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UK government’s Energy Bill goes for second reading

The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.

UK energy regulator announces major electricity and gas upgrade

UK energy regulator Ofgem yesterday announced a major, £24.2 billion investment in the country’s electricity and gas networks over the next eight years.

UK Energy Secretary defends government record on energy costs

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey defended the government’s position on energy yesterday, arguing that its climate change policies only account for a small fraction of the typical household fuel bill.

UK government promises consumer security in smart meter rollout

The UK government yesterday outlined new rules to protect consumers’ privacy and security as smart meters are rolled out across the country over the next seven years.

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Mitsubishi hooks up Orkney Islands to giant battery

Mitsubishi hooks up Orkney Islands to giant battery

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is joining forces with SSE to test a large, container-sized lithium-ion rechargeable battery for energy storage on the Orkney Islands.

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill laid before Parliament

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey put the details of government’s long awaited Energy Bill before Parliament today, which promises to revolutionise the country’s energy market.

UK industries to be shielded from Energy Bill cost rises

UK industries to be shielded from Energy Bill cost rises

As UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey today officially unveils the government’s long-awaited Energy Bill, he confirmed that energy intensive industries will be exempted from increased costs.

UK energy efficiency plan published alongside Energy Bill

UK energy efficiency plan published alongside Energy Bill

Alongside the Energy Bill published today, the UK government is also laying out proposals to radically improve the country’s energy efficiency.

UK Energy Secretary seeks to allay concerns of small energy suppliers

UK Energy Secretary seeks to allay concerns of small energy suppliers

On the day that the UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill is officially launched, Energy Secretary Ed Davey is hosting a summit for small, independent energy supplier to voice their concerns.

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Ofgem plugs £45 million into low-carbon technologies

Ofgem plugs £45 million into low-carbon technologies

UK energy regulator Ofgem is investment £45.5 million in five diverse projects from an intelligent socket to control electric vehicle charging to ways of making it easier and cheaper to hook up renewables to the grid.