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A wave of concern over the swelling cost of living is sweeping across Britain. While households are bracing for higher tax bills and are already being stung by food prices leaping, it is swelling energy costs that will hit hardest in 2022. The UK’s benchmark gas prices have quintupled since January 2021, leaping from £54 [...]
Consumers should brave themselves for runaway household bills this year as the energy sector continues to struggle with soaring gas prices, which consigned a string of energy suppliers to the graveyard in 2021. Energy suppliers had been paying 54p per therm of gas at the beginning of last year. By September 2021, that had reached [...]
Octopus Energy will work with Sterlite Power to strengthen India’s renewable infrastructure and help decarbonise the country.
Octopus has received a $300m boost from CPP Investments in a new partnership deal, with the energy giant now worth $5bn.
Octopus Energy and RES will invest £3 billion in the construction of new hydrogen plants across the country by 2030. The aim is to help the UK become more energy independent. The new plants will maximise electrons when they are generated in abundance on sunny and windy days by storing them as green hydrogen. In [...]
Analysts warned this morning that millions of Brits will face energy bill hikes of around 30 per cent. Research agency Cornwall Insight has predicted further volatile gas prices and the potential collapse of even more suppliers could push the energy price cap to about £1,660 in summer. The forecast is approximately 30% higher than the [...]
As suppliers grapple with soaring wholesale prices, energy bills for around 15m UK households will increase by at least £139 to a record high from today under Ofgem’s latest price cap. The regulator decided in August that energy customers on default tariffs paying by direct debit will see the sharpest jump in prices since the [...]
90 per cent of British fuel stations ran dry across major English cities today after panic buying deepened a supply chain crisis, according to Reuters. Watch the full report.
Lengthy queues of vehicles snaked their way to gas stations in London this weekend where an acute shortage of truck drivers has led to fuel rationing and some pumps running dry, and prompted the government to consider issuing temporary work visas. Watch the full report.
Octopus Energy will take on the more-than half a million Avro Energy customers left without a provider after the challenger collapsed into administration, Ofgem has confirmed. Avro Energy, which serves 580,000 domestic gas and electricity customers (around two per cent of the entire market), collapsed earlier this month and the company has since been under [...]
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