Net Zero goals “will be missed”, say MPs, as ministers’ claims holed by delivery...

Britain will miss government goals to strip all carbon from electricity generation by 2035, without a delivery plan to remedy incomplete, contradictory policy from...

Ofgem persuades powercos to ease up installations of prepayment meters

Britain’s consumer champion tasked by law with protecting power consumers has backed Ofgem’s new deal slowing power companies’ readiness to instal prepayment meters in...

“1 million SMEs locked into high energy tariffs”, business groups warn

Trade groups representing up to four million small businesses have told the government that firms locked into expensive fixed price energy contracts should be...

”Another government green flop”: EUA lambasts ministers on Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Poor performance figures for numbers of heat pump installations achieved under the government’s subsidised Boiler Upgrade Scheme have drawn scathing criticism from trade body...

Ofgem needs legal mandate to drive Net Zero, ENA & Green Alliance tell Shapps

Britain’s energy regulator needs an explicit mandate from lawmakers so it can be the UK’s centre for achieving Net Zero, leading energy & environmental...

Local energy systems need radical system overhaul, says Ofgem

Ofgem is seeking consumers’ & suppliers’ views on next steps needed to embed a more decentralised, decarbonised and dynamic energy system for the UK. It...

Households “will shoulder burden” as Government saves £2.5 billion from EPG, says Cornwall

British homes will bear the increased cost of the Government’s upcoming raise in its Energy Price Guarantee, leading analyst firm Cornwall Insight has warned. Last...

Regulator & watchdog react to British Gas’ suspension of prepaid meter contractor

Energy industry leaders and watchdogs reacted with repulsion today at a report that bailiffs hired by British Gas had rejoiced in breaking into at...

Speed up Britain’s drive to Net Zero, Tory ex-minister Skidmore urges

Green investors have welcomed a far-ranging acceleration of Britain’s Net Zero ambitions, advocated by Conservative MP Chris Skidmore. The former energy minister was asked by...

Ofgem fines Drax £6 million for three years of Balancing Mechanism excess claims

Renewables generator Drax has admitted breaches of its licence in relation to unjustified Balancing Mechanism claims made during repeated periods of grid constraint. Implying today...

Citizens Advice: Millions left in dark, as 1 pre-payment meter is cut off every...

3.2 million clients on pre-payment meters saw their power supply terminated last year, equivalent to one disconnection every ten seconds, new research by Britain’s...

Smart meters box clever through strongest year for data growth

Britain’s national network of smart meters, developed and maintained by the Data Communications Company (DCC), grew by over 6.3 million meters last year, a...

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...

Ofgem tables RIIO-ED2 decisions, draws capex map to 2028 for nets’ upgrades, storage, clean...

Under-fire regulator Ofgem today confirmed RIIO-ED2 investment plans, shaping six DNOs’ capex budgets which will fund upgrades and improvements in 14 local networks up...

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...

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...

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...

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...