2012 July news archive


26 July

RSPB to determine suitability of proposed wind turbine site with mast

Electrical dischargeConservation group RSPB has been granted planning permission to put up a meteorological mast at the site of a proposed wind turbine. To be constructed at Sandy Ridge, Bedfordshire, the mast will gather and deliver data and will allow the RSPB and Ecotricity - one of Britain's green energy suppliers - to determine whether the site ...

25 July

"Exciting time" for green energy industry, CEO of green energy UK claims

Green Energy PlugThe CEO of  one of Britain's green energy suppliers has claimed that it is an "exciting time" to be in the green energy industry. However, Douglas Stewart, CEO of green energy UK, has also claimed that now is the time for energy suppliers to start delivering clean energy to the masses. Figures released by Bloomberg New ...

23 July

House of Commons ECCC raise Energy Bill concerns in new report

Electricty pylonThe House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee (ECCC) has published a new report regarding the UK Government's draft of the proposed Energy Bill. MPs have stated that the proposals could bring about unnecessary extra costs for consumers, deter potential investors and lead to less competition within the energy market. The Energy Bill proposes ...

20 July

Half of UK homes have switched on heating in past month, nPower finds

Yellow flamePeople across the United Kingdom have resorted to turning on their heating in a bid to deal with the cold, wet spells experienced this summer, according to a research carried out by nPower - one of the country's major green energy suppliers, through its Juice tariff. It was found that around 50 per cent of ...

19 July

Edgeley Green Power submit planning application for renewable power station

Electricty pylonPlans for a power station which could provide renewable energy by burning vegetable oil, plant oil and animal fat have been revealed. Edgeley Green Power - one of the UK's many green energy suppliers - has submitted plans for the £20 million plant. Located in Shoreham, West Sussex, if approved the plant could provide enough ...

18 July

Renewable subsidy announcement delayed

House inside a lightbulbWidespread criticism has been directed at The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) after it took the decision to delay an announcement on the amount of subsidy renewable energy initiatives would receive. Although ministers were expected to reveal the amount of support renewable energy projects would receive from the government - from April next ...

13 July

Good Energy reveals plans to list shares on AIM

Green Energy PlugOne of the United Kingdom's most prominent green energy suppliers is set to list its shares on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) - a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange - according to an article published by Swindon Business News. Chippenham-based Good Energy will list its shares on the market after eight years of listing ...

11 July

Amount of consumers planning to switch suppliers falls, DECC report claims

Electricty pylonA new report, published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), has indicated that consumer interest in changing energy suppliers has decreased. It featured a survey of in excess of 2,100 energy consumers based in the United Kingdom. The results displayed that just 33 per cent of customers stated that they were planning ...

09 July

EDF's gas storage site to be operated by trading arm

Gas ringEDF Energy - one of the big six energy companies - has announced that its expanded gas storage site, located at Hill Top Farm, Cheshire, will be run by the company's trade arm, EDF Trading, according to an article published by Reuters. Work on the site's first storage cavern was suspended in April - having ...

09 July

British Gas and AlertMe launch Remote Heating Control

Yellow flameBritish Gas - one of the big six energy companies - has teamed up with smart meter specialist, AlertMe, to launch a remote heating control system, according to an article published by BusinessGreen. Smart-phone based, the Remote Heating Control could potentially enable customers to save in excess of £100 per year. It features a programmable ...

06 July

E.ON puts end to doorstop sales

LightbulbAll of the big six energy companies have now stopped doorstop selling following E.ON's announcement that it will cease partaking in the practice, according to an article published by This Is Money. E.ON has taken the decision as part of its "Reset" review which will see a host of changes made; one of these changes ...

05 July

Locals to have their say on E.ON's proposed 24 turbine wind farm

House inside a lightbulbOne of the big six energy companies has revealed plans to consult residents of Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, over the lay-out of a proposed 24 turbine wind farm, according to an article published by The Northern Echo. E.ON's proposed design will see two groups of seven wind turbines and one featuring 17 positioned a mile ...

04 July

Ovo implement price cuts while First Utility reveal price rises

Electrical dischargeEnergy supplier Ovo has announced a price cut for both new customers, as well as for its customers choosing to renew their existing dual fuel deals, according to an article published by Aol. A cut of 4.5 per cent, it will see the average household pay around £1,088 annually for a New Energy dual fuel ...

03 July

Nuclear expansion could boost economy by £5 billion, EDF report states

Electricty pylonEDF Energy - one of the big six energy companies - has revealed in a report that an expansion of the UK's nuclear reactor fleet could boost the economy by around £5 billion, according to an article published by Reuters. Around 32,000 jobs could also be created by any expansion. However, EDF revealed that investors ...

02 July

E.ON set to receive Gazprom gas price cut

Blue flames of gasE.ON - one of the big six energy companies - is set to receive a gas price cut from natural gas exporter, Gazprom, according to an article published by Bloomberg Businessweek. The price cut is set to be "conceptually the same" as the one Wingas - a joint venture between Wintersall and Gazprom - received ...