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British Gas Business fined £5.6m following investigation into switching and renewal procedures

UK regulator of electricity and gas markets Ofgem reported on Thursday that following an investigation into switching and renewal processes conducted by British Gas Business, the regulator found that the energy supplier had prevented non-domestic customers from switching to other […]

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Ofgem asks competition authorities to investigate the UK energy market

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets ( Ofgem) a non-ministerial government department and an independent National Regulatory Authority formed to protect the interests of existing


Green Deal, Energy Company Obligation schemes help UK households to become more energy efficient

Over half a million householders in the UK have received help from the government's Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes to make their homes warmer, greener


Green Investment Bank and SG Equipment Finance to invest £50m in energy efficiency projects

An alliance between the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) will see GBP50m of finance provided for energy efficiency projects, with

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Department for Energy and Climate Change extends Green Deal home improvement scheme

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced on Wednesday that it has extended the Green Deal cash-back scheme for UK householders who carry out


How Going Green can Save You Money

Going green is no longer the preserve of lentil-weavers – the idea has entered the mainstream consciousness. Admittedly for many, it’s more about self-preservation than planet-preservation, as a

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Thriev introduces private hire electric cars in London, powered by British Gas charging network

UK energy supplier British Gas announced on Wednesday that its city-wide charging network will power a fleet of 20 zero-emission, fully-electric BYD e6 cars that has

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Catapult, Crown Estate launch project to improve UK offshore wind performance

A major new collaboration programme designed to improve UK wind turbine operational performance has been launched by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and The Crown Estate,

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Association introduces free Renewables Marketplace platform

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) announced on Monday that it has launched Renewables Marketplace, a free online platform designed to encourage new partnerships between the renewables industry and

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UK government supports shale gas developments with business tax breaks for local authorities

Councils in England will be allowed to keep all the business rates collected from shale gas sites, which could be worth up to GBP1.7m annually for

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