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UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

Siemens have been named as the ideal supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore windfarm in the UK. This will be the second phase of DONG Energy’s 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the ...

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Landlords banned from letting out energy inefficient homes

Landlords banned from letting out energy inefficient homes

New regulations will mean that landlords across England and Wales will be banned from letting out properties that are energy inefficient from April 2018. All properties will need to be a minimum of a Band E rating for efficiency, therefore ...

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Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced that there are plans to set up a sovereign wealth fund in the UK from the extraction of shale gas. Davey said it is part of the UK Government’s “broader strategy to strengthen our ...

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Ed Davey declares that UK winter fuel supply is secure

Ed Davey declares that UK winter fuel supply is secure

Despite a string of planned outages, the UK winter energy has been declared secure by the energy secretary Ed Davey. Speaking in the House of Commons on Thursday, Ed Davey said that the outages at EDF Energy’s Heysham-1 and Hartlepool nuclear power ...

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British Gas reaches its one millionth domestic smart meter

British Gas reaches its one millionth domestic smart meter

British Gas has now fitted more than 1.4 million smart meters in the UK, with it’s one millionth domestic smart meter being installed in a home in Lewisham, South East London. Starting next year there will be a mass rollout ...

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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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Compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes for all energy bills

Compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes for all energy bills

Energy bills are going to be updated to include Quick Response or QR codes to make switching energy companies more easy, according to the government. These barcodes can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet, easily accessing usage data and ...

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Nick Clegg urged by Iberdrola not to jeopardise £10 billion investment

Nick Clegg urged by Iberdrola not to jeopardise £10 billion investment

Iberdrola bosses told Nick Clegg that the government must maintain a good regulatory environment to continue to attract investment. The chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán said that the company plan to invest £10 billion through it’s Scottish Power businesses over the ...

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Centrica profit down in 2013 on weak performance from British Gas

Centrica profit down in 2013 on weak performance from British Gas

Profits slumped last year for Centrica, due to a weaker performance from it’s businesses British Gas and Direct Energy. Group operating profit dropped by 2% to £2.695bn ($4.48bn, €3.27bn) for the year, after exceptional charges of £667m it was a 29% ...

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Energy complaints hit 5.6 million, Which? calls for market fixes

Energy complaints hit 5.6 million, Which? calls for market fixes

Which? revealed that complaints against the big six energy suppliers have collectively reached 5,579,665  million for 2013 and as a result is calling for six fixes to the energy market today. Npower received the most complaints at 1.4 million, but had ...

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