Independent review to ensure energy is affordable for households and businesses

An independent review into the cost of energy led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE will recommend ways to keep energy prices as low as possible. An independent review into the cost of energy led by Professor Dieter Helm CBE will recommend ways to keep energy prices as low as possible as part of the Industrial Strategy, … Read more

Plan launched to bring smart energy technology into homes and businesses

Government and Ofgem set out plan to upgrade energy system, putting consumers in control. A plan to give homes and businesses more control over their energy use and support innovative new technologies, as part of the Industrial Strategy, was set out by Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark today (24 July 2017). The innovative plan will … Read more

Energy networks making £7.5bn in unjustified profit over 8 years, Citizens Advice finds

Citizens Advice is calling for energy network companies to return money to consumers through a rebate Energy consumers are subsidising £7.5bn in unjustified profits made by the businesses responsible for the UK’s gas and electricity networks over an 8 year period, new research from Citizens Advice reveals today. The national charity has published new research … Read more

Citizens Advice response to Ofgem’s proposed safeguard tariff

Citizens Advice has said today that extending the prepayment meter cap to those eligible for the Warm Home Discount is “the best way to protect the worst off.” The national charity has been calling for the price protection for the most vulnerable since 2014 and has welcomed the announcement from the regulator Ofgem that will … Read more

Ofgem announces plans to deliver a fairer, more competitive market for all consumers

Ofgem announces plans to protect vulnerable consumers, including option of safeguard tariff New reforms to take the hassle out of switching and make it easier to get a better deal Proposals to cap warrant charges to install pre-payment meters and ban these charges altogether for the most vulnerable Ofgem is announcing plans to protect vulnerable … Read more

Wind power can provide energy on coldest days

A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather. The team, which involved scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Imperial College London and the University of Reading, compared wind power availability … Read more