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Better energy has launched Online Fixed 1 Feb18, Postal Fixed 1 Feb18, Online Fixed 2 Feb19, Postal Fixed 2 Feb19 which replaced their Online Fixed 1 Jan18, Postal Fixed 1 Jan18, Online Fixed 2a Jan19 and Postal Fixed 2a Jan19 tariffs. These tariffs are not available for sale via any of the channels. Under the Online Fixed 1 Feb18 offer your prices are fixed until 28th February 2018. There is a £20 cancellation penalty if you leave this tariff before the contract end date of 28/02/2018. The estimated savings figure on the results table assumes tariff rates and discounts remain the same for a year. However, after the contract period Better Energy will either transfer you to the closest equivalent offer available or their Standard tariff, either of which may be more expensive than Online Fixed 1 Feb18. Under the Postal Fixed 1 Feb18 offer your prices are fixed until […]

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Experts at the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) have made it be known promises of lower prices were “lacking in evidence” and were “hype”. The Whitehall Treasury Department continued with the emphasis Shale Gas and its potential was “too big to ignore” The UKERC authored report expressed concerns of Shale Gas, which is a natural form gas extracted from rocks deep underground by machine and chemicals (fracking), was at a stage too early to conclude its viability. They went on to further state Shale Gas was unlikely to give a noticeable difference in energy prices experienced by householders or to the security of future supplies. Those that are in favour of fracking point to America and exclaim as the fall in energy prices in the US to where it has now become a net exporter of gas. On the reverse, critics cite the environmental damage and consequence fracking could have […]

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Energy secretary says lack of turbines will raise consumer bills and Tory ideological stance is putting off investors The Conservative party’s opposition to onshore wind turbines risks undermining the creation of British jobs since new data showed 15,400 people are now employed in the wind power industry, warns energy secretary Ed Davey. While wind supplied 9% of all UK electricity, there has been a 70% rise in jobs in the wind power industry since 2010 according to the data from trade body RenewableUK. The wind power industry attracted £2.6bn of investment in 2013-14, of which £1.1bn remained in the UK. As wind is the cheapest clean energy, new British jobs will be undermined and customer bills will increase because of that the Conservative party’s “ideological” opposition to onshore turbines says Davey. “We have had a major leap forward in recent years and there is a really good story to tell,” […]

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According to the Big Deal, independent energy supplier Extraenergy is set to gain 30,000 new customers after submitting the winning tariff to a collective switching scheme. The supplier, which only launched in March in the UK domestic market, offered customers who signed up to the collective switching scheme a 12 month fixed deal for £949 which is run in collaboration with The Sun. The tariff is “£11 cheaper than the best tariff on switching sites” according to Big Deal and its members could benefit from a reduction of up to £316 on their annual energy bills by switching. “People power has delivered” said The Big Deal co-founder, Will Hudson. He added: “And more importantly it’s delivered for people who have been let down by the energy market for too long.” Energy secretary Ed Davey agreed with the initiative and said it was a “great deal”. “I’ve been pushing collective switching […]

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1) Weather proofing:Sealing windows, heating ducts and other services can reduce your bill massively. 2) Energy Audit:Getting your home or workplace audited can give you a detailed understanding about the heating and light usage. Having this understanding, will ultimately lead you to be more energy savvy and hence reduce the cost of your utility bill. 3) Lights:Getting energy efficient light bulbs is a great way to reduce your bills and it doesn’t require a massive effort. You can simply fit them as any other incandescent bulb. 4) Sunlight:Often in the winter months, sunlight is hard to come by, but where possible let the sunlight come into your house, by opening the curtain, so it can naturally heat the home. Similarly in the summer, you can use light coloured blinds which will reflect the heat out and hence, keep the home cooler. 5)Technology:Thanks to technology, you can programme your thermostat so […]

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According to research only 38% of people fully comprehend how night storage heaters work. The Energy Saving Trust says, “Households with electric heating could be paying through the nose by not taking advantage of cheaper night rate electricity”. The main purpose for electric storage heaters is to take advantage of cheap, off-peak electricity rates. By charging the heater overnight and using the energy in the day, you would make a saving as the excess electricity being generated by the national grid is not being wasted and it is offered cheaper during off-peak hours. According to the guidance offered by the energy saving trust on storage heaters, “A standard electric storage heater has two controls, an output setting and an input setting. The output setting will control how much heat the heater gives out (as long as there is stored heating available). The input control determines how much electricity the heater […]

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