Bristol businesses team up to power almost 3,000 homes with wind

Thrive Renewables and Bristol Energy will source 3.55MW of clean power from two onshore wind farms in Suffolk and Aberdeenshire

Prepayment plans are ‘financial prison sentence for millions of households’

Auto-switching service Switchcraft claims these deals can lock billpayers into an ‘energy-poverty trap’

Half a million energy customers switched supplier in May

Energy UK suggests half a million customer switches every month has become the ‘new normal’

Octopus Energy launches new tariffs to grow vertical farming sector

The supplier says the bespoke offerings aim to reduce the costs of agritech operations by up to 12%

Energy bills
Households ‘could be hit with a 41% bill increase this month’

Energy deal switching service uSwitch says the bill increases will come into effect as 61 fixed deals across 13 suppliers come to an end

Time-of-use tariff
Majority of consumers ‘like the idea of time-of-use tariffs’

Smart Energy GB says most customers would be keen to sign up to time-of-use deals if they could save money or help the environment

Business deal
The Monarch Partnership buys EIC and T-Mac Technologies

The transaction will create a major utility consultancy, which will employ 250 people and boast combined revenues of £20 million

Poor customer service
Increasing numbers of small suppliers ‘offering poor customer care’

Citizens Advice has scored five suppliers less than two stars out of five in its latest rankings

Blockchain deal
OVO Energy invests in blockchain firm Electron

The energy supplier bought the minority stake through its Kaluza subsidiary

US & India deal
US to help build six nuclear power plants in India

The nations have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear co-operation