Gas and electricity news and energy saving tips
Whether you’re a business, a homeowner, a tenant, or living at home with your parents, there are a few things you can do to cut the amount of energy and water you use, and help reduce your bills.
The UK’s overreliance on gas has contributed to the price of energy increasing. We look at three ways to fix the marker.
Energy efficiency goes beyond cutting carbon footprints – check out UK Power’s 5 top energy saving tips to see how your business can save money.
Ofgem has issued GnErgy a final order to pay its Renewables Obligations (RO). Is another energy supplier about to go bust?
British Gas and Scottish Power have become the latest suppliers to increase rates. But wholesale energy prices are falling - are energy firms ripping off UK households?
If your kids are keen gamers, their gaming habits could be pushing your energy bills through the roof! Here’s what to do if your energy bills are too high.
Switch energy suppliers with UKPower to beat the energy price cap and for the chance to win one of six great Amazon gadgets. Switch to win now.
Bulb is the latest energy supplier to find itself struggling and has been placed into special administration. What next for Bulb customers and the energy industry?
Energy suppliers have been blocking certain price comparison services to stop customers switching – but are suppliers actually allowed to block switches?
Environmental corporate social responsibility is the concerted efforts of businesses across the world to reduce their impact on the world around us. Here's how you can be a part of the movement.
Energy suppliers top the list of homeowners’ most hated service providers. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with your energy supplier.
The big five energy suppliers have met with key stakeholders to discuss what they can do to help consumers. But does it go far enough?
Households are expected to have a sharp increase in their standing charges, but does where you live affect how much you will have to pay?
If you pay your energy bills by Direct Debit, there’s a good chance your supplier owes you upwards of £100. Here’s how to claim your money back.
Has your energy supplier tried to claim backdated payments on your bills? Did you know they can only backdate payments for 12 months? Find out more here.
Energy theft is costing the UK around £500 million every year – that’s at least £20 per person - here's how to spot and report a meter cheater.
Almost 3 million households are in debt with an energy supplier. Here’s what to do if you’re struggling to pay your energy bills.
If your company doesn’t have proper cybersecurity measures in place, it might be time to worry - attacks on businesses are increasing, and so are their costs.
Working from home has obvious benefits for new start-up businesses, but while it cuts out the cost of renting a business premises, energy bills can soar. Replacing your home's boiler could have a big impact on the amount of energy you use, and dramatically reduce your business energy bills.
Switching to a green energy deal is a way to save money and do a bit for the environment. Or is it? It seems not all green deals are as green as you think.
2020 looks set to be another record year for energy switching - here’s why now is the time to switch to a better deal for gas and electricity.
From leaving the TV & lights on when not in the room or overfilling the kettle, we all have bad energy habits - how much are yours adding to your bills?
How much energy do you use? 85% of households have no idea, according to a new study. Here’s why you need to know your energy use to help cut costs.
If your radiators aren't heating your home properly, it could be because air bubbles are trapped in the system. In which case they'll need bleeding, here's how...
Storm Arwen and Storm Barra cause power cuts all across the UK. Find out what to do if you ever experience a power cut.
The energy crisis in the UK has caused energy prices to skyrocket. Here is all you need to know about getting help with the rising energy costs.
It’s time to go back to university – here’s how to manage your student utility bills, to keep costs in check and make that student loan go a little further.
The clocks have gone back, the big coat is back out, and the first morning frost has been scraped from your windscreen – it’s time to prepare your home for winter.
Heavy snow and high winds have been forecast for the UK in the coming weeks, here’s how to protect your home against storm damage.
British Gas is the last of the Big Six to announce it will be putting up the price of electricity - here's how you can protect against future price hikes.
If your fixed rate energy deal is up in the next couple of months, a summer switch could knock hundreds of pounds off your winter energy bills.
Kitchen appliances use a lot of energy. Here are some top tips to help you save energy in the kitchen and cut your gas and electricity bills.
The clocks go back this weekend and the darker, colder days mean that most of us use more energy in winter than at any other time of the year. Here's how to save energy when the clocks go back.
Need a helping hand to make your home more energy efficient? Check out these 6 ingenious energy saving gadgets.
If you’re one of the 90,000 customers affected by the collapse of Iresa Energy, you may well be wondering what you do now. Here's all you need to know.
If you're switching business energy supplier, you may see a range of smaller operators offering cheaper rates. But is it safe to go with a smaller supplier?
High prices, poor customer satisfaction and suppliers going bust - the UK energy industry is a mess. Is nationalisation of National Grid the answer?
The energy price cap has been in place just over a month, and Ofgem has announced it’s going up by 10%. Is the price cap doing more harm than good?
