2015 April news archive

29 April

npower launch a three month trial of UK’s first ever Fuel Bank

npower set to launch the nation's first Fuel Bank trial. Teaming up with charities such as The Trussell Trust, Durham Christian Partnership and National Energy Action to support those most in need, starting with 13,000 people in the first year of the scheme.

22 April

Use of Solar Power nearly doubles due to energy price increase.

In response to the rising price of energy per unit Solar panels are now being considered by 60% of UK households.

20 April

New DECC Guide for Business Energy Efficiency

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have just released a ‘SME Guide to Energy Efficiency’ to help business owners make the most of reducing their energy consumption.

15 April

First new pylon design in 90 years

New style of UK electricity pylon constructed in Nottinghamshire UK.

13 April

Energy Switching Rates Still in Decline despite Govt. Efforts

A recent report has shown that UK households are still disengaged with the energy market – despite recent government efforts to make the switching process easier.

08 April

Shell to buy BG Group in £47bn deal

Royal Dutch Shell has confirmed that an agreement has been made between themselves as BG which could possibly mean the biggest transaction of the year.

02 April

EON pay £7.75m for repeat offences

Big six supplier E.On has been ordered to pay millions in fines for wrongly charging customers, an error which it made only two years previously.

01 April

World's longest electricity connector to be built between Norway and Blyth UK

National Grid and Statnett reach agreement on interconnector between UK and Norway. Green energy for 750,000 homes in Britian.