Labour says ‘self-disconnections leave thousands in the cold'

Labour yesterday attacked the Big Six for disconnecting tens of thousands of customers “by the back door”. Representatives of the suppliers however claimed they did not disconnect customers over the winter months while appearing before the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee back in November. But Labour said the release of written responses of the […]

Ex-SSE sales rep ‘spills the beans on mis-selling’

A former SSE sales employee appears to have spilled the beans on the energy supplier’s dodgy practices when trying to get consumers to switch to their tariffs. Ofgem yesterday slammed a £10.5 million fine, believed to be the largest of its kind to date, as it revealed the company’s “prolonged and extensive” mis-selling and published […]

Editorial – Bills, bull and blustering

So 54% of people in a Which? survey don’t trust energy companies we hear today. Bill simplification is too complex and won’t work says the Energy Select Committee who also say the market needs to open up and be accountable also citing a massive lack of trust. So here we are at the end of […]

Greenpeace make case for Arctic oil ban

Select Committee MPs were yesterday warned by Greenpeace to take a tough stance on oil exploration and drilling activities in the Arctic. Retreating ice shelves in the Arctic have led to increased interest from oil companies, with environmentalists worried the delicate nature of the continent may not cope with a disaster. Greenpeace’s Chief Policy Advisor […]