The Telegraph revealed that reports by industry regulator Ofgem indicated that “utility bills have risen on average £300 over the past three years. This is an increase of nearly 30% in three years, or 10% a year.” The article went on to say that “gas and electricity bills will rise £95 over the next 12 months for a standard tariff, dual fuel customer based on a current average annual bill of £1,420 per year.” With wages rising by a measly 1.4% per year, rising fuels bills only add to the disproportionate cost of living. With tips on how to reduce the escalating costs of energy hitting the headlines daily, The Guardian reported that it’s the climate change policies that will help to make energy more affordable. Energy and climate secretary Ed Davey was quoted saying, “energy-saving policies, better gas boilers, tighter building regulations, the coalition’s green deal loan scheme and smart meters could save householders around £166 a year by 2020.” Continue reading Top tips to minimise your energy bill
Do you hate taking cold showers? Many households suffer from not enough hot water for various reasons. Perhaps you have quite a few people living under one roof, or someone in your household loves to take extremely long showers. Or maybe running your dishwasher or washing machine right before you take a shower drains the water heater. Many people consider installing a tankless water heater as a solution to the problem. Continue reading Should I get a tankless water heater?
Restoration of natural resources, specifically, is the key to energy conservation. Our planet is showing all the symptoms of an ailing and dying planet that need prompt corrective measures to bring it back to life. Energy crisis is a consistent problem, which needs immediate attention before it’s too late. Finding a workable solution to energy situation along with conservation of natural resources can help to a great deal.
Some of the innovative ways that can help us restore the health of the mother Earth and help find a solution to the energy crisis are discussed below. Continue reading Alternative energy sources: How can we use them?