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Archive for April, 2012

Campaigners stage protest outside Centrica HQ

Armed with a giant spoof energy bill, dozens of Greenpeace campaigners have staged a protest today outside Centrica’s head office in a move designed to highlight the plight consumers face over “rip off” energy bills.  Protesting against high energy costs which they say are fuelled by rising gas costs, around 65 protesters blockaded the road […]

Rapid growth for Tyneside energy company

Achieving a remarkable 100% growth in turnover in the last 12 months, an energy company from South Tyneside has its sights set on raising £10 million by floating itself on the London Stock Exchange.  Having recently moved to larger premises in South Shields, Utilitywise, who help businesses manage their energy, is set to create 200 […]

E.ON apologises after incorrectly billing customer for £78k

Energy firm E.ON has issued an apology after sending an incorrect bill to a customer. Although clerical errors of this kind are far from extraordinary, the size of the mistake managed to attract the attention of the national media; indeed, the customer had been asked to pay £77,815.85 for gas supplied to a property in […]

Clean British Energy Campaign launched

St. George’s Day marks the launch of a campaign which is calling on the Prime Minister to make the most of his first green speech to get behind a switch to clean energy.  With increasing numbers of the British public recognising the need to switch from fossil fuels to clean green renewable energy, Friends of […]

David Cameron Scraps New Green Deal Regulations

A week after Tim Yeo, the Chairman of the Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee (CECCC), made public his dissatisfaction with policy requiring homeowners to implement energy-saving measures throughout the home if they sought to built an extension or conservatory, Prime Minister David Cameron has intervened to scrap the new regulations. Due to come into […]

Barker Separates Green Deal Fact From Fiction

As the Government continues to fine tune the details, the Minister for Energy and Climate Change has spoken out about the Green Deal in an effort to try and separate fact from fiction. In an article published in the Guardian on Friday, Greg Barker discussed the myths surrounding the Government’s revolutionary home insulation initiative. The Energy […]

Government Initiative to Save Consumers Up to £100 a Year

Promising to save households as much as £100 a year, energy suppliers in the UK will be required to inform customers of the most suitable tariffs for them under a new government proposal. The initiative aims to make the cost of electricity and gas central heating more affordable for households struggling to cope with high […]

Charity Which Helps Fuel Poor Celebrates Major Milestone

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust is celebrating reaching a major milestone, having donated in excess of £10 million to organisations working at grass roots levels to tackle fuel poverty.  The Trust, which was established back in 2005, aims to provide funding for not-for-profit organisations set up to help vulnerable families who fall into the category […]

‘Big Six’ to Inform Customers of Lowest Available Tariffs

The ‘Big Six’, the country’s six largest energy suppliers, will be made to tell their customers which tariffs are the lowest after the Government managed to secure what is set to be a landmark deal.  Appearing on BBC Radio Five Live, the Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg took the opportunity to explain the Government’s plans. […]

One in Four Energy Bills Turn Out to Be Incorrect

When it comes to unpleasant mail dropping through our letter boxes, gas and electricity bills must surely top the list of the most hated. And to rub salt into our wounds, it turns out that one in every four energy bills are actually incorrect.  Nasty surprises are part and parcel of household energy bills. And […]