Helpful Advice and Guides

  • 100% clean with Good Energy

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 15, 2014 in Help and advice

    If you care about the environment, then take a look at Good Energy. Headquartered in Wiltshire, this up and coming energy provider takes renewable energy to the next level. All of the electricity that it supplies comes from renewable sources in the UK, dramatically reducing your carbon footprint. The company is starting to generate some real attention – for example,

  • E.ON leading the way

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 12, 2014 in Help and advice

    For British consumers, E.ON is a household name – one of the big six energy suppliers in the UK, with more than 12,000 staff in England and Wales. It is also one of the world’s largest electrical utility groups, with operations in over 20 countries, including the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Russia and even Brazil. However, what are less

  • Ebico: An energy supplier that’s not for profit

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 11, 2014 in Help and advice

    Many UK consumers are wary of the big six energy providers, wondering if high prices are flowing through directly into excessive profits. With the average UK household paying £1264 per year for gas and electricity, that may be a valid concern – although energy companies would argue that UK consumers paid less than many of their counterparts in Europe. For

  • Flow Energy has an eye on the future

    By Energy Company Numbers on October 10, 2014 in Help and advice

    For many UK consumers, rising energy prices are placing a significant strain on their household budget. At the same time, consumers are becoming more and more concerned about the environmental impact of their energy use, and are looking for alternatives that reduce their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, these are often competing goals – energy from renewable resources is often more expensive,

  • Ofgem “Almost all energy suppliers need to improve complaints handling”

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 27, 2014 in Help and advice

    Customer service has never been a top priority for energy suppliers. After all, you need energy, and the majority of the large suppliers’ are controlled by one group – so if you switch, chances are you’ll be rolling the same pockets. But just how bad the state of customer service is in the industry has never been fully known, until

  • Have you fallen for the dual-fuel scam?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 23, 2014 in Help and advice

    First of all, let us start this article by saying that for some dual-fuel customers, bills will work out cheaper than on a standard energy tariff. But according to new research conducted by Make It Cheaper, some consumers will find energy bills higher on dual-fuel tariffs, as reported by The Guardian. According to industry experts, consumers who use price comparison

  • Do you trust your energy company?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 12, 2014 in Help and advice

    Do you trust your energy company? For the overwhelming majority of energy customers, the answer is no, according to a new study. Consumer group Which? has found that just one in six consumers (18%) trust energy companies to act in customers’ best interests, which is a huge blow to energy companies who are already struggling to claw back confidence lost

  • Support for renewable energy schemes to be awarded by Government

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 9, 2014 in Help and advice

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that developers of UK renewable energy projects will be able to apply for Government support soon, under a new EMR (electricity market reform) package. Applications can be submitted between the 14th and 27th of October, according to the DECC, and as published under the final framework for CfDs. CfDs are a

  • Perth and Kinross to be Scotland’s solar energy hub?

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 7, 2014 in Help and advice

    Solar power has been a sound concept for over 200 years and the first developments of this technology were made in the 1860s, but it is only now that we are seeing its application among homes across Great Britain. In the news this week, The Courier is reporting that farmers in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, could be in for a windfall on

  • Power NI and SSE Airtricity have frozen household electricity prices until 2015

    By Energy Company Numbers on September 4, 2014 in Help and advice

    News has just emerged that Power NI and SSE Airtricity have frozen household electricity prices until 2015, bringing a sigh of relief to customers before the winter hits. Power NI has more than 567,000 household customers giving it 72% of the energy market while SSE has a 20% share, which means a large majority of UK households will benefit from this

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