Public opposes Hunt’s “punitive” focus of EGL tax grab on clean generators, poll finds

Pressure increased today on chancellor Jeremy Hunt to scrap his “punitive” five-year Energy Generator Levy windfall tax on green generators’ sales, with resisters releasing...

Green generator ‘lawyers up’, goes gunning for Hunt’s ‘smash & grab’ EGL

Energy ministry D-BEIS and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt face a legal threat this morning from a £2 billion investor and builder of 1.5GWp of wind...

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...

Hunt ponders how to extend support for industries’ power bills beyond March

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has reportedly asked Treasury officials to explore ways of prolonging into April & beyond the government’s protection of firms from their...

Ofgem lifts price cap to £4,279; but government’s EPG shields customers

Energy regulator Ofgem this morning raised to £4,279 the annual price cap for power and gas retailed to households.  The new cap comes into...

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...

Energy industry slates Chancellor

Generators, retailers and advocates for British energy lined up this morning to voice  disquiet and quiet dismay over chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s tax raises on...

Hunt levies new 45% tax on generators, ups windfall on oil & gas extractors...

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt introduced a new tax on power generating companies of 45% on excess profits in this morning’s Autumn Statement. The “temporary” levy...

Gas operating profits rise fourfold at SSE during six months to September

Operating profits from the gas and thermal energy division alone of vertically integrated generator-retailer SSE soared to £248million on an adjusted basis in the...

Yoking renewables earnings into Hunt’s windfall tax “disproportionate to clean generators’ profits”, says Cornwall

Any move by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to extend to renewable power retailers the government’s windfall tax on excess energy profits would be unfair on...

Deeper windfall grab “likely on renewable gencos’ revenues”, as businesses benefit from bill relief

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt & premier Rishi Sunak are reported to be eyeing deeper first windfall taxes on renewable generators, as they attempt to plug...

Energycos seeking public guarantees must have a Net Zero strategy, says Bank of England

Beleaguered energy retailers seeking public financial support to underwrite their hedging of gas and power trades must show Treasury civil servants their detailed plans...

Mass capping of home energy bills at average £2,500 to end in April, Chancellor...

A review next April of recently deposed Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s £90 billion support for UK homes faced with drastically higher energy bills was signalled...

Conservatives find new ‘Cost-Plus-Revenue Limit’ work-around for “windfall tax”

The Truss government this afternoon tabled its promised new bill to write into law relief offered to homes and businesses from rocketing energy tariffs. Energy...

North Sea: Government’s 100 new licences to ‘drill, baby, drill’

Britain's oil and gas regulator this morning began delivering on the Truss administration’s enthusiasm for hydrocarbons, inviting interest towards its likely authorising of 100...

Energy security bill delayed, minister confirms

Britain’s first energy security bill for nearly ten years is undergoing a Whitehall re-think, a government minister has gone on record to confirm. Now in...

Ofgem: Britain faces possible “gas supply emergency” over winter

Gas supplies to keep the UK’s lights on and homes heated face a ‘significant risk’ of running short this winter, the nation’s energy regulator...

Elexon to administer Truss’s price guarantee payments to suppliers

Energy trading platform Elexon has been appointed to administer payments to suppliers, authorised under the Truss administration's Energy Price Guarantee (EPG). Elexon manages the Balancing...

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...