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Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

In his new environmental manifesto , Jeremy Corbyn will announce he will be backing local energy suppliers to challenge the dominance of the ‘Big Six’. He is expected to pledge to create an energy policy “for the 60 million not ...

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A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

Twenty percent of Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates are said to be opposed to fracking, despite the views of their parties. The Pledge, circulated by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, asked candidates to promise: “If my constituency is at ...

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Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to get tough on power companies in their new manifesto outlined today. He announced there will be a  pledge to get rid of Ofgem and replace it with a new regulator which would strip ...

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Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to give the energy regulator more powers to cut energy bills by next winter,  if he becomes Prime Minister in the upcoming election. He said he would pass a new law to give the regulator ...

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Ed Milliband wants legislation for Ofgem to force energy bills down

Ed Milliband wants legislation for Ofgem to force energy bills down

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 ...

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Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Energy complaints that are unresolved are 20 times higher than stats

Labour claimed today that half a million people and small businesses might not be getting compensation for wrong billing and bad service. According to the figures, this could mean that unresolved complaints could be 20 times higher than official figures ...

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Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

The Labour Party have today tabled amendments to the Infrastructure Bill for tighter fracking regulations. The amendments that have been tabled would require well-by-well disclosure of the fluid used and baseline monitoring of methane levels in the groundwater.  The inclusion ...

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Labour says big six have overcharged by over £3.8bn

Labour says big six have overcharged by over £3.8bn

Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint claims that the big six energy suppliers have overcharged customers to the tune of £3.8 billion over the last three years. Flint stated that UK energy suppliers have been buying wholesale energy at above the ...

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Labour plans biggest reform of the energy market

Labour plans biggest reform of the energy market

Labour announced it’s plan yesterday for the ‘biggest reform of the energy market since privatisation’ with their green energy paper. The paper shows how the market will be ‘reset’ during the 20 month price freeze that leader Ed Miliband announced ...

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Milliband’s promise to freeze energy prices may not be best way reform the market

Milliband’s promise to freeze energy prices may not be best way reform the market

Ed Milliband has promised to freexe energy bills from 20 months if Labour win the next election, but some smaller suppliers claim this is not the best way to reform the market. The Labour leader made his policy announcement at ...

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