UK Government seeks views on future low carbon heat support beyond the RHI

The plan backs replacement of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) with a new Clean Heat Grant, which will provide support for heat pumps and in certain circumstances biomass

Weekday Irish electricity demand drops 20%

Electricity demand levels are also 254MW lower across the day over the same period last year

Decline in wholesale gas prices leads to cheaper energy tariffs

At present, the cheapest dual-fuel fixed-term tariff on the market is £411 cheaper than the price cap

SSE completes sale of retail unit to OVO Energy for £500m

The deal makes OVO one of the biggest suppliers in Britain, now serving almost five million customers

Households face £16m energy bill increase after tariffs end

Around 47 deals are scheduled to run out at the end of January, which means many customers will be rolled on to default tariffs that are usually much higher

Energy-efficient housing project wins Stirling Prize for architecture

Goldsmith Street in Norwich was crowned this year’s winner of the award, which aims to celebrate the UK’s best new building

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Utilita Energy to take on customers of failed supplier Eversmart Energy

The latter company was the fifth supplier to cease trading this year

Cheaper mortgage rates for energy efficient householders

The government has launched a £5m fund for the financial sector to develop green mortgages and a £10m innovation fund to cut the costs of retrofitting the UK’s housing stock

Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Electricity switching figures hit nearly 400k in January

More than 100,000 households and businesses moved to small and medium sized suppliers