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Unequal electricity and gas policy costs and taxes must be tackled in order to encourage consumers to switch to low-carbon heating options, the government’s leading heat policy official has told Utility Week. David Capper also hinted that the government is examining a phase-out date for fossil fuel heating systems
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April was a record month for customers switching away from large energy suppliers to small and medium-sized retailers, new figures from Electralink show. It also represented a 29 per cent increase in switching compared to the same month last year, when the country was in the grip of the pandemic.
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Ofwat is inviting water companies, their customers and consumer groups to share their experiences of service during the pandemic to better understand how support could be improved for those in financial difficulty, struggling with emotional wellbeing or without online access.
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David Porter, chief executive of the AEP and Utility Week's newly crowned Industry Champion of 2011, is on the brink of uniting the AEP, ERA and UKBCSE into a single organisation. He talks to Janet Wood.
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Switzerland's plans to abandon nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima accident are not yet set in stone - and depend on the results of debates, consultations and a referendum. Siân Crampsie says it's not game over yet
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A drought order granted to South East Water by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs last month has not been used, because heavy rain over Christmas alleviated the crisis.
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EDF Energy and Npower have insisted that their billing system upgrades are heading in the right direction, but neither company has ruled out seeking compensation from their suppliers.
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The chief inspector of drinking water has accused Water UK of sending muddled messages and making"disingenuous" claims about the sector's work on water quality.
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More than 350,000 homes and businesses were off electricity supply last week as gales battered much of the UK. While most were reconnected within 24 hours, several thousand properties were left without power for more than a day.
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Scottish electricity grid companies have attacked proposals by energy regulator Ofgem for reform of the charging regime for using electricity transmission ­networks.
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The gas industry has warned Ofgem that its proposals for the immediate reform of the gas cash-out regime in an emergency could backfire and cost consumers more.
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The solar sector remains deeply divided over the continuing feed-in tariff (FIT) wrangle, with some firms arguing that a drawn-out legal challenge and appeal process is more damaging for the industry than the proposed cuts.
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THE European Commission has drafted a plan ensuring cash-strapped international nuclear fusion project ITER would have funding of Euro EUR2.573 billion from 2014 to 2018.
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