Reducing gas use in our homes will help avoid energy price hikes. But where is the best place to start?
Weatherization and new windows are big money and energy savers.
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Cutting a home’s energy waste starts with stopping the leaks. Energy-efficient appliances and windows can make a difference, too.
Millions of people will risk their health to afford heating and electricity in the months ahead.
Pylons carrying power from Sizewell A and B nuclear power stations in Suffolk, UK.
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Failure to make the most of Britain’s abundant renewables will mean a costly and unreliable energy supply.
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A home energy efficiency drive can shield households from mounting gas and electricity bills.
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The cost of decarbonising the UK’s energy system is falling disproportionately on the poorest.
A home designed to Passivhaus standards, with solar panels and windows that help conserve heat.
Housing currently accounts for almost one-fifth of the UK’s annual carbon emissions.
Energy bills are becoming to complex to understand.
With electricity bills becoming more complicated, it’s increasingly difficult for customers to know if they are getting a good deal.
Solar panels are integrated into a block of flats in the Viikki area of Helsinki, Finland.
Not everyone can afford to pay for solar panels up front, but local planners can help disadvantaged households overcome energy poverty in several ways.
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Price caps don’t cut it – but community ownership can help solve the energy problem and make people more resilient.
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Energy firms should compete over the ‘stickiest’ customers, who won’t switch suppliers.
Pets suffer just as badly as their humans in the heat.
As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will also be turning it on for their dogs or cats.
Those who struggle the most with bills can also find it hardest to change their energy choices.
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It’s not just about finding money for things like solar panels – poorer households can also find it harder to gain access to reliable information about the green energy options they do have.
A major report on why energy bills are so expensive was published the day after the vote for Brexit.
There are plenty of ways to cut energy use, especially in old houses.
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There are loads of things you can do to cut your energy bills - and many don’t involve stumping up any cash up-front at all.
Energy network owners are frequently using legal battles to draw out the regulatory process.
Generators, retailers and consumers should be central to regulating utilities because network operators are gaming the system.
Too much, almost inevitably.
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Better appliances and energy-efficiency rules saved Australians more than A$3 billion on electricity last year alone.
The latest review of Australia’s energy-saving appliance scheme has delivered a rare trifecta: a good news story for the economy, the community and the environment. According to my estimates from data…
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