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House prices receive boost due to energy efficiency measures

House prices receive boost due to energy efficiency measures

Energy saving improvements to your property could increase the value by 14% on average according to research by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc). Over 300,000 property sales in England were taken into account in the survey between ...

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Renewable gas will be available within 3 years

Renewable gas will be available within 3 years

Experts say that renewable gas will be available to buy via the grid in the next two to three years. According to the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA), there are 20-30 schemes in the pipeline to inject gas in ...

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Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

The owner of British Gas, Centrica has approached shale gas company Cuadrilla Resources to take a stake in its licences in Lancashire’sBowland Shale region. Cuardilla will start the hydraulic fracture, or fracking of wells in the region next year after ...

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Energy secretary defends the energy bill

Energy secretary defends the energy bill

  Ed Davey, Energy Secretary defended the Energy Bill saying that it would give certainty to investors. In a letter to The Independent, Davey said “The Energy Bill WILL make the UK’s electricity supply green”although the government haven’t committed to ...

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Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

According to research by Consumer Futures, households heated by electricity will be the hardest hit by the government’s energy policy. There are 11% of homes heated by electricity, three quarters of which will get no help with their bills and ...

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UK cold weather boosts profits at SSE

UK cold weather boosts profits at SSE

SSE has announced pre-tax profits of £1.4 billion for the past 12 months, a rise of more than 5% on the same period last year. This comes despite a substantial fine from regulator ofgem in the wake of the recent ...

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Eon takes a drop in earnings

Eon takes a drop in earnings

Eon’s earnings for the first quarter in 2012 took a drop of 5 % against the  previous year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) fell by €0.2 billion to €3.6 billion, which was in line with expectation. The ...

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Npower accused of dodging £108 million tax payment

Npower accused of dodging £108 million tax payment

Npower has come under fire for offshore tax arrangement that apparently allows them to dodge £108 million of tax payments. RWE, the owners of Npower, have loaned £2.3 billion since 2008 through Maltese company Scaris according to a report by ...

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Co-op Energy price increase for Pioneer tariff customers

Co-op Energy price increase for Pioneer tariff customers

  It was announced today that Co-operative Energy is hiking it’s prices for customers on their Pioneer scheme. The supplier is raising it’s energy prices by an average of 8.5% for gas and 9% for electricity, adding more than £100 ...

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SSE fraud investigation into it’s mis-selling tactics

SSE fraud investigation into it’s mis-selling tactics

Labour MP Barry Gardiner has written to Scotland Yard to investigate into SSE’s mis-selling tactics to check if fraud was committed. Gardiner sits on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and argued that judgement was down to the courts ...

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