The Week in Energy 31/10/2018

Energy efficiency alone could deliver global emissions peak and slash bills by $500bn

Energy efficiency could prove a climate saviour according to the IEA, and yet the policy action needed to help realise huge savings is weakening.


ScottishPower profits surge after price hikes

Energy giant ScottishPower increased the profits it made from the sale of gas and electricity to consumers by 170 per cent in the latest quarter helped by price hikes but lost around 100,000 customers.


Winter deaths: the true cost of spiralling energy bills

The great switch on begins as critics warn energy costs are up by as much to 21 per cent since the radical move to limit bills.


Budget 2018: Hammond confirms plastic tax to ‘transform economics of sustainable packaging’

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed the government is to introduce a new tax on plastic packaging as it looks to step up efforts to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.


Eversmart Energy launches ‘cheapest tariff on the market’

Energy supplier Eversmart has announced it has launched a tariff which will allow customers to pay for their energy bills 12 months in advance.


 


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