Claim up to £4000 with Green Deal cashback scheme

By Katie Anderson on February 19, 2014

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Changes to the Government’s Green Deal cashback scheme will see homeowners with solid walls offered cashbacks of up to £4,000 to carry out solid wall insulation. By increasing the amount available the Government is hoping more households will be encouraged to carry out energy saving home improvements to lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.  [...]

Brits risk their health because of high energy bills

By Katie Anderson on February 13, 2014

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What comes first. Your health or your heating? That’s the dilemma facing increasing numbers of homeowners in Britain who are choosing to stay cold rather than pay expensive bills to heat their homes, according to a new survey commissioned by energyhelpline.com. In light of Britain’s cold harsh winters, it’s an ill advised choice. Certainly putting [...]

Age UK and OFTEC’s guide to staying warm

By Katie Anderson on January 21, 2014

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Age UK and OFTEC have teamed up to produce a guide to staying warm this winter, specifically for the approximately one million elderly people living in rural areas who rely on costly oil fired heating to heat their homes.   Bursting with important and useful advice, the guide features tips on how to stay warm [...]

Homeowners could benefit from more energy efficiency grants

By Katie Anderson on January 13, 2014

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Under new Government proposals homeowners are set to benefit from one-off grants to help them install energy saving measures when they move home. In a move designed to help British households save money on their energy bills by becoming more energy efficient, grants of up to £1,000 will be made available to put towards a [...]

Green levies shakeup brings energy bills down

By Katie Anderson on January 7, 2014

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Following the Government’s shakeup of green levies announced last month, both British Gas and Scottish Power have cut or plan to cut customers dual fuel energy bills, with others to follow as we progress further into the new year.  On January 1st the country’s biggest energy provider, British Gas, implemented a 3.2% price cut following [...]

36% hike in energy bills in just three years

By Katie Anderson on November 19, 2013

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EDF Energy recently became the latest of the major energy suppliers – the so-called ‘Big Six’ – to increase their gas and electricity prices, affecting around 2.4 million customers. The firm claims that their average hike, at 3.9% is less than half that of the increases announced by their peers. With the latest round of [...]

Increase in energy prices sparks frenzied switching activity

By Katie Anderson on November 7, 2013

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Recent gas and electricity price hikes by most of the country’s major energy suppliers has boosted energy switching as consumers fight back by switching their utility suppliers for a better deal.  Rising energy bills and an increase in the cost of living are an ongoing worry for households struggling to meet the cost of heating [...]

Energy firms 60% behind ECO insulation target

By Katie Anderson on October 31, 2013

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Major energy suppliers like E.ON, SSE and British Gas must meet targets to make homes warmer by providing free insulation to eligible energy inefficient households. However a Local Government Association (LGA) report suggests that they are more than 60% behind their targets to make homes more energy efficient. Since the Government launched the Energy Company [...]

Scottish Power fuel bills go up by 9%

By Katie Anderson on October 24, 2013

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First is was SSE. Then it was British Gas and npower. Today Scottish Power has announced a hike in their gas and electricity prices from December. It comes after the energy giant was found guilty of mis-selling energy tariffs earlier in the week and slapped with a £8.5 million fine by industry regulator Ofgem.  Now [...]

Npower customers hit by 11.1% gas price rise

By Katie Anderson on October 21, 2013

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Over 3 million npower customers are to see their gas bills rise by a massive 11.1%, after the energy giant today announced plans to hike their energy prices from 1 December. An unwelcome early Christmas present to say the least. Two of the so-called ‘Big Six’ energy providers, SSE and British Gas have already announced [...]