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Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Under the regulator’s plans, energy firms will be banned from charging catch-up bills for gas and electricity that was used more than 12 months earlier. Customers often receive bills based on estimate meter readings, when they pay via direct debit. ...

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Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower must “justify” to its customers why they are introducing one of the largest energy price rises for years, said Energy regulator Ofgem. A former boss of Npower called the price rise “shocking”, and the government also said they were ...

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Cap could save customers up to £80

Cap could save customers up to £80

After a price cap was announced by energy regulator Ofgem, four million customers on prepayment energy meters are expected to save around £80 a year. The temporary price cap, was one of the measures recommended by the Competition and Market ...

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Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

At the expense of cleaner options, a multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects. An NGO said that while undermining renewable schemes some World Bank policy loans had the effect of supporting coal, gas and ...

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Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that Britain’s energy firms are holding onto nearly £4bn of their customers’ money. Radio 4’s You & Yours programme, investigated and found out that some domestic energy accounts are thousands of pounds in credit. ...

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£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quietly chopped by the Government, and the energy industry tried to bury the news in the aftermath of the US election. When Gordon Brown was ...

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BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP has old part of it’s share in a UK North Sea project for £324 million. Antin Infrastructure Partners has bought a 36.22% interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS), which transports and processes gas for most of the major ...

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Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

  Major oil company bosses and government officials have committed to ending routine gas flaring at oil production sites across the world. Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Kuwait Oil Co. and countries such as Russia, Norway and France were ...

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MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MPs tabled changes to a law which will let oil companies drill under peoples homes without permission, to prevent this from happening and  put fracking on hold in the UK. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) argued against drilling  from shale ...

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Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire County Council have been advised by planning officers to refuse permission for fracking for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire. The report said bids for the sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood should be turned down ...

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