Delay for emergency blackout helpline

Delay for emergency blackout helpline

An emergency helpline for customers to call in a blackout has been delayed, according to Ed Davey He told the Energy and Climate Change select Committee (ECCC) that there are some issues causing delays such as a mandatory Ofcom consultation ...

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EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

The local planning authority in South Yorkshire have given EDF Energy Renewables the go ahead for a proposed wind farm. The 6MW Park Spring wind farm is planned for a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east ...

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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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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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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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Australian data centre pledges to increase it’s energy efficiency

Australian data centre pledges to increase it’s energy efficiency

Digital Reality Trust , an Australian Data Centre company has made a promise to measure the energy efficiency of its sites and make them as efficient as possible. The company runs eight data centres in the UK,  one in Ireland ...

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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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Siemens doubles investment into wind turbine factory to £160m

Siemens doubles investment into wind turbine factory to £160m

Siemens investment in a new wind turbine factory in Hull is to increase to £160 million, double the original amount. The site will be expanded over 2 areas the Green Port Hull project construction, assembly and service facility, together with ...

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