OVO Energy poaches Tesco exec as retail CEO

The supplier serves more than 850,000 retail energy customers in the UK

EBRD unveils climate disclosure web tool

It aims to show businesses how sustainable information can be incorporated into financial reporting

Centrica launches digital platform to supply small firms

Centrica has collaborated with a software developer to launch British Gas Lite, a new electricity service aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Using Nottingham-based ENSEK’s retail energy platform, the online service aims to allow better management of industry and customer facing processes including those relating to revenues, billing and accounting. Customers pay by monthly, variable direct […]

E.ON to end “face to face” sales

Energy supplier E.ON plans to stop selling electricity and gas to customers in shopping centres or at events. The firm said this is in response to the “changing way” customers want to interact with their energy company. Up to 450 sales and sales support jobs are potentially affected. Instead it seems likely to shift towards […]

E.ON launches ‘energy toolkit’ for small businesses

The Big Six energy supplier E.ON has launched a new ‘energy toolkit’ which shows small businesses how energy is being used so they can uncover and eliminate waste. The free wireless energy monitor E.ON is handing out to its business customers works in near real time – updating every 10 seconds so they can see […]

New online tool maps out sites for CO2 storage

A new online tool mapping out potential sites for carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been launched by The Crown Estate and the British Geological Survey. The upgrade to the ‘CO2 Stored’ website will give easier access to information about the capacity and characteristics of possible storage locations under the UK’s seabed. Users will be […]

British Gas launches online home energy saving tool

British Gas has launched a new online tool to help homeowners check what energy saving measures they are entitled to under the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes. The Green Deal meets the upfront costs of eco-improvements with a loan paid back through energy savings, while ECO sets energy companies targets for […]

DECC helps Mexico with ‘energy calculator’

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has signed a letter of intent to develop Mexico’s 2050 calculator with Spanish technology firm SENER. The 2050 calculator is an online tool, available to the public, which demonstrates the different solutions to energy problems and their trade offs. Users must find a way to meet energy demands […]

Energy firms ‘still struggling’ to give correct prices

The standard of energy company telesales has improved since last year, however, suppliers are “still struggling” to give the correct details of the cheapest deal over the phone. That’s according to a new survey by consumer body Which? in it they revealed they were offered the  cheapest tariff in 93% of the calls they made […]

Fracking ‘powerhouse’ in online energy conversation

Fracking has been the “powerhouse” of global energy conversation on gas in the online world. That’s according to a new ‘Energy Census’ on gas by Polecat, which claims 20% of the conversation on gas is about fracking, ahead of offshore (15%) and Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (8%). However, a third of fracking discussions were “unhealthy” […]