2010 February news archive
A 'Robin Hood tax' on all transactions between financial institutions that has been proposed by a coalition of charities, unions and aid agencies could help make homes more energy efficient.
An increase has been seen in the number of people that are asking for help with their fuel bills, according to an investigation by the Oxford Mail.
Most consumers are encouraged to increase the energy efficiency of their homes to slash their energy bills, the Energy Saving Trust (EST) has revealed.
Consumers' energy use is mainly caused by the heating and cooling of households, with the recent cold weather causing even more energy to be used.
Households should think about switching gas and electricity supplier following the announcement that one of the big six firms is to slash prices, according to Consumer Focus .
Households will be shown how they can use energy efficient measures to reduce their gas and electricity bills by a number of new eco show homes.
One of the UK's big six energy firms has announced substantial price cuts for customers.
Action is needed within the gas and electricity industry to ensure that the UK maintains a good supply of energy and consumer costs are not pushed too high, according to Ofgem.
Consumer Focus has responded to the government's plans for feed-in tariffs, voicing concerns about the initial cost of installing microgeneration technology.
Plans have been announced which could see households receive payments for the green energy they produce.