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Government encourages householders to claim cashback for energy saving schemes

Government encourages householders to claim cashback for energy saving schemes

The Government is urging householders to act now to claim their cashback for installing energy saving measures in their homes. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund offers houses in England and Wales up to £7,600 for energy efficiency improvements including ...

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Moody’s say that energy crunch this winter will be a temporary one

Moody’s say that energy crunch this winter will be a temporary one

Wholesale price of energy will remain flat and possible fall according to research from ratings agency Moody, which will be welcomed by consumers. Better insulation in houses, new offshore wind farms are likely to halt an expected rise in retail ...

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Scottish shale gas is estimated to be in the “billions”

Scottish shale gas is estimated to be in the “billions”

New estimates from the British Geological Survey show there are billions of barrels of shale gas and oil tucked away in Scotland’s Midland Valley in underground reserves. In a report commissioned by the Government, the geologists estimate there’s between 3.2 ...

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British Gas reaches its one millionth domestic smart meter

British Gas reaches its one millionth domestic smart meter

British Gas has now fitted more than 1.4 million smart meters in the UK, with it’s one millionth domestic smart meter being installed in a home in Lewisham, South East London. Starting next year there will be a mass rollout ...

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Over a third of UK households considering installing solar panels

Over a third of UK households considering installing solar panels

According to research from Accenture, 35% of households are considering solar panels in the next five years. The annual New Energy Consumer research, which surveyed 652 UK energy consumers, found that the increase from 8 per cent of households considering ...

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Which? report shows that complaints about Big Six have reached all time high

Which? report shows that complaints about Big Six have reached all time high

Consumer group Which? has reported an all time high of 1.7 million consumer complaints to the Big Six energy providers compared to 1.48 million in the previous quarter. The lowest number of complaints reported were to about Scottish Power, recording 13.57 ...

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MP’s warn that new 5p charge on carrier bags will be ‘watered down’

MP’s warn that new 5p charge on carrier bags will be ‘watered down’

The new 5p carrier bag charge is due to start in England from October 2015, after a successful scheme in Wales, and Scotland due to start in October this year. However, unlike Wales and Scotland, the smaller retailers in England ...

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Demand expectations for England World Cup opener less than predicted

Demand expectations for England World Cup opener less than predicted

The National Grid’s demand expectation for England’s first World Cup game came in lower than expected. The predicted surge at half time was recorded at only 550MW less than the 700Mw anticipated, with the full time pick up at a ...

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Government stats show fuel poverty down by 5%

Government stats show fuel poverty down by 5%

In 2012,  the number in fuel poverty was an estimated 2.28 million, which is 10.4% of all English households, down from 2.39 million in 2011. However, this increased during 2013, up to 2.33 million. The average fuel poverty gap – ...

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Businesses called on by United Utilities to improve bathing water

United Utilities has warned that failure to clean up bathing water to European standards could cost the economy of northwest England £1 billion in lost tourism revenue, The water supplier appealed to farmers, local authorities, developers and landowners to help reduce ...

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