SSE, ScotPower, GDF SUEZ latest to pick up fine for insulation fail

A trio of energy firms are stumping up cash for not putting insulation in enough low-income homes. The latest fines agreed with regulator Ofgem today are £1.75m from Scottish energy supplier SSE, £2.4m from ScottishPower and £450,000 from GDF SUEZ. The country’s largest energy companies were given targets for the number of people they needed to help. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ofgem to suppliers: we will fine you for efficiency failures

Energy market watchdog Ofgem attempted to bare its teeth today by announcing it will fine suppliers if they fail to meet their targets for putting efficiency measures in people’s homes. The body has been criticised in the past for not being tough enough on suppliers. In an open letter published today, the regulator said energy […]

DECC disappointed with SSE blame game

The Government has countered claims from SSE that government policies are the reason it had to put up its prices. Yesterday the supplier announced it would put electricity and gas prices up by 9% from October. Alongside the usual scapegoat of rising wholesale gas prices, SSE blamed rising costs of schemes like CERT and CESP […]