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Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to give the energy regulator more powers to cut energy bills by next winter,  if he becomes Prime Minister in the upcoming election. He said he would pass a new law to give the regulator ...

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Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

British homeowners are unaware of how efficient, or inefficient their homes are according to a recent survey. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency ...

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Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Ambitious plans have been pledged by the Liberal Democrats to insulate up to 10 million homes in the next 10 years. They have announced a new Green Homes bill to improve energy efficiency and renewable heat across the UK into ...

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Crimestoppers to launch campaign to combat energy theft

Crimestoppers to launch campaign to combat energy theft

Energy theft is costing hundereds of millions of pounds in the UK, particularly in the North East, which is why the crime solving charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to highlight the dangers of tampering with energy meters. £400 million ...

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25% drop in UK profits for EDF Energy

25% drop in UK profits for EDF Energy

EDF Energy has reported a 25% fall in profits at it’s UK operations. The French-owned company said it made pre-tax profits of £649 million in the UK last year compared to £863 million in 2013, “reflecting challenging market conditions”.   ...

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Most heat used in the South East of England

Most heat used in the South East of England

Homeowner is London and East Anglia are leaving their heating on for 8 hours or more a day, making them the biggest users of energy for heat in the UK. More than 65% of Londoners and 83% of homeowners living ...

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Landlords banned from letting out energy inefficient homes

Landlords banned from letting out energy inefficient homes

New regulations will mean that landlords across England and Wales will be banned from letting out properties that are energy inefficient from April 2018. All properties will need to be a minimum of a Band E rating for efficiency, therefore ...

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EDF launches a smart thermostat system

EDF launches a smart thermostat system

  A smart thermostat system has been launched by EDF which will allow customers to control their heating remotely. The system called Heatsmart, will allow customers to set up a heating routine via an app meaning that they can set ...

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Dramatic fall in help for the fuel poor of UK

Dramatic fall in help for the fuel poor of UK

New research claims that there has been a dramatic drop in assistance available for people living in cold homes. The number of major energy efficiency measures delivered has dropped 80% – from 112,000 in the winter of 2011/12 to just ...

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Energy companies profits could rise by up to £114 per house despite cuts

Energy companies profits could rise by up to £114 per house despite cuts

Despite cuts to energy tariffs the Big Six energy companies profits are expected to increase by up to £114 per household, according to Ofgem. The latest supply market indicator (SMI) from Ofgem has taken into account the recent price cuts ...

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