Energy Bill ‘will fail’ to meet long-term demand

The Energy Bill “will fail” to resolve the tension between the industry and the Government and will not help in meeting the UK’s energy demand in the long term, a team of academics said today. Warwick Business School’s Global Energy Group made the comment following DECC’s announcement of the details in the Bill, which is […]

Low energy tariffs only ‘short-term boost’ for consumers

Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposal to force energy suppliers to offer their lowest tariffs to customers “won’t make any difference” in the long term. An energy professor claims the “underlying issues” in the energy industry will ensure prices will continue to rise in the future and the Prime Minister’s move won’t keep energy prices down […]

Academic fears Ofgem reforms will actually push up bills

An academic has questioned whether Ofgem’s plan for fewer tariffs will mean cheaper energy bills – and warned they could actually have the opposite effect. The energy watchdog unveiled plans for its market shake-up on Friday, which will force suppliers to only offer a maximum of four tariffs each and make their bills simpler. Dr […]