Consumers were urged to check they were getting the best utilities deal yesterday, as British Gas set the scene for a summer price war with a 10% cut in electricity charges. The move by the UK’s biggest energy provider will mean a saving of £43 a year.
10th May 2009
From next year and during the following ten years, energy companies will replace existing gas and electricity meters with smart meters that can tell homeowners how much energy they are using at any time.
03rd May 2009
One of the biggest renewable energy manufacturers in Britain announced on Tuesday it is to cut more than half its UK jobs, blaming the government for failing to support the sector and its a grave blow to the government’s ambitions.
29th April 2009
As the Environment Agency calls for water meters in virtually all homes in England and Wales, we look at some of the issues for consumers. Most meters use a positive displacement chamber which has a fixed amount of water flowing through it.
31th March 2009
The UK was on the brink of a gas supply crisis during last month's cold snap, Tories warned today. The country had just four days' worth of gas stored at one point, and only lower demand due to the recession prevented the situation becoming more serious
05th March 2009
Energy supplier Scottish Power has become the latest firm to cut gas and electricity prices. The company, which has 5.2 million customers, is cutting average gas bills by 7.5% and electricity prices by 3% from March 31st.
27th February 2009
British wholesale natural gas prices could fall further following a price collapse over the past two weeks and this is certain to add to pressure on utilities to cut household fuel bills. Analysts said wholesale day-ahead contracts might fall further.
25th February 2009
More than 260,000 hard-up families, who have been forced into having gas pre-pay meters installed in their homes after falling into debt with their energy company, face paying an extra £7million in excess charges this year, according to research.
24th February 2009
The energy supplier Npower has been told to repay £1.2m to 200,000 of its gas customers. The regulator Ofgem said they had paid more than expected when their gas tariffs were changed by the company in the course of 2007.
19th February 2009
British Gas, Scottish and Southern Energy, E.On and now EDF Energy have finally bowed to political pressure and cut at least some of their prices. The cuts announced so far range from 4-10% and will make hardly any difference to the majority of the UK.
14th February 2009