Energy Costs

Finally, a Chance to Restore Broken Trust in the Energy Market

Sacha Deshmukh | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Sacha Deshmukh

Imagine this. You're doing your regular supermarket shop, filling your trolley with groceries for the next week. But when you go to pay at the till, you are told that you won't find out what your shop costs for several months. It's only at the end of the quarter that you receive your bill from the supermarket, for all the shopping you've done in the last three months. Hopefully when the bill comes, you will have managed your household budget well enough to be able to pay...

What We Should Really Be Doing About Rising Energy BIlls

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

It's time to tackle the real problems. The wholesale cost of energy is the main component of our energy bills, it has gone up significantly and will continue to do so, and we can't change that. What we can do is stop wasting energy by improving our energy efficiency, and supply more from secure renewable sources. And with serious investment in these areas now, we can achieve lower energy bills in future.

The Cost of Living Election Battle Has Already Started

Richard Lloyd | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Rising food, fuel and energy costs consistently come top of consumers' financial worries; and we are increasingly seeing people getting into debt or using credit to pay for essentials like food and household bills. Large numbers of households have no financial buffer to draw on if they're hit by an unexpected expense... The cost of living election battle has already started.

The Push-Me Pull-You Energy Bill

Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

Energy price subsidies offered to energy-intensive big industries will be paid for by smaller businesses and consumers, under new terms revealed in th...

With Rocketing Gas Prices Pushing Up Bills, David Cameron Must Stop the New 'Dash for Gas'

Joss J Garman | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Joss J Garman

The energy companies deserve criticism; their tariffs are almost as confusing as the government's policies. But they are also a distraction. What's driven up consumer bills is the price of gas. If the prime minister wants to stabilise them, he'll need to stand up to his Chancellor, not just the utilities.

The Big Switch: A First That Worked

Richard Lloyd | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK
Richard Lloyd

When we launched the Big Switch with 38 Degrees in February, we knew it wouldn't be easy. This was a completely new way to buy energy using the power of thousands of consumers to collectively negotiate a better deal with suppliers.

Smart Meters Need to be Intelligent as Well as Smart

Juliet Davenport | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Tech
Juliet Davenport

In order to decarbonise our energy sources, we need a smart metering system that is intelligent! Most of us are too busy to continually think about how much energy we're using, but smart meters could enable automation of the process.

Michael Rundle

Half Of Energy Used By UK Business 'Wasted When Employees Aren't Working', Report Says | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Almost half of the energy used by British business is wasted when employees aren't at work, a report has claimed. British Gas said that 46% of the ...

Energy Bills Putting Strain On Finances As One In Four Struggle To Pay

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

Four out of 10 people are worried they cannot afford their next energy bill, according to new research. The study, commissioned by Citizens Avice, ...

One in Two Say Energy Bills Will Put a Strain on Their Finances This Year

Gillian Guy | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Gillian Guy

This week we are running Big Energy Week - a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills, get advice on any fuel debts and make sure people are getting all of the help available.

Energy Company Profits: The Public Are Not a Golden Goose

Andy Atkins | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics
Andy Atkins

There'll be fireworks today - and not because they're left over from Bonfire Night. EDF and British Gas are announcing their latest quarterly profits - the first since the eye-watering bill hikes millions have suffered over the summer.