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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,...

Our flexible friends in the North: DNO seeks firms’ views on supplying flex

Regional DNO Electricity North West is calling on customers and stakeholders to help shape the way it buys flexibility on its network. The North West’s...

WPD claims lead among DNOs with UK’s first “connectability pledge”

Britain’s grid operator serving the Midlands and Wales reckons it’s getting ahead of a major regulatory change in how DNOs charge for installing low-carbon...

BP profits top £7 bn for Q2, highest for fourteen years

Bernard Looney’s “cash machine” lived up to the BP CEO’s notorious characterisation this morning, as the fossil fuel super major posted its highest quarterly...

Octopus seeks £1 billion government loan as sole bidder for Hayden Wood’s collapsed Bulb

Privately held Octopus Energy is reportedly seeking a £1 billion taxpayer-funded loan to hedge supplies, among its conditions for its proposed £100 m takeover...

Request to Pay: how energy providers can better support consumers through the cost of...

Paul Walvik-Joynt, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Bill Pay Commercialisation, Mastercard explains how it's Request to Pay service connects buyers and sellers directly...

When is a good time to lock in energy prices?

Cielo Energy provides businesses of all sizes with expert commercially focussed consultancy advice and support on the energy market. We work with companies from...

“Worst customer service on record” from energy suppliers, Citizens Advice finds  

Standards of customer service delivered by energy suppliers have fallen to the worst in the six years since Citizens Advice began assessing them, the...

London’s Tube seeks first renewables-only power supply contract

London mayor Sadiq Khan has moved closer to running Britain’s biggest urban transport network on carbon-free wind, solar and hydro electricity, instructing Transport for...

Energy costs top Covid recovery as corporates’ main concern, survey finds

Energy costs have overtaken the recovery from Covid-19 as the top concern for UK businesses, according to a new report released today.  Four in...