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Humber marine park plans pushed back again

Plans to build a new marine energy park able to power thousands of properties across the UK have come under threat, following a delay in processing a decision. The development is scheduled to be constructed on the south side of the Humber river in East Yorkshire and will create as many as 4,000 new... More >

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100 homes in Watford to benefit from government insulation scheme

The government is set to fund the insulation of over 100 new homes being built in Watford. The Watford Community Housing Trust has agreed a deal to undertake work on 118 properties in Garston, reports the Watford Observer. Speaking to the newspaper, Watford Community Housing Trust chief executive... More >

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UK ranked fourth most energy efficient country

The UK has been ranked as the fourth most attractive market for renewable energy investment by Ernst & Young (E&Y). Previously, the nation had been fifth, but schemes designed to give householders more access to green deals has seen it bumped up a place, leapfrogging Australia. Despite... More >

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80% satisfied with the performance of their heat pumps

A study conducted by the Energy Saving Trust has found that the efficiency performance of heat pumps has vastly improved in recent years. Indeed, the body states that homes best suited for installations can now expect to save £1,350 a year on air source heat pumps and £3,000 on ground... More >

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CBI calls for the government to streamline business energy policies

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is called on the government to streamline its policies for renewable energy and companies to step up their attempts to become for efficient. In a new report, the body states the coalition needs to reassess current legislation for firms looking to improve... More >

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Mortgage lenders can play a part in boosting Green Deal

The chief executive of one of the country's smallest building societies has said that urgent changes need to be made in order to drive up demand for the Green Deal. Last week, official figures showed that just 132 people had signed up to energy efficiency scheme by the end of June despite more... More >

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Wind power market to quadruple

The global market for wind power could increase by more than 400 per cent by 2030, turbine manufacturer Siemens believes. According to the German firm, wind energy is gaining popularity across Europe rapidly and is growing at a rate of knots in Asia. Siemens predicts that this demand will lead to... More >

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High energy bills sent to Coventry

Householders in Coventry pay more for their gas and electricity on average than the rest of the UK, a new report has found. Consultants WSP analysed government data from around the country and found that the average spend on energy in the Warwickshire city is £1,439 a year. That's... More >

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NIA issues insulation tips

The National Insulation Association (NIA) hopes to educate more people on the benefits of insulation by releasing its top ten facts on the energy saving method. The body's list goes alongside advice on ways that people can make their homes more energy efficient using subsidies and grants... More >

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Ofgem unveils new standards for energy suppliers

Ofgem has unveiled a number of new conduct standards for energy suppliers. The regulator says the move comes as part of its attempts to make the market "simpler, clearer and fairer" for consumers. The new rules cover processes, behaviours and information and apply to brokers and third... More >

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EDF revises services for vulnerable customers

EDF Energy has revised its range of support packages for vulnerable customers. The French firm, which recently announced a three per cent rise in earnings, has said that it will end its Price Reassurance scheme on September 30th and extend its Warm House Discount service. Households... More >

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Period property owners should not think insulating is impossible

People living in period properties should not be put off installing insulation, says Tarquin Henderson, director of Reenergise Renewables. Speaking to Country Homes magazine, he said that insulation, unlike energy generation methods, is hidden away so has no impact on the appearance of a house and... More >

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Stoke residents to benefit from insulation funding

A number of properties in Stoke on Trent are set to be improved thanks to a £4.5 million scheme launched by the city's council. The deal, which is part of the government's ECO Go Early project, is available to both private and council residents. It will help to pay for much needed... More >

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Utility bills continue to rise

Utility bills increased by 8.2 per cent in the 12 months up to the end of July, according to research from supermarket chain Asda. The retailer's income tracker report stated that UK households are £1 a week worse off than they were 12 months ago, and their disposable income has fallen to... More >

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Green Deal still only has 132 sign-ups

Just 132 people have signed up to the government's Green Deal scheme eight months after its launch, figures show. Greg Barker, the minister for energy and climate change, said that he expected 10,000 signatures before the end of the year, but even getting to ten per cent of the amount now looks... More >

