2014


10 years on: Lincolnshire wind farm exceeds predictions

10 years on: Lincolnshire wind farm exceeds predictions

Bambers 1 wind farm in Lincolnshire has generated more electricity over the last decade than originally predicted.


10 December 2014


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Galsworthy park increases Devon’s wind generation by 10%

Galsworthy park increases Devon’s wind generation by 10%

Ecotricity’s latest wind park, on Galsworthy Moor in Devon, is up and running with four windmills now pumping green electricity into the local grid.


28 November 2014


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Ecotricity has lowest number of complaints in the industry

Ecotricity has lowest number of complaints in the industry

Ecotricity received the lowest number of complaints in the energy industry for the fifth year running, according to figures released today.


20 November 2014


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Britwind to slash cost of energy from small wind

Britwind to slash cost of energy from small wind

Ecotricity launches a new company, Britwind, to design and manufacture innovative British wind turbines.


13 November 2014


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Why Nothing Happened

Why Nothing Happened

With 8 nuclear reactors down & Didcot B power station in flames, wind energy went about its business quietly last month, ensuring the lights didn’t go out.


07 November 2014


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Searaser in testing

British-made wave power surges closer after successful test

Generating electricity from the UK's waves took a step forward after Ecotricity’s innovative device – Searaser – successfully completed 1st stage testing at Plymouth University’s CoastLAB tank.


27 October 2014


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New joint venture to reinvigorate onshore wind

New joint venture to reinvigorate onshore wind

Ecotricity and global construction & development firm Skanska are forming a joint venture – called Skylark – to build wind farms in Britain.


14 October 2014


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Galsworthy wind farm nears completion

Galsworthy wind farm nears completion

Construction of Ecotricity’s 9.2MW wind farm on Galsworthy Moor stepped up this week, with all four turbines due to be in the ground by the end of the month.


16 September 2014


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Electric Highway delivers 1 million miles of free travel

Electric Highway delivers 1 million miles of free travel

The number of electric cars using the Electric Highway soared by nearly 300% in the first half of 2014 as sales of EVs in Britain pass the 10k mark.


08 September 2014


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A licence to print money

A licence to print money

Ofgem has today set out its proposed price control settlements for five of the six companies that run Britain’s local electricity network.


30 July 2014


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Ecotricity partners with AEG

Ecotricity announces partnership with global home appliance brand AEG that commences with the launch of the world’s most energy efficient washer dryer.


02 June 2014


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Electric Highway picks up Award for Sustainable Travel

Electric Highway picks up Award for Sustainable Travel

Ecotricity’s Electric Highway and public transport operator, Tisséo-SMTC from Toulouse, won the 2014 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.


23 May 2014


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Ecotricity saves British wind firm

Ecotricity saves British wind firm

Ecotricity has bought wind firm Evance – ensuring vital expertise is retained & green technology comes to market over the next year.


14 May 2014


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Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

Electric cars clock up 500k miles on Electric Highway

Drivers of electric cars travelled over half a million miles over the last twelve months using Britain’s Electric Highway, it was revealed today.


06 May 2014


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PM puts party beforecountry in ditching onshore wind

PM puts party before country in ditching onshore wind

Green energy entrepreneur Dale Vince believes the Prime Minister is putting the interests of his political party ahead of the interests of his country as the Conservatives promise to block any new onshore windfarms should they win next year’s election.


24 April 2014


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Summer windmill

Britons favour onshore wind over fracking by three to one

The majority of people in Britain would prefer to live near a wind farm than a fracking site, new YouGov research commissioned by Ecotricity revealed today.


14 April 2014


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Eric Pickles

Pickles throws out wind farm planning rules on a whim

Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced that he will be expanding his own powers to call-in and decide planning decisions on renewable energy projects for a further 12 months - essentially right up until the election.


11 April 2014


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Wind firm says: “Conservatives showing their true colours”

“Conservatives showing their true colours”

Ecotricity believes the Conservatives finally showed their true colours today with proposals to restrict the renewables industry bound for their election manifesto after previously promising to be the ‘greenest Government ever’.


02 April 2014


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Dale Vince: Government and regulators have been slow to act in energy market

Dale Vince: Government and regulators have been slow to act in energy market

Ofgem have referred the industry to the Competition & Markets Authority, Dale questions why the regulator has allowed The Big 6 to go unchallenged this long.


27 March 2014


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SSE’s latest announcement is another example of a broken energy market

SSE's announcement is example of broken energy market

Government declining to invest in renewables, as SSE announces cutting offshore wind portfolio to try & reduce costs ahead of a price freeze.


26 March 2014


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Ecotricity extends energy price freeze till October

Ecotricity extends energy price freeze till October

Ecotricity has today extended its energy price freeze for all customers until October 1st – meaning that we will have frozen prices for a total of 21 months.


14 March 2014


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Ecotricity launch frack free campaign with new film

Ecotricity launch frack free campaign with new film

Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity today premiered a short online film as part of a new anti-fracking campaign.


06 March 2014


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Ecotricity turns up heat on frackers with campaign film launch

Ecotricity turns up heat on frackers with campaign film launch

Ecotricity to launch a new video next week as part of anti-fracking campaign, it'll premier at an event with Green Party MP Caroline Lucas on the 6th March.


26 February 2014


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Wind turbines at Michelin, Dundee pass energy milestone

Wind turbines at Michelin, Dundee pass milestone

Ecotricity's wind turbines at Michelin’s Dundee factory had a bumper 2013, producing enough green electricity to power over 1,500 homes or brew over 350 million cups of tea.


17 February 2014


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New electricity tariff offers 1,000 free car miles

New electricity tariff offers 1,000 free car miles

Drivers of electric cars will receive 1,000 free miles every year with anew electricity tariff being launched by green energy company Ecotricity.


08 February 2014


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Energy industry must to do more to achieve fair billing

Energy industry must to do more to achieve fair billing

Ecotricity responds to calls from a House of Commons motion for fairer charging practices by energy companies.


04 February 2014


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Ecotricity wins approval for their first wind turbine of 2014

Ecotricity wins approval for their first wind turbine of 2014

Ecotricity today won their first planning approval of 2014, after their single 500kW windmill at Orton near Kettering was consented on appeal.


28 January 2014


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Ecotricity top Which? consumer satisfaction survey

Ecotricity top Which? consumer satisfaction survey

Green energy supplier Ecotricity has come equal 1st in the annual Which? energy company survey of consumer satisfaction.


20 January 2014


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