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.... . According to the Sunday Times the plans could cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . These households are paying an average of £141 more a year for a dual fuel gas and electricity bill than if they were on the cheapest deal, it said. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...." . Reports have suggested the Tories could seek to cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Theresa May’s plan to cap gas and electricity bills could put billions of investment in the UK at risk by creating huge uncertainty over government intentions, according to the body representing the big six energy suppliers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. An energy company’s proposal to scrap default electricity and gas deals in favour of car insurance-style annual renewals could amount to a rebranding exercise and not help billpayers, a consumer group has said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Last month, he became managing director at the Big Lemon, a 10-year-old, eco-friendly bus operator in Brighton, where its single-deckers run on cooking oil – 112 tonnes of fat was used to fuel 16 buses and coaches for nearly 220,000 miles last year. Partly through crowdfunding and two-year bonds of £100 each to the local community, the Big Lemon last year raised £250,000 to convert two 25-seater buses to run on electricity deriving from solar power. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and the furore over Ed Miliband’s pledge to do something very similar four years ago. When the former Labour leader called for a 20-month price freeze in the face of rising gas and electricity costs, he was ridiculed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655. UK gas and electricity customers face price rise double whammy. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Islamic State and al-Qaida recruit online and provide virtual guidance on wreaking havoc; often, such groups do not even have to communicate directly with individuals to “inspire” them to perpetrate a terrorist attack. And, of course, nuclear technology provides not only emissions-free electricity, but also massively destructive weapons. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Householders who are in credit could reclaim £117 each on average, while seven per cent could reclaim more than £200. This would give many a warm glow, with almost a third admitting they are struggling to pay electricity bills, even before the latest round of price hikes comes into force. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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Energy bill caps put billions in investment at risk, say suppliers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
. Theresa May’s plan to cap gas and electricity bills could put billions of investment in the UK at risk by creating huge uncertainty over government intentions, according to the body representing the big six energy suppliers. ...
Buy-to-let slump benefits first-time buyers, plus the best broadband firms image
....Asking prices for homes rise to record average of £313,655. UK gas and electricity customers face price rise double whammy. ...
Car insurance model will not help energy market, says charity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 02:52:40 PM
. An energy company’s proposal to scrap default electricity and gas deals in favour of car insurance-style annual renewals could amount to a rebranding exercise and not help billpayers, a consumer group has said. ...
Millions could reclaim CASH on energy bills after an unexpected mild winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....Householders who are in credit could reclaim £117 each on average, while seven per cent could reclaim more than £200. This would give many a warm glow, with almost a third admitting they are struggling to pay electricity bills, even before the latest round of price hikes comes into force. ...
Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:07:41 AM
...." . Reports have suggested the Tories could seek to cut gas and electricity costs by £100 a year for 17 million families. ...
Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:19:44 AM
. Conservative opposition to windfarms risks the UK missing out on one of the cheapest sources of electricity, according to the head of a Shell-funded industry group. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
.... Islamic State and al-Qaida recruit online and provide virtual guidance on wreaking havoc; often, such groups do not even have to communicate directly with individuals to “inspire” them to perpetrate a terrorist attack. And, of course, nuclear technology provides not only emissions-free electricity, but also massively destructive weapons. ...
General Election 2017: Energy bill cap 'will hit consumers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:29:03 AM
.... . These households are paying an average of £141 more a year for a dual fuel gas and electricity bill than if they were on the cheapest deal, it said. ...
Ding ding! All aboard the ex-Lib Dem minister's solar-powered bus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
.... Last month, he became managing director at the Big Lemon, a 10-year-old, eco-friendly bus operator in Brighton, where its single-deckers run on cooking oil – 112 tonnes of fat was used to fuel 16 buses and coaches for nearly 220,000 miles last year. Partly through crowdfunding and two-year bonds of £100 each to the local community, the Big Lemon last year raised £250,000 to convert two 25-seater buses to run on electricity deriving from solar power. ...
