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Energy UK response to the release by DECC of Energy Company Obligation (ECO) delivery costs

Following the release from DECC earlier today Energy UK said:

“We need to be upfront and honest about the costs involved in ECO. Publishing these figures regularly is crucial so everyone can see the price they pay and what they are getting for their money. While the latest figures are in line with the initial impact assessment  - we also know it is still relatively early days and costs could go up significantly over the lifetime of the scheme as the mix of measures installed in consumers’ homes changes.

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Energy UK responds to DECC's initial agreement on Hinkley

In response to DECC's initial agreement on new nuclear power station at Hinkley, Energy UK said:

"It is good news for the UK and British customers that new nuclear is going ahead. There is a clear need to build new power stations and nuclear represents clean, reliable energy and jobs both during the build and while the plant is running.

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Energy UK responds to DECC EMR consultation on implementation

In response to the release of the 'Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on Proposals for Implementation’ from DECC, Energy UK said:

“This is an important step to ensuring the electricity market reforms are on track for completion by next year and goes some way to fleshing out some of the necessary detail of how it will be implemented.

"Contracts for Difference should attract much needed investment into new low carbon infrastructure including renewables, nuclear and Carbon, Capture & Storage. While a well-functioning capacity market will ensure we have enough generation capacity for security of supply in the UK.

"We will need to look closely at the detail to make sure these plans provide investor certainty, are affordable and work well in practise.”

Energy UK comments on National Grid - Winter Outlook 2013/14

Commenting on National Grid's Winter Outlook 2013/14 report, Angela Knight, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:

"National Grid has demonstrated that the UK’s demand for energy is getting closer to the amount we can produce or buy in. We have enough energy now but this timely report shows that, as Energy UK has been saying, investment is urgently needed to ensure we build the new power stations we are going to need.

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Energy UK response to Ed Miliband - Labour Conference speech

In reaction to Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour conference, Angela Knight, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:

“Freezing the bill may be superficially attractive, but it will also freeze the money to build and renew power stations, freeze the jobs and livelihoods of the 600,000 plus people dependent on the energy industry and make the prospect of energy shortages a reality, pushing up the prices for everyone.

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Energy UK responds to Which? 'standing charge lottery'

Responding to Which? comments on a 'standing charge lottery', Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK, said:

“The ink is still wet on Ofgem’s current reforms to simplify the energy market and surely they must be given a chance. The energy companies are doing everything that the regulator and their customers are asking for. Simplifying tariffs while still providing choice, and a creating a straight forward way of comparing one tariff  with another.

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Switching is simple for everyone

"Switching energy suppliers is simple for everyone." Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK, said today.

As industry regulator, Ofgem, set out the benefits tenants could get from shopping around Mrs Knight emphasised how straightforward energy companies have made it to switch.

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Energy savings tips for students

Energy saving - no degree required!

As students start heading back to University, or start University for the first time, Energy UK has plenty of helpful tips to save energy, keep warm in student accommodation, and save money for those essential student expenses.

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