Category: Consumer affairs

National Grid taps shareholders to help fund £60bn low-carbon energy switch

Infrastructure firm raises £6.8bn to connect homes to renewable energy sources across US and UKNational Grid has tapped shareholders for nearly £7bn to fund a £60bn spending spree to upgrade its networks to cope with the switch to low-carbon energy on …

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UK heat pump adopters open up homes to encourage others to ditch gas boilers

VisitAHeatPump service allows householders to look and ask questions about low-carbon systemUK householders considering swapping their gas boiler for an electric heat pump could see how they work by visiting an early adopter in their area.A new servic…

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‘Greener, cheaper, much warmer’ – heat pump owners laud their new system

Report finds users even in Victorian properties and older rural homes are noticing cheaper bills and warmer homesGillian Woodward, 50, says her house has been “completely transformed for the better” by installing an air source heat pump. Woodward, a co…

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UK windfarm red tape to cost billpayers £1.5bn a year, say analysts

Analysis finds Treasury rules on new windfarms likely to stifle energy generation and keep bills highNew offshore windfarms will be strangled by government red tape, costing UK billpayers £1.5bn a year, an analysis has found.The latest government aucti…

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UK billpayers may pick up tab for green levies as energy price cap ends

Minister hints at government uncertainty as Jacob Rees-Mogg warns against ‘sly’ reintroduction of chargesConsumers are in line to pay an extra £170 in green levies as the government’s energy price cap comes to an end for most billpayers.John Glen, the …

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