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.
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There has been a media buzz of late about Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, and the campaign has made a lot more headway than people thought it would. While there are many things at stake if Scotland do chose independence, one of elephants in the room is energy. How will Scotland source its energy? Will the UK continue to subside Scotland and pay for their energy? How will it affect bill payers?
It's been argued in many academic and minister circles that the UK is not doing enough to tackle the way the UK heats its homes. In light of the Government's announcement of their 'Community Energy Strategy' and the EU's impending 'Renewable Heat Incentive' it's clear that its on the agenda, but is enough being done to move the UK's residents to more sustainable and cost effective heating solutions?
A Guide to Saving Energy in Your Home With the cooler weather now upon us and energy prices rising at a steady rate over the last few years, there is a good chance that you are needing to save money on your energy bills. There are all kinds of ways to save energy and many of them are free, it is just a matter of knowing where to look. With government scheme, grants and specialised systems you can invest in, saving money on your energy bills is now easier than ever – and more needed than ever. This guide is designed to give you a basic idea of the what is available and how you can make your money go further.
You may have already read our articles on energy saving tips this winter, and even taken all the steps to ensure that your home is as efficient as they come, but there’s one option in particular which can offer you biggest saving; switching supplier. Read on for more information.
At Eco Stores Direct, we believe that the technology behind our products is what sets them apart. From state of the art thermostats to innovative methods of heat distribution, it’s easier than ever to keep your home toasty warm throughout the winter without being a complete drain on energy. While we can certainly provide your home with energy efficient heating products, we can’t control the rising cost of energy facing the country at large. So here are some low-tech ideas to keep your home warm this winter.
You have received yet another huge heating bill from your utility supplier, you are scared of turning on the heating despite it snowing outside and you ration your hot water and even your cooking to save on electricity – what you need is a trip to IKEA for some solar panels!
60 residents of the village at the centre of fracking protests have put their names to a letter which states that they do not support the anti-fracking campaign and that fracking will not “unduly” affect the environment.
The former press secretary for Margaret Thatcher, Sir Bernard Ingham has this week, written a comment piece for the Yorkshire Post in which he describes the anti fracking protesters at Balcombe and elsewhere as “blinkered totalitarians”.
Electric radiators are quickly becoming the number one choice as an efficient and cost-effective alternative to storage heaters. If you're looking to upgrade your home heating solution to something more accurate and controllable there are a few things we think you should know...