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US energy usage drops to lowest in 30 years

US energy usage drops to lowest in 30 years: The United States most important power use plummeted by 7.8% in 2020, the biggest year-on-year decline in power consumption in at least 30 years. Power demand from the transportation sector fell hardest another report by BloombergNEF and Sustainable energy found, slipping 14.4% as Americans drove and…
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21% of businesses are unaware who supplies their energy

21% of businesses are unaware who supplies their energy: Nearly 21% of UK business owners don’t know who currently supplies their energy. This is according to a new investigation by Yü Energy, that says businesses might be overpaying on their electricity bill by up to 44% and their gas as much as 65%. The conclusion…
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October: Highest electricity switching rate since April 2019

October: Highest electricity switching rate since April 2019: The month of October was the highest electricity changing rate since April 2019. Says the new data by Electralink’s Energy Market Data Hub, suggesting nearly 621,000 switches took place during the month, this was the third-highest since records began with 4% extra switches than October 2019 &…
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UK’s largest battery connects to Balancing Mechanism

UK’s largest battery connects to Balancing Mechanism: Gresham House Energy Storage Fund & flexible energy specialist Flexitricity have reported that a battery alleged to be the ‘UK’s largest’ is currently live. Situated in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire, the 50MW asset is being enhanced by Flexitricity, making revenue for the site while assisting National Grid ESO to…
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3m UK households ‘owe £188m to energy suppliers’

3m UK households ‘owe £188m to energy suppliers’: Almost three million UK households already owe £188 million to their suppliers before the winter and are struggling with their energy bills. That is according to new analysis, which estimates 2.8 million households have an average debt of £68.20 each, according to comparison and switching service Uswitch,…
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Oil and gas workers would consider another industry

Oil and gas workers would consider another industry: Almost 81% of oil and gas industry workers would consider a job in another sector. The environmental collective Platform, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Greenpeace say in a new report, which suggests more than half of oil and gas workers would be interested in finding a…
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Energy switching champions are up North!

Energy switching champions are up North! The savviest at saving money by switching their energy providers are Northern households, while Londoners are the worst. A new survey from the comparison and switching service Uswitch has found, which suggests top the list for saving money by switching their energy provider are Northern towns and cities –…
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More backing needed for green hydrogen industry

More government backing is needed for the green hydrogen industry to reach demand goals. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found in a new report, which finds with massive investment shortfalls and government inaction stalling start-ups, the pace is not fast enough to meet global energy demand. 50 new hydrogen projects…
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Ofgem’s new price cap will see bills lighter by up to £95

Ofgem’s new price cap will see bills lighter by up to £95: More than 15 million households in the UK will see energy bills fall by up to £95 a year from October. The new level of the price cap has been announced by Ofgem, which for customers on their supplier’s standard variable tariff will…
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Digital-only energy brand launch by British Gas

Digital-only energy brand launch by British Gas: A new online-only energy brand has been launched by British Gas. British Gas X is a new service to give customers dual fuel energy from British Gas, the brand will match your energy use by feeding green energy back into the grid and has been created especially for…
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