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Archive for April, 2013

Winners and losers in Greenpeace’s energy league table

Now into its sixth year, Greenpeace has recently published the results of its latest annual energy league table which recognises the greenest companies in the IT world.  Google and Cisco have been revealed as the two major winners in the Cool IT Leaderboard report. Both firms were praised for their innovative approach to cleaner and […]

20% of UK households suffering from energy debt

Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change Greg Barker has responded to a uSwitch survey on consumer energy debt, which found that approximately 20 per cent of households in the UK owe money to energy suppliers. The energy minister stated: “We know many consumers are really feeling the pinch due to rising energy prices […]

Could higher energy bills be on the cards?

Research carried out by Which? has revealed that households in the UK could be set to pay even more on their energy bills if Ofgem goes ahead with plans to increase competition in the energy market.  The industry regulator is concerned that the six leading energy suppliers in the UK operate in a quasi-monopoly, meaning […]

E.ON’s unemployed ‘Energy Fit’ scheme hailed a success

A pioneering scheme that aimed to provide the unemployed with training on energy efficiency has been described as a success by National Energy Action (NEA), which worked on the project alongside energy supplier E.ON. The Community Energy Fit (CEF) scheme ran for 18 months before coming to an end on Wednesday. The project provided free […]

SSE customers urged to seek compensation for mis-selling

Customers of SSE have been urged to seek compensation after the energy supplier was fined  £10.5 million by Ofgem. The energy regulator imposed the penalty after uncovering evidence of ‘widespread’ mis-selling. The fine was the largest of its kind in the UK, where the energy market is dominated by the so-called Big Six suppliers. Although […]

UK carbon dioxide emissions rose by 4.5% in 2012

Several days after Centrica announced that it had agreed to import gas worth 10 billion from the United States, figures published by the British Government revealed that the UK’s carbon footprint widened in 2012. The data will no doubt upset environmentalists who have been campaigning for a greener Britain. The news should also unsettle voters […]