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    1. April 26, 2016

      Scottish Power fined £18m for poor customer service

      Scottish Power, one of the biggest energy suppliers in Britain, has been fined £18m for poor customer service. The...

    2. February 23, 2016

      UK retail energy: to the switcher the spoils

      The notion of competition in retail energy is a tad mysterious. Gas and electricity do not come in different flavours....

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    1. January 15, 2016

      Pressure mounts on UK energy suppliers to cut prices

      Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are coming under mounting pressure to cut their prices, as politicians and...

    2. December 18, 2015

      Ofgem fines Npower £26m for ‘failing’ customers

      UK electricity and gas regulator Ofgem has fined Npower £26m for “failing to treat customers fairly” and warned the...

    3. December 9, 2015

      Dirty diesel generators to get millions in push to avert blackout

      Highly polluting diesel generators are set to earn tens of millions of pounds over the next few years by providing an...

    4. November 9, 2015

      Eon fined £7m for electricity meter failure

      Ofgem announced a £7m financial settlement with energy provider Eon on Monday after the company failed to provide...

    5. October 14, 2015

      Watchdog accuses water groups of retaining £800m excess profits

      Water companies have been allowed to retain excess profits of at least £800m during the past five years rather than...

    6. September 10, 2015

      UK watchdog probes signs of abuse in wholesale energy markets

      The energy watchdog has highlighted possible abuse of the wholesale gas and electricity markets as part of an...

    7. June 17, 2015

      Competition watchdog looks at rolling back energy market reforms

      Britain’s competition authority is exploring rolling back energy market reforms introduced by Ofgem — and championed by...

    8. April 2, 2015

      Eon to pay £7.75m penalty for overcharging UK customers

      Ofgem, the energy industry regulator, has imposed a £7.75m penalty on Eon after the utility repeatedly incorrectly...

    9. March 12, 2015

      Miliband holds out promise to cut energy bills by 10%

      Ed Miliband will on Friday promise a cut in household energy bills of up to 10 per cent by the end of the year if...

    10. March 4, 2015

      Scottish Power handed temporary sales ban

      Scottish Power, one of the six leading gas and electricity suppliers, has been temporarily banned from actively selling...

    11. February 23, 2015

      MPs criticise Ofgem for failure over energy network pricing

      The UK’s energy market regulator has been criticised by MPs for failing to keep energy network costs down, thus...

    12. January 23, 2015

      Gas prices cut by four of ‘big six’

      Four of the UK’s largest six energy groups have announced cuts to household gas prices over the past two weeks,...

    13. January 4, 2015

      UK and Norway near deal to build subsea power cable

      Norway is close to agreeing a €2bn investment to construct a 700km underwater power line that would allow the UK to...

    14. December 12, 2014

      Ofgem penalises three energy firms a total of £4.6m

      Ofgem has fined ScottishPower, SSE and GDF Suez a combined £4.6m in the latest of a string of crackdowns made by the...

    15. December 4, 2014

      Ofgem fines British Gas £11.1m for missed environmental targets

      Ofgem, the energy regulator, has fined British Gas £11.1m for failing to meet government environmental obligations to...

    16. November 28, 2014

      Ofgem takes action to cut UK energy bills

      UK energy regulator Ofgem has outlined tough annual price controls for power distributors that it claims will cut...

    17. November 7, 2014

      Energy suppliers to offer quicker switching

      SSE, the energy giant previously known as Scottish and Southern Energy, this week said it will cut the time it takes to...

    18. October 20, 2014

      Ofgem defends websites over claims they hide best energy deals

      UK energy watchdog Ofgem has defended price comparison websites against accusations that they are hiding the cheapest...

    19. October 10, 2014

      UK energy consumers urged to pursue price cuts

      Ofgem has repeated calls for people to shop for better deals on energy supplies amid signs that Britain’s six leading...

    20. August 21, 2014

      UK Labour party pledges to revoke energy licences to protect consumers

      The Labour party has said it will give a new regulator the power to revoke energy company licences if customers are...

    21. July 31, 2014

      Centrica criticises Ofgem as profits fall

      British Gas owner Centrica has hit out against the energy regulator’s prediction that profit margins in the sector...

    22. July 30, 2014

      Ofgem tells energy retailers to pass on savings to consumers

      Regulator Ofgem has fired a shot across the bows of Britain’s energy retailers, telling them to pass on to consumers...

    23. July 30, 2014

      Power companies face tougher-than-expected price controls

      The UK’s energy market regulator has imposed tougher-than-expected draft price controls on power distributors that it...

    24. July 24, 2014

      Competition watchdog to investigate energy prices

      The Competition and Markets Authority is seeking evidence that customers are being unfairly treated as a result of...

    25. July 24, 2014

      UK energy companies fined for power cuts

      The UK’s energy watchdog has ordered SSE and UK Power Networks to pay an additional £3.3m over their handling of winter...

    26. July 14, 2014

      UK energy complaints hit record levels

      The rate of complaints made by customers to an independent ombudsman over energy bills has doubled during the first...

    27. July 4, 2014

      British Gas pays £1m compensation for mis-selling

      British Gas has agreed to pay £1m in compensation for mis-selling offences by staff attempting to recruit customers at...

    28. June 30, 2014

      Ofgem hails reduced risk of power cuts in UK

      Deals between National Grid and leading customers to voluntarily curb their demand will reduce the danger of unexpected...

    29. June 29, 2014

      UK consumer fuel bills rise to pay for power back-up

      A British government scheme to reward energy companies for keeping power plants available for back-up electricity...

    30. June 26, 2014

      Ofgem refers ‘big six’ energy groups for competition probe

      The UK’s big six energy companies have been formally referred to the Competition and Markets Authority for a full...

    31. June 23, 2014

      Tackling peaks in energy demand

      Grid operators around the world are grappling with how to ensure generating capacity is available to meet peaks in...

    32. June 10, 2014

      Ofgem raises heat on power suppliers

      Britain’s energy regulator has demanded the largest power suppliers explain to customers why a decline in wholesale gas...

    33. May 30, 2014

      Scottish SSE unit fined over failing to connect customers

      A subsidiary of power group SSE is a pay a £750,000 penalty for failing to promptly connect households and business to...

    34. May 20, 2014

      Scottish Power fined £750,000 over billing charges

      Scottish Power has accepted a £750,000 penalty after regulator Ofgem ruled the energy company had failed to justify...

    35. May 16, 2014

      Eon ordered to repay £12m in UK after admitting mis-selling

      Eon has been ordered to hand back £12m to customers after the UK energy regulator found the German supplier had...

    36. May 7, 2014

      House Rules: property law, HS2 and renewable heating

      1. HS2 – route to riches? I’m worried that the prospect of the HS2 rail line being built near where I live will make it...

    37. April 10, 2014

      British Gas to pay £5.6m in penalties following Ofgem ruling

      British Gas is to pay £5.6m in penalties after regulator Ofgem ruled that Britain’s biggest energy supplier had...

    38. March 27, 2014

      Centrica delays investment after Ofgem calls for energy probe

      Centrica said on Thursday it was delaying plans to invest in gas-fired power stations, citing uncertainty triggered by...

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