Scotland to set up state-owned renewable supplier

The Scottish Government is to set up a publicly-owned, not-for-profit renewable energy company. That’s according to Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), who said the supplier would be set up by 2021 to sell energy to customers as the lowest possible price. She suggested the move would give vulnerable consumers more options […]

Four in 10 Brits in the dark on energy bills

  More than four in 10 Brits say they don’t know about or understand their energy tariff. That’s according to price comparison firm finder, which surveyed 2,000 adults about their bills. The results showed one in five Brits have stayed with the same energy supplier for more than a decade, even though the average savings […]

One in 10 energy consumers rate sustainability over price

More than one in 10 energy consumers say a supplier’s ethical or sustainable credentials are the main factor they take into account when considering switching. That’s according to the results of a survey conducted by Echo Managed Services, which suggests a better public image can increasingly make a company more attractive, even compared to competitors […]

OVO Energy helps Chargemaster go 100% green

An independent energy supplier is to provide an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure firm with 100% renewable electricity for its charging network. The new partnership between British firms OVO Energy and Chargemaster will see the creation of the ‘EV Everywhere’ tariff, which bundles clean household energy with free membership to the POLAR network of more than […]

Energy supplier switches up 12% in June

Energy supplier switches were up 12% in June compared to the same month the year before. That’s according to the latest data from Energy UK, which shows more than 400,000 customers chose to change provider, bringing the total number of switches so far this year up to more than 2.5 million. The trade association said nearly a quarter of the customers that switched moved […]

British Gas investigated over switching terms

Ofgem has launched an investigation into the switching terms of British Gas. The regulator will examine whether the Big Six supplier breached licence conditions relating to its obligations to customers who switch to different energy companies. It includes the requirement to waive termination fees. Ofgem’s licence conditions state suppliers should not charge termination fees for […]

Extra Energy tops complaints list for second time

Extra Energy has been voted the energy supplier with the worst customer service for the second time. It was awarded the lowest score on Citizens Advice’s star rating system, receiving 2.05 stars for the January to March period, down from the 2.5 stars it received between October and December 2016. In terms of complaints handling, […]

E.ON sales in first quarter down 7% from last year

E.ON’s sales in the first quarter of 2017 fell 7% year-on-year to around €10.5 billion (£8.9bn). The German energy firm said the drop in performance was in line with its expectations for the year, primarily due to operating in a “difficult business environment”. The company disclosed adjusted Earnings Before Interest & Tax (EBIT) of just above €1 billion […]

New UK supplier offers 100% green energy

A new energy company that offers 100% renewable power has been launched. Pure Planet offers only one tariff – the same price the company pays on the wholesale market. A £10 monthly fee per fuel, which includes the standing charge, covers the company’s margin. The energy supplier claims its costs are 20% less than the […]

Energy bills to rise by £414 as fixed deals end

UK household’s energy bills could rise by as much as £414 next month as a range of fixed deals come to an end. That’s according to price comparison service uSwitch.com, which says seven suppliers have 16 fixed deals expiring on the 30th of April, after which their customers will be rolled onto expensive standard variable tariffs. Customers […]