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A long-awaited report outlining recommendations designed to strengthen the UK’s competition regime has been cautiously welcomed by industry observers but described as lacking in detail. The Power to the People report by Conservative MP John Penrose has a heavy focus on streamlining regulatory processes and creating further competition where possible. It also calls for measures introduced in insurance to tackle 'loyalty penalties' to be extended to energy.
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The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
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South West, Bournemouth, South Staffs and Cambridge's non-household water businesses have been renamed as Source for Business to create a national identity for the brand.
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Thames has unveiled plans to create a wetlands next to Aylesbury wastewater treatment plant as part of broader plans for biodiversity and habitat creation across its estate
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Anglian Water has set out plans to expand its Shop Window, the company's Newmarket test bed for innovation, to trial its projects with one million customers before company-wide adoption.
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To address some of the problematic elements of decarbonisation in the water sector, this virtual innovation festival jointly hosted by Anglian, Yorkshire and Essex & Suffolk will look towards COP26
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South Staffs has engaged with farmers and land managers to trial companion crops for maize fields as part of a catchment management scheme that has seen nitrate run off reduced by 50 per cent
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SES Water has created a campaign to debunk commonly held myths about water consumption at a personal, local and global level as part of its efforts to reduce consumer demand in its region.
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In our latest review of sector coverage across the national newspapers, there is continued speculation of appeals to Ofgem’s RIIO2 final determinations by gas and transmission companies. Meanwhile, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is reported to be considering selling its stake in Thames Water. There is also coverage of government plans to force energy retailers to switch customers on to lower tariffs.
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Analysts at Barclays have predicted each of the gas and transmission networks will appeal their final determinations from Ofgem for the RIIO-2 price control. The companies have until 3 March to accept or reject the regulator's decision on their business plans.
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Thames Water and Kingston Council are embarking on a project to capture heat from effluent at a wastewater treatment site and supply it to new housing estate via a district heating network. The network will eventually be expanded to serve public and commercial buildings in Kingston town centre.
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The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has once again extended its deadline to deliver the final redeterminations for the four water companies that appealed Ofwat’s PR19 decisions. It means that gas and transmission networks mulling their own response to Ofgem’s final determinations will not be able to take account of the CMA’s stance on cost of capital.
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In the past year the representation of women in senior positions and sitting on boards increased at listed utility companies but it remains a male-dominated sector
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As part of our Countdown to COP campaign, Utility Week speaks to Iain McGuffog, director of strategy & regulation at Bristol Water. He discusses the importance of a community-led approach to reaching net zero, opportunities under Brexit and why some failures will be inevitable if ambition and innovation are truly stretching.
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