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Growth in distributed generation could cost ‘Big Six’ billions


Distributed generation and energy efficiency measures could wipe up to £4.6 billion from the revenues of Britain’s “big six” power companies over the next ten years, according to a new report....

Public back state ownership of utilities, says YouGov poll


More than two-thirds of voters think power companies such be nationalised, according to a poll by YouGov.

New UK wind record as survey shows strong public backing


Britain’s wind farms generated a record 7.3GW of power on Sunday 7 December, according to figures from National Grid, as a survey showed strong backing for the erection of more turbines.

European Energy Union ‘needs to focus on market integration’


Barriers that are blocking interconnectivity must be torn down to move the European Union towards an “Energy Union”, according to a paper by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Low-carbon policies ‘to add £175 to domestic bills in 2030’


Investment in low-carbon electricity production and the raising of the carbon price will add £175 to household energy bills by 2030, a new report has found.

Energy complaints soaring says ombudsman


Britain’s energy ombudsman received 5,102 complaints about power companies during November, the third highest total on record.

Sector Round Up - 16/12/2014


This week's top stories include; Hornsea offshore wind project wins consent, Triodos extends share issue for two new wind farms and ScottishPower Renewables in Schneider deal.

IEA calls for greater energy market integration


The European Union (EU) must build more interconnectors to create a truly integrated single energy market, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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