The French government has announced plans to rollout 35 million smart meters across the country by 2018.
The UK’s opposition Labour party will put climate change at the top of its agenda and break the stranglehold of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers, according to leader Ed Miliband and Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Meg Hillier.
Linking the UK’s electricity grid to a European ‘supergrid’ could be costly but could bring significant benefits for boosting the supply of renewable energy, according to a parliamentary select committee report.
UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne yesterday announced stronger powers for energy regulator Ofgem and new consumer protection measures.
EDF Energy claimed yesterday that while it has increased its electricity prices by an average 4.5% and gas by 15.4%, it has held those increases to the lowest level of any of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ utilities.
UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne yesterday unveiled the six designs that have made it onto the shortlist as potential next generation electricity pylons.
UK utility npower has become the first of the ‘Big Six’ to sign up to consumer group Which? pledge not to use high-pressure sales tactics while rolling out smart meters.
Smart meters may not change individual’s energy use in the long term, a researcher from the University of East Anglia’s School of Environmental Sciences is warning.
npower has become the latest of the ‘Big Six’ UK utilities to raise its prices with an announcement yesterday of dual fuel charges up 12.2% from October 1.
Energy giants RWE and E.ON are blaming the German government’s decision to phase out nuclear power for exacerbating poor economic conditions that have pushed both companies into the red.