2009 August news archive
Consumers believe energy prices are too high and that suppliers are not doing enough to cut the cost of domestic bills.
The recent fall in energy prices could be more permanent than some analysts have predicted, it has been claimed.
A number of retailers in the UK have reported a rise in the number of consumers hoarding standard 100 watt bulbs ahead of them being outlawed by the European Union.
Consumer groups in the UK have called on electricity and gas suppliers to reduce their customers' energy bills further.
Electricity firms have been threatened with a competition investigation - which could force down the cost of electricity for consumers considering switching supplier.
Those looking for the cheapest energy tariffs online may be interested to hear that the cost of electricity and gas at two major suppliers has been slashed.
Other than switching energy suppliers online, reducing the cost of electricity bills in the home can be a daunting task.
Householders in Britain could save around £720 million a year on their energy bills by using a washing line to dry their clothes instead of a tumble dryer, it has been claimed.
Switching energy supplier online could be the only way consumers avoid rises in their energy bills as the energy industry plans increasing tariffs to pay for the next generation of nuclear power plants.
Consumers considering switching their energy supplier to try and get a cheap electricity or gas deal can also reduce their energy bills by using a carbon emissions counter, it has been claimed.
Energy companies have been told by Ofgem to offer their customers peace of mind and rebuild their confidence in Direct Debit payments.
RWE Npower saw its profits climb by 20 per cent in the six months to the end of June, rising to £2.91 billion despite revenues falling by one per cent.
E.ON has warned Ofgem that new rules aimed at making energy prices fairer could stifle competition in the marketplace.
The cost of creating a new fleet of nuclear power stations in the UK could push up energy bills for consumers, it has been claimed.
The UK's energy regulator has come to the aid of electricity and gas customers by asking the big six suppliers to be honest about any tariff changes they expect to make this winter.
Consumers have called on energy suppliers to give them plenty of warning before they put the cost of their tariffs up, it has been claimed.
Homes in the private rented sector are not usually the most energy efficient on the property market.
Homeowners looking to dramatically reduce their energy bills by making their homes greener will be able to access up to £10,000 in government loans.
Now is a good time for people to log onto price comparison sites and start switching their energy supplier.
Consumer groups have called for energy tariffs to be slashed following British Gas's announcement that its profits had soared by 80 per cent.
Ofgem has said it is to limit investment in next generation electricity and gas infrastructure so that energy bills do not rise by more than £4 a year.