‘Oil and gas licensing defies UK climate goals’

The government is awarding up to 100 licenses to companies, which will cast real doubt on net zero by 2050, researchers claim

Could the Thames water down Parliament’s energy bills?

New scheme could use river as a source of hydropower for Palace of Westminster

What does the industry say for the PM’s energy care package?

Yesterday, Liz Truss announced a £2,500 cap on energy bills to protect British households

Fracking will see ‘devastation of the countryside,’ charities say

Environmental charities have slammed the Prime Minister’s announcement of accelerating oil and gas exploits and the use of fracking to combat the energy crisis

Liz Truss announces £2,500 cap for energy bills

“Energy bills are going to be affordable,” the Prime Minister said in the House of Commons

Fuel duty cut by 5p per litre, Rishi Sunak tells MPs

The Chancellor has announced new measures to tackle rising energy bills and fuel prices in his Spring Statement

Amber Rudd expects no CfDs for onshore wind

Onshore wind is not expected to be allocated under the next round of the Contracts for Difference (CfDs) scheme, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said today. When questioned whether she expected the government to provide contracts for onshore wind, Ms Rudd said: “I wouldn’t, no”. Under the CfDs, renewable generators will be paid the difference between the current value of an asset […]

Commons votes to keep old coal alive

MPs have voted to reject an amendment to the Energy Bill introduced by the Lords to limit emissions from old coal-fired power stations. Under the proposed change the plants would have been subject to Emissions Performance Standards – which will apply to any new build power stations – unless they used Carbon Capture and Storage […]

MPs challenge Ofgem boss over standing charges on bills

The boss of Ofgem was today challenged by MPs over the use of standing charges on customers’ bills at a meeting of the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee. Andrew Wright, Ofgem’s interim CEO, was asked what steps the regulator had taken to tackle problems with the charges, which according to Labour MP […]

Suppliers agree households need simpler bills

Simpler household bills was the common message from energy suppliers today at the House of Commons. Alistair Phillips-Davies, Generation and Supply Director at SSE said energy bills need to be simplified for consumers at the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s evidence session this morning. He joined other UK suppliers after being called in by the […]