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Dip in oil prices sees fixed household bills drop below £800 a year for first time since 2018

Low wholesale energy prices mean six suppliers are now offering a total of nine new fixed deal energy tariffs for less than this price

Solar and onshore wind ‘reach parity with many global wholesale prices’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says renewable energy sources can now generate electricity at a cost equal to or lower than wholesale prices in California and parts of Europe

Brexit ‘already driven up power prices £75 a year’

UCL researchers suggest this increase has been driven largely by the collapse in the value of the pound and additional volatility

Guest Blog: Kirk Cadden & Alex Rubboli – Rising oil prices will cost consumers

Utility Team says it can help customers protect themselves against higher costs now and in the future

Energy costs for suppliers up 15%

The cost of energy for suppliers is up 15% compared to January 2016 This is illustrated by Ofgem’s Supplier Cost Index, which tracks ongoing trends in the electricity, dual fuel and gas markets. The regulator says the increase is primarily as a result of rising gas and power wholesale prices, of which there was a considerable rise in October […]

Bold SSE freezes energy prices to 2016

Scottish energy supplier SSE today threw down the gauntlet to other suppliers by freezing its energy prices until “at least” January 2016. The company which supplies 9 million customers is also splitting its retail and wholesale businesses so they will be “legally separated to enhance transparency” by 2015. It seems the supplier is trying to […]

EU shale gas revolution 'could create more than a million jobs'

An EU shale gas revolution could create more than a million jobs according to a new report commissioned by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP). Developing shale gas could also lower prices – making industry more competitive – and decrease the reliance on imported gas, according to the study by Poyry Management […]

Caroline Flint renews attack on ‘excessive profits’ of the Big Six

Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint renewed attacks on the ‘excessive profits’ of the Big Six yesterday in Parliament calling for the Government to make amendments to the Energy Bill containing the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) measures. Labour took the opportunity on opposition day to put forward a motion calling for a return to trading pools […]

Guest Blog Filippo Gaddo: Bye cheap energy, hello charges

Another winter and another round of price rises. The Office for National Statistics blames most of the inflation for December on energy and food costs; consumer groups blame big energy companies and the Government is happy to chip in. Same old, same old, you could say – but not this time. Firstly, this isn’t temporary […]