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Free insulation a possibility for fracking households

A shale gas exploration firm is considering the possibility of offering homes located near to its fracking sites free insulation as part of a community benefits scheme. According to the Telegraph, IGas is currently consulting local councils about how previously-promised cash in exchange for access... More >

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£34.3bn spent on energy in 2013

The poorest households in the UK are continuing to struggle to pay the rising cost of gas and electricity, according to a new report. Labour MP Frank Field has led a cross-party study into the issue, revealing that families spent £34.3 billion on energy last year. As a result, more people are... More >

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UK 'needs to be more energy sustainable'

The UK has been warned it needs to learn to be more savvy with its energy consumption and rely less heavily on Eastern Europe for power. A report launched by the Global Sustainability Institute (GSI), carried out at Anglia Ruskin University, reckons the country has just five years worth of oil, gas... More >

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Green Deal 'expected to create more interest in training courses'

The government's funding programme to encourage more people to install energy-saving measures in their properties is forecast to lead to a flurry of tradespeople looking to up-skill. According to the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, demand for its training courses is... More >

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Yorkshire homes set to benefit from Green Deal

Hundreds of homes in Leeds are set to benefit from government money to upgrade their properties so they are more energy efficient. Around 400 households will receive a share of £2.37 million given to Leeds City Council in the form of eco-friendly improvements. The authority will particularly... More >

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Energy efficiency the subject for new engineer course

In a move to try to make homes in a London borough more energy efficient, a local training centre has launched a new course to teach tradespeople how to put the theory behind the technology into practice. The Bromley Training and Assessment Centre is now offering places on its Energy Efficiency... More >

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An energy-efficient future?

When it comes to investing in energy-saving measures, half the battle is figuring out whether or not the expenditure will actually pay off over the years. It's something that can often be hard to judge in real terms. While we often hear how X home improvement will save Y amount from your energy... More >

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Over 350 historic homes to receive insulation upgrades

More than 350 houses in a London borough are set to have their insulation provisions upgraded over the summer. Inside Housing reports the Clapham properties - which are designed differently from standard buildings in the area - have been given the green light for the improvements to take place,... More >

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UK companies 'becoming more green-savvy'

Businesses across the UK appear to finally be wising up to the latest ways they can cut down their energy bills using green technology. The BBC reports many firms across the country now see adopting environmentally-friendly policies as a key part of their survival strategies, as well as their way... More >

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Global clean energy 'will cost $44tn'

Around $44 trillion (£26.07 trillion) of investment is needed to ensure every country in the world reaches its carbon reduction target by 2050, according to new figures. The International Energy Agency (IEA) has estimated the amount has increased from the $36 trillion it forecast in 2012.... More >

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CAB calls on npower to up its game

The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has called on energy supplier npower to do more to support its customers who are struggling with the issue of fuel poverty. According to a new study led by the organisation, npower received more complaints than any other large supplier last year, with the company... More >

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Community green energy projects 'not taken seriously'

The government needs to do more to support community-led green energy initiatives, according to a new report. It has been suggested by the University of East Anglia (UEA) that schemes like locally-owned solar panels, hydro-electricity generators and power saving projects could significantly impact... More >

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Govt reveals new Green Deal incentives

Homeowners in England and Wales will be eligible to receive up to £7,600 in government funding to help them make their homes more energy efficient. Under the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, people can apply for work to be done on their property that includes the installation of solid wall... More >

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NEA slams Green Deal

The government's Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been criticised by the UK's leading fuel poverty charity, National Energy Action (NEA). In a statement, it commented how the new incentives - revealed on May 7th - have "dashed hopes" the scheme would prioritise the wellbeing... More >

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North/south divide revealed when it comes to home insulation

While England's north/south divide is certainly not a new phenomenon, new research has suggested there is a distinct gap between the two regions when it comes to energy efficiency levels in their homes. However, while it is usually the south that is recognised to have the upper hand, the... More >

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British Gas claims energy bills are too high

