BP seeks review on oil spill settlement to US Supreme Court

BP seeks review on oil spill settlement to US Supreme Court

BP is to take a court’s ruling to pay damages to some businesses affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the US Supreme Court. The oil giant will appeal on Monday against businesses not having to prove they were ...

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New trade group for wood generators

New trade group for wood generators

A new trade group has been launched for wood heat power providers has been launched today called The Wood Heat Association, which has been set up by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). There’s a fast-growing industry of more than 700 companies ...

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Homeworkers could cut carbon emissions by 3 billion tonnes

Homeworkers could cut carbon emissions by 3 billion tonnes

Businesses could cut 3 million tonnes of carbon emissions by homeworking, which would save £3 billion. Allowing staff to work from the comfort of their own homes, where employees use internet, smartphones and ‘the cloud’ could dramatically reduce energy usage, ...

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Npower fined £125,000 for reporting error

Npower fined £125,000 for reporting error

Npower have been fined £125,000 for errors in reporting data for two renewable energy subsidy schemes. Ofgem said that the fine was due to incorrect information being used to calculate the amount of energy supplied to customers under the Feed-in Tariff ...

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Fixed price tariff offered to homes that use heating oil

Fixed price tariff offered to homes that use heating oil

Homes that rely on oil for their heating have been offered a fixed price tariff for oil in what has claimed to be an industry first yesterday. Fuel company Craggs Energy said its new tariff will stop people being “at ...

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Ovo Energy ups prices by 3%

Ovo Energy ups prices by 3%

Independent energy supplier Ovo Energy increased it’s prices by 3% today, which is the first price rise by the supplier for a year after five price drops. The company said the rise was due to an ‘upward move’ in wholesale ...

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Waste-to-energy plant in London receives £7.5m fund

Waste-to-energy plant in London receives £7.5m fund

  The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is funding £7.5 million to a waste-to-energy plant in North London. The 1.2MW anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will use food waste from the capital’s hotels, restaurants and retailers and generate around 7,400MWh of ...

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Utilities face increased risk of cyber attacks

Utilities face increased risk of cyber attacks

  Utilities in the UK could face heightened risks of cyber attack around tensions surrounding the Russia-Ukraine dispute. Radware, the cyber security specialist, said that there has been a spate of cyber attacks recently within the Ukraine, and the UK ...

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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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Balfour Beatty suspends 3 employees amid corruption investigations

Balfour Beatty suspends 3 employees amid corruption investigations

National Grid contractor Balfour Beatty have suspended three employees amid ongoing investigations of alleged ‘improper conduct’ around it’s gas mains replacement contract. On Wednesday, trade union GMB said that a “major investigation” has been launched to allegations that “wads of cash”, ...

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