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?
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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.
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...
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?
We're always on the lookout to save energy and cut back on our expenditure, but it isn't easy when the cold season comes. At Eco Stores Direct we've got a wide range of energy saving products, from energy efficient electric radiators to stylish infrared heating panels, but what if haven't upgraded your heating system yet? There are still some interesting ways you can save energy that you perhaps hadn't even thought of...
At long last, efforts to pass more control onto consumers when it comes to their energy providers and tariffs have been successful. Ofgem have agreed a deal with energy firms which will see switching times reduced to just 3 days with a 14 day cooling off period for all customers. Hopefully this will encourage more people to switch more frequently, helping them reduce their energy bills and keep costs down.
Today it was announced that five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants in the UK would receive Government funding. Collectively the eight developments could provide millions of homes with clean energy, but there is a worry they could lead to a short term increase in energy bills. Should we be celebrating or should we really be concerned...?
A new Government commissioned report has surfaced which shows how heating has changed in UK homes since 1970. Forty years ago, central heating wasn't commonplace and many homes would suffer through icy conditions and supplement the home heating in whatever way they could. The report found that, on average, homes are 4 degrees celsius warmer than they were in 1970, but amazing, each household now pays around 18% less than they once did. What does this report reveal about our heating habits and capabilities?
The Prime Minister’s main argument for shale gas extraction through fracking is that it will boost Britain’s economy and encourage business to come back to the isles. At the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland he predictably brought up the success of fracking in the US and how it was “flooring energy prices”, but what does fracking mean for Britain? Is cameron using the promise of low cost energy to prop up shale gas exploration?