We’ve all been guilty of leaving lights on unnecessarily at one time or another - not only is it bad for the environment, it ight also be bad for your health.
Could local authority owned energy companies help offer households a fairer deal on energy, cut bills for millions of customers and even go green?
Ofgem has announced plans to limit how much suppliers can keep in credit balances as well as rules to protect credit balances when a supplier fails.
Ofgem plans to make gas and electricity companies to be subjected to independent audits in bid to boost customer service and prevent collapses.
5 million vulnerable households are to be hit with a price hike on their annual energy bills, despite being protected by the energy price cap.
Ofgem has proposed a £21 hike on energy bills from next April to cover increasing levels of “bad debt”. Here’s why we think that’s a bad idea.
Ovo will have to pay an £8.9 million settlement to customers after Ofgem found it had been billing customers incorrectly, or not at all, from 2015 to 2018.
Renewable energy deadlines and record highs on the UK gas market mean a string of small suppliers could potentially go bust by the end of August.
Longer, warmer days mean we need less energy to light and heat our homes, which means lower energy bills. Check out these energy saving tips for Daylight Saving Time.
UK households are expected to spend a whopping £41m on energy bills this Christmas day. Here's how to trim those festive gas and electricity bills.
The coronavirus crisis means more of us than ever are working from home, - check out our top tips on saving energy while in self isolation.
What is fracking? Why is it so divisive? And could it really lead to lower energy bills? We examine the pros and cons of shale gas extraction in the UK.
With wholesale prices fluctuating wildly, is now the best time to fix your energy prices or should you stay the course?
Energy prices have risen to unusually high levels. But why is this happening? What should you do if your fixed-rate deal is ending soon? And why are there no prices online? Read on to find out.
Although there are more than 70 energy suppliers to choose from, 75% of households are still with the Big Six. Is it time you switched to a smaller supplier?
The school summer holidays are here again. Check out our six simple energy-saving tips to see you through the six weeks of the summer holidays.
With utility costs skyrocketing and energy bills being a substantial expense, we ask are energy smart meters a good way to help cut spiraling energy bills?
Just days after Extra Energy went under another small supplier has gone bust. Spark Energy has announced it has ceased trading, affecting 290,000 households. If you’re a Spark Energy customer, here’s what happens next.
Spring is a time of change and by making a few simple changes to the way you use energy can mean big savings on your energy bills! Read our ideas of how you can make big savings this spring.
After SSE pulled the plug on its merger with Npower, Eon has pulled the plug on Npower - ending the Big Six and putting thousands of jobs at risk.
SSE is in talks over the sale of its UK retail energy business to OVO just months after the plug was pulled on a domestic energy merger with Npower. What’s going on?
Renewable energy from community-run energy schemes is powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes across the UK, but could subsidy cuts and policy changes have slowed down the number of projects launched.
Ofgem’s energy price cap isn’t working. The best way to save money is by switching to a better deal. Here’s all you need to know about the price cap and switching supplier.
Smart meters are getting a bad press, largely due to lower than expected savings & technical issues. But here’s why smart meters are about more than saving money.
The energy price cap has been reviewed again, and it won’t help all households. Switching remains the best way to save. So what’s the problem with the price cap?
Wind and solar sources now generate more electricity in the UK than fossil fuels – is it time to embrace renewable energy?
There’s more to energy switching than simply cutting the cost of your gas and electricity bills. Here are the UK's best and worst energy companies.
How does the UK energy market stack up against that of other European countries? Click here to find out about UK vs EU energy prices and consumption.
Heat pumps are an alternative to gas boilers and a big part of the UK’s decarbonisation plans. Here’s more on how they work and how to get one for your home
Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of nuclear powered energy, along with how the development of the Hinkley Point C will affect domestic energy prices.
Why are so many energy suppliers going bust? And should this make you think twice about switching away from the Big Six? We take a closer look and offer some invaluable energy swithcing advice.
Wind and solar sources now generate more electricity in the UK than nuclear power. Here’s why it’s time your business started generating its own power.
Eight energy suppliers have gone bust this year. Here’s why YOU will have to help foot the bill for transferring customers to a new supplier.
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating effect of the most southerly states of the US - and the global energy market might also take a hit.
Instability in Iran due to US airstrikes could affect the cost of energy for households and businesses across the UK. Here we explain how and why.
The UK could suffer gas supply shortages and increased energy costs when it leaves the EU, according to industry experts. We take a closer look at the problem and what you can do about it.
If you pay for your energy by monthly direct debit, your energy company may actually be taking more money from you than it needs – in which case, you could be due a refund.