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Watchdog finds 1 in 5 consumers struggling to pay water bills

Watchdog finds 1 in 5 consumers struggling to pay water bills

Industry watchdog Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) has found that as many as one in five consumers are finding it difficult to keep up with their water bill payments. The figure has increased from last year when it was one ...

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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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Shale Gas found near Manchester

Shale Gas found near Manchester

IGas have found shale gas in the Barton Moss site near Manchester. The drilling company has now finished at the site, which was recently the focus of some anti-fracking demonstrations. IGas confirmed they had reached the Bowland Shale which is ...

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National Grid announce former Countryfile star to help with the impact of pylons on beauty spots

Former Countryfile presenter Chris Baines is to help the National Grid reduce the negative impact ugly electricity pylons make on places of natural beauty. The author, broadcaster and environmentalist will chair an independent group who will tackle these issues, working ...

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Finnish wave power test comes to Cornwall

Finnish wave power test comes to Cornwall

The Finnish energy company Fortum is testing it’s wave power technology in Cornwall. They announced a deal earlier today with UK based company Wave Hub who have their testing sites 16km off the Cornish coast in the Atlantic ocean. The ...

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Latest pricing data for 23 EU states now available

Latest pricing data for 23 EU states now available

    The HEPI project, the most up to date measure of energy pricing for 23 European countries has today published its latest update. Highlights from this months update Electricity prices excluding at a five year high in much of ...

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UK DNO’s share trial data

UK DNO’s share trial data

Representatives from electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) across the UK attended a smart grid knowledge-sharing event, where Northern Powergrid – the DNO for the Northeast and Yorkshire – shared the latest progress from a range of innovative ‘smart grid’ trials. ...

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Google announces ‘smart’ thermostat start-up

Google announces ‘smart’ thermostat start-up

Google has announced it is going to buy a ‘smart’ thermostat start-up company in a deal worth $32 billion (£1.9 billion). Founded by two executives from Apple, ‘Nest’ has developed a thermostat which can help lower heating and air conditioning ...

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New Year Honours for National Grid prominent figures

New Year Honours for National Grid prominent figures

Amongst the usual celebrities and sporting heroes that regularly make the New Year’s Honours list, this year there were some prominent energy and water industry figures that received awards too. National Grid’s Executive Director Nick Winser received a CBE for ...

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Energy Management Services Could Save UK Households over £6 Billion

Energy Management Services Could Save UK Households over £6 Billion

Maingate, a European ICT company focused on the energy sector announced today the publication of the white paper “The Perfect Storm”, which details the benefits to utilities and households of rolling out Home Energy Management Services in the UK. The ...

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