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).
Gas users facing rising prices can install heating control password protection to stop wasting fuel
The company that owns British Gas has warned that customers may face higher energy bills. Centrica said “end-user prices” did not reflect the price it was paying for gas on the wholesale market. The firm said in a statement: “In the UK, the forward wholesale prices of gas and power for delivery in winter 2011/12 are currently around 25% higher than prices last winter, with end-user prices yet to reflect this higher wholesale market price environment.”
Energy management tool adjusts boiler temperature to increase efficiency and savings on fuel
The European Commission is planning a minimum tax on fuel for member states which would mean a rise in diesel prices. Under the plans, a new tax based on the carbon content of fuels would apply across member states, at a minimum of €20 per tonne of carbon dioxide. This is likely to affect diesel more than petrol, because most countries currently tax diesel more lightly. Connie Hedegaard, European commissioner for climate change, said: “It will encourage energy efficiency.”
Automatic occupancy heating control is ideal for offices to make fuel savings
New energy bill rules have come into effect from industry watchdog Ofgem. In a bid to protect consumers from unexpected bills, utility providers will now have to give 30 days’ notice of any price increases or changes in their contract that will make customers worse off. Under the previous system, energy firms had up to three months after making changes before they were required to notify customers. The firms have also been criticised for the timing of winter price rises.
Heating system provides automatic control of hot water solar panels
Solar companies are taking legal action over cuts to the UK feed-in tariff. On Tuesday (April 19) they filed for a judicial review against Chris Huhne, the energy secretary, for his decision to review the tariffs that boost revenues for renewable power. Earlier in the year ministers said they would end subsidies to large-scale solar power installations from this summer to ensure all money available would go to small commercial or household installations.
Smaller businesses can save thousands off fuel bills using microprocessor controlled heating
Small and medium-sized businesses are finding it more difficult to become more energy efficient, according to one expert. Smaller businesses have less funding to siphon off resources for green measures, says Professor Ross King, joint programme director at the Centre for Sustainable Environmental Management-Brunel Management Programme.
Building energy management system calculates amount of fuel savings each day
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is saying the high price of oil is starting to affect demand for energy. The body said it was concerned about supply shortages. The IEA added that global oil output fell by around 700,000 barrels per day in March due to unrest in Libya. It surmised that the price of oil could begin to moderate itself over time, but thought a policy response from oil producers’ group Opec was unlikely.
PC software helps save money on high central heating bills for oil customers
Attacks on Libyan oil fields means the commodity has breached the $124-a-barrel mark for the first time since August 2008 after concerns were raised about supply. Brent crude surged by $1.05 to $124.65 a barrel on Friday (April 8). The price rises bring increased inflationary pressures around the world. There are fears that unrest in the Middle East could spread at a time when demand is increasing on the back of strengthening economies in countries such as China and the US.
Temperature sensors connected to your boiler save money on central heating
Energy experts have pointed out the inevitability of ‘big six’ energy company EDF Energy putting bills up at the first possible opportunity after its price promise had finished. The company took on many new customers recently mainly due to its winter guarantee, which stated that bills were frozen until the beginning of this month.