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Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Scotland has launched a pilot project to help students gain an insight into the energy industry. 27 pupils across 2 schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year. They found out ...

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New energy law could save £12 billion a year

New energy law could save £12 billion a year

If implemented, a new energy law could save the United Kingdom £12 billion a year on energy bills. According to organisations such as Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), National Energy Action (NEA) and Co-operative Energy the ‘Cost Effective ...

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Go-Ahead Group’s profits less than it’s energy bills

Go-Ahead Group’s profits less than it’s energy bills

Go-Ahead, one of the UK’s largest transport companies has claimed that it spends more on it’s energy bills than it earns in company profits. The group runs a number of UK rail and bus firms which have more than 800 ...

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£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

Business energy supplier Haven Power has been awarded a £500 million renewable energy contract to provide green energy to the water company as part of a five-year contract. There is an option for two further five-year renewals which could increase ...

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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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