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National Grid will pay households to shift electricity use to avoid blackouts

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National Grid plans to reduce the risk of blackouts this winter by paying consumers to use less electricity at peak times, è emerso. The electricity network operator is racing to set up a scheme that will enable...

More electricity retailers will likely fail over the next year, resulting in less competition and higher prices

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Energy markets face further turbulence within weeks as more retailers decline to take on new customers and others exit the industry, a situation the New South Wales energy minister, Matt Kean, warns will render a deca...

Electricity trading suspended as energy supply crisis deepens across Australia’s east coast

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Australia’s main wholesale electricity market has been suspended by regulators in the latest sign that the crisis threatening the stability of energy supplies is deepening. The Australian Energy Market Operator said o...

Electricity consumers in Queensland cut use to avoid blackouts as NSW and Victoria face shortages

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Some of Queensland’s biggest consumers agreed to cut their power use on Monday to help the grid avoid blackouts, and similar requests could be made in New South Wales and Victoria on Tuesday if regulators maintain for...

Rishi Sunak reportedly considering windfall tax on electricity generators

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Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering imposing a wider windfall tax on electricity generators, as well as on oil and gas producers, that could bring in billions of pounds to help households struggling with soaring foo...

Trial scheme will pay householders to delay electricity use

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Thousands of homes could soon be paid to halve their electricity usage for a couple of hours daily when the UK’s power demand is high under a new scheme to help reduce energy bills and create a zero carbon power suppl...

High cost of electricity exposes UK energy policy failings

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In light of the energy crisis in the UK, installing a smart meter and heat pump as measures to help combat the climate crisis have exposed serious failings in government policy. A heat pump may be four times as effici...

Biden’s clean electricity program could be dropped from spending bill – report

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A central component to the Biden administration’s climate agenda could be dropped from the massive budget bill that is pending in Congress due to opposition from Senator Joe Manchin, according to a report in the New Y...

Kent’s burnt-out electricity cable will take two more years to get back to full service

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One of Britain’s most important electricity import cables will not return to full service for another two years after a fire forced it to shut, compounding the UK’s energy woes ahead of a looming winter crunch. The b...

India faces electricity crisis as coal supplies run critically low

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India is facing a looming power crisis, as stocks of coal in power plants have fallen to unprecedentedly low levels and states are warning of power blackouts. States across India have issued panicked warnings that coa...

Lebanon hit by electricity outage expected to last several days

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Lebanon’s electricity grid collapsed on Saturday after its two main power plants ran out of fuel, plunging much of the crisis-ridden country into darkness for at least two days. The nationwide blackout marks a new low...

The UK’s 2035 net zero electricity target: how could it be achieved?

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As Boris Johnson confirmed plans to decarbonise the electricity grid by 2035, the UK was sourcing almost 40% of its power from fossil fuels, underscoring the scale of the challenge ahead. The government’s target, anno...

Ofgem opens overcharging inquiry into two electricity producers

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Ofgem is investigating two companies to establish whether they overcharged the grid to lower their production levels. The energy regulator said it was looking into whether EP SHB, which owns the South Humber Bank gas ...

UK electricity generation to be fossil fuel free by 2035, dice Boris Johnson

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The prime minister has confirmed plans to eliminate fossil fuels from UK electricity generation by 2035. Speaking during the Conservative party conference, Boris Johnson said the proposed shift would help the UK decar...

Energy price cap: millions of Britons face higher gas and electricity bills

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Millions of households in Great Britain are facing higher bills for gas and electricity from Friday, after a 12% increase in the cap on prices energy providers can charge for variable rate tariffs. The regulator, Ofge...

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