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How families could be PAID £6 to ‘ration’ electricity at peak times

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How much could YOU earn for turning off your oven and TV? How families could be PAID up to £6 to 'ration' electricity at peak times (including nearly £3 for shutting off electric car chargers)The measures come amid s...

Ministers ‘plan to end link between gas and electricity prices’

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Britons could save on soaring bills as ministers plan to end link between gas and electricity prices… but it won’t help struggling households until at least the winterMinisters set to bring forward new laws to overha...

Man doing DIY hospitalised after drilling through electricity cable 

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Man carrying out DIY in his front garden is airlifted to hospital after drilling through an underground mains electricity cable A man has been airlifted to hospital after drilling through a mains electricity cable wh...

Cyber criminals target householders with bogus electricity rebates

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Cyber criminals target desperate householders with bogus electricity rebates as Action Fraud reveals they have received 800 complaints about fake Ofgem emails in just FOUR DAYSCriminals are seeking to dupe people wit...

NHS trusts waste £220M every year on over-priced gas and electricity

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NHS trusts waste £220MILLION every year on over-priced gas and electricity deals as campaigners demand health chiefs stamp out costly 'inefficiencies'EXCLUSIVE: NHS could have saved up to £150million on electricity b...

Electricity distributor agrees to pay £14.9m into redress fund

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Britain's largest electricity distributor agrees to pay £14.9m into redress fund after it fails to offer support during power cuts to vulnerable customers Britain's largest electricity distributor has agreed to pay £...

National Grid sparks fury as it cashes in on soaring electricity costs

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National Grid sparks fury as it cashes in on the cost of living crisis: Soaring electricity prices boost profits at the privatised public utility National Grid risks anger from politicians and the public after hiking...

How much will YOUR electricity bills go up by?

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How much will YOUR electricity bills go up by? Increase in standing charges will depend on where you live, research shows Bills will double in south Scotland, the south west of England and Merseyside  But London and...

Electricity supply back ON at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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Electricity supply is back ON at Ukraine's retired Chernobyl nuclear power plant that risked a Europe-wide disaster when power was cut as it was seized by Russian forcesElectricity supply restored at Ukraine's retire...

Huge power cut leaves thousands of homes without electricity

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North-West London is plunged into darkness: Thousands of homes are without electricity as huge power cut hits 38 postcodes across London and HertforshireThousands of homes were left without electricity tonight after ...

Poorer families face threat of peak hours electricity rationing

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Poorer families face threat of peak hours electricity rationing as expert warns 'surge pricing' tariffs could force households to limit their useOverhaul would allow smart meter homes to be charged more during peak t...

UK homes will be PAID to cut down on peak electricity use

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Hundreds of thousands of UK homes will be PAID to cut down on peak electricity use under scheme to lessen pressure on the National Grid amid cost-of-living crunchHundreds of thousands of UK homes will be paid to cut ...

Amount of fossil fuels burned for UK electricity falls to record low

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Amount of fossil fuels burned to power the UK's electricity grid falls to record low The amount of fossil fuels burned to power the UK's electricity grid has fallen to a record low. Just before midnight on Wednesday ...

Gas and electricity bills could soar to £2,000-a-year

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Gas and electricity bills could soar to £2,000-a-year as the energy price cap is DOUBLED in coming months, households are warnedHouseholds could face a 56% rice in their energy bills from April, experts warn UK's ene...

National Grid warns electricity supplies will be tight this year

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Will the lights stay on this winter? National Grid warns of a greater risk of blackouts and says electricity supplies will be 'tight' this year after undersea cable fire Britain faces tight electricity supplies this ...

T-shaped electricity pylons being installed from Hinkley Point

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The dawn of the T-Pylons: World's first T-shaped electricity towers are installed over 35-mile stretch in UK... nearly 100 years since traditional lattice structures were first usedThe traditional lattice pylon has b...

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