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Tenants 'not switching power firms'

  •  14 Jul, 2014
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More than three quarters of bill-payers living in rented accommodation have never switched energy supplier, a poll has found.

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Energy firm complains hit new high

  •  14 Jul, 2014
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Energy companies are receiving record numbers of customer complaints, the Energy Ombudsman has revealed.

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Energy firm switch to be speeded up

  •  16 Jun, 2014
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Switching gas and electricity suppliers will be made much quicker under new rules coming into force by the end of the year.

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One in 10 households are fuel poor

  •  12 Jun, 2014
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Around 10% of families in England struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills, according to official data.

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Solar power can make significant impact in Scotland

  •  20 May, 2014
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A massive chunk of Scotland's electricity needs could be provided by putting up solar panels on a quarter of a million roofs, new research suggests.

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E.ON to pay £12m over mis-selling

  •  16 May, 2014
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Energy supplier E.ON is to pay a record £12 million to vulnerable customers after an investigation found it broke energy sales rules over a three-year period.

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Cities urged to enter energy market

  •  17 Jul, 2014
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Cities should become energy suppliers to help drive down bills and tackle the dominance of the "Big Six", a report has suggested.

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Green deal cashback scheme closed

  •  25 Jul, 2014
Home insulation

The closure of a scheme which pays householders for installing energy saving measures could have left consumers out of pocket, it has been warned.

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Help urged for local energy schemes

  •  12 May, 2014
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Ministers are not doing enough to help local communities save energy and produce their own power, according to a new report.

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Energy users fail to look for cheapest deals

  •  23 Apr, 2014
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High energy bills are putting pressure on people's finances but half of users fail to shop around for the best deal, says industry regulator Ofgem.

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