Business energy bills “are bigger” in 2014 admits Government

Government said business energy bills are “estimated to be higher” in 2014 as a result of its energy and climate change policies. The admission came in its Annual Energy Statement yesterday from the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The report to parliament referred to internal analysis but didn’t put a figure on exactly how […]

"Dormouse" Ed Davey's energy statement "lacks real solutions"

Ed Davey’s annual energy statement today “lacked real solutions” for rising energy bills and hard-pressed householders in the country. That’s according to environmental campaigners and consumer groups who made it clear they weren’t happy with the Energy Secretary despite his plans to hold a competition review on the UK’s energy market and make switching easier […]

Green Deal will kickstart £14bn investment

The Energy Secretary today set the ball rolling for a scheme the Coalition hopes will stimulate £14billion of private sector investment. Chris Huhne announced a consultation on the secondary legislation for Green Deal in time for it to begin next Autumn. The Green Deal will offer home owners and small businesses upfront cash to install […]