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JAN

The amounts of temporary and contract positions are increasing!

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More Britons landed new temporary and contract jobs in December 2013 than in any other month in the last 15 years, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.   The two organisations published their monthly Report on Jobs last week (January 9th 2014), showing the UK’s economic recovery is continuing to be reflected in rising employment figures.   Growth in permanent placements also hit a nearly four-year high, with December seeing the sharpest

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JAN

Energy minister has admitted Green Deal predications were wrong ...

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Energy minister Greg Barker has admitted his prediction that 10,000 Green Deal plans would be signed in the first year of the flagship scheme’s operation was “spectacularly wrong”.   Last March, three months into the scheme, Barker told BBC Radio 4: “I wouldn’t be sleeping if we didn’t have 10,000 [signed up to the Green Deal] at the end of the year.”   But official figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to

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JAN

Members of the European parliament have voted in favour of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 in a move that could stimulate work in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.

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Members of the European parliament have voted in favour of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 in a move that could stimulate work in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.Members of the European parliament’s environment and industry committees voted in a joint session to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030 as part of a package of measures that also included a target to get 30% of Europe’s energy from renewa

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JAN

In a recent survey it revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year

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In a recent survey it  revealed that the UK could save as much as £1.4 billion on electricity bills a year through households replacing all the remaining traditional incandescent and halogen bulbs in their homes with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LED spots). This could save about £50 on energy bills per household per year.The survey also found that the UK trails behind other European nations for LED light bulb purchases, with a third of households (33 per cent) now buying

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JAN

Small and medium sized businesses thinking about investing in renewable energy technology have encountered some uncertainties recently

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Small and medium sized businesses thinking about investing in renewable energy technology have encountered some uncertainties recently. With the government’s Feed-in Tariff scheme having been capped, is it still financially viable to invest in solar power or wind turbines? For many SMEs, the answer seems to be ‘yes’. At Mr Renewables, a Norfolk based renewable energy installation business, we have seen an increasing number of companies interested in installing a PV system.Even

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JAN

Revealed: How middle-class families are turning to crime by getting specialist gangs to 'hotwire' their gas and electricity supplies to beat soaring energy bills

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Revealed: How middle-class families are turning to crime by getting specialist gangs to 'hotwire' their gas and electricity supplies to beat soaring energy billsPower theft costs £500million a year, and companies pass the cost on to us, pushing our annual bills up by £30 eachGas and electricity prices are rising at up to eight times the rate of earningsIndividuals are using internet guides to 'hotwire' their own power suppliesLandlords and businesses pay gangs who dig

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JAN

Green scheme and a red tape 'farce’

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Green scheme and a red tape 'farce’ Installers complain that £1.3 billion flagship eco-scheme to insulate poorest homes is far too complex as British Gas adds £90 to household bills to pay for it A multi-billion-pound green energy scheme which adds an average of up to £75 to fuel bills has become bogged down in expensive bureaucracy, causing costs to spiral, a Telegraph investigation has found. The flagship scheme introduced by the Department for Energy and Clima

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