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Wholesale energy prices update 18/8/17

Last week brought more price rises. Oil continued trading in a cycle, waiting for news. Another large drop in US storage levels barely registered on price graphs as traders preferred to wait and see if the falls are seasonal adjustments coinciding with a time of peak petrol demand and rising production in the US and…

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The biggest business energy myths busted

There are dozens of myths circulating about electricity, heating and renewable energy that cost businesses thousands of pounds every year. Take a step back and make sure that untested beliefs aren’t costing your company money. It’s better to leave heating on low 24 hours a day, rather than switching it on and off Believe it…

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Wholesale energy prices update 04/08/17

The first week of August brought some calm to the wholesale energy markets. Oil stagnated somewhat following large gains in the week previous. More falls in US storage levels were offset by continuing worries about rising production – particularly OPEC’s waning adherence to member production quotas. A slightly stronger pound helped keep prices under control…

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The UK cities driving energy revolution

The renewable energy revolution set to sweep across Britain and the world is increasingly being driven by cities and regions, as well as companies. In the United States and to a lesser extent in the UK, the renewable industries have been hit by a series of regulatory sucker punches in recent years. As Donald Trump…

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Smart meters are the first step on a new energy revolution

The electricity grid is set for a major smart upgrade that could save businesses billions on their energy bills – and all the savings begin with getting a smart meter installed at your business premises. Britain is in the earliest stages of an energy revolution. Two weeks ago, the government laid out its plans to…

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What the Government’s new energy revolution could mean for your business

The UK’s new energy strategy, laid out last week this week by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark has been hailed as a revolution for domestic and non-domestic energy customers. The plans threaten to shake-up the energy market. Driven by the government, Ofgem and industry, the changes could have a…

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How your business credit score can affect your energy tariff

Elsewhere on this site we talk a lot about comparing business energy suppliers. Seeking tenders from different energy suppliers, and comparing the prices and contracts is the best way to find the best energy deal for your business. But in some cases, your choice of suppliers may be limited by a negative credit score. Unlike…

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Would an energy review benefit your business?

Using Utility Helpline’s energy broker services to find a cheaper energy tariff isn’t the only way that we can help you save money on your business energy bills. We also offer a range of energy consultancy services for businesses that can help you save money by using energy more efficiently. An energy review is the…

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Wholesale energy prices update 07/07/17

  The first full week of July trading brought more slight price movements upwards. Rollercoaster oil prices surged initially before Russia announced that they would not consider additional production falls. Drops in US oil storage levels were largely ignored because production from drilling rigs increased after storm Cindy passed through the Gulf of Mexico. Supply from North…

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Utility Helpline wins West Midlands energy consultancy award

Hereford-based energy brokers Utility Helpline has been crowned the West Midlands Regional Consultancy of the Year at Energy Live News’ prestigious TELCA Awards Show in London last week. The team picked up the prize and celebrated long into the night at a lively awards show that attracted more than 600 third-party intermediaries (TPIs), brokers, consultants…

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