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New EU rules to prevent and prepare for power supply crisis

They are expected to make it easier for member states to help each other if there was an electricity crisis situation

EU Member States approve new rules to curb waste

They will introduce specific measures to prioritise prevention, reuse and recycling instead of landfill or incineration

Blog: EU shows true grit in energy sector

The eagerness of officials in Brussels to regulate almost anything and everything has been heatedly argued by EU sceptics for a long time. From incorrectly weighing bananas landing Italy with a €6.74 million bill, to a ban on restaurants serving olive oil in jugs and dishes, people have made a mockery of EU rules. And […]

Energy firms banned from hiking fixed-term tariff deals

Energy suppliers are banned from increasing prices on fixed-term contracts for householders under new rules that have come into force today. Energy regulator Ofgem said suppliers would also be prevented from automatically rolling customers on to another fixed term contract when their current one ends. Its review found many suppliers that offer fixed-term deals could […]

New offshore oil and gas safety rules

The UK Government today announced a number of environmental and safety measures for the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry. DECC said the Government would adopt recommendations from an independent review panel, which was set up following BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The panel, chaired by Professor Geoffrey Maitland, “acknowledged the strength and rigour” […]

Government sets out smart meter rules

The Government has published a set of rules for its smart meter roll-out aiming to protect the privacy of consumers as it aims to replace more than 53 million gas and electricity meters by 2019. Under the new rules, customers can decide how often their supplier can access their energy usage data and they will […]