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Japan to overshoot 2030 renewable energy target says Wood Mackenzie

Over $100 billion of investment in wind and solar power plants are expected to push the renewables share to 27% of Japan’s generation mix by 2030, exceeding the country’s target, according to research firm Wood Mackenzie.
UK consumer

UK consumers missing out on potential £8.9 billion per year

UK consumers who fail to switch to more competitive offerings could be losing as much as a combined £8.9 billion a year, according to the latest data from home setup service, Just Move In.
State of consumers

State of the consumer 2020

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) recently announced the release of a new white paper, Identifying and Meeting Consumer Needs, that highlights successful programmes and services for residential customers from electricity providers across the United States.

US net-metering is “under attack,” say New England residents

A group of unidentified participants called the New England Ratepayers Association has filed a petition with FERC asking the governing body to take over jurisdiction of net-metering remuneration for homes and businesses that install solar in the US.

ConEd announces $1.3 billion New York summer pandemic resilience plan

US mega-utility Con Edison (ConEd) has announced its 2020 summer resilience and energy efficiency plan for New York state.
REGOs prices

UK: energy bills to increase by £50 million as fixed tariffs come to an...

Almost half a million households could see their energy bills rise by a combined total of £50 million despite economic pressures caused by COVID-19.
India blockchain

Bringing blockchain to India’s power consumers

Electricity distributor BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has partnered with Power Ledger, a specialist in blockchain-based renewable energy trading, to install a large-scale peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial in Delhi, India.
consumer coronavirus

UK lockdown could cost consumers an extra £52 million a week

The UK's national shutdown to flatten the curve of COVID-19 infections could cost the consumer an additional £52 million ($61 million) a week on household energy bills as an estimated 16.8 million people stay at home.
UK energy billing

UK’s poorest households pay triple for energy compared to better-offs

Lower-income households are paying as much as three times more for energy in terms of percentage of disposable income, than their most affluent neighbours.

Ofgem locked consumers into paying more for longer – report

The UK's electricity network companies have provided a good service under Ofgem’s regulation says Britain's National Audit Office, however, the cost to consumers has been greater than it should have been.