Guest Blog: Jonathan Elliott – Can the UK be a green energy giant?

That’s one of the big questions the nation faces right now – and from the looks it, with renewable energy projects cropping up all over the UK, the potential for rapid growth is strong. The emphasis on cutting carbon emissions and ramping up the UK’s green credentials is hardly a secret: the government has targets […]

Energy consultancies on ‘level 10’ over TELCA win

Energy consultancies said they were delighted at winning the first-ever Energy Live Consultancy Awards held last Thursday. A total of eight winners took home awards in 12 different categories, including both the I&C and SME sectors. Schneider Electric Professional Services who accepted the I&C Consultancy of the Year award as well as the Best said […]

Guest blog: Jonathan Elliott

Jonathan Elliott is the MD of Make It Cheaper. Why do energy suppliers feel the heat when profits surge? The big-six energy supplier Npower has announced a bumper profit growth of 25% to £390m – news that comes hot on the heels of a similar announcement from British Gas last week. Like Energy Live News’ […]

Businesses allow power firms to take advantage

Businesses are likely to fall victim to more energy price rises this year, according to price comparison site Make It Cheaper. Despite recent cuts to gas and electricity prices, the majority of businesses coming out of contracts are facing increases of more than 50%, unless they can find a better deal before being locked-in for […]

Cost Forces SMEs To Raid Family Silver

Cost & credit headache forces SMEs to ‘raid family silver’ •47% of UK small business owners inject personal cash into their company to stay afloat •Average amount borrowed from personal sources is £20,400 •27% of entrepreneurs forced to turn to friends and family for a loan as banks look the other way •13% of SME […]