British Gas fined £11m for energy efficiency delays

British Gas has been ordered to pay £11.1 million by Ofgem over its failure to deliver energy efficiency measures on time. Energy suppliers were required to install energy-saving measures such as insulation by the end of December 2012 as part of the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). British Gas had however met only 62.4% of […]

UK ‘failing on energy efficiency despite £8.4bn price tag’

The Government has failed to improve the nation’s energy efficiency as more than half of Britain’s 27 million homes are still not properly insulated, it was claimed today. Consumer body Which? has criticised the UK’s energy efficiency policies, claiming these could cost customers £8.4 billion by 2015. Its new report suggests the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target […]

E.ON “sorry” for lightbulb mistake after £3m fine

Energy supplier E.ON has said “sorry” after coughing up £3million in penalties for claiming it had sent out free energy saving lightbulbs to homes when there was no “appropriate evidence” it had done so. Ofgem slapped E.ON with the fine after an investigation found it had failed to accurately report the number of energy saving […]

Lower energy bills for 540,000 Scottish homes

More than one in five households in Scotland have received help to cut their gas and electricity bills in the last four years. According to new figures published today, more than 540,000 homes received over 629,000 free or subsidised installed cavity wall or loft insulation through the Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT) initiative between April […]

Energy firms pledge to meet remaining efficiency targets

Energy companies that failed to meet the Government’s efficiency targets by the end of last year have pledged to work towards achieving them. DECC had set the targets under two schemes – the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) for measures such as insulation and new boilers and the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) for energy […]

Ed Davey ‘disappointed’ energy firms failed efficiency targets

Energy Secretary Ed Davey said he is “disappointed” that six energy firms did not meet the efficiency targets set by the Government last year. British Gas, SSE and Scottish Power were among the companies that missed their targets as revealed by Ofgem today, which is launching an investigation into what happened. Under two schemes launched […]

Ofgem investigates energy firms for missing efficiency targets

Ofgem is set to investigate six energy companies for failing to meet Government efficiency targets by the December deadline last year. The regulator said firms who missed one or more of their targets are British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE, Drax, GFD Suez/ IPM and Intergen. However, EDF Energy, E.ON, RWE npower and Eggborough power managed […]

Big Six suppliers tout home efficiency targets

Big Six suppliers are lining up to tout their achievements for meeting energy efficiency targets laid down by the Government. They are obliged to payroll energy efficiency measures for the most vulnerable people or poorest communities in the UK and the deadline for hitting targets was New Year’s Eve. Yesterday EDF Energy announced it should […]

DECC efficiency scheme may ‘cost double’

The Government’s new energy efficiency scheme could slap an extra £94 onto customers’ bills – double the amount previously estimated. That’s according to an independent report commissioned by trade body Energy UK into the Energy Company Obligation, which runs from January 2013 to March 2015. The ECO is replacing the CERT and CESP schemes which […]

Ofgem tough efficiency stance spells out supplier responsibility

Ofgem’s tough warning to energy suppliers about their energy efficiency responsibilities has garnered praise from the Energy Secretary, consumer bodies – as well as suppliers themselves. Ofgem released an open letter to suppliers on Friday warning it could hand out fines if they miss deadlines for schemes like CERT and CESP which require firms to […]