Commons carnage as MPs grill energy sector

There could be a double whammy of rebukes for energy bosses on Tuesday. MPs on the Commons’ energy watchdog have called in Energy Minister Matthew Hancock and Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan to grill them on the rising cost of energy networks. Both will have support from wingmen (and women): Hancock brings DECC’s lead on Energy […]

Health body says coal kills 1,600 Brits every year

Each year air pollution from burning coal leads to the early deaths of 1,600 Brits. That’s according to a new report released by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), which said every 12 months coal-fired plants were responsible for around 360,000 extra sick days and more than a million cases of lower respiratory symptoms in […]

Miliband: We’ll force Commons to vote on energy price freeze

Labour leader Ed Miliband will today promise to force the House of Commons to vote on an energy price freeze in another sign energy bills are at the heart of his election campaign. He is also set to lump Prime Minister David Cameron in with the country’s largest energy companies, derisively calling them the “Big […]

Yeo’s carbon target rebellion makes headway

Yesterday the Energy Bill was voted through by MPs in the Commons – but without an amendment forcing the Government to set a target for decarbonising the power sector by 2030. What does that mean for the energy sector? ELN asks backbench Conservative MP Tim Yeo who chairs the energy select committee – and who […]

Reporter’s Blog

Clegg’s “landmark” energy scheme steals EDF’s thunder You almost have to feel for EDF. Their headline-grabbing promise a fortnight ago to tell their customers if they could get cheaper bills has not just been copied, but well and truly pinched by the Deputy Prime Minister today. In what the DPM’s press office call a “landmark […]