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Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to give the energy regulator more powers to cut energy bills by next winter,  if he becomes Prime Minister in the upcoming election. He said he would pass a new law to give the regulator ...

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EU renewable energy share reached 15%

EU renewable energy share reached 15%

In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be ...

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Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

British homeowners are unaware of how efficient, or inefficient their homes are according to a recent survey. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency ...

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Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Ambitious plans have been pledged by the Liberal Democrats to insulate up to 10 million homes in the next 10 years. They have announced a new Green Homes bill to improve energy efficiency and renewable heat across the UK into ...

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Crimestoppers to launch campaign to combat energy theft

Crimestoppers to launch campaign to combat energy theft

Energy theft is costing hundereds of millions of pounds in the UK, particularly in the North East, which is why the crime solving charity Crimestoppers is launching a campaign to highlight the dangers of tampering with energy meters. £400 million ...

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Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

UK planning officials have accepted the 1.8 GW Hornsea 2 wind farm for examination. The 360- turbine project proposal, by SMart Wind is to be located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It’s the second offshore wind farm proposal from ...

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Welsh refuse to be exported saving £350K

Welsh refuse to be exported saving £350K

Rubbish collected from properties in Wales is to be exported overseas to be used to generate fuel. Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils have struck a deal worth £48 million with Potters Waste Management, under which non-recyclable waste will be exported ...

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Most heat used in the South East of England

Most heat used in the South East of England

Homeowner is London and East Anglia are leaving their heating on for 8 hours or more a day, making them the biggest users of energy for heat in the UK. More than 65% of Londoners and 83% of homeowners living ...

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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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EDF launches a smart thermostat system

EDF launches a smart thermostat system

  A smart thermostat system has been launched by EDF which will allow customers to control their heating remotely. The system called Heatsmart, will allow customers to set up a heating routine via an app meaning that they can set ...

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