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Landlords not realising they can get insulation for free

Many landlords are able to get insulation fitted in their properties for free, but don't realise it. This is according to Mark Alexander from the website Property118.com. He points out that external insulation is available for properties built before 1920, while tenants on benefits in newer... More >

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Cameron makes ending rolling contracts a priority

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that tackling the high energy prices charged to companies is one of his main priorities. Speaking to the Times, he said that energy firms automatically rolling small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on to more expensive tariffs for both gas and... More >

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Energy use falls by a quarter in six years

UK householders have lowered their use of energy by almost a quarter. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that average consumption reduced by 24.7 per cent between 2005 and 2011. In recent years, the cost of gas and electricity has soared, meaning that many people... More >

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NIA responds to Davey's insulation claims

The National Insulation Association (NIA) has refuted claims that the government's Green Deal is failing because of a lack of solid wall insulation installers. Ed Davey, the secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), recently suggested that there are not enough... More >

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Fuel poverty gap grows further

The gap between what those deemed to be in fuel poverty can afford to pay and what they are actually charged by their energy provider has grown to £438 a year, new research shows. That's almost £200 more than it was a decade ago and further highlights the way that gas and energy... More >

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Energy minister opens the world's second largest wind farm

Energy minister Michael Fallen has opened the world's second largest offshore wind farm close to the coast of Suffolk. The development consists of 140 turbines and is set to be doubled in 2017. It cost £1.3 billion to build and it hoped that it will create enough power for 11 million... More >

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Manchester council urges residents to apply for insulation scheme

Manchester City Council is urging residents to take up the opportunity to have cavity wall and loft insulation fitted for free. The local authority has launched a campaign called 'Get Me Toasty' in nine boroughs of Greater Manchester and, if eligible, it can help householders to slash... More >

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PM shows his support for fracking

The prime minister has come out in support of shale gas exploration, saying that the UK is already behind other nations in terms of reducing energy costs because it has failed to explore its potential previously. Shale gas is extracted from the ground using a controversial method known as... More >

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NIA calls on dry liners and plasterers to get involved in Green Deal projects

The National Insulation Association (NIA) is urging plasterers and dry liners to contact them if they are interested in making the most of opportunities to carry out extra external and internal wall insulation work.  Currently, around seven million solid wall properties in the UK do not have... More >

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Big six energy firms making profits in excess of £3.7 billion a year

The profits of the big six energy suppliers have grown substantially in recent years. Research conducted by the Labour Party found that pre-tax profits for the firms stood at a mammoth of £2.158 billion for 2009, but rose even more to £3.737 billion by the end of last year. Figures from... More >

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Insulation project could be the benchmark for improving listed buildings

An insulation scheme currently being applied to a Victoria hunting lodge in Bicester, Oxfordshire could become the benchmark for making listed building more energy efficient. Garth House, which belongs to Bicester Town Council, sits within the region's conservation area so visible changes to... More >

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Half of Brits have not switched energy supplier despite price hikes

Energy bills are likely to rise again before the end of this year, but half of British consumers still fail to shop around for a better deal. Ofgem, the energy regulator, predicts that the average household will see their costs rise by £110 between now and the end of December, taking annual... More >

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Scottish independence could lead to higher energy bills

Scottish consumers would see their energy bills soar if the country gains independence, it has been claimed. Sir Donald Miller, the former chairman of the South of Scotland Electricity Board and ScottishPower, told Scotland on Sunday that proposals put forward by the SNP for all energy to... More >

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British Gas to offer customers free electricity on Saturdays

British Gas is going to offer some of its customers the opportunity to enjoy free electricity on Saturdays. The firm, which this week announced profits of £356 million for the first months of 2013, said the move will encourage people to use electricity more at weekends when the grid is under... More >

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Lack of supply not interest is holding the Green Deal back, claims Ed Davey

A lack of suppliers rather than low demand is holding back the Green Deal, claims energy secretary Ed Davey. It was recently announced that just 245 homeowners have signed up to the government's flagship energy efficiency scheme despite more than 44,000 having assessments carried out. A joint... More >

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