Ecotricity boosts offer to Good Energy shareholders by 18% in takeover attempt

Good Energy has labelled the bid ‘hostile’ and claims it is an ‘unfit owner with an unsuitable plan’

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

More than 1m customers ‘overcharged’ by 18 energy suppliers

Failures to protect customers’ tariff prices after energy switching led to an accumulative £7.2 million extra cost

Banks ‘are silently and indiscriminately financing a toxic tide of plastic pollution’

Portfolio Earth claims financiers are ‘co-responsible’ for propping up the plastic packaging industry, one of the main contributors to harmful plastic waste

Shell UK reveals 18% average gender pay gap in 2020

The average pay and bonuses for BAME employees was 8.5% lower than non-BAME staff in 2020, according to the company’s annual report

UK billpayers ‘could see energy bills rise by up to £63m’ as December begins

Uswitch warns 816,000 households could be affected by fixed deals ending and suggests they could see bills rise by an average of £155 as they are moved onto standard variable tariffs

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Elexon to return £1.5m of savings to the industry

The move has been driven by a number of cost efficiencies and savings made by the company, which administers the Balancing and Settlement Code

Nearly two-thirds of Brits are willing to sacrifice part of their salary to tackle climate change

Cable giant Nexans surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would be willing to take a financial hit to save the environment

Scotlands’ fuel-poor to receive £16m of new energy efficiency support

The funding aims to improve insulation and install energy efficient heating systems, in order to contribute to Scotland’s net zero targets

Gaia Says No! Episode 8 – Money

Listen in as ethical finance expert Clare Brook joins us to discuss this emotive and often divisive issue