The team at Energy Saving Trust have put together a great guide to what’s happening with the cost of energy and how to reduce your costs as a result.
Why are energy bills so high anyway?
The pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have both contributed to the increase in gas prices. The energy crisis is an ongoing shortage of energy across the globe, causing the wholesale price of energy to rise. Find out more in this blog on why energy bills have been going up.
Will energy bills go down again?
It’s hard to know exactly when wholesale energy prices will go down, but some estimates suggest that they could remain high until 2024. The UK Government has now frozen typical energy bills at £2,500 from 1 October 2022 for the next two years. Here’s how energy prices could go down.
Saving water can save you energy and money
Water takes a lot of energy to heat up. Energy is also needed to treat, pump and deliver water to your home. So, by saving water you’re saving energy too, which is good for your wallet and the planet. Read more in this blog on saving water at home.
Houses of the future
Ever wondered what our homes might be like in the future? Find out what we discovered on a recent visit to Salford University and how its experts are testing new technology that can provide some of the long-term solutions needed to address the energy crisis.
Reducing food waste can save you £60 a month
Did you know that the average UK family throws away £700 of perfectly good food every year? Find out how to make your food go further in this blog on how apps are helping to reduce food waste.
How to spot an energy scam
Over 40 million people have been targeted by scammers amid the cost-of-living crisis. Luckily, there are some easy ways to protect yourself and the people around you from energy scams.