Energy Industry

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

Households overcharged by prepayment meter fault

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.

20 October

Energy comparison sites accused of “hiding” the best deals

Five of the UK’s biggest price comparison websites have been accused of “hiding” the best energy deals from consumers – but is it true?

17 April

EDF opens new offshore wind farm and gas power plant

EDF Energy has announced the opening of a new gas power plant and offshore wind farm. Both the Teesside Offshore Wind Farm and the West Burton Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station, in Nottinghamshire, were officially opened by the energy supplier's chairman and chief executive, Henri Proglio and energy minister, Michael Fallon. The offshore wind ...

01 July

Energy regulator Ofgem once again warns of risk of UK energy blackouts

Ofgem has issued a further warning of the risk of potential blackouts in the UK. The energy regulator has warned electricity power capacity could fall as low as two per cent by 2015 and has also suggested more investment in power generation is essential in order to protect energy consumers.

24 June

UK consumers to pay twice as much for electricity compared to Germans, report claims

Swiss-based financial services company Credit Suisse has claimed that the price of wholesale electricity in the United Kingdom could be almost double that in Germany within the next three years. Any rise in electricity prices on the wholesale market would obviously impact millions of UK homeowners. Whilst the gap between UK and German wholesale energy ...