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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 and cheaper to heat, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) […]

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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

UK Energy

SSE blames rise in wholesale gas prices and low energy consumption for expected loss in first half of 2013

Perth-based electricity and gas company SSE, which operates mainly in the UK and Ireland, stated today that its retail arm is expected to report a loss on its

Fuel poverty could cause energy 'rationing'

UK household energy consumption drops by 24.7%

Household energy usage in England and Wales has fallen by almost a quarter since 2005, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. ONS area based analysis

Renewable Energy

German renewables group Entrade acquires bio-energy firm Agnion

German renewables specialist The Entrade Group said today it had acquired bio-energy plants operator Agnion Energy Inc from its owners for an undisclosed amount. Entrade agreed this month to


National Grid to pour $40m into Clean Line Energy

National Grid Plc (LON:NG), UK's gas and electricity network operator, said it would make an equity investment of $40m (€31m) in US-based green-energy focused transmission lines developer Clean

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Platts aquires Swiss energy price information firm Kingsman

US McGraw-Hill Companies Inc (NYSE:MHP) said its New York-based energy and petrochemicals arm Platts had finalised the purchase of Swiss price information and analytics provider Kingsman SA. The buyer

Gas Pipeline

Two investor groups agree to acquire energy trader LDH Energy

Dutch commodities trader Louis Dreyfus Commodities BV and US hedge fund Highbridge Capital Management LLC have agreed to dispose of their energy trading joint venture Louis Dreyfus Highbridge

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UK utility SSE increases its stake in Wind Towers to 80.1%

British energy group SSE Plc (LON:SSE) said today it had entered into an agreement to buy the 40.05% stake in Wind Towers Ltd currently held by Marsh Wind

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British Gas reports 23% growth in profit for first half

Utility group Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), which owns residential energy supplier British Gas, announced today a 15% increase in profit for the first half of the year and a

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