British Gas News

The best way to get accurate energy bills is by submitting regular meter readings. It’s quick and easy to do online – and it means you’ll only pay for what you’ve used.

Engineers across the country have been supporting local food banks with the @TrussellTrust. Using their vans, they've been able to deliver thousands of food parcels every day to people who need it most. Great work team! 💙

We’re still here for our customers affected by the #LeicesterLockdown. So if you live in the area and need our help, read our updated FAQs to find out how we can support you while keeping everyone safe.

We’re getting things back to normal as quickly – and safely – as we can. Read our latest Covid-19 FAQs for all the ways we can help.

To help deliver food parcels every month for the
@TrussellTrust, Andy, one of our engineers, held a food donation day with his neighbours and had a fantastic response! They filled Andy’s van with supplies for the local food bank.

Thank you, these donations will go a long way!

We’re aware of fake emails being sent telling people they’ve got an overdue bill – these aren't from us. If you receive one that you don't think is from us, don’t click any links. Please attach it to a new email and send to Then delete it straight away.

As we can’t help with all appointments at this time, our engineers are solving common problems, from their very own homes.

If your thermostat isn’t working as it should, Rob’s here showing some things to try with one from @HiveHomeUK. Let us know if you're still having trouble.

Many of the UK’s unpaid carers have been needing support more than ever. Through our partnership with @CarersUK, they’re now able to keep their helpline and email service running from Monday to Friday every week – giving unpaid carers the vital support and advice they need.

This #CarersWeek, we’re making caring visible with @CarersUK. Join them for a week of virtual events, like ‘Care for a Cuppa’ and Q&As to bring carers together to support one another.

70% of unpaid carers are having to provide more care for their loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak. We’re continuing to work with @CarersUK to help carers get the support they need.

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit customers’ homes, they’ll keep at least two metres away from everyone in the home at all times - ideally by staying in a different room.

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit our customers’ homes, they'll wash or sanitise their hands before entering and at regular intervals during the appointment.

Meet Phil and Ian. They’ve been busy helping the @TrussellTrust deliver food parcels to people in financial crisis.

In just one day, they delivered over 1,000 kg of food to their local food bank which went out to five centres throughout Flintshire – fantastic work guys!

Tonight, we’re clapping for the last time with our engineer Nathan, and his family to say a massive thank you to all the NHS and healthcare workers across the country – the work you're doing is incredible! 👏 ❤️ #ClapForOurCarers

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit homes where people are shielding or vulnerable, they'll wear goggles and a face mask. A cover-all suit will also be worn if anyone has Covid-19 symptoms.

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When our engineers visit customers' homes, they'll wash their hands before entering and will always wear disposable gloves, keeping at least two metres away from everyone - ideally by staying in another room.

For our team in Dumfries, a day of delivering food for the
@TrussellTrust also saw them take much needed clothes and toiletries to a care home in total lockdown from Covid-19.

Thank you for continuing to make a huge difference.

Just a heads up that you won’t be able to access your online account from 8:30pm tonight until 12 noon tomorrow while we carry out essential maintenance work. We’re sorry for the inconvenience. Please check our FAQ page for the latest advice:

Keeping our customers and engineers safe is our top priority. When you book your appointment, we’ll ask if anyone in your home has Covid-19 symptoms, is shielding or vulnerable.

Your engineer will also call ahead on the day of your appointment to see if anything has changed.

Tonight, we’re clapping with our engineer Asghar and his family to say a huge thank you to our NHS and healthcare workers who continue to do amazing things across the UK. We’re so grateful for everything you’re doing ❤️ 👏 #clapforourcarers

It’s now more important than ever that we’re looking after our mental and physical health while we are spending more time at home. This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, take a look at our top tips to take care of yourself

We're helping the @TrussellTrust to support those in crisis by delivering 50,000 food parcels a month.

For our Worcester team, that meant loading their vans with two extra large pallets of food and taking them to their local food bank – these vans can really fit a lot in!

As we can only carry out emergency repairs at the moment, our engineers are helping to solve some common problems, from their own homes.

If your radiators aren't heating up, James is here to show you how to bleed them. Get in touch if you're still having problems.

