Ed Miliband vows to “take action” so price freeze sticks

Ed Miliband has vowed to “take action” against energy companies if they defy Labour by raising energy bills ahead of the next election to avoid a price freeze. It follows his announcement at his party’s annual conference yesterday that he would stop gas and electricity prices rising until 2017 if he came to power. “If […]

Delayed court judgement leaves solar in ‘limbo’

The solar industry is in “limbo” after judges failed to decide whether DECC can appeal the case brought against it for cutting solar subsidies. On Friday, Lord Justices reserved their judgement on whether DECC would be able to appeal Justice Mitting’s recent ruling in the High Court that cuts to the FiT were “unlawful”. Campaigners […]

Green group threatens legal action over FiTs review

Green charity Friends of the Earth is preparing to launch legal proceedings against the UK Government for it’s decision to drastically cut subsidies for solar manufacturing in the UK. Friends of the Earth’s energy campaigner Donna Hume said: “There are potential legal issues surrounding the recent cuts to the FiTs. We’re concerned about the early […]

Will Energy Summit cut bills?

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