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

Dominion Energy commits $1m to aid people affected by Covid-19

The funding aims to ‘lessen the impact of the outbreak’ by supporting organisations such as the American Red Cross

US firm NV Energy offers financial relief to customers impacted by the coronavirus

It has also committed to making a $1m donation to nine nonprofit organisations to help further support struggling customers

Almost 3m elderly people turn off heating as ‘they cannot afford energy bills’

New research shows 18% of people over 65 are on ‘uncompetitive’ Standard Variable Tariffs

Utility giants urge government to establish new onshore wind strategy

They say the renewable energy source is required to reach net zero emissions by 2050 at the least cost to households and businesses

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Brilliant Energy goes bust

It is the 10th supplier to collapse over the last year

Portsmouth Council pulls plug on own energy company

Scrapping the supplier would cost at least £2.5m of money that has already been committed, however, losses would have been greater if it continued

SSE and innogy appoint CFO for new UK energy company

Gordon Boyd will play a key role in the work being done to plan and prepare for the formation and listing of the new firm

Unions to ballot for industrial action over energy firm’s pay freeze

More than 90% of union members working at ScottishPower Generation have voted in favour of moving to a ballot for industrial action over the energy firm’s pay freeze. Prospect union said its members as well as Unite members rejected a pay offer that proposes a one-off payment and a pay freeze. The union added it […]

Plaid Cymru pledges to create Welsh energy firm

Plaid Cymru has pledged to create a not-for-profit Welsh energy company to reduce gas and electricity bills for consumers. It believes energy bills are “needlessly high” despite Wales being an exporter of electricity. Its manifesto states it will use the profits from Wales’ abundant renewable resources to cut the cost of energy for consumers and […]