Octopus Energy launches ‘world’s first’ tariff offering 50% discount when wind is blowing

The ‘Fan Club’ tariff could save consumers more than £200 per year

Number of UK households in energy debt hit five-year high towards end of 2020

Almost 777,000 households were in debt between July and September 2020, according to a new report

Nearly 5.5m customers switch supplier so far in 2020

The annual figure for electricity switching is down 6.5%, compared to last year, according to a new report

Almost 80% of consumers to ‘change their heating habits this winter to reduce bills’

Nearly 45% of homeowners are more likely to monitor energy consumption more closely, according to a new report

Southampton Council installs energy-saving lightbulbs for free to reduce electricity bills

The initiative is a part of the council’s strategy for carbon-neutrality by 2030

Brighton Council to install solar panels in hundreds of homes to slash energy bills

The upgrade is expected to help residents cut bills by up to £150 and reduce CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes every year

‘US could reach 90% clean electricity by 2035 at no extra cost for consumers’

The ramp-up of renewable energy would inject $1.7 trillion of investment into the US economy and increase energy sector jobs by up to 530,000 every year, according to a new report

‘First wind farm owned by its customers’ launches in the UK

The project allows consumers to own as little as £250 worth share in a scheme that could reduce their electricity bills up to 26% every year

Weekday Irish electricity demand drops 20%

Electricity demand levels are also 254MW lower across the day over the same period last year

NAO: Consumers paying ‘higher than necessary’ for electricity due to Ofgem’s regulations

The National Audit Office found households across Britain have paid at least £800m more because of weaker price controls set by the regulator