The Energy Minister says fracking will begin “right across the south”. A study will soon be published, declaring that fracking for shale gas poses no danger of contaminating water in the UK, the Energy Minister Michael Fallon has said. Places such as Wiltshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex could become bases for shale gas extraction sites.
The french-owned energy giant is only raising prices by an average of 3.9%, less than half that of other major suppliers. The increase will come into force from January 3, and looks like a serious attempt by the firm to actually compete with rivals. The move will affect 2.4 million households, but EDF has warned that green levies must be … Read More
Representatives from the Big Six were recently called before a panel of MPs, being asked to justify their recent round of price rises. British Gas, Npower, Scottish Power and Scottish & Southern have already announced price rises this winter. On the 29th October, bosses from all of the largest energy suppliers were questioned on why they have raised their prices … Read More
The energy giant is the fourth of the ‘Big Six’ energy providers to announce a price rise this winter. It follows the announcements already made in recent weeks by by Scottish & Southern (SSE) and British Gas and Npower. ScottishPower is to raise its domestic energy prices on December 6, with an average increase of 8.6%.
Government and EDF Energy finally agree rate of £92.50 per megawatt-hour. The agreed rate is more than double the going rate for wholesale electricity, meaning the energy generated from the new plant will be extremely expensive compared to other nuclear power plants. The new Hinkley nuclear reactor in Somerset will be built, and should be operational within 10 years.
Three of the Big Six have now announced winter price increases of between 8 and 11 per cent. Npower and British Gas have joined SSE and Co-op on the list of energy companies that have already announced price hikes this winter. Both suppliers blamed the hikes on higher prices on the global energy markets, higher costs of transmission, and increases … Read More
The energy supplier’s price rise will affect 7 million domestic customers, and signals price rises for businesses too. The increase will be around 8.2%, and come into effect on November 15. In the South East, customers will see hikes as high as 9.7% while in the North and southern Scotland people will face a smaller 7% rise.
The energy regulator has posted a first draft document outlining what rules and regulations could go into its Third-party intermediary (TPI) code of practice. The code, if it ever comes into existence, will aim to keep brokers acting in a way that is “fair, honest, appropriate and transparent”, the document states. We reported on this some weeks ago, when Ofgem … Read More
None of the six major energy suppliers will continue to roll business customers into new contracts without their explicit consent. The “Big Six” all promised to stop the tactic, although they are essentially only pre-empting new rules being put in place by Ofgem, the energy regulator, as part of their ongoing Retail Market Review. We recently reported that three of … Read More
Scottish & Southern Energy have become the third major energy supplier to announce an end to automatic contract rollovers for businesses. They join British Gas and E.ON Energy UK, with half of the Big Six now stating their commitment to not automatically locking customers in at the end of their fixed term if they don’t terminate their contract within a … Read More