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Energy regulator Ofgem is to extend its prepayment price cap to one million more vulnerable households this winter, saving them £120 a year.

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced that a new discovery in the North Sea could contain in the range of 25 to 130 million barrels of oil.

An engineering personnel company has moved into new premises after expanding its workload and services.

The energy company behind proposals for what could be the world’s largest wind farm off the Norfolk coast is changing its name to symbolise a move to renewable energy generation.

Almost a third of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in the second quarter of 2017, according to government statistics – with wind producing more than any other clean energy source.

Business owners in east Suffolk are being encouraged to take advantage of a free energy support initiative which increases efficiency and reduces running costs.

A biomass energy plant which has brought permanent jobs and millions of pounds to the local economy has been officially opened.

A ceremony will be held today to officially open the Snetterton Renewable Energy Plant.

Dramatic falls in the costs of offshore wind projects have moved the industry closer to a potentially subsidy-free future - which energy experts believe could unlock further projects in the region.

MP Norman Lamb said residents deserve a “fair deal” if plans to build two wind farms off the north Norfolk coast, including one of the biggest in the world, are approved.

The scale of the damage done to jobs in the oil and gas industry as a result of low oil prices has been revealed in a sector report.

Remaining customers of the Big Six energy firms have forked out an extra £7.3bn over the last five years, a new report reveals.

Ten offshore workers had to be rescued from a normally unattended platform off the Norfolk coast following a gas leak.

An annual awards celebrating the best of the East of England’s energy sector has extended its deadline for entries.

East Anglian companies have won £9m of contracts to service wind farms off the Suffolk and German coasts.

British Gas has hiked its electricity prices by 12.5% – sparking fears other companies may follow suit.

British Gas looks set to increase its electricity tariffs by 12.5pc this autumn which will affect millions of customers.

Dong Energy has opened consultation for its Hornsea Project Three development 120km off the north Norfolk coast.

A private equity firm is placing a multi-million pound vote of confidence in the East Anglian energy industry.

British Gas is to pay £1.1m to compensate thousands of customers after its agents missed appointments.

A major milestone has been reached in a project to build a landmark headquarters for the energy sector in Gorleston.

An oil and gas services firm with its European headquarters in Great Yarmouth has secured a contract which has helped it expand into Denmark.

Smarter cities which make better use of energy are among the aims of a project seeking to change the way East Anglia is powered.

The top people, companies, ideas and technology in the East of England’s energy sector will be celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

A Swedish energy group is in talks to invest in one of the region’s largest ports – with the potential to create hundreds of jobs.

Decommissioning the North Sea could cost an estimated £59.7bn but the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has set the goal of completing the work for less than £39bn.

More than 200 young women from across Suffolk and Norfolk took part in an inspirational event aimed at encouraging them into a career in engineering today.

Community-run energy schemes across the country such as local solar and wind projects are powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes, according to a report.

Energy leaders hailed the prospect of jobs for generations to come as the turf was cut for an £11.4m energy skills centre.

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft firms were among the exhibitors at Europe’s largest offshore wind energy conference.

An energy company which snapped up a disused gas pipeline for £1 says bringing it back into use could deliver £100m of savings and power up to nine million homes a year.

Oil and gas industry figures will today be urged to keep their focus on efficiency as they move to the future with “cautious optimism”.

The “special relationship” between the US and the UK could extend to East Anglia’s offshore wind industry, through a partnership struck by the East of England Energy Group.

The UK has climbed back into the top 10 most attractive countries for investing in renewables, but uncertainty remains for the post-Brexit future, a report has said.

British Gas owner Centrica has hit out at a government proposal to cap energy prices, warning that it could lead to higher bills for consumers and reduce competition.

An Attleborough-based firm has become Carbon Trust-accredited, meaning businesses which have its heat pumps installed could be eligible for grants of up to £10,000.

Independent renewable energy projects in Norfolk generated enough power for more than 200,000 homes in the county last year.

Britain’s largest gas distribution network has marked its independence from former majority stake holder National Grid with a rebrand.

Millions of British households could claim an average of £117 for energy they have paid for but did not use over the winter, figures suggest.

Proposals for a cap on energy prices are a warning to suppliers, an expert has said, but could reduce competition in the sector.

More than 100 new wind turbine technicians have been taken on by energy company 3sun Group, swelling its staff roll to more than 400.

The growing popularity of solar power for households and businesses is expected to lead to an energy surplus that could see UK wind farms asked to turn off their turbines this summer.

Only a quarter of the shale gas in one of the UK’s biggest reserves might be recoverable due to limited space to develop the necessary wells, academics have said.

The construction of the £1.5bn Galloper offshore wind farm has moved into the next phase after the installation of turbine foundations was completed two months ahead of schedule.

The construction of the £1.5bn Galloper offshore wind farm has moved into the next phase after the installation of turbine foundations was completed two months ahead of schedule.

Energy supply chain businesses will be able to discuss the future of the industry and government support with three coastal East of England MPs at a special event.

An energy sector supply chain firm has won a multi-million dollar contract for work in Asia.

An energy industry leader has welcomed government plans to explore options to maximise oil and gas recovery in the North Sea.

The developers of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm have hailed the calibre of local businesses present at a supply chain event.

A challenge has been issued to East Anglia’s energy sectors to collaborate for mutual benefit as the industry aims to use the remaining resources in the Southern North Sea.

New figures show complaints by household energy customers reached their lowest point in three years in 2016.

Decommissioning is set to take an ever bigger share of spending in the energy sector over the next decade, according to industry experts.

Collaboration between sectors and technologies – as well as a supportive government strategy – was called for by energy leaders at industry leading conference.

The future prospects for East Anglia’s energy industry will rely on forging links with academic institutions and teaching the right skills to the next generation.

As delegates from across the UK and Europe gather for the East of England’s largest-ever energy conference at the Norfolk Showground today, we asked industry leaders how they saw the sector progressing in the year ahead.

East Anglia’s expertise in renewable power could be harnessed to drive green energy growth in the United States – thanks to a firm operating on both sides of the Atlantic.

The number of households switching their energy supplier has reached a six-year high as consumers face a spate of price rises in coming months.

British Gas owner Centrica has fuelled further controversy over energy prices after reporting another profit rise at its British supply business.

Proposals to build a wood-fired power station in Great Yarmouth have been submitted.

East Anglia’s offshore energy industry has been held up as a potential beneficiary of a new £65m subsea, space and life science training, research and testing centre.

Up to 75 new jobs could be created at Great Yarmouth-based Seajacks after the company was awarded a major installation contract for the East Anglia One wind farm.

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