Labour leader Ed Milliband has said that he wants Ofgem to have new powers to force energy bills down when wholesale prices drop. In an interview with on the Andrew Marr show on the BBC he said he wants to ...Read More »
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Under the regulator’s plans, energy firms will be banned from charging catch-up bills for gas ...
After a price cap was announced by energy regulator Ofgem, four million customers on prepayment ener...
Figures obtained by the BBC reveal that Britain’s energy firms are holding onto nearly £4bn of...
£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quiet...
By 2030 the European Commission says that it plans to cut energy use across the bloc by 30%. This pr...
Labour are hoping to ban fracking on land near to drinking water aquifers. On Tuesday 13th January, an amendment to the Infrasctructure Bill which would prohibit shale gas extraction in groundwater protection zones is to be debated in the House of ...Read More »
A nuclear power plant in Vermont has closed permanently as of midday on Monday. Over 43 years the plant provided power to the New England grid and produced over 171 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin who ...Read More »
The average UK household will spend around double the average pension pot on energy for their home, in their lifetime. uSwitch.com published an analysis today that showed customers could save around £10,000 over their lifetime if they switch to the ...Read More »
Energy companies have been urged by Citizens Advice to allow a “debt holiday” for their prepayment customers to prevent fuel rationing over the cold winter months, or cutting off the energy supply completely. Customers on prepayment meters are unable to ...Read More »
A new type of software has been created to remotely adjust wind turbines from anywhere in the world. Gamesa and Iberdrola who have created the technology, say that this software will mean that any type of turbine could be ...Read More »
The global coal market will continue to be dominated by China, despite efforts to reduce it’s coal dependency. A report out yesterday shows that coal demand grew by 2.4% in 2013, with China driving it by using an extra 196 ...Read More »
Nearly three-quarters of British consumers want smart meters installed in their homes according to a uSwitch survey. which also revealed that consumers with smart meters installed are more happy with their energy suppliers compared to homes with traditional meters. ...Read More »
The Cornish solar farm Cansworth Water has begun generating enough electricity to power 9,000 homes a year. Nestled in rolling fields, the Canworth Water solar farm near Launceston was finished last week and at 81 hectares, is big enough to ...Read More »
The Cheltenham Hospital has spent £3.1 million in the hope of cutting their energy bills by 30%. The new “energy centre” a building that houses the heating and electricity equipment, will save the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust around £10 ...Read More »