UK ‘needs more ingenuity, technology and progressive policies’

That’s the verdict from Martin Pibworth, Wholesale Director at SSE

Global tech players ‘pose the main threat to utilities’

Richard Hughes from EDF said genuinely innovative competition is ultimately good for the market

Lord Lawson
Lord Lawson: Government putting green ideology over national interests

Lord Lawson believes Greg Clark’s response to the Helm Review effectively ‘kicks all of its recommendations into the long grass’

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Is utilities marketing leaving pensioners in the dark?

A new report suggests customers at different stages of life receive ‘starkly inconsistent’ marketing

EU approves Greece and Bulgaria interconnector

They will build the device with public funds

SmartestEnergy launches new grid flexibility service

Its product uses technology provided by Origami Energy

Three million consumers owe £400m to their energy supplier

More than a tenth of energy billpayers now face average arrears to the tune of £134 each

Water firms ‘must do more to help vulnerable households’

The Consumer Council for Water suggests these companies should provide more funding to help poor people

Only 2% of UK public ‘can read an electricity meter’

Electricity retailer Powershop surveyed 2,000 consumers to find out how many were in the dark

Gas market uncertainties remain, despite LNG providing flexibility

The IEA suggests even more flexibility is required to ensure ongoing security of supply