Water management companies – whose hands are on the tap?
Long before the time of water management companies, the Ancient Mariner once famously bemoaned there was “water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink”. That chap, of course, was lost out at sea… but he had a point. Only 3% of water on the planet is unsalted. 2% of that freshwater is in glaciers…Read more
Business Gas UK price-fixing scandal – good news for small business gas buyers?
Yesterday, no one had heard of Seth Freedman. Today he joins a long line of UK whistle-blowers with his allegations of UK gas price-fixing. And as energy is definitely a hot topic currently, particularly domestic and business gas, UK papers will be awash with his name this morning. Regulators have begun investigating the claims of…Read more
Why it’s still vital to compare commercial electricity prices.
You may recently have seen news reports concerning David Cameron’s energy statement to the House of Commons. In October of this year, Mr Cameron indicated energy companies would be duty bound to offer the lowest tariff to their customers, leading to speculation on what effect this would have on business gas and commercial electricity prices….Read more
Business energy management and UK carbon targets
Clever business energy management has never been more crucial……. and tricky…….. as the great energy debate pulls the country one way, and then another. The green lobby, for instance, will argue that we need to shut down the UK’s creaking, ageing oil and coal-fired power stations. Then rather surprisingly, big business wades into the argument…Read more
The secret to getting great business energy prices is… …timing!
Yes, just like the art of comedy and cooking, the secret of securing the best business energy prices is all in the timing. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gag, or the perfect salmon en croute, it’s not only about the what… but the when. Many businesses, for instance, will not be aware that you…Read more
Business energy prices unsettled by UK carbon policy.
Many might think that chasing the best business energy prices runs contrary to an environmental agenda. However in an interesting development, 50 businesses recently co-signed an open letter to the Chancellor George Osborne, arguing, instead, the case for further reductions in carbon emissions. Going green, it seems, is actually rather good for business, and for…Read more
Business electricity rates comparison complicated by baffling price structures.
The 21st Century makes great demands on us all. These days, we seem to have less time in which we are asked to do more than ever. Similarly, once-upon-a-time our choices of energy supply for our business was fairly standard – principally one choice, in fact. However deregulation has lead to competition between the various…Read more
Controlling business electricity costs in the UK.
Unless you’ve been lucky enough to be hibernating under a rock recently, you will be aware of the cold, harsh facts of living and operating a business in this current recessionary economic environment. People are feeling it in their pocket. These days, for instance, before walking into a nice looking restaurant we are all more…Read more
British Gas domestic price hike – Business Gas Suppliers to follow?
It’s been coming for a while but today the news broke that British Gas’ gas and electricity household prices will rise by 6 per cent from November. This follows an increase of 18 per cent for gas and 16 per cent for electricity in August of last year, although they subsequently dropped electricity tariffs by…Read more
Business Energy Management – Types Of Energy Contract
If you’re reading this, then it stands to reason that you have a business, or are involved with a company. And unless your business involves using oxen to drive your crops to market, your business operates in the 21st Century, and will therefore need business energy to power it up and drive its ability to…Read more