Could a wind power 'bonus' help curb bills this winter?

Decision by Ofgem to amend contracts for difference cap allowance has paved the way for wind farms to help trim £25 off energy bills from this October Could UK renewables projects help to ease upward some of the upward pressure on domestic energy bills earlier than expected, thanks to recent reforms from energy regulator Ofgem? … Read more

'The energy crisis is racing ahead of the government': MPs call for urgent national insulation drive, as costly winter looms for billpayers

BEIS Warning warns current government energy bill support package is inadequate as energy costs continue to rise MPs have urged the government to rapidly bring forward a fully-funded, national home insulation campaign alongside a broader package of financial support for households facing soaring energy bills, in order to stave off a surge in poverty this … Read more

Extreme weather: Grid operators ordered to review storm response plans

Grid operators have today been ordered to review their severe weather escalation plans and improve their communications systems, following the widespread blackouts that followed last year’s Storm Arwen. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today published the formal review of the electricity industry’s response to Storm Arwen in November 2021, which saw … Read more

Government fires up Boiler Upgrade Scheme with promise of £5,000 heat pump grants

The government’s £450m Boiler Upgrade Scheme formally kicked off yesterday, offering qualifying households grants up to £6,000 when they replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. The grant scheme is set to slash the upfront cost of heat pumps to a level where they could become cost competitive with fossil gas boilers while … Read more