2013 August news archive
A new report has placed Britain fourth in terms of renewable energy ranking, displacing Australia for the position.
Discontent is rising across the country as energy companies race to complete a number of solar farms before a subsidy on them is cut next year.
New figures show that, at times, some of the country's biggest wind farms have struggled to generate enough electricity to boil a few kettles.
Tens of thousands of energy customers face a rise in the their gas and electricity bills as many of the UK's energy suppliers shelve a number of their special tariffs.
The government has revealed new statistics on its Green Deal initiative. The figures show July saw the first UK household actually complete the process - almost six months after it launched.
New research has shown the average household in England and Wales has cut down its energy use by a quarter in the last six years.
The 'Big Six' energy supplier npower is the latest energy firm to reveal a surge in its UK gas revenues. Figures from its parent company RWE showed an 11% rise in revenue for the first half of the year.
'Big Six' UK energy provider E.On has posted profits of 15% for the first half of the year.
The boss of British Gas's parent company Centrica has criticised one of the government's flagship energy efficiency schemes.
The head of 'Big Six' energy firm RWE npower has blasted rival British Gas's move to offer customers free energy on a Saturday - calling it little more than a 'gimmick'.
New research has revealed the UK's 'Big Six' energy suppliers saw profits sky-rocket by more than 70% in the three years up to 2012.
British Gas customers will no longer face early cancellation fees - as long as they are only switching to another one of the firm's own tariffs.
The 'Big Six' energy supplier npower has announced its plans to stop default auto-rollover contracts to business customers. The move is part of the firm's shift to offer its business customers more flexibility with their energy bills.
British Gas has unveiled plans to offer some of its customers free electricity on Saturdays. The move to cut down energy use at peak times in the week will only be available to its one million smart meter users however.
The parent corporation of 'Big Six' energy supplier British Gas has announced profits of £356m for the first half of the year.