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CMA sets out case for energy market reform

The CMA has today published its provisional findings after a comprehensive year-long investigation into the energy market. In a summary of its provisional findings published today, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has highlighted a range of problems hindering competition in the market, including the extent to which consumers are engaged in the market and […]

How to care for your solar PV panels.

Are your solar panels under performing? If you think they are or you actually don’t have a clue then you need to read the following information. This blog covers the basics of solar panel maintenance and gives specific advice on systems available to help you monitor efficiency.

Fox: Judges ruling on energy-saving defies common sense

Conservative MEPs have criticised a ruling by the European Court of Justice today banning Britain from cutting VAT on energy-saving materials. Ashley Fox, leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs, said the judgment against the UK Government was “unfortunate and unwelcome”.

How to cut down on water waste in your home

Water is one of the hardest things to keep track of in your home especially if there are many people living in your home. The kids may leave the taps running whilst they clean their teeth, mum may rinse the dishes under running water after washing them and your teenage daughter may take a 40 […]

SunEdison launches the search for #britainsbrighteststreet to Britain’s homeowners

SunEdison is on the hunt for Britain’s most solar savvy street by offering 10 years’ worth of solar generated electricity to participating neighbours in the selected street #BritainsBrightestStreet participating homeowners can save approximately 45% on their electricity bills and on top of this, SunEdison will also contribute a PV system to the community SunEdison, Inc., […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Wind Turbines

If you don’t have a basic understanding of what a wind turbine is then you must have been living under a rock and not noticed all the huge turbine plants popping up all over the country. Wind turbines are one of the most common and effective technologies available today for producing your own electricity for […]

What is collective energy supplier switching?

Collective switching is a process where a group of individuals can negotiate to get a better deal on their energy costs. In most cases a third party representative will act on behalf of the group, such as a charity, business or local council. The idea behind collective switching is that bulk purchases usually result in […]

How to make your windows more energy efficient

At this time of the year we are very used to hearing people ask how they can avoid losing heat through their windows. Windows feel much colder in winter and they can be very inefficient. Looking at ways to make your windows more energy efficient can help you to save money and use less energy […]

Sophisticated radiators for the stylish home

We all know that the main purpose of radiators is to heat your home but just because they are practical doesn’t mean they cannot be stylish.  Whether you want your radiators to stand out as a design feature in a contemporary apartment or blend in sympathetically with a Victorian building, cast iron radiators in a […]

Heating And Cooling Consume Almost Half Of All Energy Used In The Home

Your cooling and heating equipment accounts for almost half of your household energy expenses throughout the year. At the same time, the heavy activity of your heating and cooling system leads to plenty of wear and tear. This is why it is important to have HVAC performance evaluations and regular equipment inspection to fine tune […]

Is double-glazing worth the cost?

With all the hype surrounding green energy and efficiency it is difficult to decide what is the right choice for your home, especially with contractors quoting extortionate amounts of money for certain jobs. Most of us follow the logic that heat rises and so loft insulation is the first important step in insulating your property. […]

A Guide to Harvesting Rainwater

Water feels like a luxury we take for granted. It comes through our taps and we don’t really have to understand where it comes from and how it gets to us. We just get to use it whenever we choose and pay for it when the bill comes through. The fact of the matter is, […]

Is First Choice EPC worth the risk?

There has been a storm of protest from both assessors and customers over the business practices of online EPC provider First Choice EPC, and complaints are said to have been made about the organisation to police and Trading Standards. According to posts on this blog, not only is the panel often failing to pay assessors […]

5 Reasons You Should Replace Your Storage Heater with a Modern Electric Radiator

When it comes to removing those clunky old night storage heaters you’ve had hanging around the house for years, the process is simple and straightforward thanks to the easy process of replacing them with a trendy new electric radiator.

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