Tagged with 'ukenergy'

Could regular UK farms end up powering your home?

You might not think it, but a report has surfaced that puts UK farms near the top of a list of 'untapped' energy sources in the move to a low carbon, renewable Britain. We're not talking about wind farms or solar farms either, just your regular crop-producing, animal rearing farms. With such a strong emphasis on clean and affordable energy to power our appliances at home, could this be one of the breakthroughs the Government is after?

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Where is my Smart Meter?

There's been a big buzz around the next big piece of tech to hit UK homes in the coming year: the Smart Meter. But where is it? Originally, the Government announced plans to roll out Smart Meters to every UK home in 2015, but it seems like things might have been delayed slightly - until October 2016. So what does this mean for homeowners? Should you be annoyed at having to wait for your Smart Meter?

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Five ways you can invest in renewable energy

The days are getting shorter and your thermostat is likely getting higher to counter the cold nights. It's that time of year when we're all thinking about energy management and how to balance comfort with rising prices. Some people might well save money by switching to renewable energy sources, but do you know you can actually make money by investing in it? You might be powerless to stop your bills going up, but by investing in renewable energy you could easily earn at least 7%...

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Energy Bills: Want The Best Bang For Your Buck?

When new customers come to us who are considering an alternative heating solution, one of the main points of interest is price. The amount of money people spend on the energy bills has become a contentious issue, and as winter is fast approaching it's once again becoming a hot topic among home owners up and down the country. We're confident that our products, if used correctly, can help people cut down on their energy usage, but whether this leads to loosening the burden on their wallet is up to them...and their chosen energy company. Do you use price comparison websites? If so it might be time for a rethink according to certain sources...

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Think you know your thermostat? Let's bust some myths...

The way we use our thermostats at home tends to vary enormously. Some of us plan for the long term, setting a regimented schedule for the season ahead, whereas other tend to be a little more relaxed, turning it up when we need it and down we don't. But new research has just surfaced which suggests that over 60% of us are making at least one error, which could be costing us a lot of money when it comes to our quarterly bill...

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Could Solar Imports From Africa Save The Day?

It's been reported this week that major investors are seeking funding from the UK Government for plans to import solar energy from North Africa. If it sounds ambitious, that's because it is, and up to 2.5 million homes could be powered by African sunshine by 2018. What does this mean for the overall energy picture in the UK? And how will it affect bill payers in this country?

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Is the UK really coming close to a power blackout?

Throughout 2014 there has been almost constant speculation about the UK's power network, its capacity, and whether it's going to be enough to carry us through into the next generation. Keeping the lights on and keeping our homes nice and warm is obviously a key priority, but it's something that's becoming increasingly difficult as tensions rise between the West and Russia - one of our main oil and gas suppliers. What's the answer?

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The future of UK energy depends on something - what is it?

With EU energy targets quickly approaching, bills fluctuating enormously, and growing public concern over how the next generation are going to generate and store energy, the next Government is going to have a great deal of work to do. Not only to win back public trust and sway opinion, but to start the country down the right energy path. The Renewable Energy Association (REA) have recognised this and set about publishing a comprehensive 'manifesto' for renewable heat, power and transport...

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Are fuel cells the answer to rising energy costs?

A new report has surfaced this week which claims that by 2030, five million fuel cell 'smart power' units could be installed across the UK, triggering a new 'revolution' in energy distribution. The reported, funded by the fuel cell industry and carried out by a sustainable energy consultancy called Ecuity, said that the scheme could easily mitigate the UK's currently dependency on important gas and fluctuating prices.

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Labour have promised to remove licenses from misbehaving energy firms

If the Labour Party get into power in the 2015 election, they have pledged to give a new regulator all the power it needs to remove energy firms' licenses if they see fit. They have said that revoking an energy firm's license would be the result of repeated incidents of the most serious and deliberate breeches of license conditions, such as price fixing or manipulating the market. Could this be just what the market needs?

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