Labour plans to take National Grid into public ownership

The grid operator says this is the ‘last thing’ that’s needed and would delay the progress towards the green energy transition

MEPs back new rules to make power market ‘cleaner’ and prevent blackouts

They have adopted four new laws on the EU electricity market under the Clean Energy for All Europeans package

Cold elderly woman
Millions of elderly people forced to ration energy over winter

Compare the Market says 23% of people older than 65 limited energy use over the last few months to save money

Cold house
Four million Brits turn off power in winter to avoid pricey bills

Auto-switching service Labrador says 41% of Brits would pay more for an energy efficient property

Fuel poverty
Somerset charity awarded £80k to tackle fuel poverty

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will use the money to offer efficiency and billing advice

MPs launch inquiry into energy efficiency

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is inviting written submissions until 17th January 2019

E.ON uses satellite imagery to tackle fuel poverty

It has teamed up with space experts to use near real-time and archived data to reduce heat loss in homes

UK’s elderly urged to sign up to Cold Weather Priority initiative

It allows the vulnerable to be prioritised when it comes to delivering fuel supplies during winter months

Scotland ‘must lift thousands out of fuel poverty’

Citizens Advice Scotland have called for a consumer helpline to be set up to help solve the problem

EU efficiency improvements ‘could avoid 27,500 premature deaths by 2030’

These changes could also save up to €2.5bn due to premature mortality from indoor cold