Energy News – 31/03/2017


Your dose of weekly energy news. Find out what stories have been hitting the headlines in the energy world this week…

Trump’s Climate Change Order – what will it mean for the UK? – Switch My Business

This week President Trump signed his long awaited climate change executive order, undoing much of Barack Obama’s work on the issue. We wrote an article telling you all you need to know about the order and how it might affect the UK.

UK businesses ‘overpaying by £500m on energy bills’ – Energy Live News

Meter reading errors, incorrect rates and duplicate charges – new research shows that UK businesses could be overpaying by £500 million on their energy bills. Retail and leisure sectors were found to be most likely to overpay. If you’re worried you’re paying over the odds, give us a call on 0800 411 8830 and we’ll see what we can do.

P272: British Gas urges firms to use half hourly data to curb rising non commodity costs – The Energyst

You’ll probably be aware of the P272 regulations that are coming into play mid April, and how they may affect your energy bills. As small businesses are brought onto half hourly metering some are worried that the changes may lead to unaffordable energy during peak times. Businesses are encouraged to use the changes to their advantage – taking control of their energy usage before they’re stung by new time of day tariffs or peak charges.

Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall: Amount of carbon dioxide drops by 7% after steep reduction in coal use at power stations – Daily Mail

Use of coal power continues to drop, and with it the UK’s emissions. The UK’s harmful emissions have dropped by 45% from 1990.

Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss – The Guardian

More objections to Theresa May’s hints about intervening in the energy market, this time from SSE. The Government has voiced its disapproval of several recent price hikes, floating the idea of a price cap – something that has drawn criticism from the industry.

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