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Utility Companies Stepping Up Anti-Flooding Campaigns

With extensive and destructive floods becoming more common and more damaging every year, pressure is increasing on the government to do something to protect people’s homes and livelihoods. Individuals can only do so much, for example gutter guards atlanta are something anyone can access to keep their

Scottish Water Issues Winter Code

As the temperatures reach below zero and severe frosty conditions have been forecast, Scottish Water is reminding homeowners, tenants and business owners to follow their simple winter code of guidance in order to properly protect their pipes and ensure that the water cycle runs as smoothly as

Owner of British Gas Sees Shares Spike

The owner of British Gas, Centrica, has witnessed its shares spike this month after confirming that it’s earnings were firmly on course despite the sinking prices of energy. However, the energy company did warn that the profit margins of its UK residential arm would suffer during the

NPower Fined £26m By Ofgem

The Uk’s gas and electricity industry regulator Ofgem has fined provider Ofgem £26m because they failed to treat customers ‘fairly’. The regulator has also warned that the company could be barred from selling its services if it has failed to improve by the end of June. The

News Roundup: Apprentices, Tariffs, Money Off and Renewable Energy

Scottish Gas Recruits 100 Apprentices Scottish Gas recently announced plans to recruit 100 more apprentices during a visit to its training academy, based in Hamilton from the Business Secretary Vince Cable. There are a similar number of apprentices currently taking training at the centre, with around 70

News Roundup: Sewerage, Health, Customers and Wind Farms

Welsh Water Extends Sewage Network Study Four months after appointing a contractor to deliver a smart sewer network monitoring pilot, Welsh Water has announced that it will be extending the current study which is based around the village of Llay near Wrexham so that it will now

News Roundup: Poo Power, Sales and Investments

Northumbrian Water to supply energy using ‘poo power’ Water company Severn Trent says that Northumbrian Water will soon join it in providing gas for heating and cooking to the National Grid by using ‘poo power’. The biomethane will be produced by breaking down sludge from a sewer

News Roundup: Customer Service and Court Cases

Scottish Power one of the worst companies for customer service Scottish Power customer service has been named even worse than the notoriously bad Ryanair. Earlier this year, the company was ordered to pay a £750,000 penalty for hitting customers who choose to pay their bills with cash

News Round-Up: Strike Action, Complaints and Refunds

In this week’s news round-up, one water provider is providing refunds after flooding in July while another is racking up a worrying number of complaints. Meanwhile, strike action could be taken against one of the Big Six providers as another looks for outside investment to help a

News Round-Up: Phone Scams, Smart Energy And Engineering

Several utility companies are looking at smart ways to manage and monitor energy in this week’s news round-up. At the same time, a major provider is warning customers about scam phone calls while another has overcome safety concerns in their engineering.