Earlier this year, five of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers announced that they would be making major increases to their prices. In an effort to lessen the impact on consumers the government have announced a new package of plans to bring energy prices down, allowing the energy companies to pass the savings on to consumers.
Five of the six big energy companies recently announced that their prices will be going up this winter. A new report from National Audit Office suggests that this trend could continue for another 17 years. The cost of gas, electricity and water is expected to increase at a higher rate than inflation, and lower income households will be the most affected.
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Just a quick reminder that there are still grants available for a free A-rated energy efficient boiler.
Browsing the internet is eco-friendly, isn’t it? After all it doesn’t use paper, ink or transport like magazines and books do. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no — keeping the internet running uses up a staggering amount of energy. That’s why companies such as Google are investing huge amounts of resources into making the internet greener.
Bad news if you live in the city of London — new research suggests that you have the highest carbon footprint per person in the entire UK! The article below, courtesy of the Carbon Brief, tries to figure out why.
This infographic below comes courtesy of the team behind the Juice Electrical Supplies blog. There are all sorts of easy, inexpensive ways you can reduce your energy consumption in the home — from small quick-fixes like getting your loft insulated, all the way up to big investments like getting double glazing. Read on to see the infographic.
Our roundup of energy stories from around the world features solar-powered flowers, coffee-powered cars, futuristic cities, electric buses and energy news from Google.