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Macquarie has signaled its determination to plough capital into the water sector's whipping boy Southern Water as it continues its struggle to "become brilliant at the basics". Industry analyst Nigel Hawkins examines the bid and its background.
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NI Water has urged government to back its business plans that include opportunities for other stakeholders to utilise its infrastructure and resources to achieve shared climate change mitigation goals.
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Vodafone's head of innovation Danny Kelly tells Utility Week about its new software platform that he says will allow water companies to combine data from both new hardware and legacy assets to create smarter networks.
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Utility Week hears initial thoughts from the water sector on the first draft of Defra’s strategic policy statement to Ofwat, with commentators warning that it lacks the detail required to trigger the investment needed at PR24 if the government is serious about tackling river pollution and decarbonisation.
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The government is set to launch a review into how green electricity tariffs are marketed by suppliers. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said it would issue a call for evidence in the retail strategy following concerns over the way suppliers market their green electricity tariffs. Specifically, there are worries some may be overstating the environmental impact of their green credentials.
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It's been a long, slow process improving our housing stock. In the new-build sector, the government has taken immense care to keep housebuilders on side. Those builders have had years of warning of when energy efficiency standards will be tightened, and a roadmap towards still better standards in future that could not be clearer. Nonetheless, housebuilders have complained that capital costs will increase, and prices will go up for buyers.
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Forget a substantial public subsidy, the Thames Tideway Tunnel is likely to be financed by Thames Water customers and pseudo-PFI investors, says Nigel Hawkins
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When designing default tariffs for the water retail market, Ofwat must protect customers while allowing competition to flourish, says Sam Williams
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In preparation for retail market opening, Philip Boyle argues water companies should be required to clean up their data or new entrants will stay away and competition will fail
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Ofwat's section 13 proposals have so horrified water firms that a Competition Commission showdown looks inevitable, says Clive Mottram.
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