I’m fitting solar panels, but can’t get the right smart meter

I’m in the process of having solar panels and a storage battery installed on my home.   In order to run the battery on a cheap night-time energy tariff, and receive Smart Export Guarantee payments for any excess electricity I generate, I need my first-generation smart meter upgraded to a second generation one.  However, my energy … Read more

Private equity buys £11.9bn worth of European oil and gas businesses

Private equity bought £11.9bn worth of European oil and gas businesses last year as shift to renewable energy left industry assets looking cheap By Daily Mail City & Finance Published: 21:50 GMT, 23 January 2022 | Updated: 22:16 GMT, 23 January 2022 Private equity funds bought £11.9billion worth of European oil and gas businesses last … Read more

Vodafone targets Three as it fends off predators

Vodafone targets Three as it fends off predators: Merger would create telecoms powerhouse amid City rumours FTSE giant faces takeover bid Vodafone held talks with CK Hutchison, owner of Three UK, about buying rival Rumours have been circulating that a private equity firm is eyeing Vodafone Vodafone has around 20million customers while Three has 9.3million  … Read more

Get a larger mortgage if you’ve got a greener home, says Halifax

As banks fear soaring energy prices will hammer borrowers… Halifax’s big idea to keep mortgages booming: larger loan if you’ve got a greener home By Emma Dunkley, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 21:50 GMT, 22 January 2022 | Updated: 10:45 GMT, 23 January 2022 Halifax is launching a ‘green test’ that will mean struggling borrowers … Read more