Octopus completes acquisition of Bulb

Extravagantly paid energy tyro Hayden Wood’s “too-big-to-fail” failed supplier Bulb, once the doyen of lying premier Johnson, finally collapsed into the arms of Octopus...

Infrastructure Bank offers councils £4 billion for heat networks, as D-BEIS warms three towns’...

More than £30 million from public funds is set to benefit heat networks in Hull, Peterborough & Wigan. Projects in the first two cities are...

Shapps reverses Truss ban, launches homes insulation drive in third week in December

Energy secretary Grant Shapps did at the weekend what libertarian PM Liz Truss refused to two months ago, launching an £18 million publicity drive...

What power do businesses have to change our energy future?

By Anthony Ainsworth, COO of npower Business Solutions For more than a year, the UK energy market has experienced a period of unprecedented volatility, with...

GridBeyond secures 271MW prequalified capacity for the Capacity Market

The Capacity Market Registers published on 29th November have confirmed that GridBeyond has prequalified 271 MW for the T-1 and 415 MW T-4 auctions...

Ofgem singles out 17 suppliers over slack customer support

Energy regulator Ofgem today named and shamed 17 retailers for shortcomings and slackness in their handling of customers on the brink of ducking energy...

UK falls from EY’s podium of 40 most attractive nations for clean energy cash

Britain has dropped one place to fourth – behind Germany, - among 40 major economies ranked by global consultants EY in their latest RECAI...

Gas losing its puff? Business on-site renewables “can displace imports by 2035”, nPower believes

British firms' on-site, on-roof or on-campus generation of clean power could supplant imported gas as early as 2035, corporate supplier nPower Business Solutions calculates. Solar...

5-an-ecocide: Qatari World Cup’s footprint reflects FIFA’s ‘carbon-washing’, study finds

Gross carbon emissions arising from Qatar’s supposedly ‘carbon neutral’ football World Cup, opening on 20 November, could be as much as five times FIFA’s...

Government ‘won’t achieve Net Zero by 2050’, slim majority tell British Gas’ new Net...

Just over half of UK adults - 54% - lack confidence that that the government can cut emissions to reach Net Zero by 2050....

BP’s profits soar to $ 8.2bn in third quarter

Oil and gas supermajor BP beat analysts’ predictions for the year’s third quarter, this morning announcing profits of £ 7.1 billion/ $ 8.2 billion,...

Edison Energy acquires Alfa Energy

Leading global energy and sustainability advisory firm Edison Energy (DBA in Europe as Altenex Energy) today announced that it has acquired the international energy...

Shell’s van Beurden sees “inevitable” heavier oilco taxes to protect poor

In an allusion to the windfall tax opposed almost uniquely among western Europe’s government leaders by former oil accountant Liz Truss, departing Shell chief...

Ecosia’s search wave finds sharers Ripple, seeks more ethical corporates

Sustainable web searchers Ecosia made waves today in consumer-owned British electricity, pumping Euros 250,000 into Ripple Energy, the funding innovators dedicated to boosting small...

Ofgem names and shames providers over help for struggling energy clients

Weak processes to support customers at risk of arrears, an inability to identify them, and lost account data have incurred the wrath of Britain’s...

Kwarteng’s eased planning rules can “lower bills for all”, says Octopus’s Jackson

The founder of the UK’s biggest all-renewable energy retailer warmly welcomed chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s promise this morning to ease planning requirements on onshore wind...

Energy crisis hitting TPIs

The UK's energy crisis is continuing to have a devastating financial impact on businesses. However, often overlooked are those ancillary businesses, such as energy consultancies...

Rees-Mogg dodges Parliament, puts numbers on 6-month business retail energy cap

New energy secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg announced this morning that businesses will have a six-month cap, their first ever, to curb rocketing energy prices. A ceiling...

Blue H2’s pipeline puffs to 16GW across UK and Norway, analysts find

Hydrogen’s "blue" variety scrubbed from oil and gas commands a 90:10 capacity lead over its electrolysed, cleaner “green” variant, in the UK and Norway,...

Navigating the power markets in turbulent times

Making the electricity markets understandable and work for your business is currently a tall order. Cielo Energy, headed up by managing director Stuart Lloyd-Evans,...