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Who’s Who in the Water Market

Water is open for business… “From April 2017, nearly every business water customer in England will be able to choose who they pay for their…

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UK Will Have Enough Energy to Meet Demands

The ex-boss of National Grid, Steve Holliday, has said that no one should fear electricity blackouts as the UK has enough energy capacity to meet…

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Ofgem Tells The Big Six Energy Suppliers Not To Raise Prices

Ofgem has warned the big six energy companies, EDF Energy, British Gas, SSE, E.On, Scottish Power and Npower, that they shouldn’t raise their prices in…

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Water Deregulation – Industry Launches Awareness Campaign

The water industry has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the new non-household retail water market in England, which deregulates in April 2017.

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Ofgem: Energy Customers May save up to £260 Without Switching

Energy market regulator Ofgem has claimed that millions of UK customers could save hundreds of pounds per year on their energy bills, without the need…

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Drax Set to Acquire Opus Energy

Power station owner Drax is set to purchase energy supplier Opus Energy in a £340m deal as part of the company’s strategy overhaul. Drax currently…

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Chancellor Keeps Carbon Tax Fixed until 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced during his first Autumn Statement that UK Carbon Price Support rates (CPS) of £18.00/tCO2e would be unchanged until…

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Paris Climate Deal Comes into Force

The Paris agreement on climate change has now come into effect. In December 2015, governments agreed to keep global temperature rise to degrees Celsius above…

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National Grid Increases UK Winter Margin Forecast

The system operator for electricity in the UK has revised upwards its capacity margin for this coming winter. Published in National Grid’s Winter Outlook report…

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Fracking given Go-ahead by Government in Lancashire

In a landmark ruling by the British government for the shale gas industry, horizontal fracking has been given the go ahead. The Communities Secretary Sajid…

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