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EDF Energy News

Keeping our customers and staff #safe is our number one priority. That’s why we want to tell you about what we’re doing to ensure our #smartmeter installers can visit you safely and get your new smart meter up and running. Check out our short video:
#energysaving #netzero

One of #Torness power station’s reactors is generating #lowcarbon electricity again after a short summer break. A valve issue meant the unit had a week off following an impressive 552 day continuous run - now it’s back at work helping Britain achieve #NetZero.

Hinkley Point C isn't just a power station in the making, it's a thriving #community too. To date we have invested £119m to support the local economy, tourism, health, leisure and infrastructure. Find out more about Hinkley Point C here:

Today our ambassador Anna, Civil Engineering Apprentice at Hinkley Point C shares her tips on finding a #DegreeApprenticeship. #GetOnBoard EDF Careers UK

Heysham power station has partnered with @LancasterUni and @LancasterCC to send laptops to university and school pupils who need help getting access to learning through lockdown. Find out how we're helping #communities:

#STEM #lockdown

Last year we invested £3.65m in local communities around our UK #windfarms towards #community causes. This year, our #grants for the #Fallago Environment Fund reached £1m! We helped enhance the surrounding area’s built, natural and cultural environment.

🔋☀️ We've partnered with Octo Energy to develop 200 MW of new hybrid #solar and #battery storage projects. Octo works with landowners and farmers who are looking to diversify into energy. Read more at #greenrecovery #netzero #edfrenewables #renewables

Maintaining nuclear’s 40% share of clean electricity and helping make #NetZero fuels would deliver a thriving low carbon economy in 2050. Want to know more? Check out the #NuclearRoadmap #40by50

This is a great tool from our sponsor @edfenergy ! If your child has interest in STEM but unsure what future career would suit their interests take a look at this quiz to help narrow down the choices #quiz #stem #careers

Our people are at the heart of what we do, this is Nicola one of our Operations Engineers at #Hartlepool. The station powers around 2 million homes and helps save the UK approximately 2.8 million tonnes of #CO2 a year. Find out more about our #energy.

PODCAST: Fans of nuclear energy say that it is reliable and green. Its critics say that it's costly for the taxpayer and prone to delays. To reach Net Zero, is Britain going to need more nuclear power plants?

Sponsored by EDF Energy.

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with @Climate_Action_ for the Climate Innovation Virtual Forum 2020 taking place during London Climate Action Week on the 1 July 2020. Register now: #CIFUK #LCAW

#40by50: the #NuclearRoadmap lays out the potential contributions nuclear can make to a prosperous zero carbon economy

We've hit the 1.7 million mark for #smartmeter installs. Keep an eye on your usage and your #carbonfootprint with a smart meter because, as the saying goes, if you measure it, you can manage it. Get your smart meter today.
#NetZero #lowcarbon

Yesterday our Customers MD told MarketforceLive’s @FutureofUtils panel about how we’re continuing to deliver for customers during #Covid19 and how we’re adapting to their needs when it matters most

We are delighted to welcome @edfenergy as an Industry Partner of the Climate Innovation Virtual Forum. Find out more:
#CIF20 #LDNClimateAction #LCAW2020 #BuildBackBetter

By 2050, #nuclear could provide up to 40% of clean electricity, create hydrogen and synthetic fuels, employ 300k people & contribute £33BN/yr to the economy. How exactly? Check out the #NuclearRoadmap

We’re delighted to have appointed @edfenergy to optimise our 50MW Kemsley #battery in Kent. This #energystorage project will help the UK use more #renewable power and and meet its #netzero targets.

The application for Sizewell C New Nuclear Power Station has today been accepted for examination. If you wish to take part in the examination, you will shortly be able to register via the project webpage. #NSIP

We are pleased to note that the Planning Inspectorate has accepted the Sizewell C planning application for examination.

Nous sommes désolés d'apprendre cela. Ce compte est pour notre filiale anglaise. Vous pouvez contacter nos collègues en France à Merci ^Martina

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Scottish Power News Updates

Today is the #NHSBirthday and we're clapping for every carer, worker or doer of things for others. 👏👏👏

From all of us in the #energy sector thank you.

