October 31, 2017

Energy suppliers are squeezing higher profits from their gas customers and raising the price of their cheapest deals in order to protect their retail margins, according to fresh data from the regulator.

Ofgem’s annual report has laid bare the full impact of rising elect...

October 30, 2017

Behind the political battles over household bills lurks a far greater energy cost crisis. It risks damaging British industry and undermining attempts to boost productivity after Brexit.

Households are paying more for clean power than they should, but official data shows...

October 26, 2017

CONSUMERS and businesses are paying too much for their energy because of “excessive” green taxes, a probe has found.

The Government-commissioned report by Oxford University Professor Dieter Helm revealed a series of “spectacularly bad” decisions have “burdened” househol...

October 25, 2017

Professor Helm CBE puts forward proposals on how to reduce costs in the power system in the long-term whilst ensuring the UK meets its climate change targets

The Government will shortly be seeking the views of industry, businesses, academics and consumer groups on Profe...

October 25, 2017

The Government has been accused of getting its sums "spectacularly" wrong on the energy market and locking customers into excessive prices for years to come, in an independent review commissioned by ministers.

Professor Dieter Helm, who was asked in the summer to carry...

October 25, 2017

The boom in renewable power and smart energy technologies has ignited a multi-billion dollar M&A frenzy that is set to drive the market for ‘electech’ in the coming years.

Energy companies have been slowly acquiring and merging with firms that specialise in ‘big data’ t...

October 23, 2017

Any support for Coalition’s national energy guarantee needs to defend ‘50% renewable energy target by 2030’

 (L-R) Chris Bowen, Bill Shorten, Andrew Leigh and shadow Mark Butler visit the Mount Majura solar farm in Canberra. The Labor party have committed to 50% renewab...

October 23, 2017

SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term clarity on price floor if they are to replace coal power plants

The cooling towers of the Drax power plant near Selby, northern England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Two of Britain’s biggest energy compani...

October 20, 2017

The government is spending “far too much on nuclear” and should instead be ploughing this money into decarbonising the heat sector.

That’s according to former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey MP, who told ELN although nuclear power should be “kept on the table because it’s...

October 18, 2017

The national electricity guarantee is a lot like an emissions intensity trading scheme. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Climate and energy policy is confusing, and it’s been a toxic mess for more than a decade. Malcolm Turnbull says his national energy guarantee i...

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