Green levy exemption for EIIs pushed back until 2018

The government’s planned exemption for energy intensive industries (EIIs) from some of the costs associated with green energy policies has been pushed back until next year. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had initially planned to have the exemption in place for the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme by April this year but […]

UK invites views on heavy energy users’ compensation eligibility

Proposals on how to work out which energy intensive industries (EIIs) will be given compensation to provide relief from the costs of renewable policies have been published. Those such as the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) which offer payments to green energy generators add extra charges on energy bills. The RO will be […]

SSE set for £1.5bn energy profits despite losing customers

SSE said it is on course to see profits increase by 8.8% to £1.54 billion despite losing thousands of customers following price hikes. The energy giant said it ended the year with 9.2 million customers – the lowest since the end of 2009 – from 9.47 million. It was the first of the Big Six […]

E.ON’s price rise kicks in this weekend

Energy supplier E.ON’s winter price hike of 3.7% for its dual fuel customers comes into effect this Saturday. The rise takes into account the changes to the green and social levies, some of which were moved to general taxation by the government. The increase will add £48 to the average dual fuel bill while customers […]