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Friday 29 August 2008
Energy firms Npower and Scottish Power today announced more bad news for households with steep hikes in gas and electricity prices.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Energy companies could escape a windfall tax on their huge profits if they do more to help people struggling to pay their fuel bills.
Saturday 23 August 2008
The market price of natural gas leapt by 15 per cent on Wednesday, after the news broke that a leak had been found in a key Norwegian pipeline which supplies the UK. It could mean yet more bad news for British consumers, many of whom have already seen energy prices hiked twice since the start of 2008, and who may now be facing a third rise before the end of the year.
Thursday 21 August 2008
Two of the UK's "big six" energy firms hiked gas and electricity prices today - adding to the misery for millions of hard-pressed households.
Sunday 10 August 2008
Friday 01 August 2008
Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, is considering imposing a windfall tax on the multi-billion pound profits of energy companies following the surge in oil and gas prices.
Saturday 31 May 2008
Sunday 13 April 2008
Sunday 13 April 2008
Wednesday 09 April 2008
Severn Trent, the Midlands water company, is to pay a record £36m fine and pledged to cut customer bills after it pleaded guilty yesterday to orchestrating one of the largest customer overcharging scandals ever perpetrated in the UK.
Monday 07 April 2008
Utility group Centrica all but conceded hopes of keeping nuclear power generator British Energy in UK hands over the weekend when details emerged of the firm's preliminary discussions with foreign companies about taking a minority role in any takeover deal.
Saturday 05 April 2008
Senior executives from Britain's power industry have begun lobbying Government ministers to ensure that at least one UK company is involved in some capacity in the takeover of British Energy.
Thursday 20 March 2008
Thursday 21 February 2008
British Gas today revealed profits at its residential arm surged five-fold to £571 million last year.
Thursday 07 February 2008
Energy provider E.ON today became the latest firm to unveil inflation-busting price rises for gas and electricity customers.
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