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Growth in distributed generation could cost ‘Big Six’ billions

16/12/2014

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

16/12/2014

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

16/12/2014

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’

16/12/2014

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’

16/12/2014

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

16/12/2014

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

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

09/12/2014

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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