2017 August news archive


31 August

Will Hurricane Harvey have an impact on UK energy prices?

Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating effect of the most southerly states of the US - and the global energy market might also take a hit.

29 August

Are subsidy cuts and policy changes curbing community renewable energy schemes?

Renewable energy from community-run energy schemes is powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes across the UK, but could subsidy cuts and policy changes have slowed down the number of projects launched.

17 August

What is the warm home discount?

Increasing energy costs and falling wages means more UK households are struggling to pay their energy bills. The Warm Home Discount can help ease the strain.

15 August

How the smart meter roll out is pushing up your energy bills

A lack of skilled engineers could be putting the government's 2020 smart meter deadline in jeopardy, and pushing up the cost of your energy bills.

08 August

Government energy review – public service or lip service?

The government is launching a review into energy prices - just a week after British Gas announced its price rises - but will it make any difference?

03 August

How to protect yourself against energy price hikes

British Gas is the last of the Big Six to announce it will be putting up the price of electricity - here's how you can protect against future price hikes.

01 August

How to deal with energy debt

An estimated 4 million households are in debt with an energy supplier. Here’s what to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills.