Shell has agreed to purchase First Utility in a move which will see the petrol giant enter the UK domestic supply market.
Independent energy supplier So Energy has claimed to be the first in the UK to offer its customers the choice of where their energy is supplied from.
UPDATE: SSE and innogy owner nPower have confirmed that, subject to Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) approval, the two companies are to merge to create "a major new independent competitor in the energy and home services market".
Islington Council has partnered with Robin Hood Energy to launch London’s first municipal energy provider in more than a century.
Ecotricity has dramatically withdrawn its request to place founder Dale Vince and Electric Highway MD Simon Crowfoot on the board of its rival Good Energy just two weeks before the vote was due to take place.
Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall has set its sights firmly on the so-called Big Six’s market share with the purchase of its own consumer supplier.
Earlier this month, the UK energy market welcomed a new kind of supplier to its ranks. Digital platform Pure Planet garnered interest after stating its unique offering of a renewable energy supply delivered ‘at cost’ to homeowners, in the latest approach taken to undercut the declining dominance of the Big Six.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has thrown its support behind plans to expand the capital’s Energy for Londoners (EfL) scheme into a fully licensed, domestic electricity supplier.
Germany-headquartered utility innogy has backed a renewed investment in innovation to return it to growth after earnings fell 10% in the year following its IPO.
With SunEdison’s rooftop solar business ready to bring out of hiatus, a residential storage product emerging from development and at least one eye on acquisitions, Ecotricity is preparing itself for what looks like being an increasingly tempestuous energy supply market. Inside Clean Energy spoke to founder Dale Vince to find out what else he has up his sleeve.
Energy supplier OVO has opened its chequebook to make its maiden acquisition, paying an undisclosed amount for smart grid developer VCharge.
London’s deputy mayor for the environment Shirley Rodrigues has said that the mayor’s flagship energy scheme ‘Energy for Londoners’ is to go live by April.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses Scotland’s plans to launch its own energy company as revealed within the government’s energy strategy last week
The Scottish government has begun to explore the possibility of launching its own energy supply company, following in the tracks of the UK councils behind Bristol Energy and Robin Hood Energy.
British Gas Business has been fined £9.5 million by industry regulator Ofgem after it “let customers down” when it botched its migration to a new IT billing system.
Independent energy supplier Co-operative Energy has named David Bird as its new chief executive.
Furniture giant IKEA has teased that it could move into the energy supply business within the next three years.
Ofgem has insisted its supplier controls are sufficient to protect customers, defying criticism it received after last month’s collapse of GB Energy Supply.
Energy company Drax has confirmed it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Opus Energy – one of the UK’s largest business energy suppliers – for a conditional sum of £340 million.
In his latest blog for Clean Energy News on Energy Service Companies, Stephen Cirell discusses how local authorities can choose the right legal and organisational structures
UK energy supplier GB Energy Supply has ceased trading, blaming “swift and significant” increases in energy prices over recent months.
Green energy supplier Good Energy has formally launched Selectricity, the peer-to-peer renewable energy trading platform that trialled under the name Piclo.
In the latest in his series of blogs for Clean Energy News discussing ESCOs, Stephen Cirell looks at the tangible benefits they can bring to local residents and businesses.
Ecotricity, the green energy supplier founded by Dale Vince, has sparked rumours of a possible takeover bid for rival supplier Good Energy after acquiring a significant stake in the company.
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Businesses choosing to buy renewable electricity is not a new thing, but the market has grown increasingly complex in recent years. Mike Shirley, head of marketing at SmartestEnergy, discusses why transparency and clarity are vital to the growth of renewable supply.
The Mayor’s Office has countered claims that London mayor Boris Johnson struck a secret deal with ‘Big Six’ utility Npower, allowing them to exclusively provide energy to intensive users inside the capital.