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8 Member States Drag Their Feet on EU Internal Energy Market

Eight Member States are being slow to take the necessary measures to complete the internal EU energy market by 2014. To achieve this, timely and complete transposition of EU legislation on the single market of gas and electricity into national

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Petrol and Gas Production Down in the UK But Low Carbon Energy Grows

UK primary energy production fell by a record 14 per cent in 2011 to 136.3 million tonnes of oil equivalent, following sharp falls in output from the UK Continental Shelf as a result of maintenance activity and slowdowns. On an

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Offshore Wind Energy Drives European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly. The

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EDF is First Major UK Energy Supplier to Cut Prices

EDF Energy has announced it will cut gas prices by 5%, making it the first major energy supplier to lower prices this year. The move, effective from 7 February, follows in the footsteps of smaller energy firms Co-operative Energy and

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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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Bord Gais Energy Index 5% Higher For 2011 as Oil Price Reaches 150 Year High

A decrease in both gas and electricity prices drove the Bord Gais Energy Index 1% lower for the month of December but it was 5% higher for 2011 as a whole. The ongoing European sovereign debt crisis, fears about global

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PrePayment Meters For Gas and Electricity

Payzone, Ireland’s largest consumer payments network, has introduced a new ‘top up’ payments solution, that will support the roll-out of modern PrePayment Meters (PPMs) in the gas and electricity markets. Installations of the new PrePayment Meters to eligible electricity customers

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CER Introduces Flagging System to Tackle ‘Debt Hopping’

The Commission for Energy Regulation has decided to implement a debt flagging facility within the Irish gas and electricity market to alert energy companies when customers wishing to switch suppliers already have outstanding energy bills. The flagging mechanism will apply

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Bord Gais Continues to Invest in Power Generation Assets

Bord Gais Eireann is showing strong growth in its gas and electricity businesses, continued development of new assets and a significant increase in its energy customer numbers. Despite the challenging domestic environment, the company performed well in 2010. Turnover grew

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Share of Renewables in the EU27 Energy Supply Almost Doubled Between 1999 and 2009

In 2009, oil remained the main source of energy in the EU27, with a share of 37% in the total gross inland energy consumption. However, there have been changes in the mix of sources contributing to gross inland energy consumption

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