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SSE boss announces end to ‘predatory pricing’

The boss of the UK's second largest energy supplier SSE has said that he overhauled the way the company buys and sells its electricity because he wanted to end "predatory pricing" and win back public trust.

SSE to shake up access to power market in the UK

The UK's second largest energy supplier, SSE is promising the biggest change in the electricity market in a decade when it begins offering its electricity for sale to any household supplier later this week, reports the Financial Times.


ABB has received a $1bn contract to connect offshore wind farms in the North Sea to the German mainland power grid by 2015 from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT.

UK supplier freezes electricity prices until 2012

Good Energy, a UK supplier that sources all its electricity from renewable energy, has pledged to not increase its electricity prices until at least 2012.

UK power reforms: Whatever happened to the free market?

The UK has unveiled sweeping energy market reform proposals to incentivize the £110 billion ($173 billion) investment in new power stations and grid upgrades that is needed by 2020. Nuclear power is a clear winner, but the proposals sound the death knell for Britain’s free market model.

Does private money hold the key to pushing CCS forward?

Although not universal, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is widely recognized as a critical technology in our efforts to decarbonize power generation as we move towards a low-carbon economy.

Energy in the UK: an alternative plan to ‘keep the lights on’ by 2017

 Greg Clark is the UK’s shadow secretary of state for Energy and Climate Change. He entered Parliament as MP for Tunbridge Wells in 2005, having previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group. With opinion polls pointing to a Conservative Party victory in the upcoming general election, widely expected to be held on 6 May, Deputy Editor Tim Probert caught up with Clark at Westminster. 

Have markets failed government or has government failed markets?

 After the credit crunch comes the power crunch. Most of Britain’s aged coal and nuclear plants are scheduled to be decommissioned over the next decade and the lost capacity is not being replaced fast enough. Earlier this month, the country’s statutory energy markets regulator Ofgem released a report calling for fundamental market reforms to mitigate the pending ‘energy gap’.

Has the Commission finally levelled Europe’s playing field?

E.ON has caved in to pressure from the European Commission’s commitment to ownership unbundling by agreeing to sell its power grid and some generating assets.


The Danish government has postponed the flotation of Dong Energy for the third time, citing the poor condition of global equity markets.