Our friend and LED light enthusiast Simon Brammer, from Ashden, on the intricacies of LED lighting… The humble light bulb hasn’t really changed much since its invention by Thomas Edison in the 1880s – until recently, that is. You may not have noticed yet, but lighting is undergoing a revolution. The good news is, you […]
Over the last few months, the debate over energy bills has led to lots of discussion on the internet and in the media about how to save energy at some. Some if it has been very useful, but there have lots of recommendations made that have our staff boil with rage. So, here are a […]
Some back of the envelope calculations to work out the scale of the problem…just over 21% of our 22million dwellings were built before 1919. Obviously quite few houses up until around 1930 also had sash windows, but then quite a few before did not and many have had them replace. If we guess at 9 […]
Our latest chart from November figures published by DECC and Ofgem with a bit more commentary above each. These charts all show absolute values for the month and are not cumulative. The number of Green Deal Assessments were up in October and were the highest month yet. There still isn’t a massive number coming through […]
The National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament. With a focus on energy, water and telecommunications, the report produced by the NAO looks at the impact on consumer bills of infrastructure investment. This page provides a brief outline of that report: The significant investment that is needed in the UK’s utilities infrastructure […]
I’ve updated the graph below. This is a graph to show prices back to a normalised figure from October 2010. There is a particularly odious threat in EDF’s rise as they have made it dependent on a large change to the Environmental and Social Levies. It is therefore an attempt to once more shift the […]
We’ll aim to show that although some of the energy companies are saying they only make 5% profit, if you look at it a different way – a way they wouldn’t be so keen on you looking at it, the profits are more like 25% for gas and 16% for electricity. Here is how we come to this conclusion…
Re-Energising the Green Agenda is a report produced by the Commission of Inquiry into Sustainable Construction and the Green Deal. This page provides a brief outline of that report.
As a follow up to our posting about SSE’s price rises we’ve updated the energy charts to show the British Gas prices rises announced today. I’ve also added a 30 day rolling wholesale gas price line.
We thought it was worth posting some graphs providing an overview of Green Deal and ECO performance extracted from the official figures published by Ofgem. Their summary reports tend to focus on cumulative totals so we’ve worked up some other views.