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Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Energy company SSE has announced it will close it’s coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire by March 2016. It said costs at the 48-year old Ferrybridge power station have been rising due to its age and the UK’s environmental policies ...

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First Utility cuts prices to 2012 levels

First Utility cuts prices to 2012 levels

Energy company First Utility has cut its energy prices in line with 2012 levels. The energy company has introduced a new plan called, iSave Fixed June v2, to save prices on electricity and gas bills until 2017. The tariff costs ...

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BP pulls out of green fuel joint venture

BP pulls out of green fuel joint venture

Oil giant BP has sold it’s stake in Vivergo Fuel to Associated British Foods (ABF) which is now the majority shareholder with 94% interest. Vivergo was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between the two companies – which had ...

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Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest energy company is taking over the development rights from RES Americas for an  offshore wind project in the US. The project cold potentially provide more than 1GW of energy in Massachusetts, with the firm believing it ...

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UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

Despite significant improvements on previous surveys, a new report on customer’s attitudes shows the energy sector us way behind. The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index by The Institute of Customer Service (UKCSI) shows the utility sector has improved by 1.5 ...

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Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to get tough on power companies in their new manifesto outlined today. He announced there will be a  pledge to get rid of Ofgem and replace it with a new regulator which would strip ...

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Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

A London local authority is expected to save around £500,000 per year as a result of switching to LED’s. 24,000 existing lights in Ealing will be replaced with energy efficient LED lanterns by energy firm SSE as part of its maintenance ...

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Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

  npower has bought a welsh energy management company in a new multi-million pound deal. Remote Utility Monitoring & Management (RUMM) uses the latest innovations in cloud-based software to help businesses monitor and control their energy in real time and ...

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E.ON hit with £7.75m fine for overcharging

E.ON hit with £7.75m fine for overcharging

E.ON has been fined millions of pounds for overcharging customers, for the second time. The Big Six supplier was ordered to pay £7.75 million by Ofgem for overcharging customers following price rises and incorrectly charging exit fees. Under the regulator’s ...

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Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a nine-year contract with power provider EDF Energy. The company will provide project management services for all of EDF’s nuclear power stations as well as the technical offices in Gloucester and East Kilbride ...

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