Government considers offering loans to energy firms

The loans will reportedly aim to encourage energy suppliers to take on customers of firms that go under

More than a third of UK energy and chemicals firms ‘will likely not meet their climate goals this year’

Almost 71% of the UK executives say their organisations have publicly stated climate targets, according to new survey

Stricter rules ‘will be set to halt energy firms’ greenwashing’

The measures will allegedly protect consumers that may be misled into signing up to ‘green’ tariffs based on false green credentials

Roadnight Taylor strengthens team with senior appointment

Specialist grid consultant Roadnight Taylor appoints Pete Aston, who joins from Western Power Distribution

EU bank approves €100m financing for Italy’s Dolomiti Energia

It will support the energy company’s projects that include upgrading electricity distribution networks, installing smart and second-generation meters and improving the performance of existing hydropower plants

Shell UK reveals 18% average gender pay gap in 2020

The average pay and bonuses for BAME employees was 8.5% lower than non-BAME staff in 2020, according to the company’s annual report

Ofgem has launched an investigation into potential breach of billing rules

The regulator says the investigation relates to non-domestic supplier United Gas and Power

Bristol City Council agrees to sale of Bristol Energy

It says the company has faced ‘unprecedented challenges’ since being established and notes selling the company could save money for the city

Drax invests £200k in laptops for students during Covid-19 crisis

It says the donation is part of the energy company’s initiative to inspire more children to study science, technology, engineering and maths subjects

SSEN launches £350k fund to support communities during pandemic

The fund will offer grants of up to £3,000 for projects supporting vulnerable people amid coronavirus pandemic