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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
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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
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the bloc's climate goals.
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2018-02-16 04:58:43
Monday, February 5th, 2018      Leave a Comment
ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's new target of nearly doubling renewable power's share of its electricity mix by 2030 needs to be backed up by more gas-fired capacity as nuclear and coal-fired plants are retired, a top gas manager said on Monday.
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2018-02-05 13:15:07
Saturday, January 27th, 2018      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northern Hebei province plans to reduce its annual coal consumption by 5 million tonnes this year by promoting the use of clean and renewable energy, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
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2018-01-27 05:28:46
Thursday, January 18th, 2018      Leave a Comment
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will find it almost impossible to meet an ambitious new target for renewable energy use backed this week by European lawmakers, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchorzewski said on Thursday.
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2018-01-18 05:55:39
Friday, December 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.
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2017-12-29 02:02:45
Saturday, December 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved key tax credits that had been at risk of being removed, but it raised concerns about a provision that may threaten investment in the sector.
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2017-12-16 17:45:50
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of big technology, industry and power companies have called on the European Union to set a target for renewables of at least 35 percent when EU energy ministers meet next week.
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2017-12-13 06:13:15
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Government secures agreement to continue work on its proposed mechanism without direct comparison with alternative schemesThe government has secured agreement for further work to be carried out on the national energy guarantee despite resistance from South Australia and the ACT.
As flagged by Guardian Australia on Thursday, some of the Labor states wanted a detailed comparison with alternatives such as the chief scientist’s clean energy target and an emissions intensity trading scheme
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2017-11-23 20:12:35
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.
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2017-11-14 05:14:15
Monday, November 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.
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2017-11-13 05:23:38
Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
One of US’s only public events, originally billed as promoting clean energy, has since been changed to favour coal and nuclear powerThe US has changed the focus of one of its few public events at the Bonn climate talks to emphasise coal and nuclear power, in a sign of the Trump administration’s goals at the talks
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2017-11-10 10:41:38
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Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy is looking to phase out all coal power plant production by 2025 and boost the role of renewable energy as it seeks to reduce its carbon footprint, the government said on Friday.
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2017-11-10 10:38:11
Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MILAN (Reuters) - Italy called on Friday for coal power plants across the country to be phased out by 2025 and for renewable energy to play a greater role as it moves to reduce its carbon footprint.
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2017-11-10 05:57:47