December 2008 news archive
British Gas sets up emergency helpline for direct debit customers.
ScottishPower's Whitelee Windfarm is now the largest onshore windfarm in Europe.
EDF Energy announces a green transformer,which is filled with vegetable oil.
A new energy efficiency campaign from npower will be fronted by Wallace and Gromit.
ScottishPower has launched a new energy efficiency interactive website aims to help customers save money on their bills.
Paul Golby, chief executive of E.ON, has warned consumers not to expect large reductions in energy bills.
The Times claims over 10,000 people are set to miss out on the government's Warm Front as they cannot afford it.
E.ON is reducing annual electricity bills for consumers in the East Midlands, east of England and the north-west who are not attached to the mains gas network.
Lindsay Hoyle, minister for Chorley, is calling for reductions in wholesale oil prices to result in a drop in consumer's energy bills.
E.ON has announced its new Early Warning System to help pensioners this winter.
David Hunter, from energy consultants McKinnon & Clarke, has told the Daily Mail there should be room for "double digit" drops in energy prices.
The utility regulator Iain Osborne has claimed that reductions in wholesale oil prices could result in a reduction of electricity bills.
npower it has installed energy saving measures to reduce bills at two National Trust sites.
People in Plymouth pay the highest fuel bills, a new study has found.
The Energy Retail Association has launched a new helpline designed to aid elderly people and struggling families.
npower, Peel Energy and Dong Energy are set to develop carbon capture and storage projects in the UK.
Ed Miliband has said the global wholesale reductions should result in a drop in prices experienced by consumers.
Energy Retail Association issues response to Ed Miliband's comments on reducing energy bills for consumers.
British Eco-Energy claims wind turbines can be the most-cost effective renewable energy solution.
ScottishPower is issuing an education pack to schools across Scotland to help teach them about renewable energy.
Business and enterprise committee issued new report calling for a reduction in bills to help cash-strapped families and pensioners through winter months.
Scottish and Southern Energy have produced 100 megawatts of energy for 24 hours at its Glendoe hydro-electric scheme.
A number of organisations have been gathering MP support for their plans to end fuel poverty.
Ofgem announces results of new probe.
Northern Ireland Electricity and Phoenix Gas have both dropped energy prices.
ScottishPower launches new social tariff to save vulnerable consumers £211 annually.
Backbench Labour MP Fabian Hamilton has tabled an Early Day Motion to end fuel poverty.
Free energy Smart Meter launched by UK Power to help consumers keep track of energy bills.
Proposals are being devised for the Ovenden Moor wind farm in West Yorkshire.
Energy Retail Association has warned that an energy windfall tax could damage the most essential industry in the UK.
ScottishPower welcomes energy crunch proposals suggested by the business and enterprise committee.
National Energy Action has claimed that Ofgem is not helping the poorest people in society with their energy bills.
Harriet Harman has said the government may introduce new legislation to force energy firms to pass reduced wholesale prices to consumers.
npower commended for Climate Cops scheme at Utility Industry Achievement Awards.
Consumer Focus chief calls for energy regulator to help consumers across the UK.
ScottishPower has hooked mid-Wales village Abergeirw to the National Grid for the first time.
A new Ofgem report finds that E.ON has the highest social spend per consumer.
British Gas has unveiled its new lower energy price tariff.
Scottish and Southern Energy now has nine millon customers.
npower's new Big Switch Off campaign is aiming to help UK businesses save £28 million in energy costs.
Fabian Hamilton, the MP for Leeds North East, has said the government has a moral obligation to help the most vulnerable people in society.
Energy customers are being targeted by a new gas safety campaign.
The director general of the British Manufacturers' Confederation has said Ofgem needs to help protect small businesses from high energy prices.
The UK needs vital investments in energy generation, according to an industry expert.
A number of Scottish MPs are calling for new reductions in wholesale energy prices to be passed on to consumers.
Energy prices are contributing to Brits high stress levels, new research has found.
The British Wind Energy Association claims planning inquiries are delaying possible wind power projects across the UK.
The Mount Pleasant Hotel is looking to produce renewable energy from its waste food collections.
Committee on climate change claims hitting targets could push electriciy and gas bills up.
Age Concern claims elderly people may struggle to pay energy bills in the coming months.
E.ON helps to fund a new biomass boiler at the Magdalen Project to reduce their energy bills.
Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills claims annual home energy assessments are needed get Brits thinking about energy efficiency.
EDF could have to sell power if it wants to complete the proposed takeover of British Energy.
Alex Salmond has unveiled the £10 million Saltire Prize, which will harness wave energy.
Richard Haddelsey, from energy analysts McKinnon & Clarke, claims UK energy firms are slower to pass on reductions in wholesale prices than other European countries.
Customers in Yorkshire, the north-east and the West Midlands, not connected to the gas network, will see reductions in annual bills of £20, according to the npower.
Duncan McNeil has been calling for energy firms to pass on reductions in wholesale gas and electricity prices to consumers.
npower is reducing prices by an average of £30 for gas pre-payment customers.