#ThankYouTogether #PoweringTheNation @togethercoalit

This paper is the first step in the SMF's partnership with @ScottishPower - part of our new Towards Net Zero series.

More on this later in the year - but today's report can be found here ⤵️

🚨 NEW REPORT from @amye_norman & @jameskirkup warns politicians that the 'green recovery' must deliver 'quick wins' or risk squandering voter support for Net Zero.

The report marks the launch of our new Towards Net Zero series with @ScottishPower


🗣️ "SCDI's plan strengthens the case for accelerating investment in a greener society. The time really is now for government, business and all of us to step up and make this happen."

⚡️@ScottishPower CEO @SPRKeith

Download our #GreenRecovery plan 🔽

As unemployment mounts, research points to 1.6 million green jobs opportunity

How can urban mobility helps to save the planet? 🚗🔌🔋🚲 #GreenRecovery #SmartMobility

Our #GreenRecovery plan outlines #10steps to accelerate investment in green infrastructure initiatives & unlocking significant economic benefits on the path to #NetZero.

Full plan 👇

Steps 8, 9 & 10 - #lowcarbon buildings 💚🏠

We welcome the UK Governments' commitment to advancing the ban on new petrol & diesel sales...but let's move faster!

Our #GreenRecovery plan shows #10steps we can take together to help deliver a #betterfuturequicker for everyone.

Step 5, 6 & 7 - #EVs

With Much of the World’s Economy Slowed Down, Green Energy Powers On #GreenRecovery 💚

If the UK is going to make progress on reaching #netzero, we need to get ready for electric transport & heating ⚡️🚗🏠

Steps 3 & 4 - #NetZero Networks

Our #GreenRecovery plan outlines #10steps we can take together 👇

Our #GreenRecovery plan outlines #10steps we can take together, right now, to set us on the path to recovery and deliver a #betterfuturequicker for everyone. 💚⚡️

Steps 1 & 2 - #GreenGeneration

Full report 👇

👏🏻 A big thank you to all our partners! @ScottishPower @Draxnews @North_Ayrshire @nature_scot @EdinburghUni @EdSust @scotent @bp_plc @Shell_UKLtd @EnergySvgTrust @ZeroWasteScot @HeathrowAirport @PerthandKinross @oilandgasuk @scottish_water @theogtc @city_building

🌳 We believe in a #GreenRecovery from the crisis.

🚨 We need to respond to the #ClimateEmergency with the same urgency as the public health emergency.

📝 Today we publish our plan to kick-start the economy, create green jobs and fuel #CleanGrowth

Great to be part of @COP26 business leaders event. Our CEO @SPRKeith “Responsible businesses must help plot the path to #netzero while working in partnership with all sectors of society to deliver a #betterfuturequicker.”

Check out our #10step plan 👇


"Building a green economy isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for the bottom line"

Read @AlokSharma_RDG's speech at the Council for Sustainable Business' #COP26 Business Leaders event.


@DefraGovUK | #SustainableRecovery | #ClimateAction

Lots of reports and debates about #greenrecovery and what’s needed for people and businesses this week. Great to see so much alignment in thinking.

Check out our plan and the #10steps we can take together to deliver a #betterfuturequicker

It’s about time for a give-away!! To celebrate an astonishing 1 MILLION rentals in Glasgow 🎊 we’re giving away 2x annual subscriptions so you and your friend can enjoy nextbikes for a whole year! 😍

If you’d like a chance to win, visit ➡️

Congratulations to RELX SDG Customer Award winner @ScottishPower for their outstanding contribution to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals!


We believe the best way to get the economy moving again is to accelerate investment in a #GreenRecovery.

We need to create jobs and spur investment in industries that tackle the other great crisis of our time: #ClimateChange.



