quote
menu

Energy News 28/04/2017


Find out what stories have been hitting the headlines in the energy world this week…

‘Leaving Emissions Trading Scheme presents many risks’ – Energy Live News

Brexit continues to cause chaos across various sectors – now concerns have been voiced that leaving the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) would throw a spanner in the works of the UK’s efforts to regulate carbon emissions.

Energy price cap that could save millions of Brits £100 promised by the Tories in a victory for the Sun – The Sun

The Sun continues its war against the Big Six, claiming as a victory the recent Conservative manifesto pledge to place a price cap on standard variable tariffs. If you read last week’s news, you’ll know that the plan is controversial, with some saying that it will just lead to more expensive prices on fixed tariffs.

Energy bills: car insurance model will not help consumers, says charity – The Guardian

Scottish Power have reacted to the Conservative’s price cap pledge by proposing a new system of domestic energy – one that closely mirrors car insurance. Under the new model, deals would be scrapped in favour of a product that needs to be renewed each year. However the response to the announcement has been mixed, with consumer groups dismissing it as ‘nothing but a rebranding exercise’.

Could biomimicry revolutionise renewable energy? – Power Technology

Could copying nature bring about monumental shifts in renewable energy? Taking their cues from the natural world, scientists have been inspired by humpback whale fins, fern leaves and hummingbirds, creating innovative new technologies.

Government lacks faith in free market, says energy boss – The BBC

Back to price caps and the backlash keeps on coming from suppliers. Iain Conn, CEO of Centrica, has stated that the Government’s pledge amounts to an attack on free trade. This week Conn said “I think there are some at the heart of the government who just don’t believe in free markets”.

Remember to keep up to date with all the latest energy news and small business advice by following us on Twitter @switchmybiz.

Related Articles

DCP228 and Business Electricity

What is DCP228? DCP228 is a regulation to be introduced by Ofgem in April 2018 which will change the way busin...

Read More
energy news

DCP 161 – Excess Capacity Charges

If your business uses a Half Hourly (HH) meter for its energy supply, make sure you’re ready for DCP 161...

Read More
Scottish Power logo

Total Gas & Power

Total Gas & Power is a business energy supplier, wholly owned by Total SA. It has been a leading business ...

Read More
Excellent, 9.8 / 10

Lorraine - Excellent experience dealing with you!

"I have been talking to Lorraine over the last couple of weeks about switching our gas/electric supplies. Lorraine was more than keen to help and went to a lot of trouble researching the best prices on the market for us. These were all confirmed by emails which allowed me to compare with our current supplier in a clear way. Ultimately our current supplier made an offer we felt was comparable to the best Lorraine had found and we decided to stay with them (B.Gas) but I am very grateful for all of the help she gave me - for no result as it happens. A pleasure dealing with you Lorraine!"

This review was posted by Richard Weekley on the 22nd of October 2018

Honest brokers who will actually save you money!

"I dealt with a gentleman called Mark Weeks. He was extremely efficient, helpful and humerous. He saved me 6 pence per/k/hr, quite the saving when your annual bill is over £12,000. I will be using this service again for my water bill!"

This review was posted by EDWARD Wickman on the 22nd of October 2018

Cheryl Sreenan delivered excellent…

"Cheryl Sreenan delivered excellent customer service, professional and polite but very natural with it - it's great to deal with someone who knows their job and cares about their customers. Great savings too and a quick switch which is always good. Will be looking to switch other businesses when they are out of contract."

This review was posted by Jackie Reeves on the 22nd of October 2018

Excellent service from Pamwan Johnson

"Excellent service from Pamwan Johnson. Polite, professional and was able to provide a much better deal than I was able to secure direct. Would definitely use this service again."

This review was posted by Andrea Kirkham on the 22nd of October 2018

i cant fault the service recieved from…

"i cant fault the service recieved from nicole and daniel"

This review was posted by alexander dawson on the 19th of October 2018