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Business energy insights – how 2021 is shaping up

Despite starting a new year with its promise of a vaccine rollout, the UK remained in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic and we entered a third lockdown. The question is, what does the business energy landscape look like now? How has this affected business energy prices? And how can your business plan ahead? In…

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Centrica commits to 100% EV fleet by 2025

We’re switching the UK’s third largest fleet of 12,000 operational vehicles to 100% electric by 2025 Centrica, owner of British Gas, has pledged to be a net zero organisation by 2045 – five years ahead of the previous target and the UK deadline, along with a new commitment to helping our customers be net zero…

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Business energy insights – what’s the future?

How coronavirus is affecting business energy consumption and wholesale prices and what this means for your energy strategy A global pandemic, economic uncertainty and further lockdowns – 2020 had it all. But how exactly have business energy consumption and wholesale prices been affected? With more uncertainty ahead, it’s vital that businesses understand not just what…

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Key business takeaways from the Energy White Paper

What will the energy system look like over the next decade and how will net zero transition policies affect your organisation? The government has put green recovery at the heart of its economic policy and its Energy White Paper explains how the UK will decarbonise all sectors and move to a net zero future. The…

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Robin Hood Energy customers – welcome to British Gas business

British Gas today completed on the purchase of the customer base currently supplied by Robin Hood Energy. Read the official announcement. The sale will complete on the 16th September 2020, with customers moving across to British Gas, part of the Centrica Plc group, over the coming months. What tariff will customers of Robin Hood Energy…

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Theme: The impact of events on the UK economy and businesses

With temperatures set to soar this June and big attendance events like festivals due to begin punctuating the summer months, we return with a new theme – how events impact upon businesses and the economy in the UK. We’ll be bringing you blog posts on topics such as: – The rise of the eco-friendly festival…

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What is the smart grid?

The grid is the electricity network that connects energy producers with energy suppliers. It’s what we literally plug into to power everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles. The grid works well to deliver power when it’s needed, where it’s needed. But the UK must lower the amount of greenhouse gases in its energy system…

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Ofgem confirms rigorous tests for new entrant energy suppliers

New energy suppliers entering the market will have to undergo stringent tests under new plans unveiled by Ofgem. The new rules will come into force in June 2019 and energy providers will have to prove they have sufficient funding for their first year, outline how they expect to comply with key regulatory and market obligations…

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Smart Export Guarantee to replace Feed-in Tariff?

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is the scheme by which people or businesses who generate electricity from renewable sources are paid for the energy they use and export to the grid. The scheme closed to new applications on 31st March 2019. Anyone already in the scheme will continue to benefit for the life of their agreed contract…

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Air pollution solutions

When we think of the major threats to health, we probably think of heart disease and cancer. And we’d be right. But coming in strong at number four on the list is air pollution. A recent report from Public Health England (PHE) claimed that up to 36,000 deaths a year are partly due to people…

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