Academics call for a rethink on smart meters
Researchers claim current meters cannot help homeowners use energy more efficiently
- New ombudsman eyes energy market Move has sparked industry outrage, according to report
- Electric vehicles could hit mass market in five years Charger company tells Energy UK delegates “it will hit us before we know it”
- Millions more want government action over energy prices Which? survey shows 3 million more see energy pricing as priority post election
- Suppliers not fighting to retain switching customers Companies could be missing out on millions by not fighting for customers, says report
- E.ON launches 100 per cent renewable tariff Energy giant claims new renewable tariff is cheapest among all major suppliers
- Government urged to develop smart charging systems for EVs Energy UK lays out raft of recommendations to manage demand spikes ahead of mass EV take-up
- Energy cost review could form basis for industrial strategy, says SSE chief Alistair Phillips-Davies positive over Helm review but warns it must deliver on investment, the low-carbon agenda and...
- Energy competition has two years to prove itself, says Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan says 'other measures would be necessary' if retail market doesn't deliver
- Almost 500,000 electricity customers switch supplier last month New Energy UK figures show a 30 per cent increase from August last year.
- Watchdog calls on water firms to help low-income households Consumer council reveals the number of households receiving help has more than doubled in the last year.
- Clark puts pressure on Ofgem over price cap “It is essential that Ofgem uses the powers that Parliament has given it,” says BEIS secretary.
- Core Cities call for more local energy companies More investment is needed to help cities generate more of their own energy, says report.
- Link payouts to customer performance, says Ofwat Water regulator boss hits back at "rip-off" claims
- Eon launches fixed online-only tariff New tariff provides “peace of mind” according to energy supplier.
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