Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Bill payers missing out on £2.2BN

Comments Off | 10-10-2015

New data reveals there is a staggering £2.2 billion worth of savings available to households in the UK if they simply switch their energy supplier.
As colder weather sets in, the Government revealed new figures estimating that 11 million households still stand to save £200 or more by switching their gas and electricity supplier.
However a recent

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£2 billion support for Hinkley Point C

Comments Off | 09-23-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has insisted new nuclear power stations are essential to make sure the lights stay on, as he gave the green light to the initial government guarantee for the first such plant in Britain for 20 years.
While on a five day tour of China, the Chancellor announced the new government

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The first ever Capacity Market auction official results have been released today

Comments Off | 01-2-2015

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has now officially confirmed the results of the first ever Capacity Market Auction, which is great news for consumers as fierce competition drove costs down below expected levels.
The result from the auction that closed late on Thursday 18 December ensures that enough of our existing

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The UK government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. This page is updated regularly.

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014 and quickly spread to Liberia.
Ebola haemorrhagic fever is a rare but severe disease caused by the Ebola virus. Ebola is highly transmissible by direct contact with organs or bodily fluids of living or dead infected persons and animals.
The UK government is closely monitoring the outbreak

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The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting India with a trade delegation to build on UK-India business, educational and cultural links.

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, will today begin a 3-day visit to India with a 40-strong trade delegation to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government’s focus on economic growth. He will be joined by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. It is the first high-level

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£8.5 million issued for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first two weeks

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

£8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks, according to industry estimates.
The figure represents a £6 million surge from the first week, during which £2.6 million was issued to households in England and Wales.
A total 2821 applications have been made for the Green Deal

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UK calls for constructive engagement on World Bank Roghun report

Comments Off | 06-24-2014

A Foreign Office spokesperson said:
We welcome the 17 June publication of The World Bank’s draft independent report on the Roghun hydropower project and the associated technical studies. These are comprehensive and considered assessments which we will study carefully.
We encourage all states concerned to consider these reports carefully and to take part in the planned World Bank-led

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Stobart Biomass fined £14,000 over waste wood pollution risk

Comments Off | 06-10-2014

A Penrith-based wood biomass company has been fined £14,000 after one of its waste wood stores in Hull caused a risk of pollution.
Stobart Biomass Products Ltd, which has its headquarters on the Penrith Industrial Estate in Haweswater Road, Penrith, was handed the fine on Tuesday 3 June by Hull and Holderness Magistrates Court.
The firm was

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Finance Bill 14 brings in new tax changes

Comments Off | 03-28-2014

The government has published Finance Bill 2014, legislation implementing tax changes announced during the last year.

The bill contains measures which demonstrate government’s commitment to a tax system that delivers its long-term economic plan by helping hardworking households, supporting growth and clamping down on tax avoidance and evasion, including:

increasing the tax-free Personal Allowance to £10,000

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PPL Corp. completes acquisition of the UK’s Central Networks electricity distribution business

Comments Off | 04-4-2011

PPL Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Central Networks electricity distribution business, the second-largest such business in the United Kingdom, announced the US based firm Friday.
PPL, through a U.K. subsidiary, acquired Central Networks from E.ON UK plc for $5.7 billion in cash, inclusive of certain permitted pre-closing adjustments, and $800 million of

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