, a new energy law could save the United Kingdom £12 billion a year on energy bills. According to organisations such as Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), National Energy Action (NEA) and Co-operative Energy the ‘Cost Effective ...

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Fuel price cut for rural areas

Fuel price cut for rural areas

Some of the UK’s most rural areas are benefiting from a price cut on their fuel, as a 5 pence price cut came into action yesterday which applies to 17 areas – 13 in the Highlands and 4 across the ...

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