Utilities

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Big five UK energy companies turning away new customers
Home movers and customers seeking better service wrongly told to stay with current supplier because of volatile market

Anna Tims

19, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Southern Water alters pollution alert tool to curb automatic red alerts
Map used to flag red all raw sewage releases into bathing waters – but firm now says it factors in ‘impact’

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

14, Sep, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Centrica and EDF are at the table – now UK ministers must strike a fair electricity price
The companies may have volunteered for duty so speedily because they’re looking for something for themselves

Nils Pratley

12, Sep, 2022 @6:23 PM

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Chris O’Shea: Centrica chief executive with a decarbonising plan
The energy boss is committed to nuclear and renewable power, would hand over a chunk of profits to help with the winter crisis – but is not afraid of the ‘f’ word (fracking)

Alex Lawson

10, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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British Gas owner plans to cap profits to cut energy bills
Exclusive: Centrica chief tells the Guardian he is keen for it to sign up to new contracts with government on electricity generation

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

10, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Don’t mention rationing: why energy crisis may need another Truss U-turn
National Grid is taking blackout risk seriously, yet PM remains reluctant to take action to limit energy usage

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

09, Sep, 2022 @1:58 PM

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The Rough gas storage tale is typical of Tory ministers’ complacency | Nils Pratley
When it mothballed the North Sea facility, the government demonstrated a poor approach to energy security

Nils Pratley

31, Aug, 2022 @6:04 PM

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Conservationists seek judicial review of UK sewage discharge plan
Charity says strategy is unlawful and will allow storm overflows to dump raw sewage for next 28 years

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

31, Aug, 2022 @8:41 AM

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ScottishPower admits we’re struggling with energy bills, then adds a fee
The energy company’s terms and conditions changed suddenly, irking one customer

Zoe Wood

30, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on broken markets: time to take back control | Editorial
Editorial: The need to rebalance the public and private sectors, and rein in market excess is becoming the new common sense in UK politics

Editorial

29, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Closure of coal power station set to be delayed to prevent UK blackouts
Under deal, German owner of Nottinghamshire station would be paid a fee to pause decommissioning

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

28, Aug, 2022 @3:29 PM

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At last, the Tories prove that Brexit has polluted the UK | Stewart Lee
Having raw sewage lapping around the UK is a fitting symbol of our freedom from the tyranny of EU red tape

Stewart Lee

28, Aug, 2022 @9:07 AM

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