‘Coronavirus has raised new issues for consumers but it has also magnified existing concerns’

That’s the suggestion from Matthew Vickers, CEO and Chief Ombudsman at the Energy Ombudsman, who spoke to ELN’s News Editor Jonny Bairstow about how the pandemic had affected the nature of complaints the organisation was receiving

Government should help establish pension ‘superfunds’ to invest in UK’s green recovery

That’s the suggestion from think tank the Social Market Foundation, which says merged pension funds would be the ideal financier of building new roads, power sources and communications networks

Global gas demand ‘could shrink by 4% in 2020’

According to IEA, the Covid-19 crisis could result in a annual drop of 75 billion cubic metres by 2025

Pre-payment customers ‘overpaying nearly £390m a year on energy bills’

That’s the suggestion from new research published by comparethemarket.com, which reveals 4.1 million customers are each paying on average £94 more a year for their energy than they would pay on a standard credit meter

DLA Piper and Zeigo partnee to develop AI contracting solutions for PPAs

They hope to make the contracting process easier and more open for PPAs of all sizes

Orkney Islands host innovative project to deliver smarter and cleaner energy system

Project TraDER aims to create a market that allows renewables to pay for increased grid capacity when favourable conditions mean they are producing excess energy.

SOLARWATT weathers the coronavirus storm with strongest financial results in history

In the first quarter of 2020, the German photovoltaic system manufacturer saw sales rise by 60% compared to the same period last year

Large energy users ‘must beware unexpected reserved capacity charges during lockdown’

That’s according to Stephen Ball, Director at Cost Advice, who spoke to ELN’s News Editor Jonny Bairstow

Coronavirus causes Europe’s carbon market to crash

IHS Markit notes the market is currently trading around 40% down since early March

Suppliers ‘must help businesses struggling with the coronavirus crisis’

That’s the verdict from Simon Askew, Utility Solutions Specialist at Business Energy Direct, who spoke to Energy Live News earlier this week