Big Six

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Tea tariffs: How much it costs to make a cuppa

Ever wondered how much it costs to boil the kettle when making your cup of tea? Well, Andrew Moir of bigmouthmedia has been in touch to let you know. Working with price comparison site, bigmouthmedia came up with this graphic, comparing each of the Big Six’s prices with those of Europe (as of November 2011) to show the annual … Continue reading »

SSE’s wholesale market auctioning – Heads they win, tails we lose

The decision by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) to auction 100 per cent of its power generation reflects a growing realization among the so-called ‘Big Six’ UK utilities that the status quo is finished, the game is up. Consumers, regulators, politicians and pressure groups have been keen of late to put the boot into energy … Continue reading »

Are the UK’s Big Six utilities playing out 0-0 draws?

During BBC Radio Four’s excellent File on Four documentary about energy prices broadcast this week Professor Catherine Waddams, director of the University of East Anglia’s Centre for Competition Policy, likened the UK energy market to a sports event which no-one tries to win because each team has already won merely by turning up. The programme … Continue reading »

Honesty is the best policy for UK’s Big Six utilities

The chief executive of UK utility EDF Energy Vincent de Rivaz has broken ranks from the rest of the ‘Big Six’ by extolling the virtues of a possible Competition Commission inquiry into an industry under attack from politicians, regulators and consumers alike. Announcing the decision by the UK subsidiary of France’s state-owned utility EDF to … Continue reading »

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