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

Power NI increases electricity bills by 6%

The rate change will add around £35 a year to the average annual power bill for nearly half a million households

Energy price cap reduction ‘doesn’t give consumers a good deal’

Consumer bodies are calling on householders to shop around and switch to a better deal

Energy bills to fall by £75 as Ofgem lowers price cap

The default price cap will reduce from £1,254 to £1,179 from 1st October until March 2020

Ofgem proposes to allow network firms to recover £75m of funding

They recover their allowed revenues from charges to suppliers, who in turn pass these costs to customers through their energy bills

Ofgem confirms permanent energy price cap exemptions for three green suppliers

Ecotricity, Good Energy and Green Energy UK can charge consumers above the standard variable tariff rates limit set by Ofgem

Go Compare buys Dragons’ Den energy switching business

Look After My Bills is a free service that automatically switches energy consumers to a cheaper deal when their contract comes to an end