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article 19 April 2014 UK
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British Gas denies staff 'paid extra for inflating bills'

The energy secretary says claims that British Gas paid its staff bonuses if they inflated customers' bills are "deeply disturbing". But the energy company denies the allegations.

article 02 April 2014 Science
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'Greenest government ever', or blowing in the wind?

As reports emerge suggesting the Conservatives may remove support for wind farms from their next manifesto, Channel 4 News tracks the ups and downs of their stormy relationship on green issues.

article 27 March 2014 UK
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'Big six' face investigation over energy bills

Ofgem says a full investigation will "once and for all clear the air" over whether the "big six" are blocking competition in the energy market - and making customers pay more for gas and electricity.

article 26 March 2014 UK
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Energy supplier SSE sacrifices profits to freeze prices

SSE, one of the 'big six' energy firms, announces a price freeze for all customers until 2016. Last year its chief executive said a freeze would "lead to unsustainable loss-making businesses".

article 26 February 2014 UK
Pylons reflected in a power station window (Reuters)
by 'Big six' told to trade fairly - will it make a difference?

Energy regulator Ofgem says it is "tearing down barriers to competition" with new rules to benefit independent suppliers. But critics say the reforms will have little immediate benefit for consumers.

article 24 January 2014 Business
David Cameron issues a warning to the European Union that imposing
Don't stand in way of fracking, Cameron tells EU

David Cameron issues a warning to the European Union that imposing "burdensome" regulations on shale gas exploration would deter investment and job creation.

post 20 January 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog EU energy crisis: prepare to abandon energy targets

Europe's collective energy needs are startling, and the only available options terrifying. We are going to abandon most of our sustainable energy targets.

video 13 January 2014 UK

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Shale gas may not be game changer - video

Energy Minister Michael Fallon admits the government does not know how much gas will be generated by fracking as he answers concerns raised by campaigner Sasha Conway.

article 04 January 2014 UK
An energy firm that hiked prices by an average of 200 in 2013, apologises after telling customers to share showers to save 34 a year.  (G)
by Energy firm apologises for telling customers to share shower

An energy firm that hiked prices by an average of 200 in 2013, apologises after telling customers to share showers to save 34 a year.