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PPA platform launches to connect I&C firms direct with renewables developers

A new portal connecting industrial, commercial and public sector energy buyers with renewables developers claims it will make the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) market...

Can supply contract terms be negotiated?

By Ben Dhesi, co-founder and head of energy management, Pulse Business Energy. When settling a supply contract for a London law firm this month we...

British Gas to pay £9.5m penalty for business customer billing failures

British Gas has been hit with a £9.5m penalty for billing and complaints failures by regulator Ofgem. Tens of thousands of business customers received inaccurate...

The future of energy: Five key changes and how to benefit from them

Haven Power outlines ways businesses can navigate the changing energy landscape in this sponsored post - and offers a free report produced with Cornwall...

TPI secrets revealed

Ask any business  “Do you currently work with an energy consultant?” and nine times out of 10 the answer will be yes. Many businesses...

SSE and Innogy agree Npower merger

SSE and Innogy's boards have agreed to merge their retail operations. The news comes as SSE posted half year results which showed further customer...

Smartest Energy signs PPA for 42MW Newhurst EfW plant

Smartest Energy has signed what it claims is one of the largest power purchase agreements to date in the energy-from-waste sector. The Marubeni-owned firm has...

Where we are and where we are headed

The UK energy market is being rushed through an enforced update because it has been neglected for the last fifteen years or so.  Today...

SSE keeps losing domestic customers but picks up businesses

Markets seemed unconcerned by SSE’s annual results this morning despite the firm battling headwinds in its generation and wholesale gas business. The firm’s share...

Eon to axe 500 jobs

Eon plans to cut 500 jobs, around 5% of its UK workforce. The company said the redundancies would be made in non-customer facing roles. CEO Michael...

Businesses brace for change as EMR goes live

As the UK moves into the next phase of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR), Darren Lennon, head of strategic sales at npower, urges businesses...

TPIs and brokers: Brace for two years of extreme volatility

Third party intermediaries are warning businesses to brace for two years of volatile energy prices, following extreme market swings over the last year. At the start...

Greenpeace slams mega solar farm in Kent, Drax closes in on 3.6GW gas giant

Two minute briefing on energy stories to start the week: Britain’s biggest solar farm, Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy’s £450m Cleve Hill project on...

Haven Power on REGOs: Sustainable energy businesses can trust

Following the Chancellor’s recent announcement that the government would be removing the CCL exemption from renewable electricity generation, sustainable energy has been at the...

Pennon eyes bigger energy from waste returns

Pennon Group expects significant earnings growth from its energy from waste business. Posting half year results, the firm increased profit after tax by 26% to...

Inspired plans £35m fundraise to buy rest of Ignite, eyes more deals

Inspired Energy plans to raise up to £35m to acquire the rest of Ignite and take advantage of market conditions to make further buys. The...

New code for TPIs and brokers to be transparent

Ofgem is proposing a new code of practice requiring brokers and other TPIs to be completely clear with businesses about their fees, the contracts...

EU consultancy network launches

German energy consultant ISPEX has launched a European energy consultancy and procurement network that will allow pan-European organisations to access the best local buying...

Competition watchdog indicates SSE-Npower merger in the clear

The Competition and Markets Authority has indicated it will give the green light to the SSE-Npower merger. Once approved, the deal will see SSE keep...

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