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Norway and Britain to swap clean electricity tomorrow over world’s longest subsea cable

Northumbria’s monks, beware; charged up Norsemen will tomorrow (Wed 23rd) tentatively unleash their hoard of clean volts on your Geordie shore. Long contracts, not longships,...

Former Utilitywise director Michael Dent joins Inprova Energy

Former Utilitywise and Total director Michael Dent is the new MD at consultancy Inprova Energy. The firm acquired brokers energyTEAM and ENER-G Procurement a year ago, a move...

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...

Robin Hood Energy sold to Centrica

Nottingham City Council-owned Robin Hood Energy has been sold to Centrica. Some 250 staff have been told they face redundancy, according to the Nottingham...

Smart Meter checklist

Electricity, Water & Gas customer communication Smart Meter checklist. Keep customers informed around visits and smart meter appointments to increase access and boost customer...

O’Kelly takes the helm at British Gas Energy

Catherine O’Kelly has been announced as the incoming new managing director of British Gas Energy.  Returning from maternity leave, she will take up the...

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...

Testing times for gas, as Covid crisis and carbon targets force changes

The Covid pandemic has thrown up unprecedented challenges for the gas sector, and that is the topic that Eddie Proffitt, technical director of the...

Carbon emissions from UK power fall 7.6% in a year of Covid lockdowns

Closing the UK’s remaining coal-fired power stations has made a bigger dent in national carbon pollution than a year of coronavirus lockdowns, analysis by...

Carbon intensity at 181 gCO2/KWh across August’s grid, as power prices break records

Low power demand, CCGT outages and increased availability of French nuke-sourced imports push carbon intensity to a near-record low for electricity last month, National...

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...

Approval of the modified access rules for the BritNed interconnector

BritNed Development Limited (BDL) submitted modified Access Rules for the BritNed interconnector to the Authority on 10 December 2020. The Access Rules set out...

The good, the bad and Orbit: Citizens Advice ranks 35 power suppliers to UK...

A “huge chasm” may be opening in customer service levels between the best and worst of electricity retailers to Britain’s homes, Citizens Advice’s latest...

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...