British Gas price rise adds to lack of trust

Consumer Focus have said British Gas’s recent 18% price rise will push hundred of thousands of households into fuel poverty. Unless Ofgem step up with strategic measures to make energy pricing fair, the market will continue to fail the consumer. Mike O’Connor CBE, Chief Executive of Consumer Focus said: “Consumers simply don’t trust that energy […]

Government set to save £1.3m through energy management

The Home Office has entered into energy management contracts with public service provider Amey and British Gas Business across 90% of its estate on a ‘payment by results’ basis. The contracts come after the two companies saved the department £212,000 in eight months. The scheme aims to save £1.3 million through making 350 government buildings […]

UK nuclear: safety first

The British nuclear industry has an ideology of continuous improvement and putting safety first. Speaking at the Nuclear Industry Association’s New Build Conference 2011, safety was the word on HM Chief Nuclear Inspector Dr Mike Weightman’s lips: “We can never get complacent.” Speaking to delegates he stressed his concern by his findings in Japan: “Fukushima […]