Utilities

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Thames Water billed us £1,000 for a mystery leak
We used to pay £400 but we suspect the cause is a recently installed smart meter

Anna Tims

01, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Energy firms fined after subsea cable delay pauses Scottish windfarms
Turbine sites paid to switch off on windy days because there was no way to transmit power to south of UK

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @5:38 PM

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UK energy watchdog promises tougher stress tests for suppliers
Regulation will need to ‘go much further’ following string of provider collapses, says Ofgem

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @2:02 PM

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Water profits surge even as leaks and spills wash away public trust
Pennon’s results may be good next week, but nationalisation ought to be on the cards given the industry’s soiled record

Jillian Ambrose

28, Nov, 2021 @12:05 AM

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£1,000 a customer? Why the UK is counting the cost of keeping Bulb’s lights on
Taxpayer may have to pay £1.7bn to power the firm’s ‘unsustainable’ business model on life-support this winter

Jillian Ambrose

25, Nov, 2021 @8:43 AM

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E.ON and Octopus are less than smart over my meter mix-up
I switched to Octopus, but E.ON is still charging me for gas

Miles Brignall

23, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Bulb’s collapse signals the urgent need for energy market reforms | Nils Pratley
Ofgem was grossly naive in allowing so many undercapitalised startups to take a punt on wholesale prices

Nils Pratley

22, Nov, 2021 @7:49 PM

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UK legal group warns of information blackout on sewage discharges
Inquiry into more than 2,000 treatment sites prompts calls for transparency from Environment Agency

Sandra Laville

22, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Energy suppliers reject new customers amid crisis in market
Homeowner trying to get meter faced winter without heating because firms fear making a loss

Miles Brignall

20, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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National Grid profits surge on back of European energy crisis
Higher revenues from subsea cables and acquisition of Western Power Distribution boost half-year results

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

18, Nov, 2021 @3:24 PM

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SSE will be hard to bully given the arithmetic and political backing | Nils Pratley
Energy company has the detail and renewables flag-waving to counter hedge fund’s call to split in two

Nils Pratley

17, Nov, 2021 @7:28 PM

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SSE to invest billions more in green power as it rejects break-up call
FTSE 100 energy firm defies call to split off renewables business with extra £1bn of green investments every year to 2026

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

17, Nov, 2021 @12:46 PM

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