Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

  SSE have advised that some faulty meters may have resulted in as many as 8,000 customers being overcharged for their electricity due to a manufacturing fault in a batch of Economy 10 meters. The meters give customers ten hours ...

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UN report on climate change to call for ‘massive shift’ to renewables

UN report on climate change to call for ‘massive shift’ to renewables

A new report from the UN is expected to push for a 3 times the amount of solar and wind power. Increased carbon emissions mean that a reversal can only be made if there are significant changes in energy use. ...

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London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

Small businesses in London are being offered a package worth £20,000 to devise a solution to reduce the city’s electricity demand at peak times. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London is calling upon people to come up with 21st century solutions ...

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Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

Ofgem announces British Gas to pay £5.6m for switching failures

British Gas Business has been made to pay £5.6 million for incorrectly blocking business customers from switching to alternative suppliers, and failing to notify them their contract was due to end. 5.6% of objections made to customers looking to switch ...

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Delay for emergency blackout helpline

Delay for emergency blackout helpline

An emergency helpline for customers to call in a blackout has been delayed, according to Ed Davey He told the Energy and Climate Change select Committee (ECCC) that there are some issues causing delays such as a mandatory Ofcom consultation ...

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EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

The local planning authority in South Yorkshire have given EDF Energy Renewables the go ahead for a proposed wind farm. The 6MW Park Spring wind farm is planned for a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east ...

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Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

Minimum energy efficiency standard needed for rented homes

The government has been urged by 30 organisations to set a minimum energy efficiency standard for privately rented accommodation. The organisations include the Energy Savings Trust, The Association for the Conservation of Energy and the UK Green Building Council (UK ...

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Shale Gas found near Manchester

Shale Gas found near Manchester

IGas have found shale gas in the Barton Moss site near Manchester. The drilling company has now finished at the site, which was recently the focus of some anti-fracking demonstrations. IGas confirmed they had reached the Bowland Shale which is ...

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Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

Ofgem proposes higher compensation payments for power cuts

In a proposal published this week, Ofgem have advised they want to force power companies to double their compensation payments to customers affected by power cuts in severe weather. The distribution network operators (DNO’s) will be required to pay out ...

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70,000 new customers for Co-op Energy

Co-op Energy gained 70,000 new customers last year according to their end of year results. A 21% increase was reported at Midcounties Co-operative, which includes energy, food, funeral, pharmacy, travel and childcare businesses. This increases it’s operating profit to £22 ...

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