Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Catch-up energy bills in the spotlight

Under the regulator’s plans, energy firms will be banned from charging catch-up bills for gas and electricity that was used more than 12 months earlier. Customers often receive bills based on estimate meter readings, when they pay via direct debit. ...

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Future looks bright for clean power

Future looks bright for clean power

According to the UN, in 2016, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity. Thanks to the plunging cost of renewables, the bill was almost a quarter lower than the previous year. The report from UN Environment says, investment ...

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Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower’s raises energy prices

Npower must “justify” to its customers why they are introducing one of the largest energy price rises for years, said Energy regulator Ofgem. A former boss of Npower called the price rise “shocking”, and the government also said they were ...

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Innovative renewables project launches

Innovative renewables project launches

An IT company has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that can attach to lamp-posts. The NVT Group’s partnership with Own Energy Solutions is set to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months, and ...

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Cap could save customers up to £80

Cap could save customers up to £80

After a price cap was announced by energy regulator Ofgem, four million customers on prepayment energy meters are expected to save around £80 a year. The temporary price cap, was one of the measures recommended by the Competition and Market ...

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Delays posed by Brexit

Delays posed by Brexit

Experts have warned that by a government decision to quit Europe’s atomic power treaty, Britain’s first nuclear power station, in two decades, will be delayed. Ministers revealed on Thursday, that Brexit would involve the UK leaving Euratom, which encourages research ...

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Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

Study brands World Bank loan program a failure

At the expense of cleaner options, a multi-billion dollar global fund is encouraging the construction of fossil fuel projects. An NGO said that while undermining renewable schemes some World Bank policy loans had the effect of supporting coal, gas and ...

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Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Customers unaware of energy overpayments.

Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that Britain’s energy firms are holding onto nearly £4bn of their customers’ money. Radio 4’s You & Yours programme, investigated and found out that some domestic energy accounts are thousands of pounds in credit. ...

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50% renewables target for Scotland

50% renewables target for Scotland

By 2030 under plans published by the Scottish government, half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity energy needs will be met by renewables. In 2013, only 13% of Scotland’s total final energy consumption came from renewable sources. By 2050, the ...

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£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quietly chopped by the Government, and the energy industry tried to bury the news in the aftermath of the US election. When Gordon Brown was ...

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