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In our latest review of sector coverage in the national newspapers, ministers are expected to lay out details of an automatic switching plan in July. Meanwhile, BP and Orsted are said to be locked in a battle over conflicting green energy projects in the North Sea, and there is an interview with the head of the new UK Infrastructure Bank.
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Good Energy’s new chief executive has heavily criticised fellow disruptor brand Bulb over the latter’s approach to providing renewable energy. Nigel Pocklington, who took over from founder Juliet Davenport in May, said "the reality doesn't bear out" some of Bulb's green claims.
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David Black has written to chief executives to remind them of their responsibilities surrounding the use and monitoring of combined sewer overflows. Ofwat's interim chief executive stressed that the regulator would use enforcement powers if companies did not comply voluntarily
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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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43 per cent of people are worries they can't afford their next fuel bill, according to a survey of 2,000 people by Citizens Advice. The charity is now handling 500 fuel-related problems each day and has urged consumers to check they are getting support they are entitled to from energy suppliers and government.
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With five days to go before applications for funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund (LEAF) scheme close, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has announced the first 82 local energy projects to win funding from the £10 million scheme. The 82 projects will share £4 million in funding.
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In a water white paper published last month, government pledged to shake up the water industry. It set out plans that would eventually allow all non-domestic customers to choose their supplier, exposing water companies to competition in many cases for the first time. The government wants companies to be more responsive to customers and the environment, but has it done enough to make sure water remains affordable, and will it give companies and customers the tools they need to manage demand? Have your say in our live webchat, starting at 3pm. The webchat will scroll in a "Cover It Live" panel immediately below this paragraph. To have your say, use the comment box in the panel - no login required.
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