A leading UK think tank group, IPPR, who are dedicated to analysing Government policy and trends throughout the country, have commented on benefits that cities could enjoy if they were to invest in green energy. With consumers hopelessly dependent on the 'big six' energy suppliers, wouldn't it be wonderful if local cities could compete with them, both on delivery and price points?
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Most of us will be experiencing some extreme electricity price rises in the coming weeks, but just across the channel electricity prices actually going down in France. Fuel has been at the top of the UK political agenda for months, and in the run up to 2015’s general election, things are set to get even hotter. France has some of the cheapest electricity rates in Europe - how?
The energy mix in the UK has had a bumpy ride over the past few decades but where we’re currently sourcing our energy is now the centre of a much heated public and political debate. Environmental issues have been the long standing concern, with energy bill increases fanning the flames in 2013. But did you know the UK uses less energy now than it did in 1970?
A recent study found that 73% of business leaders in the UK have no idea what their company spends on electricity in a given year. With businesses across the country looking to maximise profits and chase success, it seems strange that a fixed cost such as energy would fall by the wayside, particularly with the level of scrutiny the energy sector is under. Could businesses change the energy market if they looked a little closer at their accounts?
This week it was reported that 1.5 million energy users in the UK had been overcharged on their gas bill due to faulty gas meters in their homes. Some of these meters were installed over 5 years ago, and Energy UK have said that some people could well have been overcharged by at least £100. If you're one of these people, or one of the thousands who are naturally concerned about fluctuating prices and getting overcharged, aren't you on the lookout for a solution? Turns out, there could be one waiting for you just around the corner...
If you're one of the many homeowners in the UK who are now considering electric radiators as a way of cutting down on your energy usage and moving to a greener way of living, you're probably wondering about tariffs and energy companies. Electric radiators, when used in the right way, are almost guaranteed to reduce your energy usage, but the cost is a different matter. The price you pay for your energy will vary depending on which energy supplier you use and which tariff you're on.
Naturally, energy bills are a primary concern for households up and down the UK. We're always looking for ways to cut back on our energy usage, whether it's out of care for the environment or a need to save money. Big Energy Saving Week is here, and it's all about spreading the word on practical, positive ways to help you take control of your bills at home.
The new year is almost upon us, and what better way to start it than with an energy efficient heating solution that will set you up for decades to come? In terms of energy bills, most of us saw quite a rocky 2014, and many are now left wondering what they can do to turn things around and take more control over their energy usage at home. From energy saving tips to energy company comparison sites, the internet is rife with ideas on how you can save money, but for those of you looking to make a serious change there's something even more impressive waiting for you...
Here we are just a few days after Christmas, and most of us will have all sorts of new gadgets to play with. From tablets and smartphones to tools and appliances, Christmas is one of the most expensive times of year in terms of energy usage at home, but did you know that there are a wide range of gadgets that can actually help you save money instead of bumping up the bill? Here are just a few to give you some ideas on how to make sure you start 2015 with an energy efficient home...
With so many gadgets floating around our homes these days, saving energy is obviously becoming a number one priority. The more advanced gadgets get, the more efficient they usually are, but that's not always the case. Can a small piece of tech - an energy monitor - actually help you reduce your energy bills though?