Energy bills: what's the difference between Tory cap and Miliband freeze? image
.... To prove the aphorism, compare the response to Theresa May’s promise to cap energy bills, and the furore over Ed Miliband’s pledge to do something very similar four years ago. When the former Labour leader called for a 20-month price freeze in the face of rising gas and electricity costs, he was ridiculed. ...
Tories accused of stealing Labour's energy price cap promise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 11:26:37 AM
. Theresa May should give Labour a round of applause for highlighting the scandal of rip-off gas and electricity bills, the former shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after senior Conservatives confirmed their manifesto will include an energy price cap. ...
First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 12:44:26 AM
. Britain went a full day without using coal to generate electricity for the first time since the Industrial Revolution, the National Grid says. ...
UK set for first full day without coal power image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:45:43 PM
. The UK is set to spend its first full day without generating electricity from coal on Friday, the National Grid says. ...
Reactor goes here ... the £18bn Hinkley Point C starts to take shape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:05:27 PM
....Surrounded by a sea of broken rock and mounds of earth on the Somerset coast stands a small, unassuming sign that states simply “R2”. It is here that the second of two nuclear reactors will switch on in the middle of the next decade if all goes according to EDF Energy’s plan for Hinkley Point C, proving that Britain can still build new nuclear power stations and, more importantly, providing 7% of the country’s electricity. ...
Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:11:37 AM
....A National Grid spokesman said the record low is a sign of things to come, with coal-free days becoming increasingly common as the polluting fuel is phased out. Coal has seen significant declines in recent years, accounting for just 9% of electricity generation in 2016, down from around 23% the year before, as coal plants closed or switched to burning biomass such as wood pellets. ...
Swap flights for trains to Europe this summer, plus the rise of the 'fix-perts' image
....05%. UK gas and electricity customers face price rise double whammy. ...
ENERGY PRICE WARNING: Fury as firms hit customers with sneaky £400 HIKES  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:36:00 AM
....Some customers could even be forced to pay upwards of £300 to £400 a year more for their bills, it has been warned. Gas and electricity consumers who are customers of nPower, Scottish Power and Coop Online are being urged to check their bills. ...
UK gas and electricity customers face price rise double whammy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:59:19 AM
. Thousands of households are being hit with 40%-plus increases to their gas and electricity bills – far above the price hikes announced by the big energy firms in recent months. ...
UK unprepared for surge in electric car use, thinktank warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:01:11 PM
....The thinktank warned that as few as six electric vehicles located near one another, most likely in an affluent neighbourhood, could lead to such “brownouts”. Charging one car requires a similar amount of electricity as a typical home uses in three days, and simultaneous demand at a local level could damage networks without costly reinforcements. ...
UK government vows strong action to rein in energy companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:25:24 PM
. The government will take muscular action to tackle rising electricity and gas bills because energy companies are milking disadvantaged people, the business secretary has said. ...
Energy secretary to 'flex muscles' over rising bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:49:17 AM
....Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said that, owing to the imminent election, the date for this "decisive" move was being reviewed. He claimed that firms "milked" loyal customers through rising default gas and electricity tariffs. ...
A feel-bad factor as npower break into my late granny’s home image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 06:00:13 AM
. Npower broke into my grandmother’s house and removed the gas and electricity meters, despite having been told a year ago that she’d died. ...
Big six energy firms braced for government price crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:43:01 PM
.... By comparison, 1. 5m EDF customers on standard tariffs will be paying £1,160 for their gas and electricity from late June. ...
Forget driverless tech – white-van man will keep on trucking | John Naughton image
.... Technology has always been one of the forces that drive society, and technologies that historically went mainstream have usually done so because they offered great benefits to society. Think of public sanitation, vaccination, antibiotics, electricity, the internet – and, yes, maybe autonomous vehicles. ...
United Airlines shows why it's time to deplane corporate-speak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 05:59:23 AM
.... Therefore, while Staley is likely to keep his job, he should be publicly shamed. Every time electricity companies raise their prices, as EDF has done for the second time in the space of a year, bill payers hear the same vague threats issued by those with the power to act. ...
