Utilities

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Ofgem considers subsidy to level energy costs for prepayment and direct debit customers
Regulator defends suppliers who have forced people on to meters

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

31, Jan, 2023 @4:13 PM

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US utilities shut off power to millions amid record corporate profits – report
Largest utilities spent billions on stock buybacks, dividend payments to shareholders and executive salaries, analysis finds

Tom Perkins

30, Jan, 2023 @5:01 AM

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National Grid stands down coal power plants readied to help France
Drax and one EDF unit had been warmed up in response to request over strike concerns and not cold snap

Jasper Jolly and Alex Lawson

26, Jan, 2023 @5:17 PM

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National Grid set to pay £3m to households and businesses as part of energy-saving scheme
‘Demand flexibility scheme’, which launched on Monday, to operate between 4.30pm and 6.30pm

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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National Grid to pay households and businesses to cut electricity use again
Great Britain’s network operator looking to save up to 341MW between 4.30pm-6pm on Tuesday

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:16 PM

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National Grid to pay UK homes and businesses to cut electricity use again on Tuesday – as it happened
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as period of cold weather continues to weigh on energy system

Jasper Jolly

23, Jan, 2023 @4:22 PM

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The latest hot potato? Gas stoves. Will the culture wars never end? | Emma Beddington
Never ones to let the flames of a culture war go unfanned, Republican politicians have waded into the argument over an imaginary plan to ban gas hobs, writes Emma Beddington

Emma Beddington

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Stop forcing people on to prepayment meters, UK minister urges suppliers
Grant Shapps tells firms to stop pushing consumers on to pre-paid tariffs amid threat to ‘name and shame’ worst offenders

Miles Brignall

22, Jan, 2023 @10:28 AM

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UK energy bills to fall to about £2,200 from July as wholesale gas costs drop
Mild weather in Europe reduces gas demand but bills will remain higher than 2021 energy price cap

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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British Gas vows to halt remote switches of customers to prepayment meters
Firm pledges £10m in extra support but is not ending forced installation of devices in person

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Put all of National Grid under state control, net zero campaigners urge
Investors paid almost £9bn in dividends and share buyback schemes over last five years, report has revealed

Phillip Inman

15, Jan, 2023 @5:15 PM

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‘Recycling’ plan aims to replace water from Thames with treated sewage
Thames Water puts forward controversial proposals to utilise major effluent plant to tackle shortages

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @12:39 PM

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