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Record growth for the renewable energy sector

While our movement towards greener and more sustainable practices has signalled the end for some industries, it has been the driving force for others.

Should businesses jump on the smart meter opportunity?

For months (if not years), smart meters have been dominating the headlines, and finding someone who hasn’t at least heard or read about them would be difficult.

A review of nuclear power and predictions for future performance

Amongst the growth of the renewable energy sector and the negative coverage surrounding the industry, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the nuclear power sector of late.

Detailing the most reliable energy sources in the UK

Between 2005 and 2030, it has been predicted that energy consumption will rise by 50 per cent. This significant increase is set to be due to the nation’s growing population and their increased demand for energy.

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

Energy bills set to soar as fixed tariffs end

New data from MoneySuperMarket, the UK’s leading price comparison site, today reveals that with 63 fixed energy deals expiring before the end of the year, hundreds of thousands of customers risk being rolled on to more expensive tariffs during the coldest part of winter, when energy usage is at its peak.

23m households will ration their energy this winter

According to new research, 23 million households will be rationing their home energy use in a bid to save money this winter.

Energy companies talk a different language from customers

Energy companies do not “speak the same language” as consumers. This is one of the key conclusions of a major new report launched by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), the independent think tank, which looks at the barriers to greater consumer engagement in the energy market.

Self sufficiency

We’ve become so reliant on different types of technology to the extent where we feel we can’t live without them – even to try and better our lifestyles.

150% increase in people leaving British Gas

Energy UK has released figures showing that the number of customers switching their electricity supplier has risen by 14% this year.

Energy customers in the East of England worst hit by big six price hikes

New MoneySuperMarket analysis reveals EDF’s price rise last week combined with the other recent hikes from five of the Big Six energy companies could cost British bill payers £1.2bn collectively.

Consumers left in the cold as fixed energy tariffs end

With three of the Big Six announcing price hikes for standard variable customers in the last couple of weeks, new insight from MoneySuperMarket reveals 77 fixed energy deals are set to expire before the end of April, meaning thousands of customers are at risk of being rolled on to more expensive tariffs in the coming months.

First Utility adds to its growing collection of customer service accolades

First Utility, the largest challenger to the Big Six energy providers, has become the only Netmums-accredited energy company for customer service and value in 2017 and has also achieved the prestigious ServiceMark recognition from The Institute of Customer Service.

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

Make 2017 the year you cut home heating costs - a month by month guide

There seems no doubt that 2017 will see the cost of living go up dramatically; predictions are for inflation to even triple.

Moneysupermarket and Flow Energy launch cheapest energy deal for the next two winters

With energy prices rising by the day, MoneySuperMarket Group and Flow Energy have launched a new market-leading fixed energy deal, which will allow customers to fix their prices for two winters.

UK households waste nearly £1 billion by leaving appliances on standby

With four million UK households living in fuel poverty, new research from Gocompare.com Energy has found that items left on standby waste enough energy to heat 5,000 homes per year.