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‘Big six’ companies left behind as Octopus Energy, Bulb and Utility Warehouse take first three places Two small energy suppliers have left the “big six” trailing when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to the biggest survey of its kind.The success of Octopus Energy and Bulb sends a message to larger, more established players such as British Gas and Npower that customers will look elsewhere if they do not feel they are being treated properly, said the price comparison and switching service uSwitch
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2018-02-19 00:30:05
1 week ago      Leave a Comment
Paul Brannen says Britain needs more trees not least because wood is a raw material that can be used by the emerging bioeconomy; while Peter Price defends Sheffield city council’s tree-planting policyJohn Vidal is absolutely correct in identifying the multiple benefits of agro-forestry (A eureka moment – we’re finally planting trees again, 13 February) but these benefits need to also be unleashed in the developed world, not only in Africa, Asia and South America
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2018-02-16 10:25:03
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018      Leave a Comment
STRASBOURG (Reuters) - European lawmakers backed a long-awaited deal to reform the EU's carbon market after 2020 on Tuesday and shore up prices in the bloc's flagship tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from some 12,000 industrial and power installations.
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2018-02-06 05:42:36
Monday, January 8th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Falling costs, Chinese dominance and competition in battery technology are some of the main developments to monitor in 2018It’s been a rollercoaster year for renewables. The price of solar and wind plummeted, China smashed its target for solar installations – but Donald Trump also withdrew the US from the Paris climate agreement
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2018-01-08 05:17:48
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change.
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2017-12-12 10:09:42
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm.Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of renewables at Innogy SE, part of the company that owns the UK energy supplier npower, said offshore windfarms had become mainstream and were destined to become even cheaper because of new, bigger turbines
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2017-11-22 09:37:07
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Expert says analysis shows need for more orderly transition from fossil fuels, with more notice of closure of coal plants South Australia’s renewables-heavy electricity market has been turned upside down, moving from importing power to exporting it, and from having some the most expensive wholesale prices in the country to having some of the cheapest
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2017-11-08 00:49:29
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power.
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2017-10-31 05:04:33
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel credits (D6) hit $1.00 in early trading on Wednesday, traders said, as prices continue to surge in the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to back off program reforms.
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2017-10-25 10:51:23
Monday, October 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term clarity on price floor if they are to replace coal power plantsTwo of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy
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2017-10-23 00:01:11
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Any support for Coalition’s national energy guarantee needs to defend ‘50% renewable energy target by 2030’Labor’s major environmental lobby group has endorsed the ALP reaching a bipartisan position with the Turnbull government on energy policy, but warned that a deal should not be at any price
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2017-10-22 21:54:59
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Opposition leaves itself room to move on Coalition’s national energy guarantee while zeroing in on promised price reductionsMalcolm Turnbull has acknowledged there are “many impacts” on a household energy bill after being pursued by Labor about whether he could guarantee the power price reductions floated under his proposed energy policy
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2017-10-18 03:13:30
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.
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2017-10-16 22:47:10
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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.
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2017-10-03 16:08:35
Thursday, September 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prices for U.S. renewable fuel credits continued to tumble on Thursday, traders said, on reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was considering a plan that would significantly increase the amount of credits on the market.
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2017-09-28 12:25:32