Energy Industry

30 June

Fracking plans have been rejected by Lancashire council.

Councillors of Lancashire council held a meeting yesterday (29/06/2015) to decide whether fracking would be allowed to go ahead for the first time since 2011.

24 June

Good Energy to allow Bristolians to pay with home currency – the Bristol Pound.

Bristolians can now pay their energy bills using their local currency - the Bristol Pound. (£B)

04 March

New Government Legislation Aims to Wipe Out "Fuel Poverty"

Millions of people across the UK are living in poverty as they cannot afford their energy bill. New Government legislation aims to fix that.

25 February

Solar Eclipse threatens Europe's solar energy supply.

With the biggest solar eclipse since 1999 due on 20th March this year, and the use of solar power up to 10.5% - are systems operators ready?

11 February

Oil prices fluctuate.

With the ever changing price in oil what does the future hold for the energy consumer?

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.

28 November

A fault with pre-payment meters has meant consumers have been over charged for seven years

A problem occurring when installing pre-payment gas meters has led to a call for more to be done to improve the quality of service that pre-payment customers receive, following a mistake in over charging which went unnoticed for 7 years.

24 November

Rising energy costs put Britain on World Energy Council’s negative watch list

A leading international body has placed the UK on a negative watch list, following the country’s lapses in energy security and sustainability in recent years.

29 October

National Grid report sparks concerns of dwindling energy reserves this winter

A report released by the National Grid has highlighted dwindling energy reserves, sparking renewed concerns of blackouts ahead of increased energy demand this winter.

22 October

The National Grid's Demand Side Balancing Reserve Scheme looks to raise the bar on last year's target

The National Grid has opened tender for their Demand Side Balancing Reserve Scheme amidst announcements that they are looking to increase the amount raised to 1800MW. A spokesperson has insisted that the increased figure is not related to the recent fire at Didcot B power plant.