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  • E.ON reports record annual loss – and it’s all because of plunging wholesale costs

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 20, 2015 in eon, Help and advice

    Not a fan of the big six’s dominance of the UK energy market? Then read this news with a wide, Cheshire cat grin on your face – E.ON has announced a record annual loss, and it’s blamed plunging wholesale electricity prices and very low oil prices. How can a company like eon lack the foresight to predict wholesale costs spiralling?

  • Considerations when choosing an energy supplier

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 16, 2015 in Help and advice

    If you’ve been looking for ways to save money around your home, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll have decided that it’s time to change your energy supplier. With so many companies in the market and a constantly shifting landscape, considering your energy options is always recommended. But whilst comparison websites might have made comparisons easy, they’ve also allowed energy

  • Tips and tricks to saving on energy costs: Part 1

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 15, 2015 in Help and advice

    There are a million ways to save on energy usage within your own home.  While you may already be taking advantage of some of the ways to reduce your energy cost, there may be ones that you are unaware of.  That being said, below is an extensive list of ways that you can reduce your energy costs.  From simple fixes

  • First Utility company history and facts

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 13, 2015 in Help and advice

    When it comes to energy providers in the UK, you have a number of different options to choose from. Let’s take a look at First Utility, the largest independent energy supplier in the UK. Call First Utility customer service on 0843 770 5059 If you landed on this article and you wish to contact first Utility, you can use the number above. Additional

  • How efficient is wind-powered energy?

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 10, 2015 in Help and advice

    As children of the late 20th century, we’ve seen the use of wind power go through several phases. We’ve known it as the answer to our prayers of a renewable energy source, we’ve seen them installed on our oceans and in our landscape and we’ve seen the incredible backlash from communities and activists who believe the farms are doing much

  • SWALEC helps create super-eco home in Wales

    By Energy Company Numbers on March 10, 2015 in Help and advice

    But don’t feel too down about it. After all, the owner’s investment was significant. A three-bedroom farmhouse in Wales has been transformed into a super-eco house which consumes far less energy than the average home. It is the first 100% sustainable property of its kind in Ebbw Vale, Wales, and features a number of sustainable technologies to be completely off

  • What you can do about energy costs right now

    Savings on energy bills can be made by switching to a new supplier, ditching your old tariff or securing yourself a better deal. The savings can be huge, especially if you have never switched before, and it is really simple to source a cheaper supplier. Let’s go through your options: In the first instance decide what type of supplier/deal you

  • How do thermal power plants work?

    Electricity is everywhere in our lives. It lights up our homes, cooks our food, powers our computers, television sets and many other electrical devices… But what is electricity, where does it come from, how does it work? The following is the science of electricity in a very small portion… Thermal power plants Matter is made up of atoms, and atoms

  • How fracking works – what is fracking?

    By Energy Company Numbers on February 26, 2015 in Help and advice

    Hundreds of millions of years ago, shale, which are fine grained sedimentary rocks, immersed at the bottom of ancient seas, became organic-rich mud…Heat and pressure transformed the mud into shale and organic matter into gas. Huge quantities of gas are locked in the hard dense rocks below the earth’s surface. Shale gas is typically methane but may contain small quantities

  • npower contact phone number now live

    By Energy Company Numbers on February 23, 2015 in Help and advice

    Good news, fellow energy savers! We have now included npower in our energy company numbers, offering you a new way to contact npower whether you are a residential or business customer, or a new or existing customer. Full details of our npower number can be found here: npower customer contact number. You can call npower on the telephone to discuss:

  • The Truth: Reviewing energy saving myths

    By Energy Company Numbers on February 18, 2015 in Help and advice

    When it comes to saving money, there is no end to the suggestions, advice, hints, tips, and tricks that you can find on the Internet.  From simple things you can do every day to complex tasks requiring hours to complete, each suggestion promises returns.  This is especially true when it comes to energy saving in your home. To help you

  • Some useful energy saving tips for businesses

    By Energy Company Numbers on February 14, 2015 in Help and advice

    Balancing a budget can be a challenge for a number of families.  Every day brings a number of expenses that have to be planned and calculated for.  Sometimes, families struggle to meet all of their needs.  When this happens, people begin looking for a way to cut their basic costs to save money.  Regardless of your current economic status, this

  • How the British energy market works

    By Energy Company Numbers on January 13, 2015 in Help and advice

    Searching for something in the dark is a fool’s errand.  That is why, with a single switch, we can turn on a light to make the entire process simpler.  While we may receive a bill for this electricity, few homeowners know exactly where their electricity is coming from.  The electricity delivered to your home is a part of the UK

  • Onshore wind energy the next big thing for Scottish Power

    By Energy Company Numbers on January 9, 2015 in Help and advice

    Wind energy is a big deal for energy suppliers. After all, it’s one of the most reliable ways to generate green, clean energy. But while many companies are looking to invest in offshore wind farms – that is wind farms that are out at sea – Scottish Power is looking to invest onshore. Scottish Power is the UK’s largest generator

  • Global Energy Consumption in 2013

    By Energy Company Numbers on December 29, 2014 in Help and advice

    Despite stagnant global economic growth, global primary energy consumption accelerated in 2013, according to BP…Consumption rose more rapidly than production for each of the fossil fuel groups. The data used by BP, also suggests that global CO2 emissions from energy use accelerated in 2013, although it remained below average. It seems that emerging economies dominated global growth once again, but

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