London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to establish a new green energy firm have now come to fruition as London Power goes live, providing 100% renewable energy to customers.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the industry watchdog, has recommended to the energy regulator Ofgem that prepayment meter (PPM) consumers continue to be protected beyond next year.
The HyDeploy demonstration project inserts as much as 20% hydrogen into the existing gas supply of Keele University, feeding into 30 faculty buildings and 100 domestic properties. This amount is the current highest in Europe. There is also a similar project in France following its lead.
‘Challenger’ energy supplier Breeze Energy has recently ceased to trade, despite topping the Citizens’ Advice Bureau’s customer rankings in recent months. It is the ninth retailer to leave the market in 2019.
The UK energy regulator Ofgem has started an investigation of energy supplier Utilita following allegations of overcharging prepayment meter accounts and non-compliance with legal obligations in 2019.
A study conducted by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has revealed that global energy use could potentially increase up to 50% between 2018 and 2050. The data also shows that developing Asian nations will be using up much more energy due to increasing demand.