EU Commission greenlights French support for natural gas storage

France introduced a regulatory mechanism for natural gas storage in December 2017, with the aim of keeping existing storage capacities deemed necessary in operation to ensure the security of gas supply

Government seeks views on compensation price support for energy intensive industries

It is consulting on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission costs from the UK Emissions Trading System and carbon price support and the sectors most at risk

EU approves German scheme to compensate hard coal plants for early closure

The energy regulator will publish seven tenders for the closure of hard coal and small lignite-fired power plants that will take place annually until 2026

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Volkswagen paid $9.5bn to drivers in dieselgate scandal settlement

A total of 86% of drivers chose to sell their vehicles back to the manufacturer and take the money, rather than choose a modification

Energy customers to automatically receive £30 for switching issues

The new compensation requirement will come into effect on 1st May 2020

Utility Warehouse to pay £450k for overcharging energy customers

The supplier will refund and compensate 3,430 Warm Home Discount customers for charging them above the default tariff cap level

EU seeks views on tightening state aid rules for carbon market

The Commission has launched a consultation on the revised guidelines for emissions allowance trading post-2021, which includes reducing the number of sectors eligible for compensation

Energy and water customers overcharged by £24bn, says Citizens Advice

Its report suggests ‘misjudgements’ by Ofgem and Ofwat on key decisions meant customers have been paying ‘far too much’ for the pipes that connect energy and water to their homes

Gas distribution giant Cadent pays £24m over supply failures

It also failed to pay compensation over a six-year period to a possible 12,000 affected residents left without gas for more than 24 hours

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Energy customers miss out on £5.1m compensation from network operators

A new report by Citizens Advice suggests many customers miss out on payment because they forget to apply or are unaware