Green Deal falls short with only 1% conversion rate

Green Deal falls short with only 1% conversion rate

During September 13,967 households were assessed for their energy efficiency under the government’s scheme, a total of 85,177 since it’s launch. Out of the 505 that signed Green Deal plans, only 57 had measures installed by the end of the ...

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New Water minister expected to be named as Dan Rogerson

New Water minister expected to be named as Dan Rogerson

In last week’s reshuffle Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson was promoted fom the backbenches to a ministerial role within Defra, alongside Tory MP George Eustice. Eustice was initially named as the new water minister on the website, but it has ...

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Changes to customer services proposal by Ofwat

Changes to customer services proposal by Ofwat

Ofwat’s consultation on changes to the service incentive mechanism (SIM) for PR14 advised that water companies should focus on customer service for households that have no choice. The SIM rewards or penalises water companies on customer satisfaction levels, but according ...

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ONZO demonstrates Smart Metering 2.0 at European Utility Week

ONZO demonstrates Smart Metering 2.0 at European Utility Week

ONZO is displaying a working demonstration of their vision of the future of Smart Metering at European Utility Week, using their field-proven EPEG technology. Today, for the most part, utilities are recording and storing data from Smart Meters at levels ...

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SSE are the first of the ‘Big Six’ to raise prices

SSE are the first of the ‘Big Six’ to raise prices

SSE announced it will be hiking its prices by 8.2% for it’s gas and electricity customers from 15th November ,with over 7 million customers to be affected. This will affect Atlantic, Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric and Swalec, as they are ...

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Pensioner ‘Staywarm’ tariff axed by Eon

Pensioner ‘Staywarm’ tariff axed by Eon

Eon has blamed rules introduced by energy regulator Ofgem for causing them to axe their tariff for the over 60’s, which could mean £180 per year added to thousands of elderly people’s energy bills. An Eon spokeman said: “Due to ...

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Thames Water receives lowest score for service

Thames Water receives lowest score for service

Thames Water scored 63% in it’s service initiave mechanism (SIM) statistics for 2011-13. The companies that came out lowest were Southern Water, South East Water which both have 64 points and then Thames Water. The top scoring company was Wessex ...

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SSE reports a loss for energy retail in half-year trading statement

SSE reports a loss for energy retail in half-year trading statement

At it’s half year trading statement, SSE has flagged a loss at it’s energy retail business. They have pledged to manintain their above inflation dividend increase for the full year. The company says the loss is due to “higher wholesale ...

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Blackpool Tower turns green in support of ‘Ready to Switch?’ scheme

Blackpool Tower turns green in support of ‘Ready to Switch?’ scheme

The iconic Blackpool Tower shone green tonight in support of the collective switching scheme ‘Ready to Switch?’ 13 local authorities have signed up to the scheme, including Blackpool Council, which since it’s launch last year has helped more than 35,000 ...

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Debt Advisory Service say that millions had to borrow to pay utility bills

Debt Advisory Service say that millions had to borrow to pay utility bills

The Debt Advisory Service have found that 2.5 million consumers had to use credit cards, or take out loans to settle gas, electricity or water bills in July. Eight percent of consumers aged between 25 -44 have been recorded as ...

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