Smart Energy GB’s plan aims to install digital energy ‘smart meters’ in every home in the UK by the year 2020. However, worries about the government’s ability to run the program cause company in charge to call for private sector input before the nationwide roll-out of smart energy meters begins.
The independent energy provider First Utility have argued that all energy suppliers should be compelled to do away with standard variable tariffs. At present, of all the customers with the big six energy firms, just below 70% of them are on this type of tariff and are therefore being overcharged £235 per annum.
UK Consumer Prices Index Inflation went down to 0.3% in January 2015, the lowest rate it has been at since the Office for National Statistics began gathering the data in 1989. This means it has fallen by 0.2% since December of last year. The figures are concomitant with the Bank of England forecasting that the UK is heading for deflation in the spring.
More people than ever are being tempted by a switch from the big energy companies to their smaller independent competitors. This inference follows the release of a survey by consumer group, ‘Which?’, to find the best energy firms in Britain. It has found the “big six” suppliers to be among the worst providers of energy for customer satisfaction.
Following recent findings, Energy UK (trade association for the energy industry) have launched a campaign to target British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE in a bid to get the frozen cash back to those from whom it has been withheld.
Energy UK, trade association for the energy industry, revealed on Wednesday that customers may have wrongly forfeited 25p each time they top-up, and although many customers have been overcharged far less, certain households could have lost out on £110 since 2007.
Social Landlords can welcome the news that implementing energy efficiency measures will be made far simpler under proposed changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
With three quarters (75%) of Brits spending more time snuggled up at home in the colder months, new research from energy regulator Ofgem reveals Brits’ top winter rituals and shows we are a ‘hiber-nation’. Top of the ‘winter rituals’ list is swapping to thicker duvets (47%), moving from summer to winter wardrobes (46%) and storing garden furniture (38%).
Energy prices are set to rise even further due to the costs of environmental taxes, WM Morrison has warned.
Brits are losing out on collective savings of almost £6 billion because they aren’t energy efficient enough, research has found.