Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

Cost of energy ‘has tripled in the last 20 years’

Compare The Market says the average domestic cost of gas has risen by 221% over the period, the price of electricity has risen by 193%

Majority of customers ‘want to save energy but don’t know how’

A new report highlights a general lack of consumer awareness, with 45% of people still being unsure about which domestic appliances use the most power

‘Radical reform of energy market needed to protect customers’

That’s according to Citizens Advice, which says the government and Ofgem must work together to ensure all energy customers can benefit from new technologies and business models entering the market

England’s water companies ‘must improve poor performance’

The Consumer Council for Water has criticised Water Plus, Clear Water Business and Everflow for attracting high numbers of customer complaints

Workplaces across the UK ‘can be the power plants of the future’

Centrica Business Solutions says 81% of those firms already generating their own on-site power aim to step up the amount they generate over the next five years.

Too many energy firms ‘still struggling to offer good customer service’

That’s according to Citizens Advice, which says licencing regulations for new market entrants are too relaxed

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – How to spread your energy saving message effectively

The message must be a call to action, a team motivator and a focus for activity – but how to deliver it?

Ofgem sets out plan to protect vulnerable consumers as market changes

The regulator has launched a consultation to find out how best to look after energy customers as the market undergoes ‘fundamental changes’

Two-thirds of Brits ‘worried about energy independence’

The results of a new survey from GMB Union show half of people are also worried about power cuts becoming more frequent in the future