Higher energy bills result of government intervention

A House of Lords report has claimed that successive governments have failed to encourage enough fresh power capacity in the UK

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called on the government to do more to demonstrate the actual value for money of green energy schemes paid for by bill payers.

Energy company Npower has announced that it will raise standard tariff electricity prices by 15 per cent and gas prices by 4.8 per cent.

A new smart time-of-day tariff that allows customers to gain control of their energy usage and save money has been launched.

EDF Energy will cut gas prices for almost one million of its customers in 2017, but has warned that electricity bills will rise from the spring.

An energy supplier league table is to be published to increase transparency on the numbers of people on expensive standard variable tariffs.

ScottishPower is set to offer customers ‘energy bundles’ of gas and electricity as opposed to signing up to standard or fixed-price deals.

The government has confirmed that the national smart meter roll-out programme is facing more delays, after a key IT project has failed to be completed on time.

Regulator Ofgem has unveiled plans, in response to recommendations made by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), to protect prepayment customers and encourage more energy switching, to help customers save money.

According to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the UK has been ranked over a total of 23 countries.

Nine of Europe’s biggest offshore wind manufacturers have joined a programme to reduce costs for offshore wind energy.

Renowned electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has offered to buy solar panel company SolarCity, to signal its intention to expand the company’s clean energy business.

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) has revealed that UK’s green energy sector employed more than 116,800 workers in 2015.

According to research by Energy UK, almost two million customers have switched their energy supplier so far in 2016.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has launched a consultation to make it easier and faster for energy customers to switch suppliers.

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