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Water sector investors do not feel listened to by Ofwat according to its annual survey, which nevertheless showed overall support for the regulator’s policies and methods. The poll found 48 per cent of respondents did not feel the regulators was taking their views on board.
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The government should set a new target to double onshore wind capacity to 30GW by 2030, RenewableUK has urged. In a new report, the trade body set out detailed milestones for deployment of the different renewable technologies the UK will require to meet its new target to cut emissions to 78 per cent of 1990 levels by 2035.
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Eon has completed the migration of two million residential and business customers from Npower to its new retail brand, Eon Next. The company said the migration has been completed in less than a year, despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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The government has confirmed the fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round will open to applications in December 2021, saying the announcement would “provide further clarity to prospective participants”. Alongside the announcement, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy also published its response to a consultation on changes to supply chain plans and contract terms.
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Yorkshire Water is adding more than 4,000 square metres of ponds to one of its wastewater treatment sites that will use 25 different species of plant to remove phosphorous from the water before it is returned to the environment. The plants have been selected to promote diverse habitats, with particular attention given to creating environments which support bees and other pollinators.
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Wales and West Utilities has argued the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) final decision on the PR19 appeals by water companies has “no material bearing” on its grounds for appeal against Ofgem’s final determinations for the RIIO2 price controls. The gas distribution network's submission to the CMA was in stark contrast to its fellow appellants.
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Better understanding of how to use the eco-settings on home appliances as well as choosing appropriate products for a household is essential to cut water and energy usage, according to the head of manufacturers association AMDEA
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The utilities sectors lag behind the national averages for representation of staff with disabilities, those from ethnic minority backgrounds, women and young people according to data analysis by Energy & Utility Skills.
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Six projects, representing 5.5GW of offshore wind, that were successful in the last Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction have now passed their “milestone requirement”. However, two of the projects that secured contracts in the October 2019 third allocation round have now had these agreements terminated after failing prove they were on track.
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In Utility Week’s latest round-up of people moves across the sector, the Heat Trust gets a new managing director; a former Centrica director is to head up Energy UK’s Vulnerability Commitment and the first chair of the UK Infrastructure Bank is unveiled.
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Northumbrian's Innovation Festival returns for its fifth year with a hybrid of small physical hubs feeding into an online global event. Sprints, data hacks and workshops will focus on sector wide challenges with participants from within and outside of the water industry coming together.
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After the successful first round of the Innovation in Water Challenge, entries to Ofwat's main innovation competition have opened for water companies and partnerships to win up to £10 million towards finding solutions to sector-wide challenges
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Ofgem has rejected protestations by energy retailer Symbio that a £100,000 penalty for failing to pay into renewables schemes on time was disproportionate. Symbio said the regulator had “failed to make sufficient allowance for the particular challenges posed by Covid" for smaller retailers.
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Severn Trent will begin paying water retailers to encourage their customers to use less water during times of high demand. The trial, aimed at reducing demand during the summer, will offer a number of incentives including peak-demand alerts and cash incentives to lower consumption at key times.
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