Green Energy

21 August

Work on first household to sign up to Green Deal initiative completed

The government has revealed new statistics on its Green Deal initiative. The figures show July saw the first UK household actually complete the process - almost six months after it launched.

26 July

nPower becomes latest big six energy supplier to drop green tariffs for new customers

Npower has become the latest to announce it will be dropping its green tariff - though, existing customers will still be able to take advantage of the offering.

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.

25 June

New report suggests only two homes have taken up a Green Deal loan

The Government's Green Deal has received a further blow as new figures reveal the actual uptake of loans on the scheme  is as little as ten households. Many of the UK's energy providers are a part of the scheme which offers customers the opportunity to take out a loan on things such as replacement boilers ...

05 June

Homeowners near wind farms could receive 20% reduction on energy bills

A reduction of up to 20% on people living near wind farms energy bills is set to be part of a number of proposals by the Government it has emerged. A report in the Financial Times has hinted the idea will be part of energy secretary, Ed Davey's, plan to offer a number of discounts ...

24 May

BT announces deal with npower to use 100% renewable energy power

In a significant move to make itself greener BT has announced a deal with UK energy provider npower to receive 100% of its power in the form of renewable energy. As part of the telecommunications giant's Better Future strategy, the move is set to make it one of the biggest companies in the world to ...

27 December

DECC report: UK well on the way to hitting 2020 green energy targets

A new Government report has suggested that Britain is well on the way to hitting its 2020 green energy targets. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Renewable Energy Roadmap report said low-carbon electricity generation had increased by more than a quarter over the past year up to June 2012. The report claimed that ...

03 December

Energy Bill aims at a greener future but will cost the consumer

The Energy Bill has finally been unveiled; featuring a number of environmentally-friendly objectives. However, some environmental groups have criticised the use of a push for green energy as an excuse for increased household bills. As previously expected, the bill also outlined that energy firms would be allowed to stick a green levy on domestic energy ...

26 November

'Green' push means higher energy bills for the consumer

Energy consumers will see their bills rise by as much as £110 a year by 2020 as the Government pushes for greater use of green energy. The higher costs are a result of the Government committing £7.6 billion to green power as part of its Energy Bill which is set to be officially revealed this ...

05 September

Green energy suppliers score well on FiT customer satisfaction survey

Green energy suppliers, Ecotricity, Green Energy and Good Energy have received "excellent" ratings amongst the majority of their customers in a customer satisfaction survey of their Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) services, conducted by YouGen.