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Love Energy Savings Investigate The Tories' Potential Snub To Wind Farms

Friday April 11, 2014

windfarm oppositionThere are reports the Conservative Party intends to pledge a limit on onshore wind turbines in next year’s manifesto, restricting the vast majority of wind power development to seas around the UK.
Written by Jon Stead at 16:33

Ovo Energy Take On Big Six with Sub-£1,000 Energy Bill Vow

Friday April 11, 2014

Ovo EnergyOvo Energy, the small energy firms which caused a stir on Valentine’s Day with its challenge to the Big Six, has made a vow to attempt to get annual energy bills to below £1,000.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 14:48

Ofgem Takes Action As British Gas Business Ordered to Pay £5.6m Back to Energy Customers

Thursday April 10, 2014

ofgem order british gas paymentsThe commercial unit of British Gas has made payments of £5.6 million back to business energy customers, after it admitted to significant errors regarding renewals and its switching process.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 10:05

Scottish Independence Could Do Serious Harm to the UK Energy Industry

Wednesday April 9, 2014

scottish independence hit energy sectorUK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has warned that the energy sector could face “uncertainty and disruption” if Scotland decided upon independence in any future referendum. The move could have an adverse effect on the progress of a market which has already been described as broken by many politicians and indeed areas of the media.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 15:32

Big Win for Renewable Energy As Good Energy See Profits Rise at Expense of Big Six

Tuesday April 8, 2014

One of the UK’s biggest purveyors of renewable energy, Good Energy, have released figures that show a 32% rise in customer numbers for 2013, which have allowed the firm to more than double their pre-tax profits to £3.3 million. The new customers are thought to have come directly from the Big Six after the larger energy suppliers endured a torrid year in terms of customer confidence and that of the government and the regulator Ofgem.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 17:10

Energy Ombudsman Reports 224% Rise In Complaints Since Turn of Year

Monday April 7, 2014

An already turbulent year so far for the energy sector took another turn for the worse this morning, as the energy industry’s ombudsman released some damning figures with regard to customer happiness.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 10:48

Smart Appliances Given a Boost as Nest Thermostat Hits the Shelves in the UK

Friday April 4, 2014

You may well have read our January article regarding the best new smart home appliances for 2014 from CES. Well the wait is now over, as Google Nest has teamed up with nPower and will be available in the United Kingdom for roughly £179.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 16:25

Don’t Wait for a Price Freeze to Deal With Your Electricity Bills

Thursday April 3, 2014

If you are a business owner or domestic electricity customer who is somewhat concerned about what they are paying for their electricity at present, then you do not have to wait for any potential price freezes or the Ofgem inquiry in order to reduce your outgoings.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 12:12

How Much Money Are You Giving to the UK Energy Suppliers?

Wednesday April 2, 2014

You would need to have had your head well and truly in the sand not to have seen the furore surrounding the UK’s energy suppliers and their profits, particularly the Big Six. This has been the case to such an extent that the regulator Ofgem has called for an inquiry into their profits and any malpractice that may have occurred. This is all well and good, but just how much of your money has ended up in the coffers of the major energy firms?
Written by Charles Whitworth at 17:18

Ukraine’s Natural Gas Prices Soar as Discount Deal with Russia Expires

Tuesday April 1, 2014

As was largely expected by many areas of the energy sector, colossal natural gas firm Gazprom has risen its gas prices to Ukraine by a staggering 44%. As political tensions between Russia and Ukraine intensify following the Crimea debacle, the move has put serious strain on Kiev’s stability as it looks to broker international bailouts.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 17:48

UK Blackouts Ruled Out by Ed Davey as Special Pleading

Monday March 31, 2014

Following a torrid week for the Big Six energy suppliers and the sector in general, both households and businesses have been given a huge boost by different areas of parliament.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 13:24

Sharples Based Wrestler George Ramm Celebrates Fantastic Spring

Friday March 28, 2014

As you will most probably already be aware, Love Energy Savings is delighted to sponsor Commonwealth and Olympic Games hopeful George Ramm. The young wrestler is destined for great things and has been letting us know how his training has been going in preparation for a huge summer ahead.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 15:54

Big Six Inquiry Sends Ripples Through UK Home and Business Energy Sector

Friday March 28, 2014

A tumultuous week in the domestic and business energy sectors has culminated in claims of the 'lights going off in Britain' from British Gas, being waved off as "special pleading" by The Labour Party.
Written by Charles Whitworth at 12:18

SSE Freeze Energy Prices until 2016

Wednesday March 26, 2014

SSE have announced a freeze in the price of energy until 2016, it comes at a cost of jobs and development however.
Written by Jon Stead at 10:47

Love Energy Savings Mark International Happiness Day with Donation to Bolton Lads & Girls Club

Thursday March 20, 2014

How have you been spending International Happiness Day 2014? We have been doing quite a bit here at Love Energy Savings HQ, with fantastic home and business energy quotes being the order of the day. In addition to this and in the real spirit of the day, we are delighted to announce that we will be donating £10 from every single home energy switch to Bolton Lads & Girls Club!
Written by Charles Whitworth at 17:00