Exciting opportunity to be a part of the future of renewable energy with @ScottishPower. Apprenticeships based at @EastCoast_Coll. #offshorewind #Careers #renewableenergy #apprenticeships

Our #GreenRecovery plan outlines #10steps we can take together, right now, to set us on the path to recovery and deliver a #betterfuturequicker for everyone. 💚🌍⚡️

#RacetoZero #ClimateChange

Our CEO @SPRKeith today launched our #10steps for a #GreenRecovery “We need to build low carbon homes, get people into EVs & construct new wind farms... It really is a no-brainer."



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SSE News Updates

As some lockdown measures lift in Scotland, we've teamed up with @scottishcanoe to urge people to stay safe on the water by keeping clear of man-made structures at our hydro sites #safety #lockdown #Scotland

Our CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies spoke at the recent @BritishAcademy_ #PurposeSummit alongside @khalafroula @darrenpjones @danlabbad @NgaireWoods watch again ➡️

Read our Greenprint here: @theCCCuk @ChiefExecCCC @COP26 @AlokSharma_RDG

Our network’s business @ssencommunity has announced two major investment projects across southern England totalling £2.3m

Our colleague Lesley Speedie is at the helm of Blackwood and Kirkmuirhall Resilience Group, helping her community respond and recover to the coronavirus outbreak. today they got a mention from the House of Parliament – well done!

Today is #InternationalWomenInEngineeringDay. In line with this year's theme to #ShapeTheWorld, we caught up with colleagues to find out how they're working to make our planet a better, safer, more innovative and exciting place: #INWED2020 #WomenInSTEM

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! Maybe you could join some of the talented female engineers forging a career in energy to help #ShapeTheWorld? #IWED20 @INWED1919

Just one example of how critical @ssencommunity workers have been ensuring safe and reliable supplies of electricity:

#coronavirus #keyworker #keepingyougoing #electricity #renewables


Our teams have been ensuring safe and reliable supplies of electricity and supporting communities across the UK and Ireland.

#sseresults #coronavirus #keyworker #keepingyougoing #electricity #renewables

Stirring call to action for a clean, resilient recovery from @SSE CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies - massive commitment to accelerate investment in zero carbon power system, creating jobs and improving the air we breath.

Find out more about our new series of comprehensive carbon targets, validated by @sciencetargets.

#greenrecovery #netzero #climateaction #renewables #electricity

Our teams have been ensuring safe and reliable supplies of electricity and supporting communities across the UK and Ireland.

#sseresults #coronavirus #keyworker #keepingyougoing #electricity #renewables

It’s been a year of change for SSE. As the sun has set on coal, it’s risen on a low-carbon future. #SSEresults #greenrecovery #netzero #climateaction #renewables #electricity

SSE to spend more than £7bn on 'helping to power green recovery'

Big news today for our Viking Wind Farm in Shetland. We’ve made the decision to proceed with the £580m project by reaching final investment decision, greenlighting another key project to help in Scotland’s #GreenRecovery recovery from the coronavirus. #netzero #windjobs

Working with @sciencetargets we’ve set new targets to cut carbon emissions further and faster. #SSEresults #greenrecovery #netzero #climateaction #renewables #electricity

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nPower News Updates

That's all we have time for today, thanks for your tweets and messages. Stay safe and be kind out there, we are back Monday from 8am. ^Alan

That is all we have for today! Hope you enjoy your evening and stay safe. We'll be back from 8am tomorrow ^Carmel :-)

If something’s strange, on your energy account, who you gonna tweet? @npowerhelp! 👻 We're here 'til 8pm so let us know if we can assist you! :) ^Beth

Thanks for all the messages today, take care and have a great evening. We will be back tomorrow at 8am to help with all your energy Q's. ^Alan

Good morning everyone, the team are back on hand to answer your account queries. We'll be here until 8 pm. ^Steve

Thanks for your tweets and messages today, we're signing off for the weekend. We will be back on Monday ay 8am to do it all over again, but stay safe and take care of each other out there in the meantime. ^Martin

It's finally the weekend! The team are here until 6pm today to help with your energy Qs. Have a good day :-) ^Vicky

Good morning everyone! We're here to help with your energy Qs until 8pm today. Pop us a tweet if you need us :-) ^Vicky

Thanks for your tweets today, the team are back from 8am tomorrow. Have a great evening and stay safe. :) ^Stephen

