Concern over DECC’s ‘slow growth’ plans for solar

The renewables industry has welcomed the Government’s new support levels for solar but said it doesn’t understand its rationale for “slow growth”. The news comes as DECC announced subsidies for solar energy yesterday, higher than what it initially proposed but said the levels of support are “intended to encourage slow but steady deployment”. Mike Landy, […]

Suppliers give mixed response to Davey’s plans

There have been mixed reactions among UK power suppliers on the Government’s Energy Bill details announced today. Some energy firms have welcomed DECC’s investment plans to increase investor confidence in the industry whilst others are “disappointed” about the delayed decision for a carbon target. The reaction follows Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s announcement of a £7.6 […]

It’s for locals – cut-price energy for people near wind farm

Good Energy will be offering a first of its kind ‘local tariff’ to people who live near its Delabole wind farm in Cornwall – with plans to roll out the ‘blueprint’ tariff across Britain as it builds more farms. Households which are within 2km of the wind farm will get a 20% discount on Good […]

Good Energy selected as National Trust partner

Power supplier Good Energy has been chosen to be the energy partner of the National Trust after the two companies signed an agreement today. This means the energy firm will offer more than four million National Trust members, supporters and volunteers a chance to sign up for its supply of 100% renewable electricity for an […]

Trust weighs on minds of suppliers at Energy Live 2012

Customers’ trust in energy companies is clearly weighing on the minds of suppliers, after it was one of the main topics on the table at the Energy Live 2012 conference in London today. Speakers from four of the UK’s gas and electricity firms all declared trust between suppliers and customers is vital and needs to be […]

Get girls studying science for senior jobs, says Good Energy boss

The boss of Good Energy says girls need to study science and maths to get senior roles in the energy sector. Juliet Davenport, chief executive and founder of the green energy supplier believes the industry needs to encourage more girls to study key subjects at an earlier age. Her comments come as yesterday the European […]

Good Energy raises electricity prices by 9%

Energy supplier Good Energy has today planned to raise its electricity prices by an average of 9%. The move will come into effect on December 5 and is expected to affect around 30,000 customers. It follows the gas and electricity price hikes announced by SSE, British Gas, npower and Scottish Power earlier this year but […]

Is the New Bill a threat to smaller energy suppliers?

Energy supplier Good Energy is concerned about the market skewing towards the ‘Big Six’ at the expense of smaller suppliers. This follows the Government’s “persistence” on a new system that is claimed to offer a stable market to attract investors. Juliet Davenport, CEO and founder of Good Energy said the government is “playing with fire” […]

Government quashes bill delay rumours

Reports that the long awaited Energy Bill was to be delayed have been quashed by DECC. The BBC had claimed reforming the House of Lords was likely to delay other Government legislation. A DECC spokesperson rejected the report on delays to the landmark reform, insisting “there will be legislation on the EMR in the next session.” […]

Think tank calls for competition to break Big Six rip-off

Five million people in the UK could be paying more than they should for their energy. Of those, some may be paying £330 more than their neighbours who use the same amount of electricity and gas. This is according to a new report from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) which is […]