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News for August 2011
Price rises 'will push the poorest into fuel poverty'
People looking for cheap electricity tariffs might be persuaded to carry out an online energy comparison in order to avoid being hit with higher prices from their energy supplier.
Scottish insulation scheme aims to cut fuel bills
A Scottish government-backed insulation scheme aims to cut household bills for thousands of cheap gas customers in Angus.
Energy production 'should increase in Britain'
People generally believe the UK should become more self-sufficient when it comes to energy production, energy comparison customers might agree.
Renewable Heat Incentive 'will help householders'
The introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could encourage more cheap energy users to install renewable energy technologies in their homes.
Two biomass schemes get the green light
Households could be tempted to compare energy prices and switch gas providers after it emerged that two new biomass plants are to be built in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Is npower about to raise gas and electricity prices?
People who use cheap electricity and cheap gas to power and warm their homes might be disappointed by speculation that npower is to become the fifth major energy supplier to raise prices.
Energy saving device 'cuts electricity bills by 12%'
A device that can be fitted in a home is said to be able to reduce electricity bills by up to 12 per cent, energy comparison customers might be interested to learn.
Energy inefficiency 'can be tackled'
Householders who are unable to switch energy deals to get on cheap gas tariffs because they live in rural areas often have to turn to heating oil to keep their homes warm.
RWE npower reports £307m first-half profits
One of the Big Six energy suppliers that has not yet raised its prices for customers seeking cheap electricity deals has just announced operating profits of £307 million.
Work begins on Nottingham eco house
Householders who are tempted to compare energy tariffs and switch gas deals might be interested to learn that an eco home is being designed to show where energy saving technologies can be implemented.
Co-operative Group builds new wind farm
One of the smaller energy suppliers to have recently entered the market has started to build a wind farm to provide cheap electricity customers with green power.
'Don't bury your head in the sand' when it comes to energy bills
Householders wanting to compare energy prices and switch gas tariffs to free up some of their income have been advised not to neglect their finances.
Home insulation 'can mitigate energy price rises'
Fitting insulation to an inefficient home could help save on the cheap gas bills for energy comparison customers.
Thousands of Cheltenham residents 'to be pushed into fuel poverty by end of this year'
The recent price increases announced by four of the Big Six energy suppliers are set to push thousands more households requiring cheap electricity deals into fuel poverty.
Fuel poverty 'is a scourge in society'
There are many factors that contribute to fuel poverty, with limited cheap gas deals just part of the problem, energy comparison customers might agree.
Millions more 'will have to choose between eating and heating'
Millions of cheap gas customers could be forced to choose between eating and heating their homes because of price rises implemented by some energy suppliers, Unison has stated.
Private renters 'would save £500 a year' with energy efficiency standard
Private renters who may not be able to switch energy tariffs because of their contract should have the right to live in a warm and healthy home where they can enjoy cheap electricity bills.
Customers 'need to know' whether price hikes are fair
Many cheap energy customers will be worrying about how to heat their homes this winter now that four of the Big Six energy suppliers have hiked their prices.
Wholesale gas costs fall on day E.ON announces price hike
On the day that one of the Big Six energy suppliers became the fourth to announce a price hike, wholesale gas costs fell to their lowest level of 2011, cheap gas customers might be surprised to learn.
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