The Week in Energy & Environment 16/01/2019

Ovo appointed by regulator as new supplier for 235k Economy Energy customers after company ceased trading earlier this week

Ofgem announced Ovo Energy will take over as supplier for Economy Energy’s 235k customers

Big rise in UK energy bills likely this spring despite price cap

Government defends possible increase in default tariffs paid by millions of households.

Smart meters may not start to save households money for a decade

Smart meters may not start saving householders significant amounts of money until 2030 and will cost homeowners more than previously thought, the body which represents energy firms has admitted.

Green Deal fiasco: Thousands face ‘rip-off’ energy bills for decades after failure of the £400m energy scheme

Thousands of homeowners face rip-off energy bills for decades after being ‘scammed’ into joining a state-backed £400million eco-energy scheme that ‘utterly failed’.

Proposals to protect consumers whilst guaranteeing payments for households with solar by unlocking smarter energy system

More intelligent systems will help power the UK’s transition to a clean and affordable energy system – a key part of our modern Industrial Strategy.

UK Electricity Generation Falls To 1994 Levels As Renewable Generation Soars

A new analysis from UK-based website Carbon Brief has found that electricity generation in the United Kingdom last year fell to its lowest level since 1994, while at the same time, renewable energy electricity generation increased to another record high and accounted for an estimated 33% in 2018.

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