Energy Regulations

20 December

Ofgem hits npower with £3.5m fine for breaching sales rules

Ofgem has hit the energy supplier npower with a £3.5m fine for breaching sales rules. The UK's energy regulator hit the 'Big Six' firm with the huge fine as it had broken rules to do with doorstep and over the phone sales.

06 December

Osborne officially unveils plans for £50 a year saving on energy bills

The government finally officially unveiled its plans to cut the average homeowners energy bill by £50 a year yesterday (Dec 5) in its Autumn Statement.

19 November

E.ON Voices Opposition To Planned ECO Changes

E.ON has called on energy ministers not to make too many changes to the Energy Company Obligation, a program that enforces a green levy on energy suppliers. Under the program suppliers are also obliged to install energy efficiency measures in the homes of consumers by March 2015. However, ministers are now planning a reform. The ...

03 September

Millions of homes unwittingly breaching energy efficiency rules

New research has revealed millions of UK homes are unwittingly in breach of the government's energy efficiency regulations. A Freedom of Information (FOI request) has shown almost three-quarters of the country's privately rented homes are let without a mandatory Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). EPCs display a property's energy efficiency on a scale one A to ...

02 September

Energy regulator Ofgem launches its new Standards of Conduct

Ofgem has now officially brought in its new rules for energy suppliers. The energy regulator has brought in a new code of conduct designed to aid energy consumers, and eventually ensure energy companies reduce the number of tariffs available to customers to a total of four core options. Ofgem's new Standards of Conduct are based ...

14 August

Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw blasts government's ECO scheme

The boss of British Gas's parent company Centrica has criticised one of the government's flagship energy efficiency schemes.

04 July

Ofgem: Energy firms need to clamp down on electricity theft more

Ofgem has issued a rallying call to UK energy suppliers demanding they help it clamp down on the significant number of electricity thefts in the UK.

02 July

Government's Green Deal scheme under fire for over-focus on boilers

The Government's Green Deal scheme has come under fire once again: this time due to it allegedly being overly focussed on boilers.

20 June

First Utility: Energy consumers paying £1.3bn extra on energy bills

UK energy consumers fork out over £1.3bn a year unnecessarily on energy bills a supplier has suggested. First Utility claims measures to create a level playing field touted by Ofgem last week, could save homeowners as much as £50 a year. The energy regulator announced plans to allow smaller energy suppliers a chance to compete ...

14 June

Small energy suppliers react postively to Ofgem proposals

A number of independent energy suppliers have welcomed Ofgem's recent moves to improve competition within the energy market. The industry regulator outlined a variety of measures aimed at making it easier for the small independent suppliers to compete with the more established companies. Amongst the measures, which were highlighted on Wednesday (June 12), are a ...