Gas and electricity news and energy saving tips

04 Oct

The Rosebank Approval and What It Means for Your Bills

The UK's energy future has long been a subject of intense debate and scrutiny, particularly when it comes to the Government’s ambitious target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The recent approval of the Rosebank offshore development off the coast of Scotland has stirred significant controversy. Located 80 miles west of Shetland, it is the UK's largest untapped oil field, estimated to contain up to 300 million barrels of oil. In this article, we look into the approval, the debate surrounding it, and its potential impact on energy costs in the UK.

28 Sep

The Renter’s Guide to Energy Bills

Whether you live in a flat, a house or shared accommodation, understanding how to manage and reduce your energy expenses is crucial for your financial well-being. In this guide, we'll shed light on the intricacies of your energy bills and provide clever tips and strategies to keep more money in your pocket while being kind to the planet.

27 Sep

Government Shifts Gears on New Petrol Car Ban

The recent announcement by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to postpone the ban on new petrol and diesel car sales in the UK has sparked a discussion among consumers and car enthusiasts alike. Initially scheduled for 2030, the ban will now come into effect in 2035.

This decision has evoked mixed reactions from car enthusiasts, environmental advocates and everyday motorists. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the policy change and how it affects consumers.

26 Sep

New Cost of Living Payments a Welcome Relief

In an effort to cushion the impact of rising bills, millions of low-income households in the UK are about to receive much-needed financial relief in the form of cost-of-living payments. As inflation looms, these payments will be a lifeline for those needing it most.

25 Sep

How Do Your Energy Bills Compare to the UK Average?

Energy bills are an unfortunate but ever-present part of modern life. They can vary significantly depending on factors like location, consumption and the sources used. As energy prices in the UK creep up, you might wonder how your bills stack up against the national average.

22 Sep

Rising Rents Compound Energy Cost Crisis

For many in the UK, the goal of owning a home has gradually become a less realistic prospect over the past couple of years. The latest report from estate agency Hamptons has revealed that renting costs have shot up 12% in the year leading up to August 2023. This recent rent rise marks the highest increase since the survey began in 2014 and paints a concerning picture for renters nationwide.

According to the new research, a typical monthly rent for a newly-let property in the UK now stands at £1,304, a substantial jump over the past 12 months that surpasses the growth seen between 2015 and 2019.

21 Sep

Ofgem Report Reveals Average Power Interruptions

Power outages can cause significant disruption to our lives – affecting our ability to work, carry out household tasks, and communicate with others digitally. We recently conducted a survey into the effects of these power cuts on people across the UK – with the results uncovering that, on average, power outages can last up to two and a half hours.

Now, new data from an Ofgem report has revealed the total number of supply interruptions for customers across the country in 2021-2022. Here at UKPower, we’ve analysed this report to bring you the facts surrounding power outages in the UK and the time it takes for suppliers to reconnect.

18 Sep

Where Does Our Energy Come From?

In today's world, where many of us are increasingly environmentally and politically conscious, knowing where our energy comes from is important. In this article, we'll examine the different ways the UK generates or imports energy, from the industrial revolution to new, emerging technologies.

18 Sep

A Better Way to Sustainably Heat Homes?

It seems that the UK Government is shifting its focus from traditional central heating systems and embracing low-carbon heat pumps. With funding available for individuals as well as businesses, and an easier application process, there is a growing push for more sustainable heating solutions for homes across the country.

15 Sep

How to Compare Energy Meters to Amp Up Energy Savings

In a time when energy efficiency is vital, energy meters take on a new level of significance. These devices play a pivotal role and can help you manage your electricity and gas consumption, get insights on energy habits, reduce your carbon footprint and make savings on bills.

In this guide, we attempt to unravel the complex world of energy meters, comparing their upsides and downsides to help you make an informed decision. We'll look at the key deciding factors and the types of meters available and investigate Government incentives that could sweeten the deal.

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