Michael Gove: Water firms have exploited ‘monopoly’

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said the UK’s water firms have neglected the environment, acted as a monopoly and avoided taxes

Blog: Gale force MPs knock network bosses off their comfy perch

They operate out of sight, out of mind. They don’t contact us, we don’t contact them. We don’t know who they are, or what they do – that is, until fair weather turns foul. Who are these shadowy mystery men and women? The power network firms of course! Affectionately known as the DNOs – distribution […]

Gazprom losing LNG export monopoly in Russia?

State-owned gas firm Gazprom looks set to lose its monopoly on LNG exports from Russia. Legislation to break its stranglehold was passed by the upper house of the Russian parliament last week, according to reports. A document published on a government website revealed President Vladimir Putin has now signed it into law, Russian news agency […]

Will district heating schemes lead to “monopolies”?

Concerns were raised today about whether district heating schemes in the UK will effectively leave consumers at the mercy of a monopoly. District heating has been touted as a good value, low carbon source of power as it limits the waste of heat by letting buildings such as homes and hospitals share heating sources. Appearing […]