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Energy jargon buster

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Do you find that the world of energy is awash with impenetrable jargon? If so, you’re not the only one. This is why we’ve put together a glossary of terms commonly used in association with your domestic electricity and gas supply.

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Step-by-step guide to the energy switching process

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For those who aren’t serial energy switchers, the process of changing who supplies you with your gas and electricity can seem daunting.

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Ethical choices for your monthly bills

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As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. Just as you expect to pay more for organic food, there was a time when you accepted paying a premium for making ethical choices when arranging your insurance provider or electricity supplier.

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Top money saving tips for ethical living

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There’s no doubt that the UK is moving towards a more sustainable way of life. We should expect to see more measures like the government’s recent plans to reduce our carbon emissions by 34% in the next 11 years and by 80% before 2050 by using more renewable energy.

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Energy efficiency grants – Do you qualify?

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Want to reduce your energy bills? Who doesn’t? Well, one of the best ways to slash energy bills is to insulate one’s house properly. And what you might not know however is that energy efficiency grants are available to help out with homes in the UK – with the aim of reducing carbon emissions.

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The big six’s green energy tariffs

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Everybody’s getting into green (renewable) energy these days – including the Big Six energy providers. Here’s a rundown of the various green tariffs available from the energy giants.

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Choose the right windows for your home with

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Did you know, you can lose a whopping 20% of a home’s heat through your windows? Well-fitted, quality insulated windows can keep you cool in the summer and insulated in the winter, but old, poorly fitted windows can help turn your home into a money-leaking ice box.

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A guide to fuel mixes

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Since 2005, all UK electricity suppliers have had to tell us what makes up the electricity that comes into our homes. This is called ‘fuel mix disclosure’ and it’s a requirement of energy regulator Ofgem.

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Energy switching advice for students and home movers

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If you’ve moved home recently or are about to, there are always chores to get out of the way – including sorting out your energy supply.

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