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UK Energy Firms Could Owe Millions in Compensation

Four million complaints were received last year by the UK’s ‘big six’ energy companies – British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, SSE and Scottish Power – and tens of thousands were still unresolved after eight weeks, according to a new

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British Gas Fined £1 Million by Ofgem

UK energy regulator Ofgem has imposed a £1 million penalty on British Gas Business after an investigation found that the company had misreported the amount of electricity supplied under the Government’s Renewables Obligation. The error was caused by British Gas’s

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Ofgem Proposes Radical Overhaul of UK Energy Supply Market

UK energy market regulator Ofgem is proposing sweeping away complex and unfair pricing practices and requiring the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to auction up to 20% of their electricity generation output following a major review of the sector. Ofgem’s review

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Watchdog to Investigate UK Retail Energy Market

UK energy watchdog Ofgem has released its latest Electricity and Gas Supply Market Report, which indicates that that the margin on a standard dual fuel tariff is now around £90, an increase of 38% from September. Whilst Ofgem would expect

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First Ever Renewable Gas From Sewage Sent to British Grid

British households are now cooking and heating their homes for the first time with renewable gas produced from sewage. Biomethane gas from Didcot sewage works in Oxfordshire will produce enough renewable gas to supply up to 200 homes. The landmark

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Geology Research Group Scoops NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award

The Fault Analysis Group, a leading research group within the UCD School of Geological Sciences, has been presented with the NovaUCD 2010 Innovation Award. The award was presented to the group in recognition of its successes in the establishment of

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111.4 Million European Households Will Have Smart Meters by 2015

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of smart electricity meters in Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17.9% between 2009 and 2015 to reach 111.4 million at

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