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UK energy - where are we at?

Posted by kcumming — 6 December 2013 at 2:16pm - Comments
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What a month for the Big 6! Whether cuts to energy efficiency measures, a green light for unabated coal burning, fracking tax breaks that lock in the UK’s reliance on gas, or the multi-billion pound windfall due to companies like EDF and Centrica from an unchanged carbon floor price, the energy giants have won another round at the expense of ordinary people.

Government kicks clean electricity into the long grass

Posted by Richardg — 23 November 2012 at 5:39pm - Comments
Giant energy bill outside Centrica offices
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Giant energy bill outside Centrica offices

If a year is a long time in politics, then 2016 is a lifetime away. Yet the government has decided not to commit the UK to clean electricity until after the next election.

Greenpeace on the energy omnishambles

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18 October, 2012

Centrica’s latest spin still doesn’t address the real issues

Posted by petespeller — 4 May 2012 at 6:04pm - Comments
World's biggest energy bill blocks the entrace to Centrica's HQ
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World's biggest energy bill blocks the entrace to Centrica's HQ

Since we shut down their head office on Monday, British Gas owner Centrica have replied to the thousands of people who emailed them about their overreliance on gas, their lack of investment in renewables and their failure to bring energy bills under control. But whilst they talk a good game, their spin fails to address the real issues.

New report shows how Big Six energy utilities are spending your money

Posted by Lawrence Carter — 22 April 2012 at 5:53pm - Comments
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Across the UK millions of families and businesses are feeling the economic squeeze.

As anybody who has recently received their bill for last winter will be painfully aware, soaring costs of energy are a huge reason for this.

Shocking new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for Greenpeace, shows that most of the Big Six energy utilities haven’t been investing money from customer bills in a way that brings energy prices under control and secures a clean energy supply for the UK.

Tonight: Climate Zombie Bingo

Posted by Graham Thompson — 9 February 2012 at 6:18pm - Comments
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Since Lord Lawson’s climate denial group the Global Warming Policy Foundation gave up on disputing climate science and moved on to disputing climate economics, a whole new army of zombie arguments have started lurching their way across the internet in search of mainstream media exposure and brains to consume. We're worried an entire legion of the undead might appear in ‘Tonight: The Cost of Going Green’ on ITV at 7.30pm.

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