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Smart meters: Can they save you money on your gas and electricity bills?

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Smart meters are the future, or so we keep being told. But what are they? And can they keep your gas and electricity bills down?

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‘Too many tariffs’ says energy regulator Ofgem

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Gas and electricity suppliers have come under fire following an Ofgem review which found there were too many tariffs, making it hard for consumers to compare prices and switch. A simplified pricing structure could soon be on the way.

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Read our round-up of the most commonly held energy myths and arm yourself with the facts before making the switch to a new gas or electricity supplier.

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Energy firms forced to give notice of price hikes

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Electricity and gas suppliers will have to give customers 30 days advance notice of any price rise under new rules.

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Will I be stuck with my supplier if I put up solar panels? editor Lisa Greenfield

Thinking of putting solar panels on your roof? Might it limit you to just one energy supplier?

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Our energy experts answer your questions

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As part of Energy Saving Week, we hosted an online question and answer session with experts Greg Shreeve, from the Energy Saving Trust, and Lisa Greenfield,’s energy analyst. Here’s a round-up of the queries that were put to the panel.

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Q&A: How an energy monitor reduces your bills

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Our staff guinea pig has been using an energy monitor and reveals all about how it’s reduced his electricity consumption.

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Gas & electricity annual statements: What are they?

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Ofgem now require energy suppliers to send annual statements to their customers, detailing exactly how much you’re paying for your gas and electricity. This transparency is, in theory, good news for the consumer.

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Why summer is the time to think about gas & electricity

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Few people care about their household fuel bills at the moment. After all, we’re having a warm summer, and our consumption is low accordingly. But we think it’s the best time to think about them. Find out why here.

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Your guide to renewable energy

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We've teamed up with Home Building & Renovating Magazine to look at the alternative energy sources available to UK households.

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