Energy Industry

12 July

How to deal with energy debt

Almost 3 million households are in debt with an energy supplier. Here’s what to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills.

24 May

Do you hate your energy company?

Energy suppliers top the list of homeowners’ most hated service providers. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with your energy supplier.

12 January

Power cuts avoided but price rises on the way

Urgent action from National Grid averted an energy supply crisis, but it came at a cost with wholesale prices increasing four-fold. Are price rises on the way?

18 May

How to save energy and switch supplier this summer

If your fixed rate energy deal is up in the next couple of months, a summer switch could knock hundreds of pounds off your winter energy bills.

13 February

Should fracking be banned in the UK?

What is fracking? Why is it so divisive? And could it really lead to lower energy bills? We examine the pros and cons of shale gas extraction in the UK.

07 January

Will the situation in Iran affect energy prices?

Instability in Iran due to US airstrikes could affect the cost of energy for households and businesses across the UK. Here we explain how and why.

03 January

Ofgem August power cut fines

Ofgem fines three electricity suppliers a total of £10.5m after a power cut in August left over a million people with no electricity and caused travel chaos.

13 September

SSE to sell to Ovo

SSE is in talks over the sale of its UK retail energy business to OVO just months after the plug was pulled on a domestic energy merger with Npower. What’s going on?

15 August

Solarplicity and Cardiff Energy go bust

Two more UK energy suppliers have gone bust, taking the total number of energy suppliers who have ceased trading to 16 since January 2018.

28 May

Is National Grid public ownership the answer?

High prices, poor customer satisfaction and suppliers going bust - the UK energy industry is a mess. Is nationalisation of National Grid the answer?