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    1. 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...

    2. 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 save...

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    1. 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 £2.1bn...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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 would...

    7. 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 price...

    8. 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 claims...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 half of...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 generation...

    15. 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...

    16. 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 demand....

    17. 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 and...

    18. 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...

    19. 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 extra...

    20. 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 breached...

    21. 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 hard...

    22. 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 unfairly...

    23. March 27, 2014

      Ofgem: points needed

      In rugby, you can’t just keep running around. Sometimes you need to try for the points. Consumers and politicians would like...

    24. 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...

    25. March 26, 2014

      UK energy market needs a rethink

      Ever since Ed Miliband, the UK opposition leader, promised to freeze energy bills for 20 months at last autumn’s Labour...

    26. March 25, 2014

      Energy’s big six embrace review as way to dispel mistrust

      The threat of a full-scale competition review has been hanging over Britain’s big utility companies for months, with...

    27. March 23, 2014

      UK energy industry seeks to head off competition inquiry

      The energy industry will try to head off a competition inquiry on Monday saying there are more operators in the market than...

    28. March 6, 2014

      Ofgem to investigate electricity distribution networks in wake of storms

      Ofgem is to investigate how Scottish and Southern Energy and UK Power Networks responded to customers during the recent...

    29. February 28, 2014

      Big six energy companies told to hand back customers’ cash

      The UK’s big six energy suppliers have to been told to redouble their efforts to hand back more than £400m owed to domestic...

    30. February 26, 2014

      Energy regulator Ofgem forces trading rules on ‘big six’ suppliers

      The UK energy regulator will next month force the “big six” suppliers to trade wholesale power twice daily in an attempt to...

    31. February 25, 2014

      Eleclink backers threaten to quit Channel electricity project

      The backers of Eleclink, a venture that aims to transmit surplus electricity between Britain and France through the Channel...

    32. February 19, 2014

      Iberdrola chief ‘shocked’ by Davey’s political interference

      The head of Iberdrola, owner of Scottish Power, has sharply criticised the UK coalition government for “interfering” in the...

    33. February 17, 2014

      UK electricity operators hit by Ofgem rate demands

      Ofgem has tightened the screw on electricity distribution companies across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower...

    34. February 10, 2014

      Ed Davey letter marks change of stance for energy secretary

      Ed Davey’s letter urging the regulator to scrutinise the gas market and floating a possible break-up of British Gas marks a...

    35. February 9, 2014

      Centrica shares fall as Ed Davey hints at British Gas break-up

      Shares in Centrica fell on Monday on investor concerns over a warning by the UK energy secretary that the group’s subsidiary...

    36. January 2, 2014

      UK energy chiefs face Labour accusations of overcharging

      The chiefs of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers are back in the dock, facing Labour party claims that they have charged...

    37. January 2, 2014

      UK energy tariff reforms aim to simplify market for customers

      Changes to energy tariffs that came into force on January 1 should make life “simpler and fairer” for customers, according...

    38. January 2, 2014

      Energy industry forced on backfoot over inflated prices claim

      Power companies have been forced on to the back foot after the Labour party claimed they were charging customers inflated...

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