Industry complains of “moving low carbon goalposts” says thinktank

Firms in energy, transport and manufacturing are concerned the Government is “moving the goalposts” on low carbon policy, according to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The left-leaning thinktank says British industries which produce the largest chunk of emissions don’t think they’re getting the “stable” and “consistent” policy signals needed. […]

Protestors: Big Six “cartel” has sewn up energy market

“The Big Six have sewn up the energy market and are ripping off consumers across the country.” Those were the words of one protestor in the crowd around me, as we were held for three hours in a police cordon. The hundred-strong group of people outside the Economist UK Energy Conference today had come, they […]

Banning discount energy tariffs is ‘barking up the wrong tree’

The price comparison website uSwitch has slammed a report which suggests banning discount energy offers for customers. Over the weekend thinktank IPPR called on Ofgem to stop suppliers offering heavily discounted, “loss-leading” offers to tempt people to switch to them. But price comparison website uSwitch believes this approach is misguided and said the IPPR is […]