Beat rising gas and electricity prices with microprocessor powered boiler control
The owner of British Gas has hinted that it will raise prices for its gas and electricity customers again. Centrica’s statement to investors warned them to expect lower profits for the first half of 2011. The energy giant said “retail margin recovery” would boost its profits in the second half of the year to make up for this. Already in May Centrica said its customers were not paying enough to reflect the increased cost of gas on the wholesale market.
Heating management system controls energy usage of a building instead of just reporting it
More details have emerged concerning the Green Deal scheme which is designed to help people pay for home insulation and other energy saving measures. The plan is for authorised companies to pay for the insulation work and homeowners will repay the money, plus interest, through additional charges on their energy bills. Climate change minister Greg Barker said: “The Green Deal is the government’s flagship energy saving plan to transform the country’s homes to make them warmer and cheaper to run.”
Building energy management technology automatically controls solar water heating set up
The solar industry is disputing claims on the comparative cost of solar and nuclear power. A report from the recent parliamentary Climate Change Committee backed new nuclear as the cheapest option for the green power the UK needs to hit its carbon-reduction targets. Solar firms disagree, claiming that solar costs should be compared with retail prices, due to the scale of the technology. The industry has taken its fight over plans to slash the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme to the House of Lords.
Building management system wastes less energy as it ensures heating is not left on too high
Consumers are being urged to implement green home improvements and waste less energy as a means of avoiding imminent expensive energy bills. “The Green Deal will help householders upgrade their homes to waste less energy, and our electricity market reforms will bring on investment in clean energy sources that are not vulnerable to global price shocks,” said energy secretary Chris Huhne.
Reduce your carbon emissions by a third with building energy management system
This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high last year. “Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, according to the latest estimates,” the IEA said in a statement. Emissions are estimated to have climbed to a record five percent jump from the previous record year in 2008, when levels reached 29.3 gigatonnes, the IEA added.
Combat rising bills with microprocessor powered central heating control system
Scottish Power will raise the cost of gas by 19 per cent and the cost of electricity by 10% from August 1. Affected customers will see an average daily rise to a dual fuel energy bill of 48p per day. The company said the move reflected sustained increases in the wholesale energy market, and more energy companies are expected to follow suit. Scottish Power last put its prices up in November, when gas prices increased 2% and electricity bills 8.9%.
Prevent fuel bill winter of discontent with PC powered management of central heating costs
A second big energy supplier has hinted that gas and electricity prices may rise steeply this year. Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) said its household gas business had been losing money, with a 25 per cent rise in wholesale prices last year outgaining December’s 9% rise. SSE warned that wholesale gas and electricity prices for the coming year had gone up since then by as much as 33%.
Beat higher fuel costs and inflation with heating controller which can save 30 per cent off bills
Higher fuel bills have been identified as the major cause of inflation, which is predicted to rise to 5 per cent later this year. Speaking on the publication of the Bank of England’s latest Inflation Report, its governor Mervyn King said there remained strong downward pressures on economic growth and upward pressures on inflation. The Bank’s report has included an assumption that gas prices may increase 15 per cent and electricity prices by 10% this winter.
Heating management system helps offices become more energy efficient by cutting bills
Almost half of office workers said their offices have become more energy efficient since the recession began. The YouGov survey also found 57 per cent of those polled said their green workplace has led to reduced costs, so it seems ‘going green’ has resulted in managers saving money. The survey also discovered that popular green measures in offices included turning off computer equipment when not in use (67 per cent did so).