Scottish islands hold out for government U-turn on windfarm subsidies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:52:18 PM
.... The islands are also heavily dependent on expensive diesel imports for power. Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland’s energy minister, said: “Our position on island wind is both consistent and very clear – we must do all we can to enable our island communities to benefit from this substantial resource, large enough to meet 5% of total UK electricity demand, provide a significant boost to decarbonising our electricity supply, and would be worth up to £725m to local economies. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
....Almost a quarter of shareholders voted against Drax's new remuneration policy, which will apply from this year. The company's power station near Selby in north Yorkshire generates 7% of the UK's electricity. ...
Millions of EDF customers face second price rise this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:36:37 AM
....The consumer group Which? urged Theresa May to step in if energy groups, which have made a series of tariff increases in 2017, do not help households circumvent the steepest increases. EDF announced on Wednesday that customers on its dual fuel standard tariff – for accounts taking both electricity and gas – would pay 7. ...
EDF raises electricity prices for second time this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 10:24:45 AM
. Energy firm EDF is raising the price of electricity for the second time this year for customers on standard tariffs. ...
Toshiba warns over its survival as it forecasts £7bn losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:36:52 PM
....Coyne said the “lights could go out” in the future without a coherent, joined up energy policy, adding Moorside would be crucial. “The importance of Moorside can’t be underestimated as it is expected to generate 20,000 highly skilled jobs during its construction and when it is up and running – and also supply 7% of the UK’s electricity needs from 2025,” he said. ...
Price rises and pay figures to underline Brexit strain on Britons image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
....0% target. “We anticipate further upward pressures from food, clothing and utilities – the latter reflecting the fact that two major utility companies raised prices, electricity prices in particular, on the month,” said Investec’s Chris Hare. ...
Greek gloom as economy stalls amid latest bout of EU wrangling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
.... “The 37% of Greeks at risk of poverty and social exclusion really cannot make ends meet,” said Aliki Mouriki, a leading Greek sociologist. “They no longer have the means to meet basic needs, with consumption of milk and bread right down and payment of electricity bills at an all-time low. ...
UK industrial output falls in February image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 09:27:16 AM
....3%. Unexpectedly warm weather drove the change, because it led to a fall in electricity and gas demand, the ONS said. ...
Co-op Group makes loss as bank stake written off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:27:53 AM
...."We are exploring how we can enter markets that are not serving people well and challenging existing providers," he said. Retail analysts are speculating that could mean an entry into the electricity and gas business. ...
Ghetto city image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:16:43 PM
....Cities need new ways to create energy and cut down on waste, and some of the most innovative - and low-tech - solutions may well be found in the parts of town the city authorities are least likely to talk about. While some bemoan crowded commutes, for slum-dwellers it is access to basic services such as running water or electricity that is the real issue. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
....‘We don’t do ordinary,” declares the billboard at the entrance to the Battersea power station building site in London, where cranes are busy conjuring up a new world of 3,500 homes, 150 shops and 15,000 jobs from the mud. After standing derelict for decades, Giles Gilbert Scott’s majestic temple to electricity will soon be surrounded by a forest of luxury apartment blocks, some in the shape of thrashing metallic flowers by Frank Gehry, another like a writhing glass snake by Norman Foster, all clustered around a plunging piazza by Bjarke Ingels. ...
Clean sailing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:00:18 PM
....Each ferry would save about a million litres of diesel per year, helping to reduce energy costs by 60% or more, says Odd Moen, head of sales at Siemens' marine division. "The electricity to power Ampere, with its 360 passengers and 120 cars, across a six kilometre-wide fjord costs about 50 kroner (£4. ...
Clampdown on catch-up energy bills image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:52:36 PM
. Energy firms will be banned from charging catch-up bills for gas and electricity used more than 12 months earlier, under the regulator's plans. ...
