Former SSE boss launches own energy company

A former managing director of Scottish & Southern Energy has launched his own energy efficiency company. Backed by £6bn pure equity from SSE and clean-tech investor Zouk, Adrian Pike has set up Anesco to offer energy efficiency and micro-generation services to commercial and domestic customers, utilising solar power, renewable heating, insulation, and building energy management […]

Welsh MP slams SSE price hikes

As energy price hikes from one of the ‘Big Six’ suppliers kicked in yesterday, a Welsh MP has slammed the increases. Scottish & Southern Energy raised its tariffs by 9.4% from yesterday. SSE is the parent company of Swalec, which supplies much of the electricity market in south Wales market. Plaid CymruMP Jonathan Edwards said […]

Friday feeling for energy price hikes

Energy companies are far more likely to deliver bad news on a Friday, which is traditionally a busy news day, according to new research. The study is published in the wake of price hikes in the last month from Scottish & Southern Energy, British Gas and Scottish Power – all announced on a Friday. In […]

Innovation call targets generation-next energy inventors

Four of the UK’s leading energy firms are opening their doors to inventors who have ideas to make power networks more efficient. The quartet ­- CE Electric UK, Electricity North West, ScottishPower Energy Networks and Scottish & Southern Energy – are backing the Call for Energy Innovators 2010, a scheme which aims to link ‘know-how […]

Energy firms score high on carbon index

E.ON, Iberdrola, National Grid and Scottish & Southern Energy are among energy companies that have made it on to the 2010 Carbon Performance Leadership Index. The index is published by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an organisation representing 534 global institutional investors which assesses the 500 largest global companies on their efforts to cut their carbon […]

SSE chief outlines carbon hopes for London

The chief executive of Scottish & Southern Energy Ian Marchant has set an ambitious target of getting 500,000 solar roofs in London by 2020. Speaking at a conference dedicated to making the UK’s capital more energy efficient, Mr Marchant said that London “needs to be a green beacon to the UK and the rest of […]