Analyze & compare energy prices

“The UK enjoys below average energy costs, according to Europe’s Energy Portal, the EU body that monitors prices across the region.” – http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-29/how-uk-energy-prices-compare-to-other-eu-countries/ – but that’s no reason to ignore your own energy or electricity expenses. What can you do? You can start by using your bills from your current energy providers to compare and analyse your charges. This article shows you how to make that start…

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Eco-Friendly - LED Headlights

“The familiar yellow hues of New York City’s street lights will, over the next four years, be replaced by stark, eco-friendly, LED bulbs”, this according to an article at: .http://www.fastcompany.com/3020637/fast-feed/nyc-is-swapping-out-250000-street-light-bulbs-with-leds. But, NYC has no monopoly on this idea, because the car makers have already jumped on this green energy concept – they now have some eco-friendly LED headlights. Checkout this leading edge practice…

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Electricity price comparison

Anaerobic digesters. I have never heard of these before – just show how much I really know. These systems will provide energy and other useful products, even as they are reducing the environmental risks of trash, garbage and manure. Our guest author has much more to say about these. Read on…

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Backbilling or back billing? Meters are not perfect

Here is a clip from The Independent: “An out-of-the-blue energy bill for hundreds or thousands of pounds can land on your doorstep with a sickening and shocking thud. But just because your energy supplier sends you a charge for what it says are past underpayments, do you actually have to pay?” – http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/backbilling-could-be-a-gas-or-electric-shock-8418287.html. This is still a major concern for some consumers. Here are some tips from our guest author Laura Ginn…

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Cheap Gas And Electricity

I agree with this piece from The Telegraph: “Few energy customers want to spend their free time comparing prices for gas and electricity. What most people want is a supplier that will provide energy at competitive rates, ideally with some decent customer service thrown in.” – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/10373765/The-energy-companies-that-are-consistently-cheap.html. Our guest author Laura Ginn also concurs and offers some suggestions…

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Install Solar Panels

Check this out – “In a dusty yard under a blistering August sun, Rover was hard at work, lifting 45-pound solar panels off a stack and installing them, one by one, into a concrete track. A few yards away, Rover’s companion, Spot, moved along a row of panels, washing away months of grit, then squeegeeing them dry” – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/business/energy-environment/putting-robots-to-work-in-solar-energy.html?_r=0. That was an article in The New York Times, but robots or not, there are some real benefits and savings from installing solar panels. Read on…

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Make The World  Greener Place

“Every day more companies decide to join the concept of sustainability and green business management keeps increasing in popularity. When we prove to the customer that our business has an environmental implication, then we create a positive brand image for eco-conscious consumers. It is a proven fact that environmental protection is increasingly seeping deeper into consumers who demand products and services that not only meet your needs, but are respectful to nature. So we can say that green is becoming increasingly popular.” – http://www.greenerideal.com/business/1018-green-business-management-prospering-economical-and-environmental/. Read on…

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Bio-degradability

“Rogers Family Company has developed a single-serve coffee product that it says is 97 percent biodegradable. The company says an estimated 9.1 billion single-serve coffee and drink cartridges — some 19 million cubic feet of waste — wind up in US landfills even year. Its OneCup Bio aims to reduce this waste generated by the industry.” – http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/10/08/rogers-familys-launches-97-biodegradable-single-serve-coffee-cup/. Want to learn more about biodegradability? Here are some tips from our guest author….

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compare energy prices

Particularly for persons in the United Kingdom (UK), comparing energy suppliers and tariffs is a big deal. This is usually the first step in trying rationalize energy or gas savings in this market. The process of comparing tariffs may be easy, but it’s certainly complex and sometimes complicated. And like most other cases first things should always come first. In this post, Laura Ginn is helping us do just that. She discusses the details you need to have in order to compare energy prices in your neck of the woods.

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Gas Prices Affect Housing Costs | Energy & Housing Costs

For the past couple of years fuel prices have been relatively flat – no major increases. But this is about to change – and we rather expected that to happen. But have you considered that these rising prices for natural gas, propane, and electricity will negatively impact the price of housing? I mean negatively if you are buying the house. As always, the challenge is not identifying the problem – it’s finding workable, cost-effective solutions. Well for a bit of both, here is Laura Ginn with her unique perspective on housing costs and possible green solutions.

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