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UK Big Six to pay back £153 million to consumers

UK Big Six to pay back £153 million to consumers

The big six energy suppliers have committed to paying back a total of £153 million to past consumers who haven’t reclaimed what they are owed. Around 10% of previous customers left credit balances on their accounts when they changed suppliers, ...

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The Mark Group axes 670 jobs

The Mark Group axes 670 jobs

Insulation business Mark Group axed 670 jobs, claiming a drop in demand or home insulation is to blame for the losses. These job cuts make up a quarter of the company’s UK workforce. Mark Group pointed to changes to the ...

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Ed Davey declares that UK winter fuel supply is secure

Ed Davey declares that UK winter fuel supply is secure

Despite a string of planned outages, the UK winter energy has been declared secure by the energy secretary Ed Davey. Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday, Ed Davey said that the outages at EDF Energy’s Heysham-1 and Hartlepool nuclear power ...

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New initiative launched for training in UK wind energy sector

New initiative launched for training in UK wind energy sector

A new scheme has been launched to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in Britain’s energy sector. The Renewable Training Network (RTN) has launched 2 training courses intended to establish a UK standard for blade maintenance, repair and inspection ...

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New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

Amey has partnered up with United Utilities to trial a new phone app, which has increased the safety of road works three fold, whilst improving customer satisfaction twice over. It provides the engineers with real-time feedback and advice from experts ...

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Good Energy saw increase of 36% in it’s customer base

Good Energy saw increase of 36% in it’s customer base

Good Energy’s customer base saw an increase of 82% for gas and 35% of electricity in June compared to 35% last year, with the total number increasing from 97, 000 to 132,000. “Our strong customer growth so far this year ...

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Supermarkets drop their petrol prices

Supermarkets drop their petrol prices

Sainsbury, Tesco and Asda are in the middle of a price war as they start dropping their petrol forecourt prices. Asda customers will pay no more than 126.7 pence per litre (ppl) for unleaded and 129.7 ppl for diesel. The key ...

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Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closes after 7 weeks

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closes after 7 weeks

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) has been closed indefinitely after only seven weeks by The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc). Due to ‘overwhelming demand’ the incentive package has reached it’s budget of £120 million, despite being ...

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Regulators secure £8 million pay-out from SSE & UKPN for Christmas storms

Regulators secure £8 million pay-out from SSE & UKPN for Christmas storms

SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) have been forced to pay out over £8 millon following Ofgem’s investigation into their performances during the storms at Christmas last year in the south of England which left 16,000 customers without power for ...

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1.5 million people switched energy suppliers in last 6 months

1.5 million people switched energy suppliers in last 6 months

According to the industry trade body, 1.5 million customers switched energy suppliers in the first six months of this year, with roughly 600 switching to smaller suppliers. There has been a “steady long term increase” in the number of people ...

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