20 Sep '11, 11am

Huhne: More teeth for Ofgem, more rights for energy consumers

Companies will no longer be able to block action by energy regulator Ofgem by forcing it to seek a second opinion from the Competition Commission – a process that can take a year. Instead Ofgem will be able to go ahead with its decisions and there will be a right of appeal that will also be open to small energy companies and Consumer Focus (or its successor body). This change is due to come into force by the end of the year, subject to Parliamentary approval of regulations implementing the EU Third Energy Package. The Government is also considering giving Ofgem new powers to require energy companies to provide consumer redress when consumers have lost out as a result of a company breaching a licence condition. Redress would include refunding customers directly or requiring the company to pay into funds that benefit consumers. This would be in addition to Ofgem’s current po...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn11_076/pn11_...

Tweets

An overview of Chris Huhne's speech to the Lib ...

businessgreen.com 20 Sep '11, 12pm

Chris Huhne launched an impassioned defence of the coalition's green policy agenda today, insisting that the party remains...

Can Market Access Save Consumers From $4 Gasoline?: A coalition called FuelChoiceNow has opened for business th...

Can Market Access Save Consumers From $4 Gasoli...

renewableenergyworld.com 21 Sep '11, 4pm

The coalition points to ethanol and natural gas as evidence of a marketplace that does not reward price-competitiveness an...

There's a small town energy revolution underway

grist.org 19 Sep '11, 10pm

Until recently, the idea of powering a local economy with 100 percent renewable energy seemed unrealistic. That has change...

Software: Download Energy Desire HD Sense 3.0 NAND Android A2SD+ Zip ROM for HTC HD2 #fb

Software: Download Energy Desire HD Sense 3.0 N...

jayceooi.com 20 Sep '11, 2am

Yeah… The famous Windows Mobile Energy ROM chef joins the HTC HD2 NAND Android club lately. The ROM was based on HTC Pyram...

The Hypocrisy of Solar Energy's Critics: The fo...

altenergystocks.com 21 Sep '11, 11pm

The fossil fuel apologists in the U.S. are of course relentless in their criticism of the solar energy industry. Now with ...

Know your rights before splitting up

malaysianbar.org.my 30 Sep '11, 3am

Whichever category that a couple may fall into, for whatever reasons it may be, whether it is a decision made mutually or ...

Brits insulate for winter as Huhne turns up hea...

decc.gov.uk 07 Sep '11, 9am

RSS More news Brits insulate for winter as Huhne turns up heat on 'Big 6' Press release: 11/072 7 September 2011 Almost 30...

Social Innovation Shows it Makes Sense to Harness the Power of the Sun

Social Innovation Shows it Makes Sense to Harne...

justmeans.com 16 Sep '11, 8am

Solar power is fast becoming recognised as the energy source for the future. Sheffield, in the north of the UK, has been o...

European debt crisis and sustainability | Energy Bulletin: European debt crisis and sustainability. by Gail Tver...

European debt crisis and sustainability | Energ...

energybulletin.net 17 Sep '11, 9pm

What would humans have to do to really live sustainability with the world’s ecosystems? I got a shock when I read about th...

2011 Climate Corps Fellows Show How Energy Efficiency Can Pay Off

2011 Climate Corps Fellows Show How Energy Effi...

greenbiz.com 21 Sep '11, 7pm

Think energy efficiency is boring? Think again. A group of graduate students just gave us 650 million reasons to believe o...

Sick And Tired Of Your J-o-b? Learn Make Money ...

adsighted.com 26 Sep '11, 9am

Beep, beep, beep, goes the alarm most of the time you wake up before the sun. Not cool. Well are you sick of it? Well what...