Good morning, it's nearly the weekend again. The team are back on hand to answer your account queries. We're here until 8pm ^Chris

Hard to believe the nights are going to start getting darker again from today, it will be Halloween in no time. Enjoy the sun if you can while you can, we'll be back tomorrow from 8am. ^Martin

That's all we have time for today. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend. We will be back Monday from 8am. ^Neil

Good morning, we're back on this Sunny Saturday to see you through the first half of the weekend. Pop us a DM if you've got any questions or just fancy a chat! We're here until 6pm :) ^Beth

Well, that's another week done and dusted. Enjoy your Friday night out there, we'll be back at 8am tomorrow if you need us. ^Martin

It's finally Friday :-) The team are here to help with your energy Qs until 8pm - pop us a tweet if you need us. ^Vicky

Thanks for all your messages today! We're logging off for the day and we'll be back at 8am tomorrow. Have a lovely evening :-) ^Vicky

The skies are rather grey here this morning, but we're back to bring some sunshine into your Thursday! We're #heretohelp 'til 8pm :-) ^Beth

Good night everyone :) hope you had a great day. We are logging off now, but we will be back at 8am tomorrow. ^Neil

That's all we have time for this evening. We'll be back tomorrow at 8am to help with all your energy Q's. :) ^Stephen

Good morning, we're back until 8pm to answer your Qs. Please DM if you need us and we'll be happy to help. ^Chris

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Eon Energy News Updates

⚡️100% renewables-backed electricity for you and your friends and family:

🎉PLUS a £40 eGift card when you refer someone and they join us for their energy in the #energyrevolution

💷Get your referral code here:

The way we heat our homes is now one of the UK’s largest contributors to climate change, which is why we’re proud to announce we’re working with @beisgovuk and @NewcastleCC to upgrade homes to low carbon heating, and take a step towards a decarbonised UK:

Last week we had the #hottestdayoftheyear ☀️

With the sun shining all day our solar customers generated 37,125kWh

How much is that? That’s enough energy to make nearly 1.2 million cups of tea 🍵

Become more sustainable with solar:

Nearly HALF of Britain’s electricity generation came from renewable sources for the first three months this year, breaking the previous record 🎉

We provide all of our customers' homes with electricity backed by 100% renewable sources and install #solar for homes across the UK

We’re proud to be a Top 50 #InclusiveEmployer and are celebrating #Pride2020 by sharing the stories of three of our LGBT+ colleagues and what Pride means to them.

#EnergisingPride #EnergisingInclusion


Happy International Women In Engineering Day

We're celebrating this day by sharing our colleagues stories as they bridge the gap on gender diversity in engineering 👷‍♀️ 👩‍🏭

#Tuesdaythoughts #InternationalWomenInEngineeingDay #INWED20


Did you know more people switched to our fixed online energy deal in May through @comparethemkt than any other tariff?

One in five people in fact 👏

And don’t forget, with us you already get 100% renewable electricity as standard

This #summersolstice will have a rare #solareclipse seeing the Sun, Earth and Moon all align

With the stars aligned there's no better time to get #solarpanels for your home to help you be more #sustainable than on the official first day of summer


🧤🥽🦺 Safety remains our number one priority 🧤🥽🦺

As we return to our 'new normal' we wanted to share the steps we’re taking to help keep our customers and colleagues safe as we install:
📟Smart meters
☀️Solar panels

More info:

Did you know you could receive free cavity wall and loft insulation + a discounted new boiler through our Affordable Warmth scheme?

No need to be an existing customer to apply. T's and C's apply

Find out more here:

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Ovo Energy News

It's #LCAW2020 so who better to hear from than Kate Weinberg, Director of Sustainability, discussing Plan Zero- our response to the #climatecrisis, the green energy revolution & our customers' journey to carbon zero. Oh & her love for whales 🐋🐋

Heating our homes makes up around 15% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Find out how we’re making a change 🏡

We’re all about kicking carbon and fighting energy waste here at OVO Energy! Our research is featured in @WIRED today - showing how small changes to our lives can have a big impact on our planet when we do them together 🌍 📩

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Simplicity Energy News