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Electricity policy costs deter transition to low carbon tech

Electricity policy costs deter transition to low carbon tech: The application of policy costs onto the electricity bill is a significant disincentive to electrify and transition to newer low-carbon heating technologies, according to a new insight paper from Cornwall Insight – Who pays for supporting the net zero transition? Funded through customer electricity bills The…
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Second utility bill rise for the UK?

Second utility bill rise for the UK? We will see another rise for the UK’s gas and electricity bills this year. Even though we saw utility bills rise for millions of people in April this year, after the price cap was changed to £96 per year, current Bulb customers can expect to see a second…
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From April SSE Airticity increases energy bills

From April SSE Airticity increases energy bills: It has been announced that as of the 1st April 2021 SSE Airtricity is set to increase in the standard household energy prices. The standard price of gas will increase by 4.5% per week while the standard price of electricity will rise by 6.2% per week. The typical…
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Octopus Energy to offer world’s 1st wind tariff

Octopus Energy to offer world’s 1st wind tariff: Octopus Energy has announced what is believed to be the world’s first electricity tariff where the price drops as the wind speeds up. The new tariff comes along with the buying of wind turbines in Caerphilly, South Wales & Market Weighton, Yorkshire. It guarantees to provide households,…
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Many UK households in energy debt at 5-year high in 2020

Many UK households in energy debt at 5-year high in 2020: The amount of UK households that are in debt to their electricity provider struck a 5-year high nearing the close of 2020. That’s as reported by new figures acquired by price comparison & switching website energyhelpline, that says about 770,000 households had money due…
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25% of Brits concerned of unablility to meet winter fuel bills

25% of Brits concerned of unablility to meet winter fuel bills : Nearly a quarter of Brits in England & Wales are concerned they may be unable to meet their fuel payments this winter. This is pointed out through new research by the business consultancy Yonder Consulting, which says 40% of the most impoverished households…
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Pensioners to receive £140 off their energy bills

Pensioners to receive £140 off their energy bills: Nearly one million low-income pensioners are appointed to receive £140 off their electricity bills this winter as part of the Warm Home Discount scheme started by the government. The money is a one-off discount on the September and March electricity bill. The Department for Work and Pensions…
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Southampton Council gives free LED lightbulbs

Southampton Council gives free LED lightbulbs: In a bid help tenants save money on their energy and reduce their carbon footprint, a total of 100 Southampton council homes as part of the local authority’s plan, will soon have energy-saving LED lightbulbs fitted for free. 96 lightbulbs have already been installed in some 17 council homes…
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Brighton homes to get solar panels

Brighton homes to get solar panels: Hundreds of Brighton owned council homes could switch to solar power in a bid to improve area’s air quality and have their fuel bills cut. The upgrade to 500 households could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 300 tonnes every year and help residents cut energy bills by up to…
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First customer owned UK wind farm launched

First customer owned UK wind farm launched: Around 2,000 Brits could soon see their electricity bills reduced as their homes get powered by renewable energy produced by a wind farm they own. Ripple Energy a UK start-up  has launched what it claims to be ‘the UK’s first consumer-owned wind facility’ and has joined forces with…
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