Ofgem appoints Jonathan Brearley as new Chief Executive

He will replace Dermot Nolan at the end of February, who will have held the position for nearly five years

EU adopts new rules to make household products more sustainable

Under the new rules, manufacturers must ensure their products are repairable and recyclable, in addition to improving their energy efficiency

Ofgem ditches database of disengaged energy customers

The database was one of the recommendations made by the competition watchdog in 2016 following a two-year investigation of the retail energy market

Collective energy switching: Record number of customers save £263 on average

Ofgem says 30% of the 90,000 people, who had been on a default standard variable tariff for three years or more, switched to a different supplier

London Power: Sadiq Khan unveils plans for new ‘green’ energy company

It is a partnership with Octopus Energy and will be launched this December

Second generation smart meters surpass two million mark

Residents in Tewkesbury, Bolsover and South Derbyshire are said to be the fastest adopters of the smart technology

Trump rolls backs regulations on energy efficient light bulbs

The government confirmed a rule that will block new federal energy efficiency standards for certain light bulbs from going into effect in January 2020

Government seeks views on energy efficiency requirements for external power supplies

The updated requirements for products such as mobile phones and speakers are estimated to save around one million tonnes of carbon emissions equivalent between 2020 and 2029

SSE to cut energy prices in line with Ofgem’s cap

However, some very low energy usage customers may see an increase on their bills

Electricity switching on the rise over summer

Around 34% of the switches were from larger to small and mid-tier suppliers in July