British Gas Energy Trust seeks a new provider

The charity provides financial help with fuel bills to individuals and families and has established a funding programme for 17 advice organisations.

New £1.25m research to help deliver ‘fair and just’ net zero transition

The study will explore the causes and links between fuel and transport poverty and draw up recommendations designed to limit their impacts in the low carbon transition

Scottish local authorities granted £450,000 for energy efficiency

The grant is available to nine councils that have not yet piloted Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES)

Energy UK chief Lawrence Slade to step down

He joined the organisation in 2011 and has been heading it since January 2015

Utilita Energy to pay £175k for carbon emissions reduction failings

The supplier’s failure to meet its obligations could have led to customers missing out on £30,000 of savings on their energy bills

Ofgem approves smart heating tech for energy efficiency project

Vestemi claims its innovative technology can reduce heating bills by up to 30%

‘No chance’ for UK to meet net zero goal without energy efficiency, MPs warn

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee says progress is stalling not due to a lack of evidence on how to drive uptake but ‘a lack of political will’

Nearly 11% of English households ‘were still in fuel poverty in 2017’

A new statistical release from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy shows more than 2.5 million households were still affected

New £140,000 energy advisor programme to tackle fuel poverty

The support provided will include energy efficiency advice, referrals to the Warm Home Discount Scheme, supplier switching advice as well as benefits checks

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Urgent action ‘needed to improve support for vulnerable customers’

A new report calls for suppliers, regulators and government, as well as other organisations to do more to identify and assist struggling billpayers