Energy buying – can you afford to go it alone?

With soaring energy prices, billing complexities and looming legislative changes, choosing the right energy contract can be a minefield. It’s not just about finding the cheapest supplier – it’s also crucial for businesses to identify how they can use less to secure the best bottom-line wins. Few organisations have the time or in-depth knowledge to […]

Businesses advised to ‘act now’ in renewing energy contracts

UK businesses are being urged not to delay in renewing their energy contracts as they could face being switched to expensive ‘rollover’ tariffs. Mark Alston, Director of ENER-G Procurement is advising companies to “act now” – despite the traditional April contract renewals – in order to avoid being hit by heftier energy bills. He says: […]

‘Coherent’ energy procurement strategy crucial for CHP benefits

Combined heat and power (CHP) is an “effective answer” to lower energy costs but savings could be lost without a “coherent” energy procurement strategy. That’s according to ENER-G Procurement, which has published a free guide to aligning energy purchasing and CHP strategies and will be offering advice at Energy Live 2013. Director Mark Alston said: […]

Ofgem could close ‘protection gap’ for UK businesses

Greater powers for Ofgem to help businesses from brokers who mis-sell energy could help close the “protection gap” on energy issues in the industry. That’s the view of a consumer group who welcomed the energy regulator’s call for the Government to give it more powers to take direct action against “rogue” brokers. Ofgem said it […]