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Lincolnshire town to benefit from insulation

A number of homes in a Lincolnshire town are set to receive external insulation. Councillors have voted to approve plans for 70 council houses to be insulated in South Kesteven, in an attempt to reduce energy prices. Properties on Lambeth Walk and Little Casterton Road, Stamford, will benefit from... More >

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Energy companies 'admit their faults'

A new report has stated that several energy companies have anonymously admitted to failing their customers. Set to be released later this week, pollsters of the YouGov study entitled Energy, Politics and the Consumer were told that individuals were deliberately given poor service. People's... More >

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Labour 'to protect small businesses'

Labour leader Ed Miliband is set to pledge to protect small businesses from energy companies treating them unfairly. He will give a speech to the Federation of Small Businesses in Manchester, in which he will announce plans to set up a regulator that will help firms with high tariffs and back-dated... More >

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EE announces price freeze

One of the Big Six energy suppliers in Britain has decided to freeze gas and electricity prices until 2016. SEE, which controls companies such as Swalec, announced it would cut around 500 jobs as a result of this decision. Plans to develop offshore wind farms have also been shelved for the time... More >

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Big Six to be investigated

Regulator Ofgem has announced that a review will be carried out to determine whether certain energy firms stifle competition. It will target the Big Six suppliers in the UK, which include British Gas, Scottish Power, SEE, nPower, EDF and E.ON. The announcement, which has been expected for some... More >

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Energy firms 'charge loyal customers more'

New research has shown that consumers who remain loyal to their energy provider are being charged up to £90 more than new customers. Some of the biggest companies are adding a surcharge to the tariffs of households who have not changed their supplier, This Is Money reports. On average, they... More >

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Plans for two housing developments in south Wales

Plans for two major housing developments in the south of Wales have been announced. A former steelworks site at Whiteheads in Newport consisting of around 39 acres will host the new homes as well as a primary school, while the other will be based at a 16-acre site at Eirin Park in Tonyrefail. The... More >

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Energy UK defends market dominance

Energy UK has attempted to fight criticism of the UK's energy industry by insisting that there is competition in the market. A report, commissioned by the trade body, has revealed there are currently 18 companies offering gas and electricity services to consumers - the highest since 2005, the Gu... More >

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Which? calls for investigation into Big Six

Which? and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have sent a letter to regulators urging an investigation into the UK energy sector. Both organisations have called for the Big Six energy firms to be broken up amid concerns over the profits they are making while people struggle to pay their... More >

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Cashback for insulation increases

The government has announced that a scheme to provide cash back to households who implement green energy initiatives has been extended. Under the new legislation, homeowners who install solid wall insulation will be able to claim £4,000 back from the state. This figure was previously just... More >

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Ebbsfleet to build 15,000 homes

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that a new development containing 15,000 homes will be built in Ebbsfleet. Described as a garden city, the town was chosen as the location for such a project because of its infrastructure and the housing pressure it has been under. Mr Osborne stated the fact... More >

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Energy cuts could save UK economy £7 billion

The government has announced that businesses in the UK will save up to £7 billion through cuts in energy bills. In the budget, chancellor George Osborne revealed that there will be a freeze on the Carbon Price Floor (CPF), a tax that has been increasing prices. Firms that use a lot of energy... More >

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North-east homes set to miss out on insulation

A number of homes in the north-east of England are set to miss out on insulation due to government cutbacks. David Cameron announced in December that energy firms wouldn't be forced to provide cost-cutting services to those living in fuel poverty. Now, plans to insulate around 8,000 homes in... More >

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Sunderland to arrange collective switching arrangement

Councillors in Sunderland have pledged to enter into a collective switching arrangement in an attempt to lower fuel prices. The move comes after it emerged that 130 pensioners in the city died over the winter period because they couldn't afford to adequately heat their homes, the Sunderland... More >

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UK 'needs 245,000 new homes per year'

Home Group has stated that the government should increase the number of houses being built by almost a quarter of a million per year. The housing association, which is the fifth-biggest affordable property developer in the UK, has urged chancellor George Osborne to include additional money for... More >

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Social homes to lose insulation benefits

