SSE has shown ‘Big Six can cut costs and profits’

The Government believes energy company SSE’s announcement to freeze gas and electricity prices until 2016 has shown that large energy suppliers “are able to cut their costs and profits”. Energy Secretary Ed Davey said the price freeze pledge increases pressure on other energy firms to do the same. He added: “This will be welcome news […]

Bold SSE freezes energy prices to 2016

Scottish energy supplier SSE today threw down the gauntlet to other suppliers by freezing its energy prices until “at least” January 2016. The company which supplies 9 million customers is also splitting its retail and wholesale businesses so they will be “legally separated to enhance transparency” by 2015. It seems the supplier is trying to […]

Ecotricity extends green tariff price freeze

Green energy company Ecotricity has extended its price freeze for all its customers this year. It had previously frozen its tariff from the end of last summer until April but has now extended it until 1st October. Ecotricity’s average dual fuel bill is currently £1,232 which is the same for all its customers, whether they […]

2013: The Year in Energy

The Big Freeze, Sainsbury’s energy saving efforts and a long-awaited nuclear handshake – ELN’s Chief Reporter Vicky Ellis talks you through the biggest energy stories of 2013.

Green energy suppliers freeze prices this winter

Green electricity providers Good Energy and Ecotricity said they would hold gas and electricity prices for all consumers until the end of winter. Good Energy said it decided to freeze prices as the majority of its external costs are not rising until April next year while Ecotricity had initially frozen bills until the 1st of […]

Mike Hogg boss of DONG Energy Sales UK outlines his vision

Mike Hogg MD of DONG Energy Sales UK talks to Priyanka Shrestha about Labour’s price freeze, the issue of green taxes and the future plans of DONG Energy.

Miliband: We’ll force Commons to vote on energy price freeze

Labour leader Ed Miliband will today promise to force the House of Commons to vote on an energy price freeze in another sign energy bills are at the heart of his election campaign. He is also set to lump Prime Minister David Cameron in with the country’s largest energy companies, derisively calling them the “Big […]

Nick Clegg: Cutting green taxes would be an 'own goal'

David Cameron’s pledge to strip green taxes from energy bills would be an “own goal” which could cost jobs and reduce support for poor households, Nick Clegg warned. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced a review of competition within the energy market and signalled he wanted to “get to grips” with green charges which suppliers have […]

British Gas bumps up gas and electricity prices

Centrica’s energy supply firm British Gas will bump up domestic prices by 8.4% for gas and 10.4% for electricity next month. It is the second Big Six supplier in a week to put up its tariffs. SSE was the first starter in this round of winter price hikes with a rise of 8.2%. From 23 […]

Clegg says green levies will stop energy bills rising

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has chipped into the energy debate by suggesting green levies will stop energy bills rising. Ever since Labour leader Ed Miliband pledged to freeze energy prices last month if he wins the next election, the debate over energy prices in the highest ranks of government has become heated. Speaking yesterday […]