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EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opened a new wind farm and a gas plant yesterday at West Burton in Nottinghamshire. Energy Minister Michael Fallon joined EDF Group Chairman and CEO Henri Proglio to open the Teeside offshore wind farm and the West Burton ...

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Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

  SSE have advised that some faulty meters may have resulted in as many as 8,000 customers being overcharged for their electricity due to a manufacturing fault in a batch of Economy 10 meters. The meters give customers ten hours ...

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London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

Small businesses in London are being offered a package worth £20,000 to devise a solution to reduce the city’s electricity demand at peak times. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London is calling upon people to come up with 21st century solutions ...

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Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

British Gas Business has been made to pay £5.6 million for incorrectly blocking business customers from switching to alternative suppliers, and failing to notify them their contract was due to end. 5.6% of objections made to customers looking to switch ...

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Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

The government has been urged by 30 organisations to set a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented accommodation. The organisations include the Energy Savings Trust, The Association for the Conservation of Energy and the UK Green Building Council (UK ...

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Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

In a proposal published this week, Ofgem have advised they want to force power companies to double their compensation payments to customers affected by power cuts in severe weather. The distribution network operators (DNO’s) will be required to pay out ...

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70,000 new customers for Co-op Energy

Co-op Energy gained 70,000 new customers last year according to their end of year results. A 21% increase was reported at Midcounties Co-operative, which includes energy, food, funeral, pharmacy, travel and childcare businesses. This increases it’s operating profit to £22 ...

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Scotland comes top in UK energy efficiency projects

Scotland comes top in UK energy efficiency projects

The highest number of energy efficiency measures in 2013 were in Scotland, with 58,000 installations, making it the highest number in the UK. DECC published the statistics for the quarter showing 58,058 loft and wall insulation and new boilers were installed ...

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Regulator investigation on Big Six energy companies could be imminent

Regulator investigation on Big Six energy companies could be imminent

Following pressure from the government, regulators may be starting an 18 month investigation into the big six energy companies as early as next week. Ofgem, The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and The Office of Fair Trading may compile a ...

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15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

15% of global water usage goes to energy sector accounts

The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that the energy industry accounts for 15% of the world’s energy use. In 2010, global water withdrawals  for energy production were estimated at 583 billion cubic metres (bcm) of which water usage that was ...

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