UK energy businesses ‘most concerned about Brexit’

The biggest concern for Britain’s energy businesses in the next year is leaving the EU. According to new data from npower Business Solutions, 28% of corporate decision makers said Brexit is their largest concern, with 53% citing unexpected costs to their business as the most common reason for this, closely followed by an inability to forward […]

Editorial – Price cuts are pointless PR stunts

There I’ve said it. What’s the point of price cuts? Just as August is silly season, January is normally price cut/price rise time for the Big Six and anyone else. Today the last of them announced cuts and as ever they are all roughly the same (around 5% this year) and as ever they don’t […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – What does energy security mean to us today?

May sound a simple and straightforward question but with news every day now of the crisis in the Middle East with the threat of interventions in Syria, perhaps it’s time to look at the way we manage our energy in a new and re-visited global context. The impact of situations such as Syria, which threaten […]

EDF’s nuclear-backed power supply deal with Network Rail

EDF Energy will supply Network Rail with low carbon electricity to power its rail network under a 10-year deal announced today. Believed to be the “biggest rail electrification programme in a generation”, the contract will see the energy firm supply 3.2TWh of electricity to Network Rail, which carries around three million passengers and tens of […]

Heating costs 63% higher now than five years ago

The cost of heating a home in the UK is now 63% more than it was five years ago as a result of rising energy prices. According to new research, rocketing energy prices have forced heating costs to increase from £360 to £587 since 2008 as heating accounts for almost half (44%) of an average […]

The Market Report – 12th September

What were the major influences on energy prices this summer? Did the Olympics have an effect on prices? Hear about the latest trends in energy in a special edition from Magali Hodgson, npower’s Optimisation Desk Manager.