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Smart Meters help reduce business electricity and gas consumption

Over the last few years, smart meters have become an increasingly widespread tool in the quest to reduce business energy costs. This equipment is designed to inform suppliers and customers how much business electricity and gas is being used. Inevitably, the firms behind this technology are beginning to reap the rewards of a growth industry….

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Price war looming as more compare electricity prices for business

Last week’s big energy story was all about the incredible profits that British Gas’ posted. Centrica, the parent company faced public outrage after they released figures of a 23 per cent profit increase rise at British Gas. British Gas made a staggering £345 million from January to June this year, which is nearly £2 million…

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10 reasons to use business energy brokers

In the quest to keep energy costs down, more and more businesses are enlisting the services of a business energy broker. But what do they offer that makes them so vital to UK businesses?   1. Knowledge. Energy brokers have a deep understanding of the commercial energy business. The best will constantly monitor gas and…

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Gas fired power stations to supply more business electricity, windpower to lose out

This week, the Coalition government have announced they plan to reduce subsidies for onshore wind turbines by ten percent this year. Many Conservatives had called for far deeper subsidy cuts, some Tories even recommending a 25 per cent reduction. However, after negotiations between the two coalition parties, Ed Davey, the Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary managed…

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UK Business electricity costs set to rise

The government has made no secret that they see the construction of a new generation of nuclear power stations as the best way to ensure that, in the future, the country has a steady and secure, low-carbon energy supply. But since last year’s Japanese earthquake in Japan, the nuclear plant construction cost has increased by…

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Solar developments help lower business electricity charges

You can’t go down a street in Britain these days without seeing a house or commercial premises with solar panels on the roof. They’re not the best looking things and are only worthwhile if your roof faces south. But, they’re popular for a reason and, commercially, if you compare business electricity charges between a company…

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Solutions for reducing your business energy costs.

Most SMEs understand that it’s wise to look around for the best business energy prices, as utility bills can be one of the biggest variable costs they encounter. However, it’s just as important to consider where your business is using energy the most and seeing whether you can reduce these costs. Of course, there’s a…

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High profile business gas supplier in Indian call centre move

The UK business gas supplier, British Gas has confirmed it’s planning to relocate a large number of positions abroad from its Leicestershire offices, although as yet they have not confirmed how many jobs will have to go. Bosses at the utility supplier remained tight-lipped about the exact location the jobs would be moved to, but…

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Energy Broker “Jargon” explained

Business Gas Contracts – Generally these are agreed and negotiated in years e.g. 12, 24, 36, 48 + months. However it is possible to secure any contract length you require to meet the needs of your business. Fixed or Capped Tariff Contracts– meaning your agreed contract prices will remain the same for the period of…

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Energy Broker in Hereford helps new businesses

I have just moved into a property If you have recently moved into a property, the previous owner or tenant’s gas & electricity contract will not be valid for your business. As you are yet to agree contract terms (price, business contract type & duration) with the new energy supplier, you will be charged at…

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