Electricity switching hit record levels in 2018

More than 5.8 million – or one in five – customers moved to a different power supplier last year

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BBOXX sells stake of solar energy-access business for $31m

The deal will enable the firm to bring electricity to 10 million people across Africa

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AMP Clean Energy secures permission for flexible power project

The facility will use natural gas to generate electricity and match high demand in Andover

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Scotland’s Kype Muir wind farm successfully connected to grid

French cable manufacturer Nexans linked the onshore wind facility to the country’s power network

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Volkswagen launches new brand in bid to move into electricity supply

Subdivision ‘Elli’ will help the firm work towards its goal of becoming a leading provider of sustainable, low carbon mobility

UK power generation ‘down to lowest level in 25 years’

The country produced 335TWh of electricity through 2018, around 63TWh less than in 2005

Energy price cap enters force

Ofgem expects the move will save around 11 million people an average of £76 a year

Graphene ‘could spark high-efficiency light-to-power conversion’

Researchers suggest the ‘wonder material’ could potentially lead to more efficient solar panels being developed

ENGIE builds a clean future with construction supplier deal

The French gas and electricity giant will provide CEMEX with renewable power

Indian state granted $310m to boost electricity access

The project involves building new infrastructure as well as supporting smart meters