Around 300,000 social homes in the UK will lose out on previously-planned home insulation under a new government proposal. Energy companies were required to invest a certain amount into solid-wall insulation in order to help those who have difficulty paying their bills, Inside Housing... More >

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Energy bills are 'still too confusing'

A new study has revealed that just over a third of consumers will choose the cheapest energy deal because tariffs are too confusing. Which? surveyed 500 people to analyse how difficult it was to understand bills presented in a new format being introduced by regulator Ofgem. But it found that 65 per... More >

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Over £1.5 million to be invested into Scottish homes

The Scottish government is attempting to tackle fuel poverty by investing in solid wall insulation. As part of the scheme, households in Dumfries and Galloway will receive around £1.5 million so they can make their homes warmer, according to the Galloway Gazette. Solid wall insulation, loft... More >

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Over 2,000 children in Eddisbury live in fuel poverty

More than 2,000 Eddisbury children could be living in fuel poverty, new data has revealed. The Children's Society has conducted research that found 2,240 kids to be in families that do not qualify for a Warm Home Discount (WHD), which provides households with an annual £135 tax rebate,... More >

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New housing developments in Frome and Glenboig

Mendrip District Council has given permission for a major housing development to begin at Wallbridge in Frome. The planning committee voted in favour of the proposal that will see 450 new homes being built, as well as a primary and pre-school, Frome Standard has revealed. It will be based at... More >

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Thermal insulations 'could use wood foam'

An environmentally-friendly and efficient alternative to petrochemical plastics insulation materials could come in the form of wood foam, experts claim.   Wood foam could be used as an alternative to plastics when it comes to thermal insulation, it has been suggested.   According to... More >

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Labour claims 50,000 households to go uninsulated

Plans to insulate more than 50,000 homes through 49 different schemes have been scrapped by the energy companies. The government reached an agreement with the big six suppliers in December to reduce household bills by an average of £50. But the Labour Party has revealed through the Freedom of... More >

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Nottingham MP to debate insulation legislation

An MP from Nottingham is set to debate on legislation that allowed energy companies to pull out of insulation schemes. The Clifton Greener Housing project, which would benefit 4,500 homes, will be axed by British Gas when its contract ends in April, the Nottingham Post reports. But Lilian Greenwood... More >

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Nottingham to set up its own energy company

Nottingham City Council has announced that it is to set up an energy company to compete with the big six. Approximately £1 million will be invested into the country's first council-run energy firm, which could save 177,000 households in the area up to £120 per year, the Nottingham... More >

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Energy firms 'should not profit from Ukraine crisis'

Ed Davey has urged gas companies not to increase their prices as a result of the conflict occurring in Ukraine at the moment. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One, the energy secretary revealed consumers should be protected against any increases in how much they pay, as gas tends to be... More >

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Insulation 'could cut energy bills by a third'

A campaign group has suggested that energy bills in Yorkshire could be cut by up to a third with effective insulation. According to the Energy Bill Revolution, as much as £636 could be saved by households typically described as having a badly-insulated home. That equates to an entire heating... More >

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Big businesses need help cutting energy costs

A report by Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Northern Ireland has stated that big businesses need help reducing their energy costs. Large companies in the region currently pay more than all but one other European country in electricity bills, according to the BBC. This is due to the way... More >

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UK gas imports to reach 70% of supply

The amount of gas imported by the UK will account for 70 per cent of its overall supply by 2020, according to Sam Laidlaw. Speaking an at international energy conference yesterday (March 5th), the chief executive of Centrica said political uncertainty had caused investments in locally-generated... More >

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Energy prices doubled in ten years

New data has revealed that spending on household energy rose by 55 per cent between 2002 and 2012, despite a 17 per cent fall in consumption. As of two years ago, the average price of heating oil was £106 per month, compared to just £69 a decade before. In 2002, the cost of energy... More >

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SFHA 'cautiously optimistic' about heating insulation funding

The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has spoken of its concerns with regards to the new energy fund. While it welcomes the fact that £60 million is to be invested into supporting efficiency in Scotland, it remains cautious as to the recipients of the money, according to 24... More >

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