Chemicals giant Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
....”. Another policy long in the group’s sights is the UK’s carbon floor price, a carbon tax on electricity generators. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
.... Siemens can still make plenty of money for itself in the UK, where the lucrative market for wind power is also being exploited by other European giants including Dong Energy, which is majority owned by the Danish state. Their income in this country is, for all practical purposes, guaranteed; the price of electricity is fixed for the first 15 years and their initial investment recouped from a surcharge on the bills paid by British households and consumers. ...
Five-minute guide to 'National Price Hike Day' image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
....April heralds another annual round of inflation-busting price hikes for everyday services, putting yet more pressure on the nation’s wallets. There is no escape with the cost of gas, electricity, broadband, council tax and a host of other charges rising from yesterday. ...
‘Cruel’ benefit cuts put pressure on grieving families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:59:17 AM
....“That money made a massive difference to us after my husband died, so I’m speaking out for all the parents who don’t know, right now, what they need to,” she says. “The money the government is cutting paid my gas, electricity and council bills, which meant we could afford to stay in our family home. ...
Citizens Advice launches new checker for customers to find right energy supplier image
....org. uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-a-better-energy-deal/compare-gas-and-electricity-prices/. ...
Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:29 PM
....SSE, which has 8. 08 million customers, had no choice over its decision to raise electricity prices by 15% as it would have lost money if it had not acted, Phillips-Davies said. ...
'Backward on pay' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:34:24 AM
.... It's impossible to make ends meet when I have more outgoings and considerably less incomings. My partner and I could not afford electricity and had to go two days without it (we are on a pre-pay meter) and he is having to work overtime, resulting in me being overtired and stressed. ...
Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....The UK has also dangled the prospect of economic support for foreign nuclear builders. French state-owned EDF, which is building two new reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset at a cost of £18bn, struck a subsidy contract with the government that will see it guaranteed twice the wholesale price of electricity for 35 years. ...
Rising prices set to push inflation over 2% Bank of England target image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
.... We expect consumer price inflation to trend markedly higher over the coming months, as sterling weakness increasingly feeds through, and overall higher oil and commodity prices impact. Additionally, several utility companies have announced electricity and/or gas price hikes in March and April. ...
Seven ways to teach your kids about money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
.... By the age of 10, they should be able to go into a shop and buy a snack or drink, and know exactly how to count out the money and the change they should receive. The next step is going on an errand to buy bread or milk, which is valuable at all ages, especially when you consider the number of teenagers who know exactly how much the latest phone or pair of trainers cost, but have no idea how much a pint of milk or an electricity bill is. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....She said the prepayment meter price cap should cut bills for millions when it comes into force in April. “Extending the cap to standard variable tariff customers eligible for the warm homes discount would be an important first step to protecting many more of those who pay over the odds for their gas and electricity. ...
Sainsbury's takes inflation hit on the chin as Aldi and Lidl loom | Nils Pratley image
....Those MPs who spent Thursday beating up the big energy suppliers in parliament may also note the supermarkets’ experience. In the electricity and gas market, price increases are being blamed on different factors – rising wholesale prices and the cost of programmes to upgrade infrastructure – but the seemingly mechanical nature of the hikes is striking. ...
UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade' image
....The committee said British households’ energy costs are not high compared to the rest of Europe. Residential electricity prices are below average, and gas prices the third lowest among 15 EU countries. ...
Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:13:08 AM
E.On clears up the past with €16bn full-year loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 08:16:40 AM
....The loss mainly reflects E. On's move away from generating electricity from fossil fuels and a greater focus on renewable energy. ...
Energy costs to soar as Big Six companies turn up the heat image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:01:00 AM
. Your combined gas and electricity tariffs could rise by as much as 10 per cent, as five out of the Big Six suppliers unleash inflation-busting price hikes. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... They will be 30 metres tall and 5 metres in diameter, the largest rotor sails ever deployed and the first to be used on a tanker. In favourable wind conditions, each rotor sail can produce the equivalent of 3MW of power, much more than the 50kW of electricity needed to turn it, said Norsepower’s CEO, Tuomas Riski. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... However, green energy payments only accounted for 10% of the rise in bills between 2003 and 2016. Most of the increase was due to rising wholesale electricity and gas prices. ...
