Stop using energy as 'political football' warns smaller supplier

Britain’s politicians should stop using energy like a ‘political football’, a business energy supplier has told ELN. Energy made the headlines yet again this week when Labour leader Ed Miliband said he would break up the Big Six, force energy suppliers to use a pool to sell energy, freeze prices and scrap the regulator Ofgem. […]

Is the New Bill a threat to smaller energy suppliers?

Energy supplier Good Energy is concerned about the market skewing towards the ‘Big Six’ at the expense of smaller suppliers. This follows the Government’s “persistence” on a new system that is claimed to offer a stable market to attract investors. Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy said the government is “playing with fire” […]

SmartestEnergy urges Green Deal safeguards

SmartestEnergy has called for safeguards to be put in place to protect consumers and smaller suppliers when the new Green Deal energy efficiency initiative is launched later this year. In its response to the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation consultation which closes today (WED), SmartestEnergy raises concerns over the independence of the assessors […]

Government’s new solar rates a positive step

New streamlined rates for the Government’s solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT) are being hailed as a positive step for the industry. Renewable energy seller SmartestEnergy is welcoming the plans to lump smaller renewable energy projects – between 50 and 250kW in size – under the same tariff level of 12.9p/kWh. The new levels are likely to […]

SmartestEnergy welcomes SSE market shakeup

SmartestEnergy have warmly welcomed SSE’s announcement, describing the decision as the most positive gesture shown by the Big 6 so far. The company, which is the UK’s leading purchaser and supplier of independently generated electricity, believed this move will improve market liquidity whilst also increasing volumes traded in the forward market. They hoped the rest […]

Market Solutions urged under EMR plans

SmartestEnergy, the leading purchaser and supplier of electricity from independent generators, has urged the Government to take a “market-friendly approach” as it finalises plans for reform of the electricity market. Although the company broadly supports the aims of Electricity Market Reform to promote renewables whilst ensuring security of supply, it is concerned that some of […]