2014 December news archive

18 December

13 Energy Tariffs to Expire on New Year’s Eve

A recent analysis of the energy market, conducted by UKPower.co.uk, has revealed that 13 popular energy tariffs will expire, leaving consumers with an 8% increase in their energy bills, on average.

16 December

Fuel poverty could be inevitable if the UK Government doesn't rethink their energy strategy

The Government's Committee for Climate Change has released a report that urges the government to refocus their strategies when it comes to the future of Britain's energy, or risk further fuel poverty for our country's poorest households.

11 December

UK energy bills predicted to keep rising in the future

The Committee for Climate Change forecasts that consumers will watch their energy bills continue to rise in the coming years. Will the British energy bill reach its breaking point?

09 December

Npower chief says more should be done to secure the success of ECO scheme

npower's chief executive Paul Massara openly supported Ofgem's fining of rival energy firm British Gas, but claims the Energy Company Obligations scheme is still far from perfect.

05 December

British Gas hit with £11.1 million penalty

Big Six energy supplier, British Gas, have been hit with an £11.1 million fine for failing to meet obligatory energy efficiency targets on time.

03 December

A ‘world first’ tidal energy project could give Britain the boost that it needs

The government has announced it is in the early stages of discussions that could lead to a 'world first' tidal energy project off the south coast of Wales. Energy experts are hopeful that these discussions mark a change in attitude towards renewable energy in Britain.

01 December

Big Six energy supplier E.ON ‘quits’ gas and coal to focus on renewable energy

The German utility firm and Big Six energy supplier, E.ON, reveals plans to sell off most of their power-generating units due to the “dramatically altered global energy markets.”