SSE to raise electricity prices next month image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:52:44 AM
....SSE has become the latest "big six" energy supplier to raise its prices. It said average electricity prices would rise by 14. ...
Martin Lewis: ALL Big 6 standard energy bills are RIP OFF after SSE hike image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:16:00 AM
. SSE revealed costs for a typical dual fuel customer would rise by an average of £73 from April 28, as it raised electricity prices by an eye-watering 14. ...
UK households spent £180m on 'unnecessary' power capacity – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:01:24 AM
....The thinktank said a new scheme to be introduced this winter would see the annual cost jump to £387m. Jonathan Marshall, energy analyst at the ECIU, said: “The clear message from this report is that paying to boost spare capacity in Britain’s electricity system can be very expensive and potentially unnecessary. ...
'LED street lights are disturbing my sleep' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:41:48 AM
.... The lights last a lot longer. So we save electricity, by at least 50%, we save on the maintenance costs and we get a better lighting solution. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
. Millions of people are over-paying for gas and electricity because of excessive price rises by the big six energy companies, the government has admitted, as MPs of all parties demand action to stop them “ripping off” customers. ...
Greek activists target sales of homes seized over bad debts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
....The tall, bearded brothers were founding members of Den Plirono, an activist group that emerged in the early years of Greece’s economic crisis in opposition over road tolls. The organisation, which sees itself as a people’s movement, then moved into the power business – restoring the disconnected electricity supplies of more than 5,000 Greeks who could not afford to pay their bills. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
. Of course you can live a decent life without broadband, just as you can live well with a cesspit, instead of mains drainage, and a petrol generator to supply your electricity for when you want to watch television. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....Nearly half of the solar installed last year was in China, with Asia as a whole making up two-thirds of new capacity in 2016. Solar is still a relative minnow in the electricity mix of most countries, the figures show. ...
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
.... The tax changes come on top of huge cuts to subsidies that have seen new solar installations largely grind to a halt and cost thousands of jobs. Nina Schrank, a Greenpeace UK energy campaigner, said: “Schools, hospitals and businesses have installed solar panels to generate their own clean electricity. ...
SSE customers charged up to £33,000 a day by faulty smart meters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 08:59:29 AM
....SSE, one of the “big six”, said it had launched an urgent investigation into the errant devices, one of which told a customer they had exceeded their daily budget by nearly 3m%. Complaints began appearing on the SSE’s Twitter page on Friday, with dozens of customers eventually saying their meters were quoting thousands of pounds for 24 hours of gas and electricity. ...
SSE glitch: 'Smart meter said I owed thousands' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:25:34 PM
. A woman has spoken of her surprise when her smart meter quoted thousands of pounds for a day's usage of gas and electricity, due to a system error. ...
Australian housing market crash could lead to broader downturn, OECD warns image
....It recommended an emissions trading scheme be adopted if carbon reduction targets “beyond those brought about by the Direct Action Plan” were needed. “The price of carbon emissions in Australia is low, with large shares of emissions in industry, electricity, agriculture and fisheries are not priced at all. ...
All it took was an anchor … how a storm took down half the UK's electricity link to France image
....The return to full operation will be a relief to grid operators on both sides of the Channel. The link typically supplies about 5% of the UK’s electricity and brings a degree of flexibility to the energy system that helps keep the lights on and stop power prices shooting up too much. ...
Landline charges for 2m customers to be cut as telecoms watchdog steps in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:12:38 AM
.... Its chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: “Loyal customers often pay much more for their essential bills. People who stay with the same phone, broadband, gas and electricity supplier are getting a raw deal – as firms know they are less likely to shop around to get a better price. ...

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