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Boiler manufacturers will be issued with mandatory targets to ensure that a proportion of the home heating devices they sell are heat pumps, the government has proposed. In one of the suite of documents released on Tuesday (19 October) alongside its Net Zero Strategy, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the mechanism is intended to kickstart the development of the UK's heat pump supply chain.
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Elexon has decided to expel business-only energy supplier MA Energy from the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC) subject to approval by Ofgem. In a circular published this week, the code administrator said the decision followed the supplier's failure to sufficiently reduce its credit cover percentage after going into credit default.
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A “disproportionately high” number of written complaints received by Thames Water skewed the sector’s overall performance in 2020/21, a report by CCWater has revealed. The consumer group’s annual report compares the performance of water companies on the number of written complaints they received per 10,000 connections, as well as assessing how well complaints were handled. It found that complaints from households to the water industry rose for the third successive year, with an 11% increase on 2019/20.
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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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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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