Energy UK refutes allegations by Which?

A trade body for the gas and electricity sector has refuted allegations that power suppliers are “unaffected” by the competitive pressure of energy price and customer service. Energy UK hit back at the claims made by Which? today in an open letter to the Prime Minister, which has called the Government to launch an independent […]

North Sea gas leak could go on for ‘six months’

Environmental groups reacted with alarm to the speculation that a gas leak off the coast of Aberdeen in the North Sea could go on for at least six months. Oil company Total, which evacuated workers from its platform in the field because of the leak on Sunday, reportedly said it could take that long to […]

As npower profits go up, opinions of them go down

npower faced stinging criticism today as it announced its profits went up by 34% from the year before. The company claimed its profits came from generation assets, but that didn’t convince campaigners after suppliers announced major price rises last year. Adam Scorer, Director of Policy and External Affairs at Consumer Focus said: “We need successful […]

Will Centrica boss do a Hester and waive bonus?

Campaigners are calling for Centrica’s chief executive to give up his bonus after criticising him for lining his “bulging pockets” at the expense of ordinary householders. Greenpeace want Sam Laidlaw to waive his bonus like Stephen Hester, the boss of taxpayer-bailed out bank RBS, who recently gave up one million-pound’s worth of shares under pressure […]

Customers ‘won’t be fooled’ by latest energy price cuts

Customers “won’t be fooled” by the recent flurry of energy price cuts, say campaigners. Earlier today British Gas and SSE announced cuts for electricity and gas bills (respectively) while yesterday EDF dropped its gas prices. Paul Steedman at campaign group Friends of the Earth said:”Customers won’t be fooled by energy companies following EDF with last-minute […]

The true cost of the EMR

The EMR may have good intentions, but at what cost?