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Ask the Energy Broker: Will my electricity costs keep rising over the next 5 years?

This is a question we get asked a lot. The media like to latch onto this issue as a great opportunity for a negative news story, and their presumption is always yes. In reality however the answer is more complicated. Business and domestic users electricity users can gain better control of their energy costs and […]

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Energy Prices – To Freeze or Not To Freeze

During Labours Annual Party Conference in Brighton, the Labour Leader Ed Milliband announced that if Labour were to win the 2015 elections, he would freeze energy prices for 20 months to the end of 2017. He would also abolish the market regulator Ofgem and break up energy companies so they are unable to dominate wholesale […]

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What environmental charges does your energy bill comprise of?

A percentage of energy bills comprises of environmental charges, these charges are costs associated with schemes that are aimed at promoting efficient use of energy, reducing greenhouse gas as well as funding renewable energy generation. Environmental schemes that affect Industrial and Commercial companies include: Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs) The Renewables Obligation (RO) The Climate Change […]

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So what are FITs and RO?

Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main policy in place introduced by the government to support renewable electricity projects in the UK. It is designed to encourage licensed electricity suppliers to source a fraction of their electricity from a renewable source. Upon meeting the obligation, energy suppliers must present a Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC). ROCs are […]

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Why should businesses use an energy broker?

Whether you are a Small/Medium size business or FTSE 100 company, a respectable and independent energy broker can prove to be valuable to your business. The growth in the energy market and complex regulations, have made it very complicated for companies to regulate their energy expenses, therefore hiring an energy broker has become a necessity […]

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RWE warns on UK energy policy

The German energy giant RWE, which owns the energy supplier npower has warned the government that it will significantly scale back its investment in Britain unless they provide desperately needed certainty over the energy policy. Paul Massara, npower chief executive and RWE’s UK representative, said: “I doubt that we will be investing the kind of […]

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Energy reform doubts are holding back investors

The energy giants SSE have put pressure on the Government over its progress on energy reform, Ian Marchant, SSE’s outgoing chief executive said that 2012 had seen “continuing economic uncertainty and challenging energy market conditions” Read more… Image Credits: Howard Lake