Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

Cost of energy ‘has tripled in the last 20 years’

Compare The Market says the average domestic cost of gas has risen by 221% over the period, the price of electricity has risen by 193%

Water companies ‘must address concerns over unfair bills’

The Consumer Council for Water suggests water providers are failing to close a “gulf” between high levels of satisfaction with the quality of services provided and unhappiness regarding high costs

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

Clean energy infrastructure
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%