Energy world leader awarded higher recognition

Global energy consultancy, M&C Energy Group, has been given a higher recognition by the Investors In People (IIP) Awards for the way they work with their staff. Since 1998, M&C Energy Group has been consistently accredited with the Investors In People standard award that recognises effective people management practices. For their clients and market position, […]

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

I’d like to take this chance to say thanks to all of you for reading and watching ELN over the past year. What a year 2011 has been in terms of energy and in terms of our growth. Next week we’ll bring you a review of the year and you’ll see just how much has […]

Ofgem squeezes transmission companies

Ofgem has told transmission companies to keep customers’ bills low this coming year. Announcing a new deal for transmission price control it said no more than an additional £2.27 could be added to a gas bill and £1.10 to the average electricity bill between now and April 2013. The four transmission operators who own the […]


It is interesting to see energy providers increasing fuel costs and saying they are doing all they can for the consumer in the same breath. All energy companies are trying to reassure the public that they are doing all they can to help the consumer, but are they? They talk about applying smart meters as […]


So the CRC has been ‘streamlined’ by DECC. The major changes are a reduction in the number of fuels covered by the legislation, a move to fixed price allowances, overall simplification of the entry criteria and reducing an overlap with other schemes such as the EUETS. See our related story CRC changes announced for full […]

We’re one today

ELN is celebrating its first birthday and I’d like to thank you all for your loyalty and support. In the year since we started, we’ve grown from a standing start to a readership of 30,000 plus. We’ve travelled all over the country and filmed stories on subjects as diverse as taxis powered on chip fat […]


So its finally here, the end of the three month consultation over the future of the electricity market. The step change the coalition government has wanted to move the UK from a fossil fuel based economy to a low carbon one rests on the EMR. It’s four pillars, a carbon price floor, a capacity payment, […]

Price comparison site gets watchdog approval

Price comparison site has won accreditation from energy watchdog Consumer Focus. The watchdog’s Confidence Code is a scheme that ensures energy price comparison sites display impartial, accurate and up-to-date information. will now be monitored regularly to ensure it includes information on the widest range of tariffs available to help consumers find the best […]

People in the dark over Christmas Day energy costs

A third of UK residents have no idea of the extra costs of their Christmas Day energy, according to a new survey. Research by E.ON found that 32% of people have no idea how much they will spend on energy on Christmas Day, with another 23% expecting the cost to be under £3 and 13% […]

Helicopters used for electricity inspections

Central Networks, the electricity distribution company for central England, is to inspect its power lines by helicopter. The company is this month carrying out a series of fly-by inspections of overhead lines across Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Central Networks director of infrastructure services Jim O’Sullivan said: “Our engineers will be inspecting thousands of electricity poles and […]