News articles for July 2012

  • New Olympic TV experience 'like being in the stadium'

    New Olympic TV experience 'like being in the stadium'

    31st July 2012

    A select few have been allowed a glimpse at what might lie ahead for the future of television.

  • US mulls washing machine tariffs

    US mulls washing machine tariffs

    31st July 2012

    The US government has announced it could impose tariffs on some washing machines imported into the country from abroad.

  • New oven from LG can be controlled with smartphone

    New oven from LG can be controlled with smartphone

    30th July 2012

    Owners of LG's latest domestic appliance for the kitchen will be able to get their tea on with the help of a smartphone.

  • DECC to plug energy loophole

    DECC to plug energy loophole

    30th July 2012

    A legal loophole allowing energy firms to capitalise on utilities grid congestion is set to be closed by Ofgem, the industry watchdog has announced.

  • Council fined over gas breaches

    Council fined over gas breaches

    30th July 2012

    A London council has been fined after pleading guilty to a string of gas safety breaches, potentially putting the health of tenants in danger.

  • Which? calls for fair play on gas prices

    Which? calls for fair play on gas prices

    27th July 2012

    Consumer campaigning group Which? has called on energy giant British Gas to offer householders a fair deal on their gas bills, after the firm posted an increase in profits.

  • Centrica profits boosted by higher consumption

    Centrica profits boosted by higher consumption

    26th July 2012

    Energy giant Centrica, which owns utility supplier British Gas, has revealed that its profits rose sharply in the first half of the year, boosted by slightly higher consumption.

  • Minister hails wind subsidy deal

    Minister hails wind subsidy deal

    26th July 2012

    Energy secretary Ed Davey has insisted that the government remains committed to renewable energy, after ministers agreed a deal on cuts to wind farm subsidies.

  • Fitter convicted of gas safety breach

    Fitter convicted of gas safety breach

    25th July 2012

    A gas fitter from Staffordshire has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out community service after breaching safety regulations.

  • Gas body issues summer CO warning

    Gas body issues summer CO warning

    25th July 2012

    The organisation tasked with increasing gas safety awareness and protecting the public from unregistered workmen has urged the public to keep carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at the front of their minds this summer.