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Archive for January, 2012

Tackle High Energy Bills the Glow-worm Way

As temperatures plummet in the UK this week, central heating systems across the country are working overtime to keep people warm. But for an alarming number of households the cold winter months means more financial misery. Glow-worm – one of the UK’s leading boiler manufacturers – recognises the financial strain turning up the heating poses, […]

Fuel Poverty Catches Up with Energy Suppliers

The six leading energy suppliers in the UK – British Gas, E.On, Npower, Scottish Power, EDF and Southern & Scottish Energy – have been targeted by the Fuel Poverty Action Group amid growing concerns over domestic fuel bills. The organisation staged several so-called ‘Winter Warm-Up’ protests outside offices belonging to the firms, which are accused […]

Survey Highlights Energy Savings of Smart Meter Users

A survey commissioned by British Gas, one of the UK’s big six energy suppliers, has revealed that most homes in which smart meters have been installed are enjoying significant improvements to energy efficiency. The initiative to install smart meters in homes throughout the UK attracted criticism from a committee of MPs earlier this month after […]

Scottish Power and E.On Announce Price Cuts

Scottish Power and E.On have joined Britain’s leading energy suppliers in announcing price cuts for domestic tariffs. After British Gas, Scottish & Southern Energy, npower and EDF Energy made public their intention to reduce gas or electricity tariffs for domestic customers, E.On and Scottish Power followed suit by announcing a 6 per cent drop in […]

70% of Customers Unhappy With Their Energy Provider

Seven in ten customers are unhappy with their energy provider, according to a new survey. But despite being quick to complain, it still seems many customers simply can’t be bothered to switch energy providers.  New research published by business technology solutions and managed services provider Avanade has revealed that while 70% of British energy consumers […]

What Value Smart Meters?

A committee of MPs has warned that an initiative to introduce smart meters to homes across the UK could end up costing domestic consumers more money unless efforts are made to regulate energy suppliers. Casting doubt on energy suppliers’ capacity to pass on savings to consumers, the committee noted that the domestic energy market in […]

E.ON to Cut Electricity Bills By 6%

With the announcement that E.On is to cut their customers’ electricity bills by 6%, Scottish Power remains the last one standing to drop energy prices after EDF Energy, British Gas, npower and SSE all confirmed price cuts last week. For E.On’s 3.7 million electricity customers, the drop will come into effect from 27 February. With […]

Big Energy Week Aims to Help You Save Money

Are you struggling to pay your energy bills? Are you too scared to put your central heating on? If the answer is yes, then help is at hand thanks to Big Energy Week.  Citizens Advice, in conjunction with energy suppliers, consumer organisations and Government agencies, has today launched Big Energy Week, a campaign designed to […]

Energy Providers to Reduce Their Prices

In a month known for its doom and gloom, energy customers might be feeling a little less of the January blues, with the announcement that several big energy firms are to cut their energy costs.  On Wednesday, EDF Energy became the first of the “Big Six” energy providers to cut energy costs, by announcing a […]

University Highlights Benefits of a Low-Carbon Leeds

The University of Leeds has completed a two-year study into the potential benefits of creating a low carbon area in the region around the city of Leeds. Researchers at the university have calculated how a region-wide implementation of energy-saving measures such as installing solar photovoltaic panels and establishing park-and-ride schemes might benefit the city. According […]