It has been forecast that UK residents will end up paying £4.2 billion too much on energy across the next eight years, according to British Gas. The supplier has suggested the reason for this is that network firms - those responsible for the pipelines that supply properties with their gas and... More >

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UK energy prices 'among the lowest in Europe'

Households in the UK pay less for their gas and electricity than the majority of countries in Europe, according to a new report. Thinktank VaasaETT Global Energy has revealed that British consumers are charged - on average - 19.31 Euro cents per kWh, which is significantly lower than the 31.07 Euro... More >

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UK energy prices 'too cheap', says study

It has been suggested that energy in the UK is too "cheap", resulting in high levels of wastage. A study by researchers at Newcastle University has found a large proportion of the population does not pay a high enough price for their power supply - resulting in them falling into bad... More >

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Three-quarters of Brits want more energy sector regulation

The number of people who trust the UK's energy sector has fallen to just 31 per cent, new data shows. Figures from Edelman's 2014 Trust Barometer show that the industry is now the least trusted in the country, even behind banking. However, consumers are calling for further government... More >

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Business leaders 'unsure of company energy spend'

More than 70 per cent of business leaders in the UK do not know how much their company spends on electricity, according to a new survey. This figure has come from Westinghouse Solar, which found that 73 per cent of directors, chief executive officers and financial managers have no idea what their... More >

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Britons resist 'energy shopping', Ofgem research shows

Almost half of Britons admit to not shopping around for a good deal on energy, according to a recent survey. The research, published by Ofgem last week (April 23rd), found 43 per cent of UK consumers consider 'energy shopping' a lower priority than minimising spend on broadband, groceries... More >

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Off with the heating!

Flowers are in bloom, lambs are in the fields, T-shirts are out and beer gardens are back in business, which can mean only one thing - the nicer weather is well and truly upon us. Now, if the AA's guesstimation is anything to go by, the majority of the nation will have switched off the central... More >

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Energy firms 'to get £2bn from green levies'

The UK's biggest energy suppliers are on track to share a bumper £2 billion windfall following the government's decision to reduce green levies.   That's according to a new report from the Insulated Render and Cladding Association (Inca), whose research suggests that... More >

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Big Six to get £2bn windfall?

The biggest energy companies in the UK could be in line for a £2 billion windfall over the next three years. Research from Insulated Render and Cladding Association (Inca) has found the government may have miscalculated a deal to cut green levies. Households could be overpaying by up to... More >

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Londoners paying more for energy bills

People living in London could be spending up to £150 a year more on their energy bills than people in the rest of the country. A new survey from found the capital's average household spend on heating and lighting bills is £1,450, while elsewhere it is only... More >

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Ovo Energy to help communities get cheaper energy

Independent energy supplier Ovo Energy has launched a new scheme with the aim of encouraging local bodies to provide members of the public with cheaper gas and electricity. Launched today (April 28th), the initiative will involve the company asking councils and community groups to restore trust... More >

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Government approves eight energy projects

The government's energy market reforms have begun with several renewable energy projects being approved. Contracts are set to be awarded so firms can push on with initiating offshore wind farm schemes, while several coal-powered plants will be converted to run on biomass. There are a total of... More >


British firms to enter bioenergy competition

Three British firms have been tasked with generating bioenergy by transforming reeds and rushes from wetlands. Natural Synergies, AMW IBERS and AB Systems have been awarded with a share from a £1.3 million sum to test their projects at locations around the UK, Energy Live News reports. They... More >

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Switching energy providers 'to take half the current time'

The UK government has revealed the time it takes to switch energy providers will be halved by the end of the year. Energy secretary Ed Davey stated suppliers have agreed to this proposal, despite concerns about altering their IT systems. He said: "I'm pleased the industry has responded to... More >

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Energy secretary issues Russia warning

Energy secretary Ed Davey has warned gas and electricity prices will rise in the UK, unless action is taken against Russia. He said something needs to be done to prevent president Vladimir Putin from holding countries to ransom over supplies. Tension between the EU and Russia has grown in recent... More >

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