2019 ‘could be the worst year for energy price rises on record’

Look After My Bills suggests both the frequency and severity of price hikes could reach unparalleled levels this year

Almost half of energy consumers have switched suppliers in four years

The figure is said to be significantly higher than those who have switched home insurance, broadband, telephone providers and banks

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Plummeting price of batteries ‘opens opportunities for renewable future’

The levelised cost of electricity for the technology has fallen by 35% to $187 per MWh since the first half of last year

Government policies ‘not to blame for recent price hikes’

The UK Energy Research Centre says policy costs in the UK are actually not very expensive

Oil price hits four-year peak

Brent crude peaked at $82.20, the highest figure seen since November 2014

Total of 21 price rises see UK energy bills soar £590m this year

Suppliers E.ON and Bulb have each issued two price rises this year

EU energy prices remained stable in 2017 compared to year before

Electricity prices fell by 0.2% and gas prices fell by an average of 0.5%

IEA: US could lead non-OPEC oil production in 2018

The US is expected to lead fast-rising oil production in non-OPEC countries this year, which is likely to see supply grow by more than demand. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which says US crude output increased by a “colossal” 846,000 barrels a day in the three months leading up to November. It […]

Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

  Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests this will be driven by rising investments in clean power projects, which will in turn cut the cost of energy for consumers. Although some forms of green generation can already compete with fuels […]

Price rises begin amongst some small suppliers

Some small energy companies have begun hiking their prices. Supplier Toto Energy is raising the price of its variable rate tariffs by up to 27%. Good Energy has also said it will hike electricity bills on the 18th of January by 7.5% and gas by 6.8% for 70,000 customers. This means a household with typical […]